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      04-21-2013, 03:09 PM   #1

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Tire decision for E92 335

I need to pick from one of these three

1. Hankook Ventus V12
2. Continental ExtremeContact DW
3. Goodyear Assymetric 2

Factors in decision making in the order of preference are:

1. Sidewall stiffness( more is preferred)
2. Less road noise
3. Longevity

If you have any experience with above 3 please advise, so I can have some real world feedback. Most times actual tirerack feedback varies between two extremes, so real world feedback from fellow posters is mostly closer to truth.
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      04-21-2013, 03:16 PM   #2

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Or for the matter any other brand/tire recommendation that has good handling and stiff sidewall.
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      04-21-2013, 03:36 PM   #3
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      04-21-2013, 04:27 PM   #4
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I have Hankook. Love em. I think they perform well especially in wet weather, which I need in Seattle. Great daily driver tire and seems to also do well on the track. I do a few events per year. I do not have experience with your other two options but like the Hankooks a lot more compared to the OEM RFTs that came with my car.
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      04-21-2013, 05:15 PM   #5

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How is the sidewall stiffness? do you guys feel any give during cornering?
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      04-22-2013, 09:29 AM   #6

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Given that sidewall stiffness is important, you may want to consider the Michelin Pilot Super Sport. The Conti DW and Hankook V12 are good tires, but sidewall stiffness is not their forte. Side by side testing of the F1 Asymmetric 2 against some others including the Pilot Super Sport : http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...&affiliate=AB2
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      04-22-2013, 02:04 PM   #7
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I have tried both the Hankook and the Continental. Both considerably comfortable tires with the Continental being noticably better at noise and comfort, rain, and longevity. The Continental also felt better around corners and gave a better reasurring feel. For the price, the Extremecontact DW is one heck of a good deal. It should be a tad bit cheaper than the Hankook.

But as Gary from Tirerack mentioned, if you're looking for sidewall stiffness and handling, nothing really comes close to the Michelin PSS unless you use extreme performance summer tires which will sacrafice a lot of comfort and longevity. I currently run the PSS on my 335i and is amazed at how good it holds up against other extreme performance summer tires that i've tried.

Out of the three you have mentioned, i will choose the Continental (No experience with the Goodyear), based on price, comfort, durability, and wet handling (which is important to me in Vancouver Canada where we rain 1/2+ of the time).
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      04-22-2013, 06:36 PM   #8

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      04-22-2013, 08:09 PM   #9
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on my second set of DW. Excellent for your 2nd and 3rd priority.
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I JUST ordered Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT for my 2007 Monaco Blue 335i drop-top. I'm not diggin' the wheels that are on it,they are wrapped in winter rubber so that's fine. So Now I've ordered 8.5 inch and 9.5 inch X 18 stagger fit Beyern mesh silver with mirror lip(s). 225/40 on front, 255/35 rear, runflat of course.. if i was to put a spare in the car....well, you know, there is simply no room... lol.. I am hoping I have chosen a worthy set of all season run-flats? opinions? I may be able to change tires before they get assembled
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