ZPOST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   ZPOST > BMW Z4 Technical Talk > Wheels and Tires
  TireRack

SUPPORT ZPOST BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER, THANKS!
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-14-2015, 07:33 PM   #1
dschultz
Private
dschultz's Avatar
0
Rep
60
Posts

Drives: 07 Z4MC
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (1)

If not Hankooks, then what?

I'm looking to replace my Hankook RS3's and it appears there's a general shortage. Needed sizes not available until 4/30 according to TireRack. I thought I'd go with the Dunlop Star Spec's instead. Are there any other tires I should consider? For track days and to/from track. Not interested in R-comps at this time. Preferred sizes are 235/40 and 265/35 on stock rims. Thanks for any suggestions.
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2015, 07:59 PM   #2
Finnegan
Major General
Finnegan's Avatar
United_States
91
Rep
6,628
Posts

Drives: Sapphire Black/Black Z4Mc
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: At the track..or wishing I were at the track

iTrader: (18)

Dunlops. The new "Star Spec" is a great tire. Better than the old Star Spec and more than up to track work. I'd venture to say at least the equivalent of the RS3. I don't recommend NT05s as they are downright scary in the wet, drop off quickly in grip with use.
Appreciate 0
      01-14-2015, 08:36 PM   #3
The HACK
Garland Operator 7G
The HACK's Avatar
55
Rep
3,571
Posts

Drives: 2006 MZ4C, 2013 Veloster Turbo
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Welcome to Jamaica have a nice day

iTrader: (1)

BFG Rival. Except they'll be 245F/275R.

I drove a friend's Ford Focus ST "angry" for about 3 laps, shod with Rivals. They're LEAPS better than most of your Extreme Summers. There's enough tread so you won't get stranded when it's wet.

It's a very thinly disguised R-Comp pretending to be street tire.
__________________
Quote:
No way I'd ever take my BMW to the track.
Quote:
Then why do you have $3,000 worth of suspension mods on your car?
Quote:
...
-Overheard at the last B****rfest.
Appreciate 0
      01-15-2015, 03:15 AM   #4
dschultz
Private
dschultz's Avatar
0
Rep
60
Posts

Drives: 07 Z4MC
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (1)

Thanks! Turns out the BFG's are on back order, too, so I guess the Dunlops are it by default.
Appreciate 0
      01-15-2015, 02:01 PM   #5
Finnegan
Major General
Finnegan's Avatar
United_States
91
Rep
6,628
Posts

Drives: Sapphire Black/Black Z4Mc
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: At the track..or wishing I were at the track

iTrader: (18)

Quote:
Originally Posted by The HACK
BFG Rival. Except they'll be 245F/275R.

I drove a friend's Ford Focus ST "angry" for about 3 laps, shod with Rivals. They're LEAPS better than most of your Extreme Summers. There's enough tread so you won't get stranded when it's wet.

It's a very thinly disguised R-Comp pretending to be street tire.
Good to know! Those looked promising when they came out but I wanted to see real life use.
Appreciate 0
      01-15-2015, 04:40 PM   #6
inTgr8r
Major General
inTgr8r's Avatar
Canada
122
Rep
8,270
Posts

Drives: 07 M Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (7)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Finnegan View Post
Dunlops. The new "Star Spec" is a great tire. Better than the old Star Spec and more than up to track work. I'd venture to say at least the equivalent of the RS3. I don't recommend NT05s as they are downright scary in the wet, drop off quickly in grip with use.
^ exactly the same as my experience with Star Spec & NT05
__________________
Alpinweiss '07 M Coupe •DKF Section1•RPi GT exhaust•Fabspeed Headers•Autosolutions SSK•APR splitter•Tekarbon headlights•StrongStrut STB•H&R COs + ARBs•Poly FCAB/RTAB•Volk Racing G2•Direzza ZII•Stoptech BBK•Vibra-Tech mtr mounts•
Appreciate 0
      01-15-2015, 07:43 PM   #7
VMRWheels
General
VMRWheels's Avatar
431
Rep
19,156
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Anaheim, CA

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2014 BMW F22  [0.00]
2013 BMW F06  [0.00]
2013 BMW F30  [0.00]
Other than the options already mentioned:

RE-11
Federal RSR
Achilles 123s

^ Not too sure if they have the exact sizes you want though
__________________

VMR | Wheels - Mitch A. | p. 714-442-7916 extension 107 | e. Mitch@velocitymotoring.com | ** New Flow-Form V803 **
Appreciate 0
      03-01-2015, 10:14 AM   #8
Spreadsheet
Enlisted Member
United_States
0
Rep
48
Posts

Drives: Black 2007 Z4MC
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Oklahoma City, OK

iTrader: (0)

RE-11As for sure. I ran through 2 sets of RS-3s and really liked the performance, even in the wet. However, the RE-11As are superior in every way so far (haven't yet driven in the rain, so can't comment there). The RE-11As are a much quieter tire, very, very noticeable. Just as good or better performance in the dry (I moved and re-tired there, so can't compare to some of my fav drives).

I would highly recommend the RE-11A as having been a former RS-3 fan.

Appreciate 0
      03-01-2015, 11:38 AM   #9
Kgolf31
Brigadier General
Kgolf31's Avatar
75
Rep
3,637
Posts

Drives: 2007 Z4MC, 2012 128i
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ohio

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spreadsheet
RE-11As for sure. I ran through 2 sets of RS-3s and really liked the performance, even in the wet. However, the RE-11As are superior in every way so far (haven't yet driven in the rain, so can't comment there). The RE-11As are a much quieter tire, very, very noticeable. Just as good or better performance in the dry (I moved and re-tired there, so can't compare to some of my fav drives).

I would highly recommend the RE-11A as having been a former RS-3 fan.

No way in any possible way the RE-11A is a better tire.

On the times, it is a much slower tire. It does not communicate well.


Look at the RE-71R. It is going to be leaps and bounds over that tire
__________________

Appreciate 0
      03-01-2015, 01:04 PM   #10
Westersund
Private First Class
1
Rep
152
Posts

Drives: BMW Z4 M Coupe
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Sweden

iTrader: (0)

Michelin Pilot Super Sport, if they are available in the required sizes. Only heard good things about that tire, it's in the top range price wise though.
Appreciate 0
      03-02-2015, 05:46 PM   #11
Pik Masta
New Member
Pik Masta's Avatar
United_States
1
Rep
26
Posts

Drives: 2006 BMW Z4M Roadster
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Houston, Texas

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by VMRWheels View Post
Other than the options already mentioned:

RE-11
Federal RSR
Achilles 123s

^ Not too sure if they have the exact sizes you want though
I've ran Federal RSR last year in autox on my E36. Decent dry grip but in the rain, car feels like it's on ice!
__________________
2006 Z4 M Roadster Silver Gray Metallic "The Daily"
1995 325I Alpine White "Project Joy 325"
Instagram = Pik Masta
Appreciate 1
      03-02-2015, 07:38 PM   #12
ZStig
Major General
105
Rep
7,254
Posts

Drives: VT2-525 M Roadster
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Delray Beach, FL

iTrader: (3)

I'm on my second set of RE-11s
__________________
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:45 AM.




zpost
zpost
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST