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Old 10-07-2008, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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tire preferences?

Hi folks - I'm new to site and recently purchased an '01 525iT, which I'm very much enjoying. The tires (Conti Sport Contact) should be replaced, so before I replace with same, just wondering if any of you have a strong opinion either way on those, or if another brand is recommeded. The car is used in the Boston area, and I run Blizzaks in the winter, so winter traction is not an issue. I dont drive TOO aggressively (despite our regional reputation) because I usually have kids in the car, but do want a tire that handles well - especially in the rain - and something that will last reasonably long.

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Dunlop formula Z1, these are what was fitted to my car new which is now 11 years old and only on my 2nd set, and my car weights in at 2 ton , plus i dont drive slow. We also have snow and ice and loads of rain!!!
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Thanks for your input, Marti. I've been unable to find those online. Perhaps they are UK-specific. Also, in my post I Stated I had Conti Sport contacts - I meant Conti TOURING Contacts.

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