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      10-07-2008, 09:43 AM   #1
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HELP! Michelin Tires - Down to 3

I have narrowed my tire selection down to two. I am trying to decide between the Michelin Primacy MXV4, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus and the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S? Has anyone heard about the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus? Are they better than the originals? Thanks for any and all help!
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Yes, the AS Plus, according to Michelin, should be an improvement in wear as well as wet traction compared to the old Pilot Sport A/S. The Primacy MXV4 would be smoother, quieter, longer wearing, but with slower steering response and less dry grip.

What size tires were you looking at?
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Thanks for the reply! i have an 06 BMW 325I. My wheels are 205/55 R16...
Right now i have the Bridgestone RFTs that came on the car. I hate them! They are so loud. I was also looking at the ContiProContact SSR's but had pretty much decided to ditch the run flats all together and just carry a can of fix a flat and get AAA... But if you have any other ideas or suggestions I would love to hear them. I am very much a novice at all of this stuff! Thanks again!
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You've got the right idea. Don't bother getting run flats again. I think those Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires are a good choice. Another good thing to have with you is a Mobility kit, which basically includes a compressor in addition to the tire slime you mentioned earlier.
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Thanks for the reply! i have an 06 BMW 325I. My wheels are 205/55 R16...
Right now i have the Bridgestone RFTs that came on the car. I hate them! They are so loud. I was also looking at the ContiProContact SSR's but had pretty much decided to ditch the run flats all together and just carry a can of fix a flat and get AAA... But if you have any other ideas or suggestions I would love to hear them. I am very much a novice at all of this stuff! Thanks again!
The Primacy MXV4 would be a dramatic improvement in ride quality, noise, wet traction and wear. If you aren't an aggressive driver this would be a great choice.

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