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      05-15-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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Best Tires??

Looking to replace my rft on my e92 w/zsp. Just looking for some good, reliable tires that I'll get decent wear out of that don't break the bank. My oem rft have 17k on them and backs already need replaced. I live in Atlanta so no snow, etc. and my driving style is pretty "normal.". I'm considering conti dw, Hankook v12,...any others I should look into?? Thanks!
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      05-15-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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In Europe is PZero a good value.
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      05-15-2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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I have the hankooks, seem pretty good for the money
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      05-15-2012, 02:57 PM   #4
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Have not had the pleasure of running on my 335 (yet),but I am quite fond of Nitto NT555.... and they do come in stock sizes....
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      05-15-2012, 02:59 PM   #5
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Kuhmo Ecsta 4X

Quiet-9.5
Ride-9.0
Response-8.5
Tread Wear-TBD
Rain-10.0
Dry-10.0
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$500.00 4 new tires
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      05-15-2012, 03:00 PM   #6
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Kuhmo Ecsta 4X

Quiet-9.5
Ride-9.0
Response-8.5
Tread Wear-TBD
Rain-10.0
Dry-10.0
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$500.00 4 new tires
oh yeah SOOOOOO...MUCH BETTER THAN THAT RUN FLAT ****
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      05-15-2012, 04:47 PM   #7
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the "best" tire would be
Michelin Pilot Super Sports

Second best most say are Continetal DW's

If price is a concern the Nitto 555's or the Vredestein UltraC Sessanta are great tires.

I am currently running Continental DWS in the front for longevity and Vredestein UltraC Sessanta in the rear.
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      05-15-2012, 06:02 PM   #8
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running nankangs similar to kumho ecsta in price, i will go for the conti dw's next
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Kuhmo Ecsta 4X

Quiet-9.5
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Response-8.5
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Rain-10.0
Dry-10.0
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$500.00 4 new tires
+1. You can't beat these tires for the price.
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      05-15-2012, 07:24 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the input everyone! Gonna pull the trigger on a new set in the next few days.
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Where did you find the Kumho's for $500??
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Sumitomo HTR Z3 are pretty responsive and priced right. I managed 40k+ miles on Florida roads. Only complaint is they are a little noisy.
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      05-15-2012, 11:44 PM   #13
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Where did you find the Kumho's for $500??
tirebuyer.com

I picked up a set of 225/45R17XL for my E91 for just over $400 (shipped).
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Thanks for all the input everyone! Gonna pull the trigger on a new set in the next few days.
KUHMO"S.....TIRERACK!!!!
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Where did you find the Kumho's for $500??
tire rack mane
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kumhos ftw

just bought a set of 4 kumhos ecsta all season. off tirebuyer.com; super good deal, free shipping. with 10% sales tax, final price was sub $500!

offered it to tirerack, but they don't price match.
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