Z3

A few weeks ago I posted a request for information and opinions regarding wheel / tire upgrades for my 2002 Z3. I appreciate all the responses. This
is a follow-up to that post.
My stock tires were 225/50-16's on stock 16" BMW wheels. I was considering going to an 18" wheel / tire staggered setup but based on the responses decided against the 18". I worked with Gil at Tirerack and we came up with the following setup:
Tires 235/45-17 front Kumho Ecsta ASX 255/40-17 rears Kumho Ecsta ASX
Wheels 17x8 front Rial Nogaro 17X9 front Rial Nogaro
The freight arrived in 3 days in perfect condition. The fitment is perfect. The ride characteristics are not unlike the stock tires / wheels. I have not pushed it yet, so the cornering is still unknown. So far I cannot spin the back tires on acceleration like the stock tires. By the way, the car looks great!
I have to say the people at Tirerack are first rate! I have purchased tires before from Tirerack, but in this case I needed a little extra help to determine the best setup both technically and cosmetically.
Thanks,
Mark A. Heiliger
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and the cost was????
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And what about the handling on bad roads/streets ? Do your tires drive the car ?
I recently replaced my two rear 245x40x17 Bridgstone Potenza S083 by two RE050, same type/manufacturer. The difference is incredible: more silent, softer and pretty much comfortable on bad roads. Now I've the power to put the car where I want !
I'd be pleased to read about your experience with larger tires. TIA

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he don't know cos he's a posser.............
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