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Old 6th November 2008, 18:11   #31
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Eyecatching shade of red, but I don't like these alloy designs.
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I remember sitting in one when the BMW showroom was launched here in Chennai. The manual tranny is buttery, and in saying that, i mean BUTTERY!!! Think Accord MT, but more solid on the gearshifts.

Getting into the back is like waiting for the elevator. The driver's seat just snail-paces along till you're just about able to squeeze in. The rear seats were rather comfy though, with sufficient leg-room. The driver's seat then needs to be manually adjusted back to driving position.

The alloys look much better in the flesh, or metal rather

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Old 7th November 2008, 13:25   #33
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Its raining M3's. I personally feel that the red color does not suit the M3. Seen the car in the showroom last night.

Mav, any pics of the blue M3? I have some pics f the car when it was parked outside the showroom with the top half open. Didnt like that color either. Looked too dull. The electric blue would have looked amazing.
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Hey there is a white m3 2008 hardtop convertible here in hyd as well. Saw it 2 days ago. looks bloody neat!
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No, thankfully just Michelin Pilot Sport 2 tubeless radials.
I have heard a lot about these tires. Rave reviews on every BMW forum, tiretrack, etc.
They are my numero uno choice once my run flats wear out. I believe the comfort level they provide is very good too? How is the traction on wet roads?
My DTC light goes crazy with the torque especially on wet so need something that will pin the car down well.

Only cliche with the PS2's is that the Michelin India website lists them only in 45 profile and below, hope i can source a 225/50R17 tire.

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Ride comfort is decent enough on the ///M, can't say how the tyres feel on another car. Wet traction is brilliant, absolutely top notch. I'm actually thinking of bringing in a couple of sets of these tyres for my own use, maybe if we can get enough guys together we can bulk import and save on freight etc.
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Ride comfort is decent enough on the ///M, can't say how the tyres feel on another car. Wet traction is brilliant, absolutely top notch. I'm actually thinking of bringing in a couple of sets of these tyres for my own use, maybe if we can get enough guys together we can bulk import and save on freight etc.
I'm in for a set of 4 tires 225/50R17 anytime. I have clocked 21,000kms on my tires so i presume they will last for another 10,000Kms.

Where do you intend importing these from, whats the duty on them? Can you please check if they are available in the size i need too?

Saifee does keep these tires in stock not sure at what price.

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The PS2's are brilliant tyres.....seen them perform in both the Skoda RS and the new Honda Accord; fantastic handling and pretty decent ride comfort too.

Could'nt get them in 16 incher for my RS and had to settle for PP2's instead.
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Only cliche with the PS2's is that the Michelin India website lists them only in 45 profile and below, hope i can source a 225/50R17 tire.
Your only choice in that size is the Pilot Primacy. Though I think the Primacy HP is out now.
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I saw one of the white ones with a CHANDIGARH temp Reg in Ludhiana at the sarabha nagar market on this sunday. it sounded amazing. the guy was driving so fast in that tight area.
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Your only choice in that size is the Pilot Primacy. Though I think the Primacy HP is out now.
What about the Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 ? I think i have read some bad reviews of it here but it's rated the highest on tiretrack. I love the design but unless it delivers comfort and performance, it's pointless. I believe they are available in the size that i'm looking for too... orelse what would be my best upsize to avoid any drop in comfort.
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I have GS-D3s on my Mondy. Nice tyres, excellent dry traction, wet traction not as good as PS2s imo.

Sahil, I am getting a good deal on a whole set of 18" M3 alloys with tyres. I think I may pick them up. If that's the case, I'll be happy to sell my current M3 alloys. Not sure if they'll fit a 525. No idea what the duty is on rims and tyres. Anybody?
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Ask GTO, he ran a set of GSD3's on his C & now runs a set of Pilot Preceda 2's.
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On my way into town i crossed a silver M3. Dont know if it was a convertible. The car sure looked mean and aggreasive.
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Hey KBK_75
Since you have a M3 , Can you show me how much legroom is there on the rear.
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