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Old 11-05-2004, 07:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to replace my tyres,
205/55/16
which one do you prefer on a BMW coupe (handling durability look)?

the Michelin Pilot Exalto
the Dunlop Le Mans 702
the Continental Premium Contact
the Bridgestone Potenza G3
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Old 11-05-2004, 08:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Go to tirerack.com and you'll can see how different tires are rated.
If I'm right the Pirelli P-Zero Nero has the best results.
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I just put goodyear triple thread a/s tires on my bimmer. So far, they run good and quiet. They are pretty new to the market. You may wanna consider that option as well. They come with 85,000mi warranty.
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Old 11-05-2004, 09:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I need to replace my tyres,
205/55/16
which one do you prefer on a BMW coupe (handling durability look)?

the Michelin Pilot Exalto
the Dunlop Le Mans 702
the Continental Premium Contact
the Bridgestone Potenza G3
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FUZION TIRES, ARE THE BEST FOR THE MONEY, POINT BLANK. I OWN A RIM SHOP AND I SWEAR BY THEM. I HAVE A 94 325 CPE, 235-40-17 REAR 225-45-17 FR, GOOD LOOKS AND HANDLING YOU WON'T BELEIVE, THERE LIKE $85-$90 A TIRE FOR YOUR SIZE
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Old 11-05-2004, 10:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I reccomend the continentals. I've had no problem with mine on my M3. Not only are they usually cheaper, i've found that they perform better in wet conditions.
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I reccomend the continentals. I've had no problem with mine on my M3. Not only are they usually cheaper, i've found that they perform better in wet conditions.
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Continentals don't seem to have a long tread life.
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Old 11-05-2004, 02:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i thought bridgestone had the highest rating. (think it was the s03)
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i really like my bridgestone potenzas
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Check out the BFGoodrich Traction T/A H & V, they have amazing reviews on tirerack, plus they are cheaper than any of the above
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Go to tirerack.com, as others have stated, and do a search and check reviews. I have BFGoodrich's KDWS, z-rated all season. SO far pretty good, tho they seem to follow grooves in road pretty wicked.
The Pirelli P-Zeros seem to get the best rating. Thats what I'll do when these when the BFG's wear out.
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If you like me.. and you go through some tires.... (I buy a set probably ever 4 months or so... ).. I also auto x too.. I use Kumho Exstra Supra... good auto cross and wet tire...

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Falken's, khumo ecstasa's (not the supras) and now perili
I have the perili nero m/s ones and I gotta say, after you break them in, they really are nice. Much quieter ride than my khumos I was running on, but the sidewall isn't softer than them in the least. In the begining, you'll think they REALLY suck, but give them a few hundred miles and your opinion will change.
Wet traction is absolutely amazing compaired to the khumos.
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my budyhas the dunlops and he saya thayr hell stiky
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i got michelin pilot sports,
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i would have to say, these are very amazing. even though they are summer tires they have amazing traction in the rain

my setup is 235/45/zr17
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I have the exact same Dunlops on mine -- very quiet, handle great, good wet traction. Paid about $75/each.
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