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      02-14-2013, 10:23 AM   #45
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People love to be stupidly cheap when it comes to tires. How else could companies like Kuhmo still exist?
$40000 car. People put $100 tires on it. I will never understand, I put $1000 worth of rubber on my 13 year old Mountaineer (a car thats currently worth 4-5K)

Tires are the only part of your car that actually touches the ground. Last thing im ever gonna do is cheap out on them.





BTDubs, the LTXs on my Merc are amazing A/S tires. Those tires are unbeatable in the snow, although I think that might be a function of the car and not so much the tires.
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I just got Kuhmo's on my car this summer after bubbling all 4 tires while in NYC.
I've driven lots and lots and lots of tires.
Though they are not French good...I'm simply amazed how quiet and how grippy and how nice they were in the summer.
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I just got Kuhmo's on my car this summer after bubbling all 4 tires while in NYC.
I've driven lots and lots and lots of tires.
Though they are not French good...I'm simply amazed how quiet and how grippy and how nice they were in the summer.
At this point I buy nothing but Michelin. I've tried many others and I'm simply disappointed every time I do.
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People love to be stupidly cheap when it comes to tires. How else could companies like Kuhmo still exist?
Not all Kumho tires are terrible. My WRX originally came from the factory with all season Bridgestone Potenza RE92's which were absolute garbage. I replaced them with some all season Kumho ASX's that were far superior all around. However, I have dedicated summer and winter tires for that car now.
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At this point I buy nothing but Michelin. I've tried many others and I'm simply disappointed every time I do.
Ive only run Dunlop on my 1er for a few years now. Having tried Pirelli and Michelin snows im most impressed by my D3s.

Nothing beat the all around livability of the PS2s though. The grip of the star specs is nice, but they are a bit harsh on a daily basis.
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With the proper tires, the limits change from the tires to the hight of the car. 4-5" of snow is about maximum that I would try as the bottom of the car leave a smooth path behind me.
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Ive only run Dunlop on my 1er for a few years now. Having tried Pirelli and Michelin snows im most impressed by my D3s.

Nothing beat the all around livability of the PS2s though. The grip of the star specs is nice, but they are a bit harsh on a daily basis.
Do you have 17" or 18" snows?

Michelin Alpin PA4 snows were co-developed with Porsche and are in a whole different league than the already exceptional PA3 snows. Sadly they only come in 18"+ sizings.
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Do you have 17" or 18" snows?

Michelin Alpin PA4 snows were co-developed with Porsche and are in a whole different league than the already exceptional PA3 snows. Sadly they only come in 18"+ sizings.
I run 17"s year round.

I cracked one of my OEM 264s a few years back and decided fuck it 18s and skinny rubber have no place in the NYC area!
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I run 17"s year round.

I cracked one of my OEM 264s a few years back and decided fuck it 18s and skinny rubber have no place in the NYC area!
17"s are better either way, so no loss there. Just sometimes limited in tire choices.
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Do you have 17" or 18" snows?

Michelin Alpin PA4 snows were co-developed with Porsche and are in a whole different league than the already exceptional PA3 snows. Sadly they only come in 18"+ sizings.
I use hakkapeliita R snows on my e92. Do you know how they compare to the pa4 or pa3 snows? I will need to buy new snows next winter for the new vert.
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17"s are better either way, so no loss there. Just sometimes limited in tire choices.
Agreed. Though this may be the fact that I run 245 square in the summer. But the car is just much more poised, its great. Though when i bought many star specs the was only one TR warehouse with them in stock.


Though my winters were literally everywhere. 225/45 r17 is just a really common size.
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I use hakkapeliita R snows on my e92. Do you know how they compare to the pa4 or pa3 snows? I will need to buy new snows next winter for the new vert.
Much worse than the PA4 and a bit worse than the PA3. Recently got a good bit of seat time with a friend's ZHP and they were much worse in terms of performance driving.
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