M235i Gets New Wheels and Sticky Tires

Update by Tom Suddard to the BMW M235i project car
Jun 19, 2015

Our M235i is faster than ever thanks to a set of TSW wheels and Continental tires.
Our Continental ContiSportContact 5 P tires have a treadwear of 240, so they should last for a while.
How much faster? Pick up a copy of the November issue of GRM to find out.

Thanks to a limited slip and fancy suspension, our BMW M235i was faster than ever around a track. Handling-wise, though, it was still lacking in one area: tires. Sure, our Continental ExtremeContact DW tires were a good compromise for a mostly street-driven car, but we wanted something even more aggressive. We shod a set of TSW Nurburgring wheels with Continental ContiSportContact 5 P tires, which should hold up well on track while still being comfortable for a daily driver.

How’d the new wheel and tire setup perform? Check out the November issue of GRM to find out.

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mazdeuce PowerDork
8/28/15 6:06 a.m.

In reply to Tom Suddard:

Hey, those wheels look familiar!

drdisque Reader
8/28/15 9:05 p.m.

Those are sticky tires?

I guess everyone should hang up their RE-71R's and Rivals then and switch to a tire that was rated "Gut" by Autobild.

I understand that Continental is paying for these tires, but at least call a spade a spade here and maybe in the process give Continental a nudge that maybe they should develop something a bit more aggressive.

ganseg New Reader
9/18/15 9:48 p.m.

I don't follow going from a square tire setup to staggered. Did the supnension change or future power make the car too loose?

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