I am in desperate need of new tires for my car. The tires I have on now are the michilen pilot mxm, anyways, they are about 180 on up. I cant afford these type of tires this summer.. money problem.. so i know i was wondering what is a good tire to get for the summer that wont break the bank. I know i will lose some performance, but I really dont know whats out there and dont want to go to a tire dealer and have him try to sell me something that I will not like. i have 225/50/16 on now
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I'm in the market for new tires as well, and have a lot of other expenses right now. Talking to tirerack.com's operators, my tire guy here in town (He's been in business longer than I've been alive), and numerous reviews online; I think I'm gonna order a set of Avon tires. They're new to the North American market, but are highly regarded in Europe. I haven't heard a single bad thing about them from anyone, and I certainly trust my tire guy and tirerack.
Khumo Esctsa...about $80-$95 at your local Sears Auto....for 16 inch rims..total for everything is like $500...maybe less for you cuz' NY City and State taxes heavily for tire disposal and envirnomental service fees.
I got these on my car and they are nice...I used to have MXMs and these are better...
I have some michelins on my car, run about $115, they seem like all weather tires because they are good in the rain and snow. I'll go and find the name of them, they are the same ones as what came with the car so I guess they are oem??
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No offense Del, but Kumho's are cheap for reason, they aren't great. I'm sure Korea is a fine place, but I don't want any tires made there.
Michelin makes a great tire, they're just expensive. If your not looking for a performance minded tire, the all season tires 94bmw was talking about are a good buy. But I figured if you own a Bimmer, you want a tire with a sporting nature about them. The Avon's I posted a link to are HP tires, not simply pizza cutters that will get you from point A to point B.
No one has mentioned the Fuzion ZRI. I bought some for my new 17" wheels and really like them so far, I only have about 400 miles on them so I have not been able to really get on them and test them a bit. I did some research and did not find anything negative about these. They are a offshoot of Bridgestone and use some of the same technology. They are a new tire and are marketed to the "sport compact" market, and are a high performance summer tire. Do some searching and check them out. I bought mine from a friend who manages a Firestone in Atlanta(he wanted me to go with the Bridgestone SO3, but they were too much money for me). Tirerack is a great place to look and do some research since they do alot of testing and have user comments too. I remember getting quoted around $450 for the 4 tires mounted with lifetime balance and road hazard program.
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