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      11-01-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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Which tires would you go with?

I've got a 2007 E92 w/ a sports package (F: 225/40/18, R: 255/35/18) living in south florida. After two nails in less than a week, I'm looking to move away from the pricey RFT's. i want a tire that'll give me a good mix of handling (especially in the rain) with treadwear, as i put ~20k miles on the car every year.

looking at the Michelin Pilot Super Sport (UTQG: 300AA A) or the Conti ExtremeContact DWS (UTQG: 540A A). both have great to decent ratings in their tire tests and both have treadwear warranties 30k and 50k respectively (obviously life will be less cause of the staggered setup).. looking at the all-season DWS over the DW cause of the higher treadwear rating and warranty (please let me know if i'm looking at this wrong assuming that with the same driving style i'll get longer life out of the DWS' over the DW's). thoughts?



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      11-01-2011, 10:13 AM   #2
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Get the PSS if you have extra of $$ and heavy driving style, for daily driving the DWS will be best choice for good budgets.
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I'll say Conti ExtremeContact DW. Great perfomance tire and handles well in the rain. Tread life is also pretty decent. IMO, performance > thread life and for the price, definitely ExremeContact DW FTW.

Super Sport> DW> DWS
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My vote would be for the Pilot Super Sports if you plan on driving your car hard. They are excellent tires. If you need an all-season tire though the the Continental ExtremeContact is great as well.
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PSS - I will never own another set of tires (unless something comes out and beats these).
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PSS. These tires are just fantastic. Some tirerack reviews say the ride is too stiff. No clue what those folks are used to riding. If you're never in snow and have the $$, you won't be disappointed.
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PSS. These tires are just fantastic. Some tirerack reviews say the ride is too stiff. No clue what those folks are used to riding. If you're never in snow and have the $$, you won't be disappointed.
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