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Old 08-01-2004, 04:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I have to replace the tires on my 2003 325i w/sports package and have come across what almost everyone refers to the newest and best tire in the market. Please tekl me if you think the following scenario will work...

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Front: 235/40ZR17 Orig: 225/45ZR17
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 Rear: 245/40ZR17 Orig: 225/45ZR17


Umm and pricewise, it comes to just over 1,000 with discounts and stuff without alignment! the BMW center said that they HAVE to align it which will cost just above 300 bucks, not the tire shop, any input on this?

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I put pilot sport on my 99 boxster. That was the best tire I have driven on. Those tires are made to Drive not ride. I was told that I would only get about 20K miles out of a set since you can not rotate. Hope this helps.
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If you havnt already.. please go here.. they have many write ups and reviews of tires from every brand possible.... www.tirerack.com

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Cheap tires too...
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I have the Michelin Pilot Sport A/s tires on my 01 325ci sports package, and love them. They grip fantastically, and have very little noise. Very pricey at 205 per tire, but hopefully worth it.
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If you havnt already.. please go here.. they have many write ups and reviews of tires from every brand possible.... www.tirerack.com

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I second this... check out the tirerack link its very usefull... also what type of driving do you do - I drive 100 miles a day and I now regret getting very high perf. tires (low thread life makes them very expensive on a per mile basis)

I dont know about those tires but while they may be the "best" tires out there your car and its performance and requirements 'MAY" not require such high performance tires either....just something to keep in mind.
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Well,

My office is almost 35 miles away so I do at least 70 miles a day! Not to mention the weekends. I have done 40,000 Miles just this past year! But then again I would much rather have great performance and basically an orgasm while driving every day to work and back, than save a couple of cents a mile. Do you think this is just idiotic thinking, or will I be able to do with the ulta high performance tires?!

As far as Tirerack and the other sites I did read abotu them, but I wanted to see what you guys have to say abotu it. I would specially like to hear from someone with actual PS2 tires. While Michelin Pilot Sports are great tires. The PS2 is a different animal compared to the regular and the a/s version. Anyone with the aqctual PS2s?!

Thanks Everybody for your input!
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