falken 452 are good tyres...cheap on the camskill website for 225/40 18's too
what are dunlop sp sports like?
as stk said, theres no point spending money on suspension if your tyres are crap. sort the simple things first
with my new allys ive gained more high speed stability and more feeling when drifting however they feel crap at slow speed not as responsive and on bumpy roads it feels like im stipping left to right alot!!! my tire of choise has been dunlop sp sport a good all round tire imo just my 5p worth.
ps running cheapo kenda 225 18s atm.
Last edited by louis1978uk; 05-08-2009 at 00:25. Reason: added to post
Tyre choice (especially so on the E46 it seems) makes a massive difference to handling. I am with the other here in saying put some decent rubber on. Too many horror stories in here of people with tramline specials on the car.
Just remember your tyres are the most important thing on your car. They are the only thing making contact with the road and are therefore the cheapest way to improve performance. Me and my mate both had almost identical civic vti's although mine was bog standard with the exception of 16's with BF Goodritch tyres his vti had lowered suspension, strut braces, induction kit, ss exhaust but cheap tyres. the outcome was that mine easilly outhandled his car on the twisties much to his dismay.
what you say is why i dont like to go to a sidewall less than 40 on anything up to 255's. i find cars start feeling twitchy on anything other than a really good road surface. i changed the wheels from 18s to 17s on the skyline (265-35-18 to 245-45-17) and the road manners vastly improved.
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