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Sumitomo HTR Z II (archive)

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Posted by Mark in TX on February 01, 2001 at 00:15:29:

In Reply to: What tire do you suggest? (more) posted by Ty///M3 on January 31, 2001 at 18:48:01:

Instead of 'reinventing the tire' and researching everything myself, I went with what my BMW-owning friends have learned the hard way, which is that for a daily driver you need tires that will do well in dry and wet, plus last more than 10k mis. Obvious, yes, but often ignored in favor of the ultimate soft compound. The Sumitomo is the supposedly best balance of these. A compromise, yes, but so is the car itself - BMW just happens to do these compromises very well. Remember what so many here on this board tend to forget: the M3's a street-legal road car, not a race car. Plus, if you're really wanting ultimate grip, get some semi-slick autocross tires. Just remember to call your friend with the SUV to haul them (and extra set of wheels you'll be buying) to the track for you.


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