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    Quote Originally Posted by 1996 328ti View Post
    The T1R replaced the T1S.
    Actually the Toyo T1R replaced the T1 Plus, which replaced the T1S.

    IMHO, with its 280 treadwear rating, the T1R a true high performance tire for long-term highway duty.
    The Bridgestone RE-01R, Dunlop Z1 and Falken Azenis 615 with their 140 treadwear ratings are "street" tires for someone who expects the tires to see lots of autocross and/or track duty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodym3 View Post
    Actually the Toyo T1R replaced the T1 Plus, which replaced the T1S.

    IMHO, with its 280 treadwear rating, the T1R a true high performance tire for long-term highway duty.
    The Bridgestone RE-01R, Dunlop Z1 and Falken Azenis 615 with their 140 treadwear ratings are "street" tires for someone who expects the tires to see lots of autocross and/or track duty.
    The Azenis' are 200.

    Somehow they last longer when they aren't on my car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoupemindy View Post
    Somehow they last longer when they aren't on my car.
    As far as I know, the set I got from you last year is now on a WRX somewhere... I loved those tires, but they're a bit too rough for my taste on the Baltimore roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggins View Post
    As far as I know, the set I got from you last year is now on a WRX somewhere... I loved those tires, but they're a bit too rough for my taste on the Baltimore roads.
    Good to hear that they are recycled and being put to good use.
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    I was running the SPT (225/50/16) on my E36 til I sold it, and I thought they were a great tire for the price. Doby got a set for his M3, and was happy with them too.

    Speaking of which, anyone want the BBS's and SPT's from my E36?

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    Sure, I'll take them. Free, right?
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    Let me know if Woody doesn't want them... what size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodym3 View Post
    Sure, I'll take them. Free, right?
    uh...no

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    I have been using Yokohama AVS ES 100's on my 1999 M3 for the past 2 seasons. I can't attest that they are the worlds greatest but they generally last a complete season on a daily driver and 20+ track days. I don't think they are great in the rain but they aren't too bad either. They are a bit noisy but they take tons of abuse and they aren't very expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggins View Post
    Let me know if Woody doesn't want them... what size?
    Since Kevin is not in a generous mood, I guess they are yours Chris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggins View Post
    Let me know if Woody doesn't want them... what size?
    16x7.5, wearing 225/50/16s. Pics in the classified section

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    T1Rs are pretty cloppy and not very grippy - they ride well and are quiet and cheap, though.

    Personally, my choice would be the RE-01R.
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    I have been very happy with my BFG G-Force TA KDW2's. I have done two HPDE's and have run them for almost two years as my warm weather tire. They are fine in the rain too!
    ~Phil

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    I wanted to go with the Dunlops this season but they were all but gone early Februrary, out of production/stock till mid summer. I ended up getting Hankook RS2 Z212s, at $106/tire for the standard M3 size is quite the bargain.

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    I just ordered a set of the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Specs in my size. I was going to just go for the Hankooks again, but I'm going to give these a shot. I don't drive to work anymore (I walk), so I'm not at all concerned with treadlife. As long as these are sticky and hold up as good as the Falkens/Hankooks being replaced, I'll be happy...

    I guess I'm back in Prepared Touring again this year if I can ever make an autocross.

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