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#1 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 03:08 PM
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I have just replaced the rear tyres on my 325i SE (205 60 15). Due to the excessive cost of michelin tyres I have changed to Unioryal as I thought that they were a pretty good make at a reasonable price. However they have totally ruined the handling of the car. It feels like I am driving with 2 flat tyres - Every roundabout the car feels like it wants to go sideways and the steering requires constsnt adjustment. Has anybody else had this problem. I am beginning to think I should have stuck with Michelins! What are the preferred brands for an E36?

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A lot of them come with Continentals on them from the factory
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All i drive with my 325i is definetly continetals
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My Bridgestone Turanza LS-H's are awesome for stock spec. tires...word on the street is that Michelin's are super overpriced for what they are turning out these days. UniRoyal...yeah..I leave that box UNCHECKED on tirerack.com...

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The only place I ever saw Uniroyal tires was on Ford Windstar Minivans...huge, heavy vans that aren't made for good handling...the tires are very soft and not necessarily made for performance.

I love my Bridgestone Potenzas and I loved my original stock Continentals before that...

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I had mxv4+ before I swapped to Bridgestone HP50s. I wanted Turanzas, but they didn't have any.

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ive got the new firestone Fusions. They ride amazing. If your looking for new tires would definitley look into them
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All I have to say is "FalkenZX-512's". They are consumer reports number 1 rated tire and cost under $100 a peice. Simply awesome tires.

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I just picked up a set of Bridgestone Potenza G009, they were 205/50-15. The tread pattern is vvery agressive and they are only 78 bucks a piece. They are also high performance all season so they will work well through out the country.

Here they are at TireRack....

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?ti...romCompare1=yes

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I got those too. They're pretty good.

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I have goodyear from Sams. I am pretty happy with them. Nice wide track. And only $45 per tire I believe.
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Originally posted by Deloriant@Jul 26 2004, 09:15 PM
All I have to say is "FalkenZX-512's". They are consumer reports number 1 rated tire and cost under $100 a peice. Simply awesome tires.
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Originally posted by Deloriant@Jul 26 2004, 09:15 PM
All I have to say is "FalkenZX-512's".
I have these on both my 1996 320i and my wife's 1995 318ti. Absolutely FANTASTIC tyres. The grip just blows my mind sometimes. Quiet. Comfortable. And very well priced! I bought them after reading all the excellent reviews out there.
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