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      03-12-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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What tire would you choose? Recommendations please

I may have a small leak in one of my rear tires (OEM Continental ContiProContact SSR) and am debating what to do next. As I've had these tires on since 2009, I was in the process of thinking about replacing them at some point even though the tread is still pretty good.

If I just replace with the same brand, I'll probably just replace both rear tires right now and replace the front two sometime over the summer. Alternately, I could take the opportunity to swap out all four now with something possibly less expensive and better performing.

The other tires I'm considering are the Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season Run Flat (on sale for $188 each) or the Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP (on sale for $137 each). I absolutely want to stay with RFT's.

How do these tires compare with the Continentals? Would you recommend a different RFT? They need to be all season and should be at least as decent in the wet and snow as what I have on now.

Thanks in advance! I'd also like to give a big thanks to Gary @ Tire Rack for answering all my emails so quickly!
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Any suggestions?

I'm very interested in hearing from the experts out there!
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No one has any advice? I'm surprised! Am I in the wrong section?
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No one has any advice? I'm surprised! Am I in the wrong section?
No but most don't buy those tires, at least my friends. If you asked about summer performance rft or winter rft rubber it's a different story. All season tires suck in wet and dry if you care about steering feedback, control etc. I ran PS2 ZP in summer and now switching to PSS. PS2 is excellent! In winter I run LM-25. I am not sure why would you go with all seasons in MA considering the winter weather and rwd car. I can tell you that MXM4 suck in dry and wet even on Acura TL fwd.

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You're right that A/S tires are a compromise, and that dedicated summer & snow tires are always the best option. I don't run my car very aggresively, and with the exception of highway trips, am usually stuck in Boston traffic. That's why for me A/S are appropriate for me.

The MXM4 you're thinking of are the Pilot seires, which I've heard was not a good tire. The Primacy MXM4 is a completely different tire, and has been well received.

That being said, anyone have any opinions or experience on how the Primacy and P Zero Nero A/S compare to the OEM Continentals?
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Looks like the 970's are not RFT, but 960's are. I'll check them out! I wasn't considering Bridgestones as I remember the issues many people had with the OEM Bridgestones when I first got my car.
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