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    huh, I thought they were conti. my bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tellum View Post
    Had cops look at them at the Tim's one day and not care. #luckyfuck
    Very lucky. They say "for competition use only" on the sidewall, which is specifically banned for road use in the HTA.

    DOT numbers don't make a difference.
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    turns out for the second time in my life, I was wrong.


    But there's a bigger point here. The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving.
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    Ask Bernier Dad. Stopped on HWY 17 with slicks on Vette, they didn't care either.
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    Oh I know. I used to do it all the time myself. Just don't get mad if you get caught, ticketed and towed.
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    turns out for the second time in my life, I was wrong.


    But there's a bigger point here. The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving.
    R&T April 2013.

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    I wouldn't be worried about the police, I would be worried if you had to maneuver quickly in daily traffic without heat in the tires.

    Choose the right tire for the right purpose.

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    That's not the huge issue some people would have you believe. I've left 710 's on the Forester when I forgot to change them from an autox on Sundays. Driven them to work, in the cool morning, in damp conditions. They're just fine, no omigod gonna die moments going around corners.

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    Only issue I ever had was a bit of a tank-slapper on a really cold morning (about 0 degrees) and a healthy amount of throttle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figo View Post
    I wouldn't be worried about the police, I would be worried if you had to maneuver quickly in daily traffic without heat in the tires.
    That doesn't worry me. Being caught in a downpour - THEN you could be in trouble.

    I've used Michelin Pilot Super Sport, Star Specs, and Continental Extreme Contact DW. They're all in the same ballpark performance-wise.

    The newer version of the Star Specs didn't like cold/wet conditions, but were good in cold and in wet... just not both at once for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbg View Post
    The newer version of the Star Specs didn't like cold/wet conditions, but were good in cold and in wet... just not both at once for some reason.
    Are you sure it was the star spec and not just the regular ZII? Between the two, the star spec is much better in the cold.
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    I like the RS3 and the original Star Spec (never driven new star spec). There is more life in the Star Spec and probably better in the wet than the RS3, but the RS3 seems more heat tolerant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mightymousetech View Post
    Are you sure it was the star spec and not just the regular ZII? Between the two, the star spec is much better in the cold.
    Oh, you're right they were ZII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sb_600 View Post
    YOU MADE A BIG MISTAKE!!!


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    You talking to me? You talking to ME? ...... In my happy place with new tires on the way. Thanks Slick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbg View Post

    I've used Michelin Pilot Super Sport, Star Specs, and Continental Extreme Contact DW. They're all in the same ballpark performance-wise.
    Disagree, the PSS I found where pretty crappy on the track, I've driven RS3, PS2, PSS and *spec ZII.

    The ZII where by far the best, RS3 are second, got greasy and didn't last that long. PSS are a good street tire but I didn't even drive on the track that much when I had my PSS on, just want fun I was fighting to get traction compared to the ZII.

    I would like to try the DW, but I'm really thinking I'll stick with ZII or go to an R comp.

    This is on a somewhat heavy car, 3200.
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    FWIW- Michelin PSS are crap on a Mini in a snowy parking lot.
    Had to get out and physically push it back into the garage.

    <I was actually just trying to turn the car around for brakework...amazing how useless a summer tire is in the snow.>

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    lol yeah...

    Even with winter tires I need momentum to get in the garage lol
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    Hey gais.

    What about S-Drive?
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    Fantastic street tire. I have them for the corrado. No idea how they would fair in the track though

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiJoe_ View Post
    Disagree, the PSS I found where pretty crappy on the track, I've driven RS3, PS2, PSS and *spec ZII.

    The ZII where by far the best, RS3 are second, got greasy and didn't last that long. PSS are a good street tire but I didn't even drive on the track that much when I had my PSS on, just want fun I was fighting to get traction compared to the ZII.

    I would like to try the DW, but I'm really thinking I'll stick with ZII or go to an R comp.

    This is on a somewhat heavy car, 3200.
    Okay, fair comment. PSS can't take the heat. On cold days they worked great. On hot days they would work great for 20 minutes and then totally go to shit.

    And Karmaboy is totally right that PSS utterly suck balls on snow/ice - don't even try it they're terrifying. (Got caught once changing tires too late.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wing View Post
    Hey gais.

    What about S-Drive?
    Lol serious?

    Fantastic street tire, smooth/quiet/squishy. Horrible for performance driving, greaseballs on par with wanlis

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    Quote Originally Posted by mphysk View Post
    Lol serious?

    Fantastic street tire, smooth/quiet/squishy. Horrible for performance driving, greaseballs on par with wanlis
    This, I drove a guys CRX at autocross who had S-drives, Even I knew they were Awful haha.

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