Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > General > General Discussion
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-04-2007, 11:12 PM   #1
Ian Sheppard
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Calgary / Denver
Posts: 269
Tire Review

I just bought a new set of tires last week, and have had alot of different tires over the last 3 years. In case anyone is looking, here is my personal experience:

Kumho SPT (235/40/17 on 1995 BMW M3) - only put these on last week. Seem decent, but do not stick as well as any of the others. That said, I expected this as I purchased these for extended treadwear as I can't seem to get a season out of a set of tires anymore! So far they are nice and quiet, and work well in the rain. To be determined if I'd buy again 7/10

Continental Sport Contact (245/40/17 on a 1992 BMW 325is and 225/45/17 on 1995 M3) - Had two sets of these. Best tire I've ever used in the rain...2nd best in the dry. Very good progressive stick, with predictable break away. Did not last long (~8K), but I drive like an ass. Would buy again for sure if I wasn't looking for better treadlife. 9/10

Michelin pilot sports (235/45/17s on a 1992 BMW M5) - Decent tire, but pricey. Good stick in the dry and wet, but not as good as the contis in ether conditions. Wore out really quick, and unevenly, but I was throwing a 4000 lbs 300+HP car around alot. Would not buy again, which is OK, since they are discontinued. 8/10

Bridgestone SP2000s (235/45/17 on 1992 M5) - Not a great tire, and I only bought these as I was selling the M5 and didn't think anyone would really apreciate a corded set of pilots. 6/10

Michelin pilot sports PS2 - (235/40/17 on 1995 M3) - Great tire. Best stick of the lot in the dry. not as good as the contis in the wet. nice and quiet right up until I chorded them. Worst wearin tire of them all. Still liked them though. If stick is your priority and cost is no concern, these are a good buy. Personally I think there are almost as good of tires out there for a lot less though. 9.5/10 (not considering $)

Yokohama ES100s (2 sets in 225/50/15 on an 89 325is) - Great tire, especially for the price. Stick pretty decent in the dry (not as good as the michelins or contis), but not that great in the wet (fun in the wet though). Pretty decent treadwear - these are the last tires I remember getting 2 seasons out of. I would have bought these instead of the SPTs, but wanted to try something different. 8/10

Yokohama A520 (225/45/16 on 1988 M3) - decent tire, but only stuck marginally better than the ES100. Treadwear was drastically worse than the ES100. Its discontinued, so not an option anymore. Would not buy again. 6.5/10

Yokohama AO32R (225/50/15 on 1988 M3) - R compound tire, but not very competitive. Buy some Kumhos instead...Would not buy again. 7/10

Anyone want to add some others?
Ian Sheppard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 12:10 AM   #2
Marky_mark
Detailing Specialist
 
Marky_mark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Aurora
Posts: 480
Send a message via MSN to Marky_mark
You should check out Toyo Tires. I bought a set of Toyos
PROXES T1-R last year for my car and I love them the grip better then the
Continental Sport Contact that came one my car and they are not as noise and the 10 times better in the rain just my 2 cents
__________________
Marky_mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 12:11 AM   #3
Bliss
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Burlington, On
Posts: 3,324
Didn't go through many different brands, but here they are

Yokohama AVS sport (235.35.19) Great overall tire. Went through two sets. I found them to stick pretty good either in the wet or dry. Great street tires. No complaints.

Just bought the Toyo Proxes T1R (235.35.19). Still in the garage waiting to be mounted. Heard great reviews, but will have to let you guys know when they're on.
__________________


For maXbimmer decals, please email info@maxbimmer.com
Bliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 10:23 AM   #4
rdtx2005
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Markham
Posts: 563
Falken ZE-912 is what I have and they are sweet.
__________________
rdtx2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 12:08 PM   #5
///M3 ZCP
///M Power
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 80
how about General Tire Exclaim UHP? Supposedly worth their cost.
///M3 ZCP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 05:41 PM   #6
Karim@Corner73
5th Gear Member
 
Karim@Corner73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Montreal
Posts: 913
For a street tire with great grip and low cost, you guys should check out the Falken Azenis RT-615.

Treadwear index is low (200?) and performance in the wet is so-so but in the dry

Karim.
Karim@Corner73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 06:05 PM   #7
AceOfSpades
♠ ♠ ♠
 
AceOfSpades's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Creston, Iowa
Posts: 4,171
Quote:
Originally Posted by Karim@Corner73 View Post
For a street tire with great grip and low cost, you guys should check out the Falken Azenis RT-615.

Treadwear index is low (200?) and performance in the wet is so-so but in the dry

Karim.
used the previous generation Rt 215...absolutely siiick grip. cool tire thread to look at. they last for quite some time.

right now...using bullshit S1088 wanli tires. ok grip in dry condition(well, i don't have enough power to really test the tires) ABSOLUTELY NO ****IN GRIP IN WET WEATHER!!!!. i always enjoyed burning out at times. surprisingly they do last for quite a while. butt **** wanli and allied

Last edited by AceOfSpades; 09-05-2007 at 06:07 PM.
AceOfSpades is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2007, 09:36 PM   #8
dbworld4k
Addict
 
dbworld4k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: YYZ / ORD
Posts: 7,099
I'm on General Exclaim UHPs for the past 4 months - approx. 5000kms already.

It's been a GREAT tire, best bang for the buck IMO (bought from Tire Rack at $86USD per tire ). Tread wears out evenly, the grip in the dry is VERY nice, and very decent in the rain too. So far the tread has held up nicely, it doesn't seem to be wearing out too quickly and I drive spiritedly, too.

I would definitely buy these again, it's nearly impossible to beat these for the price.
__________________


Imola Red / Imola Red ///M5
E60 SSK, Dice iPod, GT Exhaust
BCR Coilovers, 19x10 + 19x11 Rial Daytona Race, Michelin PSS

335i M-Sport Alpine White / Coral Red
H&R Sport, CF diffuser, BMW Performance SSK

Past:
'04 E55 AMG Brilliant Silver / Anthracite
'96 318i Alpine White / Black
'01 330Ci Titanium Silver / Coral Red
'96 328i Jet Black / Black
dbworld4k is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.