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F10 M5 (2012 - Current)
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:44 PM
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Replacement Tires

After almost 1000 miles in my car, I have some to the conclusion that the 2014 M5's have at least two glaring shortcomings. The first is the exhaust. It just begs for a more aggressive set of pipes.

The second in the tires. These Michelin's on my 20" wheels just aren't grippy enough. Has anyone replaced their tires yet with anything with a bit more bite? What size can I go up to with these 20" 343 rims?
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The Michelin's are way the best tyres for this car, you are maybe experiencing the Traction Control Light coming on a lot, this is normal in anything but "Bone Dry conditions"
Loss of traction is a "trait" with this much power going through the rears.
I have switched to Michelin Alpin PA4's on 20" wheels for winter, they are very good.
255/35/20 fronts
275/35/20 rears
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I was wondering if any wider sizes might fit on these 343 20" wheels. I think that might be the best route if possible. I had a replica (up until last May) of a 1965 Cobra with a 427 Roush motor, 515 hp and 505 ft/lbs of torque in a 2000 lb car. Although I could spin the tires in any gear, it still had more grip than the M5.

The M5 begs for wider rear tires and a more aggressive exhaust system.
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I was wondering if any wider sizes might fit on these 343 20" wheels. I think that might be the best route if possible. I had a replica (up until last May) of a 1965 Cobra with a 427 Roush motor, 515 hp and 505 ft/lbs of torque in a 2000 lb car. Although I could spin the tires in any gear, it still had more grip than the M5.

The M5 begs for wider rear tires and a more aggressive exhaust system.
They make a 305/30/20 PSS

Many exhaust options. I have had the E-race rear section and (now) have the Akra Evolution full system.
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