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Hey everyone,

I recently had to get to new tires relating to a little pot hole incident (crappy london roads). I got 2 dunlop 9000's, and previously had michelin pilot HX's. Now im wondering which tires to have on the front, and which to have on the back. Currently the 2 dunlops are on the back. Considering the dunlops are max performance tires and the michelins are high performance GT tires, would i get better steering response/feel by switching them.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Sup Chet? Been a while man. You finally give up on the Ci debate and decide the keep your perfectly good car? ;)

Holla back!

(can't help you on the tires... sorry)
 

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Look at the tread patterns. If all 4 are Unidirectional or all 4 are assymetrical, then I would put the higher performance tires up front. If one is unidirectional (has a direction of rotation arrow) and the other set is assymetrical (doesn't matter which side is which) then I would run the assymetricals in the back and directionals up front.
 

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The HACK said:
Look at the tread patterns. If all 4 are Unidirectional or all 4 are assymetrical, then I would put the higher performance tires up front. If one is unidirectional (has a direction of rotation arrow) and the other set is assymetrical (doesn't matter which side is which) then I would run the assymetricals in the back and directionals up front.
I believe this jives with Pirelli's recommendations with their PZeros, which come in Assimetrico and Directionale.
 

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I believe this jives with Pirelli's recommendations with their PZeros, which come in Assimetrico and Directionale.
Yep. Supposedly the Assymetrico (suprisingly, this word does not get censored?) should be put on the power wheel to maximize acceleration grip, while the Directionales should be put up front to maximize lateral grip.

The best solution would still be to get a set of 4 matching tires, or the PZero system which is specially designed for RWD cars.

On a completely useless side note, I'll get an opportunity to drive an SMG E46 M3 this weekend home from Vegas. Going to Vegas Speedway with Raffi, Sergio, and my friend Andy and he's going to let me drive home (I hope). WuHoo!!!
 

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SP9000s are symmetrical. Stick 'em up front. They're good tires.
 

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One warning, though... Your car is going to have LOTS of oversteer now. Be careful. I remember my old E36 325i with all seasons up front and winters in back... It was VERY easy to lose.
 

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Yep. Supposedly the Assymetrico (suprisingly, this word does not get censored?) should be put on the power wheel to maximize acceleration grip, while the Directionales should be put up front to maximize lateral grip.
Not that it matters, really. I have Assimetricos all the way around and they pretty much suck anyways. :thumbdwn: Gimme some S03s or HTRZIIs any day.
 
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