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Old 12-03-2005, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tires for 318?

Hi, I live in Seattle and need to get some tires for a 97 318i I purchased for my wife.

what do people recommend?

What I care about - in order of priority is:

Wet handling
Performance
Durability

Of course, getting a good bang for the buck is important too.
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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KUMHO! Best bang for the buck on the stock 318i rims. Comfort, durability, grip, and almost performs better in rain than in dry. Creepy.
I think they're like $40-50 ea... seriously. Nice stuff.

Hmm... just looked them up on Tire Rack "Kumho HP4 ECSTA"... Huh. Grand Touring.

Well, if it's pragmatic and practical I still vote Kumhos. If you want killer all season performance, I'd go with the Yokos.
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Old 12-04-2005, 11:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2005, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Glad to see you're concerned about wet handling for your wife
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