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      10-17-2012, 06:40 AM   #1
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Semi Slicks?

Hello Everyone ,

im considering changing the rear tires to semi slicks , ever since i first got the m5 i noticed that with Launch control or when the car is in MDM mode with full race settings , wheel spin ruins the acceleration. dont get me wrong i love the new m5 , i just believe it needs a better set of tires to achieve its full potential.
so im considering putting on the beast a set of semi slicks.

im just curious to find out if anyone has done it yet , and if someone did i'd like to know which set of tires are the best for the DRY weather we have here in the United Arab Emirates.
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Exactly same here!
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      10-17-2012, 08:29 AM   #3

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And how will they perform at high-speeds compared to stock? Talking about safety and everyday use
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      10-18-2012, 12:25 PM   #4
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I will be installing a set of 20" Nitto NT555R in the spring.
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      10-19-2012, 05:01 AM   #5

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Cool that you guys are doing this, but its always in the back of my mind that the wheels slipping are ensuring the 'break' point during heavy acceleration is between the tire and the road. At some point, if you can fully 'lock' it against the road with enough grip, the break point may transfer up the drive train to some other component that cannot take the stress.

If you find that component or new break point, let the rest of us know so we can live vicariously.
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      10-30-2012, 07:04 PM   #6

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305 NT05's Or I Had awesome results with The Dunlop Dizrrera's and also the bridgestone re-11's was amazing,
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      12-15-2012, 11:43 AM   #7
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are the nitto NT05 tires enough? the problem with the semi slicks (nitto NT05R) is that they aren't very safe specially during wet weather. i really have a concern for how i can have a better grip for my rear tires. i dunno if the ps2 or NT05 would suit it best for a non-wheel spin acceleration from 0.
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      12-15-2012, 06:47 PM   #8
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Personally semi-slicks seem a bit excessive for everyday use. If you don't mind changing tires very frequently then who knows it might be a viable option for you.

If you're planning to go with Nitto tires that are semi-slick, they only have the NT05R and NT555R do not come in the standard M5 20" sizes (they have a narrower 275mm and wider 305 or 315mm options). Keep in mind these tires were designed for drag strip use in mind.

IMO, the Michelin PS2's might not be worth the switch. The differences seems so minimal between the PS2 and the Super Sport.

MohdHmk - What size wheels are you running? That might help you narrow down the list since tire manufacturers or product lineups don't carry 19", 20" (or dare I say bigger than 20"?) sizes.
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      12-17-2012, 12:45 AM   #9
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Other than some drag radial's, you're ALWAYS going to get wheel spin with this beast if you stab the throttle. That's why there's driver skill involved.

Any track oriented, super sticky tire is going to suck in the wet.
Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by some of the top engineers in the world because some guys sponsored by a company told you it's "better??" But when you ask the same guy about tracking, "oh no, I have a kid now" or "I just detailed my car." or "i just got new tires."
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