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      05-27-2011, 10:49 PM   #1
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wow what a difference....i got rid of my runflats and what a smooth ride now....running Bridgestones Potenza RE040 now....happy camper now
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      05-27-2011, 11:11 PM   #2
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welcome to the club..i love my non rfts
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      05-28-2011, 05:51 PM   #3
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I just got some michelins on and couldn't be happier. Car drives much better.
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      06-01-2011, 12:24 PM   #4
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RFT vs NON RFT are like night and day.....glad i made the switch
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      06-01-2011, 10:52 PM   #5
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Im in the market for new tires, switching up to non RFT but im not sure what to get, anyone have any advice? ive been reading about Hankook v12 evos
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      06-01-2011, 11:01 PM   #6
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Michelin Pilot Super Sport are the best. Hankook V12 and Continental Extreme DW are great too.
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      06-01-2011, 11:05 PM   #7
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FYI - the new 3-series ride much smoother with RFT than previous models. My new 2011 E90 with the M Sport package rides solid and smooth.

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      06-01-2011, 11:15 PM   #8
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Im in the market for new tires, switching up to non RFT but im not sure what to get, anyone have any advice? ive been reading about Hankook v12 evos
Great choice..if i had to buy today that what id get
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      06-02-2011, 10:06 AM   #9
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Awesome, anyone also know if the Hankook tires are alright for winters in northern cali. im not sure what kind of weather summer tires are appropriate for.
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      06-02-2011, 10:32 AM   #10
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I have continental extreme contact DW, they're an excellent tire. Great wet and dry grip. Good price too. Better than the v12's IMO

But i wouldn't use them in weather bellow 50F, as with any summer tire.
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FYI - the new 3-series ride much smoother with RFT than previous models. My new 2011 E90 with the M Sport package rides solid and smooth.

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I had a 2011 loaner without sport package and it was MUCH smoother than my 2008 with sport package. I think most people will be totally comfortable with that ride comfort.
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      06-02-2011, 11:33 AM   #12
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Awesome, anyone also know if the Hankook tires are alright for winters in northern cali. im not sure what kind of weather summer tires are appropriate for.
Summer tires will have a noticeable loss of traction when temps dip below 40oF and will be downright dangerous below about 30o.

And don't attempt to drive on even light snow or ice as you probably will not move.

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Awesome, anyone also know if the Hankook tires are alright for winters in northern cali. im not sure what kind of weather summer tires are appropriate for.
You're fine with max performance summer tires in the Bay. No good in the mountains in the winter!
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Awesome, anyone also know if the Hankook tires are alright for winters in northern cali. im not sure what kind of weather summer tires are appropriate for.
As long as you dont have snow they are fine..summer times CANNOT be run in the snow.
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Does anyone have like a list of some good tires. i was thinking about the hankook but i really just want something nicer than runflats that is under $600 if possible. ive found the hankook v12s for 688 on tirerack and they are cheaper then the continental extreme contact DW so thats what im leaning towards. of course im going to ask the tire shop that im having install my parts if they have any good ideas too but id like to know some names of some good tires so i don't get hustled haha
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Does anyone have like a list of some good tires. i was thinking about the hankook but i really just want something nicer than runflats that is under $600 if possible. ive found the hankook v12s for 688 on tirerack and they are cheaper then the continental extreme contact DW so thats what im leaning towards. of course im going to ask the tire shop that im having install my parts if they have any good ideas too but id like to know some names of some good tires so i don't get hustled haha
Size?
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Does anyone have like a list of some good tires. i was thinking about the hankook but i really just want something nicer than runflats that is under $600 if possible. ive found the hankook v12s for 688 on tirerack and they are cheaper then the continental extreme contact DW so thats what im leaning towards. of course im going to ask the tire shop that im having install my parts if they have any good ideas too but id like to know some names of some good tires so i don't get hustled haha
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I just got 18's from Tirerack for $5xx. And Hankook is running a $60 rebate.
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      06-02-2011, 11:37 PM   #18
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