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      04-22-2012, 05:22 PM   #8
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Drives: 09 335d Sport SGrey/Blk/Blk
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ant13ant, based on your country's climate, I would consider a high-performance summer tire like the Michelin Pilot Super Sport or Continental ContiSportContact (2 or 3).

As well, if you use a 'staggered' set-up (different size front and rear sets of tires), you should make sure that the overall diameter remains the same for both tires, so you should have something like 225/45-17 front to go with the 255/40-17 rear.

When you get the new tires mounted, invest in a good 4-wheel alignment -- that will make the tires last as long as possible by resetting the suspension to factory specifications.

Many of us have replaced the original RFTs with non-RFT tires and have been quite happy with the results, particularly as non-RFTs tend to 'hop' less over uneven pavement.

Regards
D.
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