05-03-2012, 06:59 PM
Location: Not In Kansas Any More
Join Date: Dec 2005
Mein Auto: 535iX M Sport; X5 35D
The tires are almost never the issue.
Originally Posted by ard
Anyway, my street tires
are good to 186+ mph...on two of my cars.
Never had the X over 100...why?
Any moron can go a buck 25 on the Garden State Parkway. That takes zero skill. To me, it's infinitely more rewarding to get through Big Bend, the Keyhole, the 90, or the turn at Daytona that leads from the infield onto the banking, in a 4 wheel drift, feet dancing back and forth across the pedals, and hands working the wheel to keep the contact patches right on the edge.
Back in the day when we had the contract with Mercedes for their dealer ride and drive events, I was the guy who always took the 190E or 300D out for hot laps. Sure the S600's made gobs of torque and could pin you back inyour seat, but I found it much more fun to wring every last bit of performance out of the car with the skinny tires and the most anemic engine.
That, to me, is the most rewarding. It's all about the driver, not the size of the motor or the tune on the chip.
2011 535xi M Sport
TiAg / Black, ZPP, ZP2, ZCV, ZCW, ZDA, 2TB, 6NR, 465, 5DL, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree
2011 X5 35D
Deep Sea Blue / Oyster, PP, SP, PSP, CWP, Tech, 20" 214's
2008 ///M3 Vert
2008 X5 3.0
2007 X5 3.0
2006 X5 3.0
2006 550iA SP
2003 540iA M-Sport