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Old 10-21-2003, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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'98 323is ... what is the difference between the two ratings, and which would you recommend? Also, deciding between Dunlops or Michelins, or maybe Bridgestone, which would you guys recommend?

I jsut bought Sumitomo's HTRZII (z rated), but the handling on these are terrible.
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Old 10-21-2003, 09:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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H rating is 130 mph and Z is 149 mph up. I run z rated on my Z28. I have used Kumho,Yokohama and GoodYear. A friend of mine runs michelins on his bimmer and loves them. I think that those are michelins.
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im runnin michelins. i like em
im sure ud be fine either way, but i like z rated....although u usually dont go fast enuff for it to really matter
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I have all-season H rated michelins and they are wonderful. Before them I had goodyears. The michelins get my recomendation.
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Old 11-23-2003, 04:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My advice would be Bridgestone RE950 or SO-3. You'll get the best combination of
price, tread life and handling. Buy Michelin if you want a better ride, greater cost, less performance.
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I'll put in my two cents -

I'm a Yokohama fan. I think they make the best tires and they are a lot less then Michelin.
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michilen Pilot sports, badass tire, handles extremely well and rides smooth as anything else I've ever road on.
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awsome tires quit and the handing is great
I have around 5k on them with plenty of tire left also check out tirerack.com
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michellin pilot sports are the bomb, they will be my next set of tires

i have pirellis, very affordable.

toyo ts1 are good as well
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