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      09-13-2012, 11:57 AM   #1
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Switching to Non RFT Feedback Appreciated

Picked up a E92 Sport recently and have decided to go Non run flat all season with a space saver.

Living in Chicago I plan on picking up a dedicated winter set so this is not a consideration. Looking for Allseason as I want tires to last longer than 30K miles.

These new tires would be fitted to my OEM 189 staggered 18Ē sport rims.

On my E39 with M Parallel 18Ē staggered, I replaced the A/S Pirelli P Zero Nero I had with Continental Extreme Contact DWS A/S about 2 years ago and they have been quite good but with a slightly softer ride which was fine with me as it suits the 5erís personality better in my opinion.

Trying to decide between the Michelin Pilotís A/S Plus or Continental Extreme Contact DWS A/S on the E92 sport coupe. The cost difference is negligible (about $65) looking on Tire Rack right now.

Anyone who has had personal experience with either the Pilotís or better, both the Pilotís and the Contiís on the E92 Coupe please chime in to help me decide.

Thank you in advance -
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      09-13-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
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Picked up a E92 Sport recently and have decided to go Non run flat all season with a space saver.

Living in Chicago I plan on picking up a dedicated winter set so this is not a consideration. Looking for Allseason as I want tires to last longer than 30K miles.

These new tires would be fitted to my OEM 189 staggered 18Ē sport rims.

On my E39 with M Parallel 18Ē staggered, I replaced the A/S Pirelli P Zero Nero I had with Continental Extreme Contact DWS A/S about 2 years ago and they have been quite good but with a slightly softer ride which was fine with me as it suits the 5erís personality better in my opinion.

Trying to decide between the Michelin Pilotís A/S Plus or Continental Extreme Contact DWS A/S on the E92 sport coupe. The cost difference is negligible (about $65) looking on Tire Rack right now.

Anyone who has had personal experience with either the Pilotís or better, both the Pilotís and the Contiís on the E92 Coupe please chime in to help me decide.

Thank you in advance -
If you're running separate snows, I would lean towards the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus for its better wet/dry grip, handling and steering response. The only area the in which the Conti DWS is better than the Sport A/S plus is in snow traction and a slightly softer ride.

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I'll second the Michelins, they work really well.
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Michelin Pilot Sports A/S. No personal experience with the Conti's, but many customers prefer the Pilot Sport A/S over the DWS. Just replaced a set of Conti's with Pilot Sport A/S on a 335xi, customer came back just to tell me it was a much more enjoyable ride from the Conti's.
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      09-15-2012, 01:39 AM   #5
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      09-26-2012, 11:30 AM   #6
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Thanks to all that replied. Going to go with the Michelin Pilot Sports A/S Plus.
Now I just need to find a spare from an E60 or X3.
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      09-27-2012, 03:24 PM   #7
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Picked up a E92 Sport recently and have decided to go Non run flat all season with a space saver.

Living in Chicago I plan on picking up a dedicated winter set so this is not a consideration. Looking for Allseason as I want tires to last longer than 30K miles.

These new tires would be fitted to my OEM 189 staggered 18Ē sport rims.

On my E39 with M Parallel 18Ē staggered, I replaced the A/S Pirelli P Zero Nero I had with Continental Extreme Contact DWS A/S about 2 years ago and they have been quite good but with a slightly softer ride which was fine with me as it suits the 5erís personality better in my opinion.

Trying to decide between the Michelin Pilotís A/S Plus or Continental Extreme Contact DWS A/S on the E92 sport coupe. The cost difference is negligible (about $65) looking on Tire Rack right now.

Anyone who has had personal experience with either the Pilotís or better, both the Pilotís and the Contiís on the E92 Coupe please chime in to help me decide.

Thank you in advance -
I'd go with the Michelins any day of the week!! (I did)
And yes--the A/S plus are nice and soft but sticky as well. They are my Winter set-up in Tennessee.
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      09-27-2012, 09:00 PM   #8
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