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      06-20-2020, 11:56 PM   #45
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I just picked up a m235iGC in BSM with shadowline. Love it so far. So many salty bmw fan "bois" in here.
Also your "real bmw's" got gapped by a fwd Honda Civic type R at the burg. So explain how bad fwd or fwd based really is?
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      06-21-2020, 07:43 AM   #46
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I just picked up a m235iGC in BSM with shadowline. Love it so far. So many salty bmw fan "bois" in here.
Also your "real bmw's" got gapped by a fwd Honda Civic type R at the burg. So explain how bad fwd or fwd based really is?
Congratulations! I have the same color on order. What tires did you get?

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      06-21-2020, 04:41 PM   #47
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I just picked up a m235iGC in BSM with shadowline. Love it so far. So many salty bmw fan "bois" in here.
Also your "real bmw's" got gapped by a fwd Honda Civic type R at the burg. So explain how bad fwd or fwd based really is?
Congratulations! I have the same color on order. What tires did you get?

Thanks,
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Bridgestone Turanza T005
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      06-21-2020, 05:13 PM   #48
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Bridgestone Turanza T005
Thanks for the info!
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      07-01-2020, 01:40 AM   #49
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Bridgestone Turanza T005
My only complaint are the tires on 19" wheels. I would rather have Perilli P zeros on 18". I like a stiffer sidewall for more precise cornering. I didn't have a choice. My lease was up and I didn't have time to special order one. I think that if they put the pirellis on there would have been too many complaint about too stiff a ride.
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My only complaint are the tires on 19" wheels. I would rather have Perilli P zeros on 18". I like a stiffer sidewall for more precise cornering. I didn't have a choice. My lease was up and I didn't have time to special order one. I think that if they put the pirellis on there would have been too many complaint about too stiff a ride.
Thanks. Good to know! I still can't decide if I should put Pilot Sport 4s on it.
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      07-01-2020, 06:21 AM   #51
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My only complaint are the tires on 19" wheels. I would rather have Perilli P zeros on 18". I like a stiffer sidewall for more precise cornering. I didn't have a choice. My lease was up and I didn't have time to special order one. I think that if they put the pirellis on there would have been too many complaint about too stiff a ride.
I test drove one with 19 inch wheels. Forgot what tires were on it. I felt that the ride was a bit harsh.
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      07-01-2020, 09:28 AM   #52
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Thanks. Good to know! I still can't decide if I should put Pilot Sport 4s on it.
I swapped out for 4S....much better not as loud road noise and superb handling...wet or dry.
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      07-01-2020, 12:05 PM   #53
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I swapped out for 4S....much better not as loud road noise and superb handling...wet or dry.
Yes they are very tempting!
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      07-01-2020, 01:38 PM   #54
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I test drove one with 19 inch wheels. Forgot what tires were on it. I felt that the ride was a bit harsh.
POTENZA S005 - SIZE: 235/35R19

I know this because I ran over something in the road not 1/2 a mile from the dealer when I was coming in to pick up some mats. Global in Atlanta got me in right away and charged me 400 for the tire instead of tire racks 468. I think Global and I are going to have a long pleasant relationship.
I only have 300 miles on there car because of sheltering in place so I didn't feel like I needed to buy a pair. That was a little bit of sticker shock. In the 1998 I had FIKSE FM10 modular forged heels that cost each about what I paid total to get the tire mounted. BTW those wheels now cost 1500. I'm glad my son insisted on keeping them when I sold the M3 in 2002. We still have them.

I Don't find the ride harsh. It feels a lot softer than my 1M coupe and my M3s.

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https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...andard%20Tires

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      07-01-2020, 01:43 PM   #55
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Bridgestone Turanza T005
Did you get your car from Towne BMW in Williamsville. I was a customer of theirs for 26 years before I moved from Snyder to the Atlanta area. Say hi to Adam and the gang in service for me. My name is Holly. They took very good care of me.
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POTENZA S005 - SIZE: 235/35R19

I know this because I ran over something in the road not 1/2 a mile from the dealer when I was coming in to pick up some mats. Global in Atlanta got me in right away and charged me 400 for the tire instead of tire racks 468. I think Global and I are going to have a long pleasant relationship.
I only have 300 miles on there car because of sheltering in place so I didn't feel like I needed to buy a pair. That was a little bit of sticker shock. In the 1998 I had FIKSE FM10 modular forged heels that cost each about what I paid total to get the tire mounted. BTW those wheels now cost 1500. I'm glad my son insisted on keeping them when I sold the M3 in 2002. We still have them.

I Don't find the ride harsh. It feels a lot softer than my 1M coupe and my M3s.

Tirerack:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...andard%20Tires
Wow those are expense tires!
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      07-01-2020, 07:56 PM   #57
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Wow those are expense tires!
I know, if I keep the car after the lease is up I'll get Zeros or more reasonable Michelins. I'm no longer tracking or autoxing so I don't need such a high performance tire. When I was actively competing I had dedicated track;/competition tires. That is a more cost effective option for you folk who aren't "retired"

One can't legally take advantage of such a high performance tire. My days of risking my license are over. At my age I no longer have the "cute blond" factor that used to get me out of tickets. Maybe the old lady factor would workThere are advantages of being a woman in a fast car. The amusement factor got me out of a lot of tickets thru the years starting with the Baby blue MGA I had when I was 16. I promised my dad I would be good--he knew better. I remember in my e46 M3 a state trouper said , "You obviously know how to drive but this is completely unacceptable". I agreed and said "i'm sorry" and was told to "go home and don't drive anymore today little lady".My 228 M package has just enough fun factor to keep me entertained but isn't so anti social to get me in trouble.

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I know, if I keep the car after the lease is up I'll get PZeros or more reasonable Michelins. I'm no longer tracking or autoxing so I don't need such a high performance tire. When I was actively competing I had dedicated track;/competition tires. That is a more cost effective option for you folk who aren't "retired"
Yes makes sense!
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