For what ? For every day driving I think the Dunlops are the best. They are quiter and last longer. For the track, the Michelins are a little better. The best thing to do is keep the Dunlops for every day use and buy some 19 inch wheels with Yokohoma slicks for track use.Originally posted by Ashok Arora:
I hear that Dunlop SP 9000's give the best combination of low noise and high wet/dry grip. Can anyone suggest anything better? How are the Bridgestone S-02's?
Yeah, and think of the money your estate can make when they fail and cause your death like so many other Firestone/Bridgestone tires. I'm a PI attorney, tell your executor to call me after your funeral.Originally posted by JEM:
So far as I can tell the SP9000 was specifically designed to be a quiet, smooth-riding tire with good wet grip and a longer life than the SP8000. As such it trades away a certain amount of dry grip.
Michelin made a similar tradeoff, though perhaps not as dramatic, between the MXX3 and the Pilot Sport.
I personally would not make that trade, were I going to put new tires on the M5 right now I'd get Bridgestone S-02s.
As far as I know all European M5 (at least 2000 and earlier) came with either Michelin Pilot Sport or Dunlop 8080 and for some later models Dunlop 9000.Originally posted by JEM:
For what it's worth: it's been posted before that the S-02 is used as OEM on European-market M5s.
I can understand why it would not be used in the US - it's somewhat noisier than the Pilot Sport or SP8080E.
Can anyone outside the US confirm that their M5 came with Bridgestone S-02s as original equipment?
That's what they call us until them or one of their family members are injured or killed as a result of someone elses negligence. Then they all want to call us to hire us. I love it!!!Originally posted by Jim Dolan:
Parkerfe, what the hell's a PI attorney. And don't scare me
Oh! Ambulance chaser!!!!!!!!