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Best tyres

Post by boldy1 » Sun May 06, 2018 5:26 pm

Time has come to replace my rear tyres, what I'd like to know is what sizing works, and what's the best tyre. I have the cont sc3 on .

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Post by DaleB90 » Sun May 06, 2018 7:50 pm

Personally I’ll be going for MPSS when the time comes. 255 or 265/35 front and 285/35 rear, front sizing will depend on if I have camber plates fitted or not.
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Post by Np01 » Sun May 06, 2018 8:14 pm

As I haven’t got the m2 I probably shouldn’t comment, but you should look at the MPS-4S as they are the replacement for the MPSS and meant to be a really good tyre, only available in 19s and above
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Post by swanny71 » Sun May 06, 2018 8:27 pm

MPS4S on my 1M and very happy. Same sizes as OEM on both cars.

Just as grippy in the dry as MPSS, better in the wet and less road noise. Not noticed any excessive flex in sidewall as some claim they can.
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Post by OrtonM135i » Sun May 06, 2018 8:44 pm

You’ve got the choice of standard MPSS, Pilot Cup 2 or MPS4S in my opinion. Theres contis and others etc but the above seem most popular by reviews

Ive gone for Michelin Pilot Sport 4S - 255/30 front and then standard 265/35 rear.

The grip is insane, only ever known Michelin’s Cup 2’s on an old Porsche grip/handle better. The MPS4S are unbelievable for traction and grip in the dry and still very good in the wet. I personally couldn’t be happier with them and highly recommend them about 7,000 miles in

I can push the car 5-10mph faster in corners as the 4S’s gives so much grip and confidence even on British A and B roads.

I went for plus size, slightly wider and lower profile on the fronts as some had fitted the standard sizes on the M3’s and reported they were a bit too soft/lacking stability.

Only thing I will say is that I am going to buy 275/30 for rear once mine have worn as they maintain or improve ride comfort over oem size MPSS or contis but the MPS4S seem better and more direct in the 30 profile as well as more stable but still very good ride and excellent NVH.


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Post by DaleB90 » Mon May 07, 2018 5:01 am

OrtonM135i wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 8:44 pm
You’ve got the choice of standard MPSS, Pilot Cup 2 or MPS4S in my opinion. Theres contis and others etc but the above seem most popular by reviews

Ive gone for Michelin Pilot Sport 4S - 255/30 front and then standard 265/35 rear.

The grip is insane, only ever known Michelin’s Cup 2’s on an old Porsche grip/handle better. The MPS4S are unbelievable for traction and grip in the dry and still very good in the wet. I personally couldn’t be happier with them and highly recommend them about 7,000 miles in Image

I can push the car 5-10mph faster in corners as the 4S’s gives so much grip and confidence even on British A and B roads.

I went for plus size, slightly wider and lower profile on the fronts as some had fitted the standard sizes on the M3’s and reported they were a bit too soft/lacking stability.

Only thing I will say is that I am going to buy 275/30 for rear once mine have worn as they maintain or improve ride comfort over oem size MPSS or contis but the MPS4S seem better and more direct in the 30 profile as well as more stable but still very good ride and excellent NVH.


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Interesting about the reduced profile as the mixed reviews on the PS4S is what put me off them. Some say they are amazing then some say they can feel a bit of wallow when cornering.

I suppose when up sizing the width the difference in side profile will be minimal even though you are dropping it by 5%.
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Post by boldy1 » Mon May 07, 2018 11:21 pm

Sorry for the late response, I accidentally decided to do a front flip on my mtb this morning. So the michelin look like the best option. But my front tyres have plenty of life left in then will miss matching affect handling

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Post by boldy1 » Fri May 11, 2018 3:21 pm

So I have just ordered ps4s 275 35 will these fit ok would appreciate your views

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Post by boldy1 » Fri May 11, 2018 3:21 pm

So I have just ordered ps4s 275 35 will these fit ok would appreciate your views

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Post by OrtonM135i » Fri May 11, 2018 3:38 pm

boldy1 wrote:So I have just ordered ps4s 275 35 will these fit ok would appreciate your views
Yeah these will fit fine,

you can go up to 285 wide on the stock rear rims and up to 265 wide on front stock rims


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Re: Best tyres

Post by boldy1 » Fri May 11, 2018 3:42 pm

Thanks, will they improve grip

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Post by OrtonM135i » Fri May 11, 2018 3:46 pm

boldy1 wrote:Thanks, will they improve grip
Yes as you’ve got an extra footprint of 20mm across the rear tyres and the PS4S is incredibly grippy.

What tyres were you on previously? are you upgrading your fronts at the same time or relatively soon?


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Post by boldy1 » Fri May 11, 2018 3:51 pm

I have the sport contact 3 on the front, had the same on the rears too, the front still have loads of life left , I asked the garage I ordered them from if the different tread patterns would be ok and he said they would be fine. What's your take on this?

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Post by OrtonM135i » Fri May 11, 2018 4:00 pm

boldy1 wrote:I have the sport contact 3 on the front, had the same on the rears too, the front still have loads of life left , I asked the garage I ordered them from if the different tread patterns would be ok and he said they would be fine. What's your take on this?
It’s no major issue as this is exactly what I did, had oem Conti 3s on front and my new MPS4S on rear until a few weeks later got the fronts changed to MPS4S as well.

Basically with wider grippier rears you’ll get fantastic rear traction but this pushes the balance more to understeer until you get the fronts changed as well.

No biggie though you’ll just adapt your driving style slightly to compensate

Get the fronts done soon and you’ll see how much faster you can take corners than the standard tyres Image


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