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BMWdouche 06-27-2011 09:30 PM

Hankook Tires??
 
heyo,

So I ultimately need to get some winter rubber and some summer rubber.

I was thinking Hankook W409 iPikes for the winter and the Ventus V12's for summer?..

Reviews are looking good.. anyone care to help me set my mind on these Hankooks? They seem like a good bang for the buck and I wanna set my mind on something because looking for tires is a pain in the ass.

parm 06-27-2011 10:11 PM

Ventus V12's I got these on my M5 and the wet/dry performance is amazing, and you can't beat the price!

Parm

chia 06-27-2011 10:11 PM

I did a bunch of the same research you probably have and decided to get the Ventus V12s. I'm very happy with them.

Soldo 06-28-2011 04:11 AM

I have the V12's for summer and the iPike's for winter and I couldn't be happier with the performance and value these have.

DANIMAL 06-28-2011 08:46 AM

I also have V12's for the summer and W409 for winter. Hands down the best combo to get you through the seasons considering price and performance. Completely recommend to anyone looking at new tires.

The only sub for the v12's would be star specs, if you can get them at a good price. You could also look at the R-S3's if you want a bit more grip.

What are you really planning on doing? Autocross? road track? drifting? or just some spirited driving?

BMWdouche 06-28-2011 09:23 AM

Thanks for making my mind up guys.. my girlfriend will be thankful she doesn't have to listen to me about wet weather traction and tread patterns.. Looks like Hankook is the way to go..

DANIMAL: I'm going to use them for daily/spirited driving.. although its hard nowadays with a cop pointing a radar gun at you every 5 seconds in Toronto..

BMWdouche 06-28-2011 09:43 AM

Another question I have is that I am putting a size 225/45/17 on a staggered set of OEM 17" rims (8F and 8.5R) as the iPikes can fit a width of 8.5... so the rims are slightly staggered but the tires are not.. how would rotating work with this?

I see that they are directional.. so I don't think I can rotate them at all... or can I?

330Hi 06-28-2011 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by parm (Post 1510321)
Ventus V12's I got these on my M5 and the wet/dry performance is amazing, and you can't beat the price!

Parm

+1

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMWdouche (Post 1510358)
Thanks for making my mind up guys.. my girlfriend will be thankful she doesn't have to listen to me about wet weather traction and tread patterns.. Looks like Hankook is the way to go..

You may still slip depending on what she's doing while you're driving! *no-no*

J/K :D


*wave*

BMWdouche 06-28-2011 03:28 PM

So I just spoke to a guy at a tire store.. who informed me that T rated tires like the w409 i*Pike are not the best to put on V rated cars.. but instead to opt for H rated tires cus they're compatible with V?? I don't get this.. Any advice?

DANIMAL 06-28-2011 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMWdouche (Post 1510429)
So I just spoke to a guy at a tire store.. who informed me that T rated tires like the w409 i*Pike are not the best to put on V rated cars.. but instead to opt for H rated tires cus they're compatible with V?? I don't get this.. Any advice?

I've had the W409s for two winters now, never any problems.

Perfect setup for daily/spirited driving.

BMWdouche 06-28-2011 04:28 PM

yeah.. don't have too much faith in the guy.. kept saying that i have a "scattered" setup..

Soldo 06-28-2011 04:51 PM

The tire guy is just trying to upsell you on pricier tires.

A speed rating, is a speed rating, doesn't make a difference if you don't plan on driving at those max tire rated speeds.

T = 190km/h max
H = 210km/h max
V = 240km/h max

All rated for speeds not legal anywhere in the North America. So unless your planning on spending lots of track time on Winter tires, I'd go for the iPikes

crxgsr 06-28-2011 06:07 PM

Generally for winter, it's acceptable to go down one speed. Most BMW come with a minimum 91H speed rating, so going T-rated is okay. But I wouldn't recommend going with T-rated if you have a 330i, or 335i, as they put out a bit more power...

Also, putting the same size on the staggered rims is okay, you can't rotate them unless they are dismounted from the rims.

FYI, Hankook prices are increasing July 1st, 2011.

webseocanada 07-02-2011 04:32 AM

is these tyre provides smooth speed on un- cemented roads and provides reliability.

Killerbimmer 10-08-2012 10:34 PM

hankook ipikes are amazing, i have a set for the winter and they work out great!


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