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Old 04-27-2008, 09:52 PM   #1
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Question summer tires recommendation

I want to buy a new set of summer tires for my '05 330ci and would like some recommendations with estimated prices of what members are using. I'm looking for performance over value. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 04-28-2008, 03:46 PM   #2
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If you're looking for performance over all else, then you want the Yokohama Advan AD07, Bridgestone RE-01R, or Dunlop Z1. These are all really aggressive and wear out quickly, if you want more reasonable wear look at the Michelin PS2 or Pirelli PZero (just PZero, the new one).
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:28 PM   #3
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performance and value -> falken 451 maybe?
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:55 PM   #4
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:56 PM   #5
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i like my pilot sports.
i forget the model but i heard generals made a good one. no idea of the model.
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:24 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone! I'll start my research!
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:23 PM   #7
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performance and value -> falken 451 maybe?
451 has been out of production for years.

Performance and value, you're looking at Kumho SPT, Fuzion ZRi, etc.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:42 AM   #8
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I would go for:

Falken Azenis RT-615
Hankook RS-2 Z212

2 of the stickiest street tires out there. Not expensive on top of that
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Old 04-29-2008, 03:37 PM   #9
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:57 PM   #10
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Tire Werkes

Email Chris at Tire Werkes (www.tirewerkes.com) for a quote. Tell him what you're looking for and he'll hook you up with a quote. His prices are quite good (also, his quotes include tax and shipping to your door!)
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:12 PM   #11
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$239 Toyo T1R
$215 Michelin Pilot Sport
$159 Falken 452
$151 BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2
$135 BFGoodrich g-Force Sport
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toyo proxes T1-r's check them out @ www.megawheelz.com, call for pricing
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$239 Toyo T1R
$215 Michelin Pilot Sport
$159 Falken 452
$151 BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2
$135 BFGoodrich g-Force Sport
Out of that list, the KDW2 is a bargain. It will keep up with the Pilot Sport in all performance categories (both are leagues ahead of the other tires there). It's noisier than the Michelin, but that's about the only tradeoff.
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:35 PM   #14
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I use P-3000. Got em changed a month ago at Tire Depot. $550 with installations.
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:19 PM   #15
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If you're looking for performance over all else, then you want the Yokohama Advan AD07, Bridgestone RE-01R, or Dunlop Z1. These are all really aggressive and wear out quickly, if you want more reasonable wear look at the Michelin PS2 or Pirelli PZero (just PZero, the new one).
Great advice from Mystikal.
Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 are hard to beat for the price. I'd also add Falken RT-615 to the list of sticky, yet cheap, category.
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