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      09-21-2010, 10:48 PM   #1
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Tire recommendations

I know this is a BMW forum, and I own a BMW and love it. I also have a 05 Nissan Altima 3.5SE V6 (wife's DD car), which needs new tires (215/55-17). Although winter is coming up, I'm not really looking for winter tires per se. I'm looking for a good set of all-season tires. It's been a few years since I had to buy tires for a car (had SUVs previously), so I am almost clueless as to brands. All I know is that we went through the current tires in 1.5 yrs and 25k miles, which is not good enough. I need something to last longer.

My main concerns are safety/reliability, tread life, and cost. I don't need tires for racing or superior handling lol. I'm not going to buy a cheap brand of tire, but I really am trying to get some under $450 for the tires and shipping if necessary (if possible???).

I trust the opinions of members here, so I welcome all recommendations. Thanks in advance.
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I know this is a BMW forum, and I own a BMW and love it. I also have a 05 Nissan Altima 3.5SE V6 (wife's DD car), which needs new tires (215/55-17). Although winter is coming up, I'm not really looking for winter tires per se. I'm looking for a good set of all-season tires. It's been a few years since I had to buy tires for a car (had SUVs previously), so I am almost clueless as to brands. All I know is that we went through the current tires in 1.5 yrs and 25k miles, which is not good enough. I need something to last longer.

My main concerns are safety/reliability, tread life, and cost. I don't need tires for racing or superior handling lol. I'm not going to buy a cheap brand of tire, but I really am trying to get some under $450 for the tires and shipping if necessary (if possible???).

I trust the opinions of members here, so I welcome all recommendations. Thanks in advance.
The best available all season tires that will com in under that price point with shipping would be the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 . Good tires for the price.

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Ok everyone. I have taken Gary's advice and expanded my search a little, considering that my main concern now is handling in rain/snow. This is my short list; please give recommendations:

Falken Ziex ZE-912 (performance A/S) - $410 shipped
Sumitumo HTR A/S P01 (high performance A/S) - $435 shipped
Continental ExtremeContact DWS Ultra High Perf. A/S - $535 shipped
Goodyear Eagle GT (Ultra High Perf. A/S) - $575 shipped

Which of these brands is generally better/best?
Is it going to be worth the price difference to go from performance to high performance or to ultra high performance?

My main concern is safety/handling; we don't drive this car much except for a 10 mile commute in stop and go traffic 5 days a week. We drive the e90 335 to go everywhere else!
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