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:
235/45-17 front Kumho Ecsta ASX
255/40-17 rears Kumho Ecsta ASX
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
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.
Mark A. Heiliger