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Old 12-02-2004, 09:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i need to buy 2 tires for my 93 525i. something is telling me to match the other 2 tire that are one the car Michelin pilot xgt h4.

but as i read through the reviews i don't seem too impressed and wonder if i should buy a better tire for the price. which will meen that i would have 2 different types of tires on the car...would that be a problem? while listening to the cassete owners manual (just bought the car ) it mentioned to use all of the same tires, but doesn't explain why?

what would you do?

any suggestions on tires?
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I was in the market for preformance tires recently and if you are in the same boat, look at (my favorite) Pirelli Pzeros nero's or (what i got) Kumho Ecsta's
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If you are getting them changed on the rears...I'm thinking go with the upgraded performance tires....since ALL BMWs are rear-wheel drive.

And it doesn't matter if you match or not.
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DO NOT mix tyres on the front or on the back.

Mixing them front to rear is more than acceptable though - some people (including myself) will find a tyre type which is more suited to the rear of the car and a type which is more suited to the front (I am running Dunlop SP Sport front as these grip really well into the turns and stick the front end down, but I have just - yesterday - had 2 Nankangs fitted to the rear which are a softer compound and give better traction) others will just stick 4 of the same on - it really doesn't matter, but I would suggest not mixing on the same axle.
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I had 4 of the new Fuzion ZRi installed a couple months back.
Inexpensive and so far so good! Quiet and good traction, but then they are still new...time will tell. They do have some very good reviews by the way. Check them out at TireRack.
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just had a snow storm and i was not happy with the performace in the snow so i bought 4 snow tires instead....dunlop glisaks ds-2 (or something like that)
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i have had my BFGoodrich Traction T/As on the rear for about 6-7k miles now and so far so good. very good tire for the money... 195 for both.

just dont get any of that mastercraft or whatever shit that i have on the front from the previous owner... every hard braking they lose traction and i slide everywhere. they piss me off but i dont have the money to replace them.
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