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Old 04-23-2004, 05:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my 540i Sport needs new tires. Wondered if anyone had any suggestions for tires. I had Yokohamas but they stopped sticking after about 8K miles and became really noisy after about 12K miles. Right now I'm leaning toward the Dunlop SP Sport 9000. I'm also considering keeping the tires staggered (wider in the rear). Any info greatly appreciated.
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I have Bridgestone Potenza 18". They stick like glue. I don't know about the long term. Only 2k miles on these. So far so good. They look good also.

I checked with my tire guy and he said they usually last 30-35k miles depending on how you drive. No drifting included.
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I have an E39 523i and have tried Michelin, BF Goodrich and suffered fairly quick wear (and I don't throw it about) and what I considered to be excessive tyre noise.

I've now got Uniroyal Rainsport and they're very good. Quite an aggressive tread pattern and they give good grip in all conditions and they're not ridiculously expensive either. Mine are 235/45/17 on a 2 piece split rim.
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I'd consider Michelin Pilot Sport PS2. Make sure you get PS2 since those just came out and are significantly better than PS1's. They have assymetrical groove in them. The outside has less thread for better cornering, the middle has F1 like grooves for high stability in the rain and the inside is for wet cornering to get the water away from the tire. But if you don't trust my opinion then check out reviews on epinions.com and tirerack.com to name a couple out of thousands of sites.
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I recently installed Continental ContiExtremeContact tires based on the Tire Rack survey of owners. So far, I'm very happy with them.
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I too have replaced my tires with Continental ContiExtreme-Contact...so far so good. They handle pretty well in rain...something that my Pirellis didn't.
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Go with the pirellis,they are a very quite tyre,and you will get plenty of life out of them.Ciscokid likes the bridgestones because they are always cheap.
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