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      03-02-2014, 10:40 AM   #1
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Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP vs. Pilot Sport A/S 3

Need to replace my tires on my 2009 335d. I decided to get either the Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP run flat or the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 run flat.

Any thoughts?

The Pilot Sport tires is only $31 more per tire and have about the same treadwear at around 500.
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      03-02-2014, 06:14 PM   #2
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Ad you needing summer or all season tires?
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Mxm4 are smoother and quieter.

Pilot as3 tend to be noisier but perform better.

It depends on what you want from the tires.
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Ad you needing summer or all season tires?
Summer tires only. I have a second set of rims with winter tires that I swap over during the winter. I drive about 100 miles a day and want something smooth and quiet and good grip.
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Mxm4 are smoother and quieter.

Pilot as3 tend to be noisier but perform better.

It depends on what you want from the tires.
I am probably looking for smooth and quiet. My average driving speed is about 85 mph and I drive about 100 miles per day on the highway.
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Are you looking at 225/45R17?
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Are you looking at 225/45R17?
Yes, 225/45R17 tires.
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In that size there is not a run flat version of the Pilot Sport A/S 3 in case this factors into your decision.
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In that size there is not a run flat version of the Pilot Sport A/S 3 in case this factors into your decision.
Your right. The Pilot Sport are 5-Rib Tread Design and not run flats. How are the Michelin MXM4 ZP tires for quietness, smoothness and comfort? How are they are tread life?

I currently have the Continental ContiProContact SSR tires and they seem fine. Any tires similar to these, but for a lower price?

I am looking for a good low price tire with great tread life and it must be quiet and smooth.

Thanks
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If smooth/quiet and run flat are your criteria, you may want to look at the current run flat Pirelly P7 Cinturato that BMW is putting on some of their new cars. Every loaner that I have driven with this tire has ridden very soft and quiet. I believe there is currently a rebate available for these as well.
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The Michelin MXM4 ZP is a bit stiffer riding compared to the Conti Pro Contact SSR but it has slightly faster steering response and a bit more cornering grip.

Overall I would say that they are fairly comparable to each other.
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What would you recommend for 225/45R17 run flat tires that are smooth, confortable, quiet and have good tread wear and are reasonably priced?
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Need to replace my tires on my 2009 335d. I decided to get either the Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP run flat or the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 run flat.

Any thoughts?

The Pilot Sport tires is only $31 more per tire and have about the same treadwear at around 500.
I've had the primacys for about 2k miles so far and they're great. Smooth and quiet. If you wanna go rft route, these are best deal for your money
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I heard good thing and read good reviews on the Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP run flat tires.
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I've had the primacys for about 2k miles so far and they're great. Smooth and quiet. If you wanna go rft route, these are best deal for your money
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I heard good thing and read good reviews on the Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP run flat tires.
One of the F30 loaners I've driven (maybe both) had the Primacy. Very smooth and quiet ride, and was grippy enough for a non-sports-package sedan.
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