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#1 (permalink) Old 04-20-2005, 11:20 AM
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my mother has a 2002 330ci convertible with the M sport package. she is looking for new summer tires and asked me what i recommended. she does not push the car to its limits whatsoever, so my recommendation of something like a g-force t/a would not be reasonable, what shoudl i recommend to her?

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ps: mostly low MPH city miles is what she puts on the car, opccasional trips to and from milwaukee to green bay, which is about 120 miles each way.

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my mother has a 2002 330ci convertible with the M sport package. she is looking for new summer tires and asked me what i recommended. she does not push the car to its limits whatsoever, so my recommendation of something like a g-force t/a would not be reasonable, what shoudl i recommend to her?

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ps: mostly low MPH city miles is what she puts on the car, opccasional trips to and from milwaukee to green bay, which is about 120 miles each way.
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Get a goodyear tire with a 80,000 mile warranty. That sounds like what she needs, a good brand name hard tire which will last forever with an old woman driving it.

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Originally posted by nukeduster+Apr 21 2005, 10:42 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(nukeduster @ Apr 21 2005, 10:42 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-TurboVR6@Apr 20 2005, 08:20 AM
my mother has a 2002 330ci convertible with the M sport package. she is looking for new summer tires and asked me what i recommended. she does not push the car to its limits whatsoever, so my recommendation of something like a g-force t/a would not be reasonable, what shoudl i recommend to her?

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ps: mostly low MPH city miles is what she puts on the car, opccasional trips to and from milwaukee to green bay, which is about 120 miles each way.
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Get a goodyear tire with a 80,000 mile warranty. That sounds like what she needs, a good brand name hard tire which will last forever with an old woman driving it.
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lol, thts exactly what my old man doesnt want! we are looking for alternatives, we have had major trouble with goodyear tires, not being round, and the ride not being so hot.

my dad is looking at michelin pilots (which i dont like) and continentals

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I just put on Kuhmo Ecsta MX's on mine and have been very pleased with the performance

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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

Bridgestone RE950's...Best tires I have ever owned!
Because they are all season they are not bad in the winter as well!
I bought them for my 318I a couple years ago, my 330i has brand new continentals that came with the car (total crap compared to the 950's)

I had a set of eagle F1's on my 300zxtwinturbo, the bridgestone RE950's are much better for half the price!
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I replaced my Conti's with some Dunlop FM901s. Great performance, pretty quiet and very good price for a performance tire. So far I'm very pleased.
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my dad just put some pilot sports on his 225hp TT quattro and has said nohting but good things about them. I prefer them over the Kumhos he had before.

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Pirelli P6s do an OKAY job performance wise and they are comfortable tires. I wouldnt recommend them but it seems like a middle ground for you.
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The PilotSports are pretty decent... ride noise is good as is handling; I've been happy with them, but probably won't replace due to the price. I didn't much like the Bridgestone RE950s - I found them a bit louder (not enough to really complain) and a bit softer in the corners, but absolutely scary in the long Canadian winter (could also have been my driving )... they did last a long time though! I may give them another try at some point to see if they've up'd the technology, but I'll probably wind up with Khumos just for the price. I also now run dedicated summer/winter tires & rims, so all seasons just aren't on my list of tires...

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hmm well its seems she doesnt need any sort of high performance tire, just a tire that performs well.

here are three excellent performing tires that are considered all season

Pirrelli Pzero nero M&S
Avon M550 A/S

and if price is an issue id choose Yokohama DB S2's

all three of those tires perform well in both dry and wet.

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hmm well its seems she doesnt need any sort of high performance tire, just a tire that performs well.

here are three excellent performing tires that are considered all season

Pirrelli Pzero nero M&S
Avon M550 A/S

and if price is an issue id choose Yokohama DB S2's

all three of those tires perform well in both dry and wet.
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Lets talk some more about the Kumho MX's.
I have worn out a set in 2 years, which is fine as I do about 3 2-day driver's ed events a year. I thought they were pretty loud, but didn't really mind. They track events cupped them and really made them noisy.
So, now its time to replace. I like the price since I'm replacing every 2 years. But, I'd love to hear from somebody who's run the Kumho's and something else in similar application.
Oh yeah, I have a 330i w/ sport pack and stock tire size
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