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Justin e36
07-30-2004, 04:19 PM
looking for 255/40/r18 rear
and 235/40/r18 for front

any recommendations?.... I want something good quality, but I'm pretty darn broke right now... so looking for anything half decent.. and not Kumho. :P

Miguel
07-30-2004, 04:24 PM
anything but Kumho & Hankook.
I wouldnt trust those things on a pinto, nevermind a bimmer.

HooliGaN*
07-30-2004, 04:29 PM
falken azensis

Nascar318is
07-30-2004, 04:34 PM
Oviation's....soft and stick to the road well, they retail for a little over a bill.....don't know how long they will last...

RevShoT
07-30-2004, 09:03 PM
i got hanook tires on my rear, i picked em up at a junk yard for 50 bucks a tire, almost brand new, they take a beatin and want more

definite good bang for the buck

Paul540/m3
07-30-2004, 09:16 PM
bridgestone fuzion or re750

app
07-30-2004, 10:31 PM
Toyo Proxes 4.

They don't grip near as well as the t1-s did, but I've been pretty happy with them so far.

Miguel
07-30-2004, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by RevShoT
i got hanook tires on my rear, i picked em up at a junk yard for 50 bucks a tire, almost brand new, they take a beatin and want more

definite good bang for the buck

I had Hankook on my 18's... they wear fast, too much road noise, and they might as well be slicks when it starts to rain.

Furious
07-30-2004, 11:17 PM
on the cheap side , id say dunlop sp's

burnhard88
07-30-2004, 11:47 PM
what about parada spec 2's from yoko???

*uzi*

Quack
07-30-2004, 11:49 PM
Yokohama ES100, ask Nelson(Thinair) & Jay(Mystikal)

///m powered
07-31-2004, 02:51 AM
Originally posted by Quack
Yokohama ES100, ask Nelson(Thinair) & Jay(Mystikal)

Ya but you need a new pair after 15k miles *shiner*

scbmw017
07-31-2004, 02:55 AM
The new Bridgestone Fuzion tires. They are the best bang for the buck

thinair
07-31-2004, 07:39 AM
Originally posted by ///m powered
Ya but you need a new pair after 15k miles *shiner*

That is true, if you do driving schools, and 8 auto-x's a year, and like hanging the rear end out a lot:P

M3ti Compact
07-31-2004, 10:15 AM
Michelin Pilots - some models are suprisingly cheap from Costco...cheaper than MXV4's...

WhadUpp
07-31-2004, 11:40 AM
used to have mxv4's and never have I seen a tire so expensive be so crappy. toyo proxes 4 tire alittle better than kumho

kumho sucks bigtime, used to have 712's ecsta...crappy


try yokohama avid H4's theyre relly cheap and way better than those above that I mentioned cus I had these also.

My favorite is what I'm using now Toyo T1-S but they are really pricy tho

Bigbore
07-31-2004, 12:04 PM
ive had potenza RE910`s but i switched over to kumhos cause a friend said they were ok for the money.. hmm, i hope im not dissapointed ...

WhadUpp
07-31-2004, 12:25 PM
kumhos are ok if you dont mind uncomfortable ride, lots of tire noise and limited grip but in future check out Avid H4's more comfortable, less noise and same grip and cheap

golden
07-31-2004, 12:27 PM
im running nitto nt555, they were a good price and have a great tread life

im running 235/35/19 tho

///M3
08-01-2004, 10:50 AM
i really like p 7000s there a good all around tire

burnhard88
08-01-2004, 03:54 PM
i've heard about nitto tires from playing there drag racing game... so there good eh??? hmmm...

*uzi*

bimmerdreamer
08-01-2004, 04:58 PM
I have had Kuhmo 712's, Nt555's, Yoko Es100s, and Potenza Re950(?),...I dont drive extremely crazy so the kuhmos win as far as value goes, but if I was to buy a new set they would be ES100s or Nt555

spoony_prelude
08-01-2004, 05:12 PM
Originally posted by Miguel
anything but Kumho & Hankook.
I wouldnt trust those things on a pinto, nevermind a bimmer.

:eek: whats wrong with kumho tires? Ive worked at my auto shop for 3 years and seriously kunho tires are pretty good, all the customers we get with performance rims go for kumhos, not to mention my co-worker whos almost finished rebuilding his 1974 2002, ill post pics when its done!!*love*

burnhard88
08-01-2004, 07:11 PM
on my civic, i have yokohama a520's on there... der 215/40/r16... i like em alot... stick like glue...

*uzi*

Manimillion
08-02-2004, 04:07 AM
Kumho 712 = Junk

Kumho MX, Falken Azenis do these fit your budget? Azenis's are pretty soft compound, they heat up fast, they are great tires and sticky as hell, but once they heat up too much they become too slimy... But I don't think most of the people push their cars that hard judging from what I've seen.

If you got alot of money, Goodyear F1 GS-D3's are pretty good, cost less then the Pilot Sports and the S0-3's and they are better tires "period".

burnhard88
08-02-2004, 04:19 AM
little off-topic but how much are parada spec 2's???

*uzi*

Mystikal
08-02-2004, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by spoony_prelude
:eek: whats wrong with kumho tires? Ive worked at my auto shop for 3 years and seriously kunho tires are pretty good, all the customers we get with performance rims go for kumhos, not to mention my co-worker whos almost finished rebuilding his 1974 2002, ill post pics when its done!!*love*

Because they're all stupid ricers who know nothing about performance and just buy whatever is cheap. I'm frequently hanging out at Wheels Direct, and the amount of times I see people buy "whatever is cheap" scares the shit outta me. These are tires, they are the only thing keeping you on your intended path.

RE750's, ES100's, G-Force Sports. All budget performance tires, all solid performers. The Kumho MX is actually a really good tire though, check that out if you want a bit more stick with a tradeoff in treadwear.

alexm520
08-02-2004, 06:54 PM
I think these are ALL good in Summer high-performance budget/performance category:

Bridgestone Fuzion (suppose to compete directly with Kumho MX)
Kumho MX (haven't heard anything bad especially considering its price. Don't base your decision on earlier models like 712 or 711)
Falken Azenis ST-115
Yokohama ES100

If you will consider Bridgestone 750, at similar price, check out Yokohama AVS. AVS is not exactly a budget tire but cheaper than T1S.

If you are looking for All-Season or long thread life, that's going to be another list.

You can compare prices here:
http://www.1010tires.com/ (Make sure to click on Canadian flag for Canadian currency at right lower corner)
http://tiretrends.com

AlexM520

Waterwings
08-04-2004, 11:17 PM
I say go with the bridgestone fuzion zri. I was talkin at work while i was droppin him off. Odd enough he works for bridgestone. So i asked him what he thought about the new tire. He said that the fuzion zri is a sick tire. He said that what they did was take their top of the line performance tire(can't remember the name) and changed the side wall and the middle of the tread a bit and thats it. He had them on his car too. Also he had the top of the line performance ones on his 72 911 and showed how they are diff. good rubber man. thats my say

Surk
08-06-2004, 04:22 PM
Fuzion Zr1's... Had them since May..good dry and wet for the $$

Surk
08-06-2004, 04:22 PM
Bridgestone Fuzions..Hands down...!! Had them on my ride since May...excellent stick in dry and wet... MTC Tire in Mississauga sells them or Atlas Tire..*th-up*

Surk
08-06-2004, 04:22 PM
Bridgestone Fuzions..Hands down...!! Had them on my ride since May...excellent stick in dry and wet... MTC Tire in Mississauga sells them or Atlas Tire..*th-up*

Surk
08-06-2004, 04:22 PM
Fuzion Zr1's... Had them since May..good dry and wet for the $$

Justin e36
08-18-2004, 04:23 PM
my rims are in!!!!!! ... I'm broke-ass.. but I need rubber! ... anyone have hookups? :D

DbIiRrTdY
08-19-2004, 02:22 AM
Justin talk to mystical - he has hook ups at wheels direct. He set me up unfortuantely i needed rubber right away and i was looking for yoko es100s (they are pricey) but you are on 18s with some wide ass tires ... so you will spend money regardless.

now wheels direct will be the cheapest ... and i'm not sure of everyones experience with them but they are some what unprofessional. Also they will price high then you have to deal with them on your own. - However like i said Mystical may be able to help you get a better price.

Because I was in a rush (I was down to the chords and they were splitting) I went to kipling tire. I paid 40 dollars more than the cash no tax deal at wheels direct but i got a few things i was happy about.

1) the yokos i was looking for were back ordered for 4 - 5 days with everybody (i know i called around) but Justin at Kipling tire was able to get them for me that afternoon
2) the service was excellent, friendly, fast and they know what they are doing I wasn't worried about them scratching my rims from the moment I got there.
3) the deal was not underhanded - i got a bill (now i can use it on my taxes as an expense) and you can use your visa or mc - you don't need to carry a wad of doe around and go to the bank machine twice b/c fo the 1 g limit to withdraw (if you have that or more)
4) their prices are quoted reasonable right off the bat(much better than wheels direct will give you with out the hook up or wheel and tire zone). They don't do a special price if you know me and another price if you don't.

As for tires - talk to Justin at Kipling tire tell him what your budget is he won't steer you wrong. He was telling me about fuzion something that he says are well priced for the performance.

Good luck

VS

SkycityBMW
08-19-2004, 11:18 AM
Originally posted by burnhard88
little off-topic but how much are parada spec 2's???

here burnhard . . check it: http://www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?tirebrand=Yokohama&tiremodel=Parada+Spec-2

Mystikal
08-19-2004, 11:13 PM
Originally posted by DbIiRrTdY
3) the deal was not underhanded - i got a bill (now i can use it on my taxes as an expense) and you can use your visa or mc - you don't need to carry a wad of doe around and go to the bank machine twice b/c fo the 1 g limit to withdraw (if you have that or more)

Actually Vic, the Wheels Direct deals I provide all have full bills printed, and although they request cash they will accept all credit cards. When you asked if it was cash only I said yes just to keep it simple, in case they felt like changing their minds or something. BTW Vic I still have the clears if you want them, let me know.

DbIiRrTdY
08-20-2004, 12:25 PM
Hey Mystikal,

Thanks for the clarification.

VS

the clears - yes i'm still interested. give me a ring you have my cell

Mystikal
08-20-2004, 12:32 PM
Hey Vic your box is full and I lost your number. Heh, PM me your #.

4life
08-23-2004, 09:43 AM
Most businesses prefer to do cash deals because they get charged a percentage of the amount when they do a credit card transaction thus cutting into their sometimes slim profits.

Justin check Tire World, they have good prices.

E36_M_Power
08-23-2004, 10:41 AM
Falken Azenis

punnzzells
08-23-2004, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by Miguel
anything but Kumho & Hankook.
I wouldnt trust those things on a pinto, nevermind a bimmer.

are you sure?

I have Hankooks and they frickin' rock! They shoudl be called Han Hook!

My buddy also has them on his //M Z roadster and he loves the tires!


Hankook Ventus 102 or 104 are awesome tires for the $$$ and I will be putting them on my E30 that will be VER powerful..

Mike.

Mystikal
08-23-2004, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by E36_M_Power
Falken Azenis

They define bang for buck in the tire world, I have them too. He's looking at 18" sizes though, they only go up to 17" (and extremely limted at that).