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#1 (permalink) Old 12-12-2005, 11:34 PM
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In your opinion what are the best value tires for the money, that you can get for one of these cars?

Just looking for some imput and a general place to start when i do some research.



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http://www.tirerack.com Great sight with some decent ratings for each tire....even compairisons.

Any really sticky tire is awesome for handling, but you usually sacrifice the for the life of the tire. You have to go by your own driving style...and budget...especially if your the type of person to go through a set of rubber every summer.

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i am kinda on a lower budget so i am wondering what a good compramise tire is. i can only go through a set of tires each summer if they arn't to expensive.by the way i plan on doing some spirited driving!



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I've heard good things about Kumho for the price. But then again I have also heard some not so good things about their durability. But I would still look into Kumho, then BFGoodrich then Pirelli. You can't go wrong with Pirelli but they are about 16-20 more per tire than the Kumho and BFGoodrich is inbetween as far as price goes.
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continental are awesome, all the new bmw's use them eg new m5 + m6.
But to expensive :P pirellis are awesome
But to expensive :P
Falken tyres are pretty decent and a good price, but stay clear of potenza's put a set of them on and they suck!
so i bought a new set of pirelli p6000's
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I just bought some Pirelli P6000's on the rear - recommended, immediately noticed the difference - rear not fishtailed for a while *I don't have ASC. Bridgestons Potenza's look good, as do Pirelli Rossi's - mate has on his Audi & recommends , depends what you go to spend really, softer rubber is better from my experience - but don't last so long - also depends how you drive ; if hard , spend a little extra - get good tyres - I had WanLi's on before - drifting with all 4 tyres not gripping is not a nice experience , nuff said.. so I went for a name I trust.
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I will second the Kumho's... Actually, contrary to what theKid said, I have personally experienced nothing wrong with their durability... But I do guess it depends on which Kumho's you're running. In my experience, 4 Ecsta HP4's should last you at LEAST 40k on a 318i. Probably half that with a softer tire/more torquey car.


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Eagle F1 DG-3s or somethings. They rated #1 out of 14 tires and are right in the middle of the price range.


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thanks for the imput thus far.if any one else has some imput don't be afraid to chime in.



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