03-23-2009, 07:12 PM
Location: Not In Kansas Any More
Join Date: Dec 2005
Mein Auto: 535i M Sport; 328i Wagon
Thanks, T. Regarding the 540: never tracked, and it was really only the left front that wore. Cause: 3 years of perfecting trail braking on the decreasing radius offramp by my house. Had the same problem with my 911SC back in the day; Lime Rock was my home track, and as you may know, all the meaningful corners are right-handers.
On winding New England roads with limited sight lines, it's unlikely I will ever drive much above 7/10ths. Over the years I've found I can have a blast driving almost any tire to its limits. (I had as much fun with the snow tires on my 550 as I did with my RFT summer tires). And I always liked the wet performance of Bridgestone Pole Positions. But you're right - there's a lot to be said for progressive break-away and "catchability."
But looking on the Tire Rack site, there's very little price difference between the PS2's, the P Zero's and the new Bridgestones. That may change by the time I need new shoes. If not, I may stick with the PS2's after all.
Would be interested to get input from others on this board.
2014 535i MSport Space / Black, ZCW, ZDA, ZLP, ZLS, ZPP, H-K and 704
2015 X1 28i xDrive Alpine / Black, xLine, ZCW and Ultimate
2015 X1 35i xDrive Black / Black, ZCW, Ultimate and Xenons
2014 328i SportWagon
2011 535ix MSport
2011 X5 35D
2008 ///M3 Vert
2008 X5 3.0
2007 X5 3.0
2006 X5 3.0
2006 550iA SP
2003 540iA M-Technic
Last edited by quackbury; 03-24-2009 at 08:31 AM.