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      03-03-2009, 08:43 PM   #1
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Replacement Tires for 325i Non-sport

I have hit 30k mi on my 06 325i and its time for a tire swap. I currently have the 205/55/16 Conti SSR runflats, but think I am going to graduate to a Conti Comfort Kit and non-RFTs (unless someone here convinces me otherwise). I have searched high and low through this forum for advice on brands/models but can't find much for lowly 325i non-sports. Anyone have any opinions? Also, I am thinking of stepping up to 225/50/16's for a little more aggressive look. Any opinions there? Anyone done this? Anyway, my top considerations are:

1. Value (Bang for buck)
2. Long-lasting
3. Quietness (is that a word?)
4. Performance
5. Price (I don't want to pay more than the RFTs)
6. Look

Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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      03-04-2009, 12:36 PM   #2
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For a little more than the cost of new tires, you could probably buy someones 161's with good tires on them. 161's look a lot better than 156's too.
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      03-04-2009, 03:23 PM   #3
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If you haven't already, you should check out the reviews on TireRack.com
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Stepping up to 225/50R16 is no problem.

Among the best that fit some of the characteristics you mentioned are the Bridgestone Potenza G019, and Yokohama Avid H4S.

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      07-08-2009, 09:32 PM   #5
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Beating a dead horse...

Sorry to revive my old thread but I am now officially making the tire purchase. I'm leaning toward Yokohamas, either the Avid V4S or the YK520. The V4S definitely has more praise as I have dug around the net, but this may be because its been around longer. The YK520 is sold exclusively at Discount Tire, which scares me a bit but I've seen several reviews that claim the YK520 is essentially an updated version of the V4S with some newer technology, longer treadlife, but slightly less aggressive pattern. Anyone have any opinions on the Avid V4S/H4S or the YK520s? Thanks!
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I bought a set of YK520's and its a great tire. The tire is smoot, quiet and it takes bumps very well. If you are looking for comfort YK520 is the way to go but if you want something for agressive driving you might consider other tires.
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