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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 10-02-2007, 05:54 AM
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im begining to become obessed with....

Handling...
Lately ive been pushing my 318is more and more around round-abouts and corners. She goes good but ive gotten to the point where there is a fair bit of body roll and slippage. Now i know that the first thing thats gonna be replaced is my tires cause they are ****!
Ive got the mtech suspention atm and im sure that its pretty freakin awsome suspention. Im just wondering what else can i add to my four banger to make it quicker around corners without sliding. Ive gotten to the point where too much body roll and slide is playing apart. And i dont like it....

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Old 10-02-2007, 05:57 AM
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:58 AM
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some crappy tires that came with the rims. They are like no names....

Its got CLEAR written on them. They suck!
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Tyres are first of course

Strut brace will help too. Stiffer shocks are a good plan too
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Clearly they're no good.

Don't know what you want to spend on tyres, but I found some beauties. My last purchase was Yokohama C Drive (AC01), for the front. I'm very happy with them. Only ~$150 each and very good.
Sticks? Like the gov does to tolling the Eastern Feeway!

Wish I could say the same for the directional Michellin's (XM1) on the rear. (Came with the car)

[Edit:] http://www.yokohama.com.au/ourtyres/...passenger.aspx

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Yokos are awesome, but wear quickly as they are a soft compound

Well worth it though. Cone runs Yokos....
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awsome, well atm i cant afford to spend $$$> GOing europe and part time job doesnt pay enough,but when im doing my apprentership then im gonna make it stick like superglue

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Tires are really important, but stiffer suspension and various bars will help.
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Yokos are awesome, but wear quickly as they are a soft compound

Well worth it though. Cone runs Yokos....
Generally I agree.
These are a midrange, that keeps reasonable wear too. They make much stickier ones too, that last about as long as a Graceland Cheeseburger.
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Im gonna be in the EU in 2 months

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im gonna be in the uk (london) for new years eve on tefalgar square and ill be spending a few weeks there around that time. We still have to organise places and such to see.

Apparently there is alot of museums there
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My PERSONAL favourite for road use are Pirelli's. They are sticky but also wear well
Again, agreed in general. They were on the reclinermobile front's when I bought her, and still on the spare. P600 I think, or P6000?
In fact, I think BMW chose them, stock.

Mine wouldn't pass a roadworthy though and these Yokas were just too good a bleeding edge value to pass up. They feel good on the freeway too.
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awsome, so jason you rekon i should stick with the yoko's when i the circuimstances come to change?
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Well mate, I am extremely happy with the C Drives as an all-rounder.
I used to run A509 / A559's on other cars, but these are better in the wet.
If I drove like a nutbag, I'd probably buy V102's - every few months!

Also: Bridgestone make good tyres (they were a contender). Pirelli make good tyres.

EVERY manufacturer also makes tyres you wouldn't put on your grandmother's wheelchair.
Choose based on your driving. If you want to stick tight while cornering like Lowndes, be prepared to pay $$ for it.

My $0.02, mind you.
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Apparently there is alot of museums there
There are indeed mate, LOADS of museums in London!!

Will sort something out, fear not!!
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Well mate, I am extremely happy with the C Drives as an all-rounder.
I used to run A509 / A559's on other cars, but these are better in the wet.
If I drove like a nutbag, I'd probably buy V102's - every few months!

Also: Bridgestone make good tyres (they were a contender). Pirelli make good tyres.

EVERY manufacturer also makes tyres you wouldn't put on your grandmother's wheelchair.
Choose based on your driving. If you want to stick tight while cornering like Lowndes, be prepared to pay $$ for it.

My $0.02, mind you.
Totally agree

With tyres, you get what you pay for

Additionally, if i ever hear you bought cheap tyres then i will personally come over and take your bimmer off you!
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Totally agree

With tyres, you get what you pay for

Additionally, if i ever hear you bought cheap tyres then i will personally come over and take your bimmer off you!
If I ever gave up on caring about staying on the black stuff, and bought tyres that cheap, I'd thank you to.
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Clearly they're no good.

Don't know what you want to spend on tyres, but I found some beauties. My last purchase was Yokohama C Drive (AC01), for the front. I'm very happy with them. Only ~$150 each and very good.Sticks? Like the gov does to tolling the Eastern Feeway!

Wish I could say the same for the directional Michellin's (XM1) on the rear. (Came with the car)

[Edit:] http://www.yokohama.com.au/ourtyres/...passenger.aspx
Im running these all round. I think there a pretty good tire for the price. There quiet, grippy, in both wet and dry.

I highly recommend them.

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