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Old 11-14-2006, 01:41 PM   #31
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Also I know that Gleb plans to make his E30 a track dedicated and i'd bet he'll spring for R-comps on it or at least ultrahigh-performance summers. What I said is true for those tires - go do research if you don't believe me.
Go to tirerack and choose the size 225/45r16, then check off 3 checkboxes: extreme, max and ultra-summers, how many hits? 2
Then go do the same for 225/50/15, how many hits? 8
which one is higher? need i say more?
Your source is flawed. Tirerack does not carry Toyo, Falken, or Hankook; these are some of the best aggressive tires available, and every single one of them offer at least 1 top-end tire in 225/45/16.

Street tires I like in 225/50/15:
KD
G-Force Sport
R-S2
T1-R

Street tires I like in 225/45/16:
KDW
FK-452
R-S2
T1-R

Also, Gleb wants at least 225's; wider than 225 in 15" is very difficult to find, 245/45/16 street tires as well as R-compounds are plentiful, and will bolt right onto an E30 (with fender work).
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Old 11-14-2006, 02:40 PM   #32
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i stand corrected then
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Old 11-14-2006, 05:09 PM   #33
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hey Raph, you make me blush, thanks for the flowers!

back to the brakes.

I have not run into any brake issues with my M50 powered E30 with normal OEM Rotors. I have tried slotted, ATE, Brembo and still always return to the OEM blanks ... good enough and cheap so I dont care if I have to replace them 3 times a year.

For pads I use most of the time Hawk HT10 (track pads) front and rear or GrandSport GS3.
Stainless steel lines, ATE fluid and Brake ducts is a must.

This setup is good enough for me to keep up with the faster guys on the track, no fading issues at all, very good feel and balance to the car.

I am locking up ocationally, it happens, but this is only because I have left the braking point to late (has nothing to do with swaybars or camber ...)

Oh, I use Toyo RA-1 (R-comp) tires in 225/50/15.

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Old 11-14-2006, 05:52 PM   #34
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With heat/dust shields removed, Carbotech pads, Motul 6 brake fluid and proper bleeding I still overheat them when it's hot outside.
interesting... what are the symptoms? mushy pedal or stiff pedal and "no brakes" feeling ?
if first - supposed to be the fluid, if second - try good sloted rotors to remove gasses.
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Old 11-14-2006, 06:13 PM   #35
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hey Raph, you make me blush, thanks for the flowers!
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Just the truth Klaus, just the truth. I left you a reply on the German thread, let me know what you think. We can email or call.

Cheers.

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Old 11-15-2006, 09:41 PM   #36
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I may not be swapping after all.
called UUC yesterday, and was told "definitely in 30 days something should be ready for the E30". I will give them till Jan 1, 2007.

Also was talking to Lee (Massive), I think that his kit is also something to consider.
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:59 PM   #37
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Swapping is allot of work, no doubt. The BBK should be more than enough.
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Old 11-18-2006, 01:25 AM   #38
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Also, Gleb wants at least 225's; wider than 225 in 15" is very difficult to find, 245/45/16 street tires as well as R-compounds are plentiful, and will bolt right onto an E30 (with fender work).
Jay, are you saying that with 245/45/16 I will not have any speedo or gearing problems?
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:44 PM   #39
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Speedo will be closer to correct than it ever was, gearing will be 2.9% taller (negligible).
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