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    falken 452 are good tyres...cheap on the camskill website for 225/40 18's too
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    what are dunlop sp sports like?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    falken 452 are good tyres...cheap on the camskill website for 225/40 18's too
    whole heartedly agree. for the money these are excellent and quite widely regarded as such. i replaced pirelli p7000's (i think) on my old cosworth with falcons and swore blind they were a great improvement all round.

    as stk said, theres no point spending money on suspension if your tyres are crap. sort the simple things first

    325tds until i finish the skyline...........but i do quite like the tds!!!
     
     

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    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.
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    The monkeys keep making me drift......
     
     

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    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.
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    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.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by louis1978uk View Post
    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.
    hateful things....
    ill guess that you previously had smaller diameter wheels and the sidewall on the tyres you have now is less than the previous ones.
    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.

    325tds until i finish the skyline...........but i do quite like the tds!!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooser View Post
    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.
    yeah 225/40/18s wouldnt dream of anything below that any worse and the lovely ride a bmw has to offer would be stripped away.... not my cuppa tea.


    The monkeys keep making me drift......
     
     

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