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Old 06-09-2010, 01:01 PM   #16
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Richie you should consider dedicated track tires and street tires.

You are not going to find tires that last that long and will meet your high expectations.
The DZ101s suck, all the other Direzza line of tires are all marketing hype. Only the Starspecs perform well.

My vote is for some cheap longer lasting street tires, then some Track tires you can beat on. RT615s, RE11s, StarSpecs, XS or R-Comps if your ready.


I went with Falken 912s for the street, and Fusion ZRi for aggressive duty (not ready for r-comps yet), 18s on the street, 17s for tires i can trash.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:28 PM   #17
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Tirerack calculates all the shipping, duty, and brokerage and tax for you when you put in your postal code. You shouldn't have to pay any additional costs that weren't disclosed in advance - even from UPS.
If this is ture I don't think I will find a better price locally, when I put the postal code in Shipping was 120 for 4 tires.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:32 PM   #18
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Richie you should consider dedicated track tires and street tires.

You are not going to find tires that last that long and will meet your high expectations.
The DZ101s suck, all the other Direzza line of tires are all marketing hype. Only the Starspecs perform well.

My vote is for some cheap longer lasting street tires, then some Track tires you can beat on. RT615s, RE11s, StarSpecs, XS or R-Comps if your ready.


I went with Falken 912s for the street, and Fusion ZRi for aggressive duty (not ready for r-comps yet), 18s on the street, 17s for tires i can trash.
Trev I could not agree more.....but its 16 days out from the most expensive day of the year for me......wedding is June 25th, so this summer has been a budgeted one, next season, yes there will be multiple rims and tires and more track time!!

You coming out fot the cruise next sunday, still haven't seen the M3
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:57 PM   #19
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Rich, understandable! You'll need all the money you can for the big day and the honeymoon.

The guys are right at tirerack now includes duties and taxes, but that amount is only shown after you checkout.

I was curious to how cheap your 16s were (Damn 17s are expensive), this is what i got for a total shipped to Toronto.
Another $65 was added on, on top of the $110 shipping for me. Plus GST & PST.

I'd double check with Jay on how the Kumho AST tires are compared to the DZ101, they are cheaper on tire rack in that size and will also last longer with a 400 tread life.




Edit: Actually looking at the available tires again. The Kumho SPT are only $20 more per set than the dunlop and Jay recommends those.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:03 PM   #20
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The guys are right at tirerack now includes duties and taxes, but that amount is only shown after you checkout.
Its good to see tire rack now includes duty fees. Maybe now I will buy stuff from them now that UPS can't gouge me (as much)

Another option you could try is try phoning around tire dealers that sell performance&r-comp tires. Those places usually have some really high performance used tires lying around for a fraction of the cost of new. Most of the sets are ex-track tires that teams moved on from. (I know tire craft could be a good place to look)

I haven't compared prices with tire rack, but try 1010tires.com They're based in Vancouver. I just bought a set of rims off of them and the staff was very helpful and the shipping was fast (and only $60 for 4 rrims)
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:23 PM   #21
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1010tires are double the price holy shit. Even with there sipping tirerack is cheaper!!
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:22 PM   #22
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16x7.5 +18 won't fit an E36 with 225s.
ZRi's do last forever, I have like 50k miles on my front pair.
AST's are TERRIBLE.
DZ101s are only 1 step better, still poor.
1010 and Tiretrends are out to lunch on pricing.
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:48 PM   #23
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Oh they fit. Test fitted this morning. Would have to do some major fender work and run streched tires. Thought about having 10mm shaved of the hubs but that gets pricey. Think I'm gonna sell the ronals and just run the 15s for the rest of the year and pick up koseis over the winter for next summer. Hopefully I'll have some time to hit some tire shops in Durham this weekend to get local pricing to compair to tire rack
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There's a place on Simcoe that my dad bought 4 new tires from. They are 20's I think and he payed 120$ per tire. I'll get the specs for you in the morning and the name. He had a flatthe other day, and they replaced and balanced all 4 tires with valve stems, for 40$ cash. Cash makes things REALLY cheap lol.
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:32 AM   #25
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There's a place on Simcoe that my dad bought 4 new tires from. They are 20's I think and he payed 120$ per tire. I'll get the specs for you in the morning and the name. He had a flatthe other day, and they replaced and balanced all 4 tires with valve stems, for 40$ cash. Cash makes things REALLY cheap lol.

If your talking about the place at just south of Taunton they are on my list of places.
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I believe they are. They treated my dad pretty well. When I need a set of times, I'll end up going there aswell.
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Oh they fit. Test fitted this morning. Would have to do some major fender work and run streched tires.
LOL that's what I said though. They won't fit with 225s.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:52 PM   #28
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Jay.... does the Z4 run around the same offest as the E36.....found some 18's that were on an z4, all I know is 2 are 245/45 and 2 are 255/45's

he's checking the offset, but forgot to ask the width
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Jay.... does the Z4 run around the same offest as the E36.....found some 18's that were on an z4, all I know is 2 are 245/45 and 2 are 255/45's

he's checking the offset, but forgot to ask the width
Those tires are huge, won't fit an e36.
Trust me, you don't want to buy 18'' tires after looking at those 16'' tire prices, unless you expect to spend alot in tires.
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:09 PM   #30
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Those tires are huge, won't fit an e36.
Trust me, you don't want to buy 18'' tires after looking at those 16'' tire prices, unless you expect to spend alot in tires.
if they fit the tires hsould last a few months.....and the price, I dare not say!

I think 245's will fit in the back, depending on the offset
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