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MLue1 03-25-2009 01:51 AM

What Tires are you using for the Summer?
Please post what tires you're using for the summer. It may give others everyone an idea of what works or and doesn't, along the way we may help others to save some $. If the tires are crap please indicate it so others don't wind up buying 'em.

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Since I started the thread, I guess I'll start:

Michelin Pilot Sport PS2, I put these on when I first got the car $255 each at 1010 tires. The grip and handling is great but they wear out pretty fast... only lasted from April to October. As I said the grip is great but when they let go they do so without warning. Great tire but I wouldn't buy them again for what they cost and only if I was tracking the car which isn't likely.

Falken ZE512, went for value this time (read blew the tire budget the first time... need cheep tire), paid $132 each at 1010 tires. Actually a good tire but they follow the crown in the road, found that I had to steer against the crown to keep the car straight even after numerous alignments. Wear was fairly good, the shoulders of the tires held up OK but wore out and started to make noise. The tires are good value but not well suited to the E39, the car may be too heavy for them.

Goodyear Ulta Grip snows on the car right now but these Sumo Akina ST-09 all season tires just arrived today from you guessed it... 1010 tire. I can't give an evaluation as they are not mounted yet. I originally was going to purchase General UHP Exclaims but a buddy of mine mentioned that he is running the Sumo Akina ST-07 summer tires and they were working pretty good and I couldn't pass up a buy 3 and get the 4th tire free deal at $125 each. I mean where else can you get four brand new W rated 235-45-17 tires delivered to your door for $457... everything in.

e24_635csi 03-25-2009 09:21 AM

Once i get the M5 back on the road, and the front rims refinished I will be buying a set of Bridgestone Potenza RE760's.

On the 17'' RC's that came with the car has a set of Michelin Pilot Sports on them, I never got to really use them much due to wear on the tread, but they felt like a nice tire, not to loud. but I really dont have much experience otherwise.

Im still debating whether to keep the e39 M5 wheels on the car or put the BBS RC's back on, I'll have to buy tires either way.

nikijack 03-25-2009 12:44 PM

I bought a set of Potenza RE760 which I'll put on in a few weeks.



three28 03-25-2009 01:44 PM

Dunlop Direzza DZ101, great tires on dry roads and very quiet! No so great on wet.

around 200 per tire.

e24_635csi 03-25-2009 05:15 PM


Originally Posted by nikijack (Post 1279120)
I bought a set of Potenza RE760 which I'll put on in a few weeks.



Let me know how you like the tires, what car and rims are the tires going on?

When i had my e28 on the road, i had a set of Toyo T1R's and I loved them, i think i paid $210 ( at least 2 years ago ) they were great in the wet too.

parm 03-27-2009 04:26 PM

PIRELLI - PZero Nero excelent tire wet or dry.

e46it 04-06-2009 11:21 AM

Conti all around... rears wear out fast but handeling is very decent.

bscarlett 04-06-2009 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by parm (Post 1280264)
PIRELLI - PZero Nero excelent tire wet or dry.

+1 one for the PZero Nero

5thseries 04-06-2009 03:51 PM

something that replace shitty run flats =|

Fern 04-06-2009 09:01 PM

Dunlop FM901- kinda noisy on highway

DINAN 3 04-06-2009 11:43 PM


Originally Posted by bscarlett (Post 1284463)
+1 one for the PZero Nero

+2 in the 20" w/ 25 profile size.

dulak 04-07-2009 01:05 AM

Falken 452's.

Nicer than the conti's imo.

chromius 04-07-2009 08:50 AM


Originally Posted by dulak (Post 1284919)
Falken 452's.

Nicer than the conti's imo.


Went from conti's to dunlops to falken fk-452's and love the falken's

Oyster 04-21-2009 09:52 PM

falken 912 on the 540

Goodyear Ulta Grip snows for winter
no Pirelli ever again

NipponM5 04-26-2009 09:23 AM

When I got my car this is what it had, and still going, on E34 M5 17 offset wheels.

Federal Super Steel 595's. front: 235/45R17
rear : 255/40R17

They look great, they're quiet. Wet weather and handling are excellent and the wear seems pretty good so far.

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