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What Kind Of Tires Should I Get?

Hi, I've been trying to decide what kind of tires should I get for my E36 325is. the size that I need is 225/45-17. do you guys have any suggestion? I want a good wet and dry all around traction but yet cheaper.

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There are plenty of threads about tires. I recommend the Khumo Ecsta ASX. Good all-weather tire for the money. That is what I have on my E36 (on the second set now), and what I will be putting on the E46 later this week.

Hit up tirerack.com and read their reviews, etc.

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Most online tire dealers have reviews by customers and a wealth of info. I have Toyo Proxies 4 and no complaints. Very good in the wet, but they are only rated at 99mph.


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Most online tire dealers have reviews by customers and a wealth of info. I have Toyo Proxies 4 and no complaints. Very good in the wet, but they are only rated at 99mph.
99mph on toyo proxes 4? I thought they were Z rated tires?

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yeah i had toyo proxes last summer and they are rated at 149+...
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I will also recommend Khumo Ecsta ASX.

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I've used toyo before on a hotted up escort and they are great for the wet.. but not rated for highspeed. BF Goodrich are great for speed/wet.

I have Maxxis 235/45 R17's on the beemer and they are unreal. Wet roads feel like dry roads. You only notice them with a heavy right foot in the wet and it will grip like hell until all of a sudden you're sideways.

From the back it looks like a steam roller :P hehe

What rims do you have? i'd go for the 235 width if you have factory M mags.

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I've used toyo before on a hotted up escort and they are great for the wet.. but not rated for highspeed. BF Goodrich are great for speed/wet.

I have Maxxis 235/45 R17's on the beemer and they are unreal. Wet roads feel like dry roads. You only notice them with a heavy right foot in the wet and it will grip like hell until all of a sudden you're sideways.

From the back it looks like a steam roller :P hehe

What rims do you have? i'd go for the 235 width if you have factory M mags.

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I have miglia or whatever that brand is.

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Conti was above my budget. I ordered two 255/35/-18 specimens of the aforementioned Khumo Ecsta ASX today.

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kuhmo ecsta spt's are ftw, even rain doesn't really slow them down, just cant handle snow. i'm on my 4th set of kuhmo's on my M.

went with nitto invo's on my 8 tho.. better grip and quiet ride and unidirectional so u can still rotate them if u go staggered.. but not cheap.

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What do you guys think about the Falken Ziex ZE-512?

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