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08-09-2005, 07:09 PM
Do you have suggestions for summer performance tires for a 92 325i with a M3 suspension setup?

I have an old set of Continental Sport Contacts 225/50/16's that need to be replaced.

I'm considering the following brands:

Yokohama, Kumho, Falken etc... pricing to $160.00 ea.

What are you running and do you favour them? *th-up* *thmbsdwn*

08-09-2005, 07:19 PM
I would go for either Yokohama or Falken preferring the Yokohama but definitely stay away from the Kumho, they are noisy as hell and for some reason give the look of a much narrower width for the same size as the other tires making them look a little on the skinny side. Also Kumhos sidewall is not that strong either.

Toyo T1-S is what I have and now they are replaced with the T1-R. They are quiet and amazing in heavy rain but they are on the expensive side.

08-09-2005, 07:40 PM
try nexen tires. They came new to Canada, but they are rival company to kumho and hankook in korea. They have very aggressive tread pattern and apprently they are priced very low(an promotional introductory price) right now. I know this cause my friend's father is the owner of main distributor in Canada who just opened.

08-13-2005, 02:26 PM
Wow!! *sleep* Not very many opinions on this subject :huh?:

08-13-2005, 04:05 PM
After I went through my Continental ContiSports I bought a set of Fuzion ZRi and have nothin bad to say about em...nice sidewall, great tread pattern, and stick real good.....

Justin e36
08-13-2005, 04:42 PM
I have Yokohama ES100's... no complaints.


08-13-2005, 05:15 PM
I just recently installed a set of Pirelli P-Zero Nero's. Great tires.
Why don't you check out Tirerack.com for some reviews.

08-13-2005, 08:14 PM
I have been checking the reviews of the most popular tires in my $160 price range. I think that most are suitable but I tend to be swaying towards Toyo Proxes.

08-13-2005, 09:23 PM
Toyo Proxies T1R

08-14-2005, 09:50 AM
I have been looking at the Toyo Proxes 4®.

Reviews Toyo Proxes 4® (http://www.tiretrends.com/tire_info.php3?detailID=11175)

The Yokohama AVS ES100 have many complaints about excessive noise.

Reviews yokohama Avs ES100 (http://www.tirerack.com/survey/SurveyComments.jsp?additionalComments=y&commentStatus=P&tireMake=Yokohama&tireModel=AVS+ES100&partnum=25WR6ES100&vehicleSearch=true&fromCompare1=yes&place=39)

I will look for a tire in the middle of the performance spectrum (good wet/dry traction, less noisy with good wear ability).

I will look at 4 seasons but I don't drive my e36 in the winter.

08-15-2005, 12:27 AM
I also say Yoko ES100's, I had them, for the price they were awesome, they did get noisy at about 25% tread left though, then again my Toyo T1-S are doing the same thing. The ES100's were a great rain tire also.

I've tried the Fuzions ZRi on my car as well, I liked them, they were pretty good in the rain.

08-15-2005, 08:52 AM
I have Yokohama ES100's... no complaints.


Ditto. Same here. No noise yet, had them since may. Paid Around $800.