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post #10051 of 14477
Yeah I've heard and read some great reviews on the PSSs.

Quickly checked tire rack for the potenzas and they don't seem to carry my size.. Odd. Maybe I'm looking at the wrong submodel (11a?). Either way, I'm pretty set on the michelins.

I'd LOVE to get a tubi exhaust but I already have a Dinan exhaust from my previous owner and I quite like it. The tubi is like 5-6 grand, no? Yeah, not worth it to me.
post #10052 of 14477
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You'll go through two rears to one front.
BMW mantra.

You're in an E60 M5 aren't you? My old E60 (545i) was the absolute hardest car on tires I've ever owned.

What are you running for rubber?

Yes, the V10 and my lead foot don't bode well for the longevity of my rubbers.

Car currently has PS2s and the rears especially are approaching replacement territory.

I'm looking to get into PSSs, so I'd have to replace all four, but the fronts still have quite a bit of tread left.

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A small to moderate mismatch in grip between front and rear tires is not that big of a deal. The greater the mismatch, the more important it is to have the better-gripping tires in the rear, though.
post #10053 of 14477
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A small to moderate mismatch in grip between front and rear tires is not that big of a deal. The greater the mismatch, the more important it is to have the better-gripping tires in the rear, though.

I'm thinking of getting the PSSs for my rears when I get back home. Bad idea to mix and match with the PS2s up front?
post #10054 of 14477
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I'm thinking of getting the PSSs for my rears when I get back home. Bad idea to mix and match with the PS2s up front?

Just swap your rear right and left tires and then fill up this thread with tire questions in 2 weeks when you burn through the good tire.

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post #10055 of 14477
Aren't most tires asymmetrical?
post #10056 of 14477
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Aren't most tires asymmetrical?

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post #10057 of 14477
If they are asymmetrical across the width of the tire, you can still swap them --- just flip their turning direction. If they are unidirectional, you can use them in the wrong direction, but they will be noisier and slightly less effective in the rain. The PS2s are both.
post #10058 of 14477
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You'll go through two rears to one front.
BMW mantra.
Same with AMG. When I picked up my car yesterday with its new rear tires, I asked about tire wear. According to the service manager all AMG's from C to S burn through rear tires 2-3 times faster than front. A guy was there complaining that his rears on a CLS AMG needed replacing after 7000 miles. My rears lasted 10,000 and fronts are still as good as new.
post #10059 of 14477
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If they are asymmetrical across the width of the tire, you can still swap them --- just flip their turning direction. If they are unidirectional, you can use them in the wrong direction, but they will be noisier and slightly less effective in the rain. The PS2s are both.

If they are unidirectional, take them off the rims and swap. They will still be turning int he same direction, but the side that was on the inside of the car will be on the outside.
post #10060 of 14477

Threw a quick coat of wax on tonight. Bar prep starts in less than a week and I won't later have any time. Shocked at the amount of stone dings in the bumper cover, though. Really upsetting.

 

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Threw a quick coat of wax on tonight. Bar prep starts in less than a week and I won't later have any time. Shocked at the amount of stone dings in the bumper cover, though. Really upsetting.

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post #10062 of 14477
Oh man, I wish I had a lift. The F355 is getting new catalytic converters next week, would love to do it myself.
post #10063 of 14477
^^ I've priced out some fairly capable lifts for ~$2500 cnd... Considering the amount of labor I'm sure the 355 requires to replace those things, might pay a hefty portion of the lift!

On a side note -
I need you guys to talk me out of my next car purchase.

I'm still very happy with my Audi for daily driving, but in the interest of my business (High end clothing), I have started considering limo-like options.

Competitors in neighboring cities have started offering a "car service" for clients looking to spend...
According to them, it has paid for the car many times over, and the clients love being picked up on a rolls, etc.

I can pick up a mid 2000's Bentley Arnage for 30-40k with low mileage.
For the same money, an 07-09 XJ can be had. However, in the interest of the business, I think a super high-end (Bentley, Rolls, S600, would be more appropriate)

An Arnage out of warranty (assuming I take the 6.75) would be a nightmare if anything went wrong, but if I could find an early 4.4L BMW powered model, it wouldn't be unrealistic.

Buying an Arnage for the business.... Best justification I can think of !
post #10064 of 14477
They only made that 4.4L Arnage for a year or two, and it's not supposed to be all that great of a car. It's also not a stock block BMW M60 either, it's pretty highly modified from the BMW version. It's just as far from the original BMW engine as the 6.75 is from the GM (?) basis of its own. I don't think there's any cheap way to get into that echelon of luxury.

I'm in Tokyo right now and saw a white F12 go by, with a black 599 GTO. Took me a second to even figure out what I was looking at, with the F12, first one I've seen. It's pretty cool looking, but I prefer the Ferrari design language in the 430 and 599.
post #10065 of 14477
Saw a couple during the Gumball start last weekend and I think I'm in love with the F12. inlove.gif
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