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View Poll Results: Which tire would you pick?
Continental ExtremeContact DW 40 56.34%
Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 19 26.76%
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2 3 4.23%
Yokohama S.drive 9 12.68%
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      12-30-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Which tires would you get

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I am trying to buy the best tires I can, while keeping economy in mind. This is why I did not add the Pilot PSS. Which of the above would you put on your 1er.

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      12-30-2012, 12:59 PM   #2
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I have yoko s-drives. Good economy-type tire for our cars compared to what I had previous which were PS2s. I can't compare em (so I am not going to vote one way or another) to the others though as I haven't tried the other three kinds. You will get a ton of feedback on the Hankooks because they had a pretty good sale on those on tire rack a few months back.
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      12-30-2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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I've only run the stock run craps, hankook v12's in stock sizes and my blizzaks, but the v12's are pretty solid in my book. They grip great especially compared to the run craps and they ride wayyyy smoother. I've put about 3-4k on mine and have had no issues. They're quiet and didn't lose much of the initial turn in feel when switching from the stock tires. For the price they're great tires, assuming i get about 20k miles out of them.
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      12-30-2012, 01:00 PM   #4
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Ive had the hankooks and the yokos. Both good budget tires. I would still prefer the Conti DW's over them though.
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      12-30-2012, 01:01 PM   #5
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Thank man! I read the reviews, but I really like personal opinions of others in my position.
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      12-30-2012, 01:29 PM   #6
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I've gotten hankook v12 twice now and have been very pleased. They are great in the rain
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      12-30-2012, 01:38 PM   #7
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if you are looking for economy you have the wrong car.
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      12-30-2012, 01:53 PM   #8
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if you are looking for economy you have the wrong car.
Trust me I know this. I use economic in the meaning that the PS2 are $1200 bucks and all other tires stated in the poll above are are around $700 that are very good as well.

What I am trying to get at..is which are the best tires under the PS2. No reason to pay $1200 for something I am not going to use to it's full potential.
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      12-30-2012, 01:59 PM   #9
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      12-30-2012, 02:43 PM   #10
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How much cheaper are these tires than Michelin PSS? From my research I would only be saving around $200 so I just went for PSS because they are the best.

I went to America's Tire and paid $208 each for 225/40/18, and $250 each for 255/35/18.

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AHH got ya i thought you were looking for the ones which would use least fuel
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      12-30-2012, 03:15 PM   #12
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How much cheaper are these tires than Michelin PSS? From my research I would only be saving around $200 so I just went for PSS because they are the best.

I went to America's Tire and paid $208 each for 225/40/18, and $250 each for 255/35/18.
I am going to check on the website you gave me here and see the price. If you go to www.tirerack.com the prices are stated below for a set of 4 (215/245):

continental: $665
Hankok: $624
Michelin PPS: $1,087
BFGoodrich: $696
Yokohama: $666 (Good price ;p)
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      12-30-2012, 04:07 PM   #14
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AHH got ya i thought you were looking for the ones which would use least fuel
NAW!!! bro I would have gotten a prius for dat shit...I wanna go fast ;p
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None of those. Buy the Michelin Pilot Super Sports
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Tirerack does not have the best prices anymore. Spend the extra couple hundred for PSS, you won't be sorry.
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      12-30-2012, 05:18 PM   #17
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Tirerack does not have the best prices anymore. Spend the extra couple hundred for PSS, you won't be sorry.
I live in germany. I am stationed out here in the Air Force. Where would you recommend me to purchase tires then?
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I live in germany. I am stationed out here in the Air Force. Where would you recommend me to purchase tires then?
I buy my tires locally at a German shop... even though I could also order thru TR. By the time you add in the shipping and the mounting charges over here(~ +100 euros)... your better just to use a VAT form and call it a day. IF you do order thru TR I'd say get the Conti's.

Here is a cheap place to order tires in Germany...

http://www.reifentiefpreis.de/Sommerreifen/

http://www.reifendirekt.de/Reifen.ht...ign=google_pkw

PKW = car
sommer reifen = summer tires


You could ask a German tire dealer for "Barum" tires... they are Conti's sister company. In fact I would bet those Conti DW's say made in Czech on them! lol While real Conti's sold in Germany are made in Germany.


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I bought conti's after finding a good price on tire rack. You also might want to consider moving one size up.
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      12-30-2012, 09:34 PM   #20
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V12s!

I know no one will believe me but I have 35K on my V12s. Only those and my blizzaks. I had them on my first 135 for about 10k and now have the same set on my '11 for 23K since new. They've done we'll. They grip well and are smooth. I obviously drive like my Grandma though!
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I know no one will believe me but I have 35K on my V12s. Only those and my blizzaks. I had them on my first 135 for about 10k and now have the same set on my '11 for 23K since new. They've done we'll. They grip well and are smooth. I obviously drive like my Grandma though!
My V12's wore out in one summer

Maybe it's me, though, because my s.drives went through 8/10 of their life the next summer.


Also - Xcution, do what AlBinVA says and move up to 225/255 if you're on stock (or stock size wheels). They fit just as well, don't really cost more, and offer a bit more width and therefore a slightly larger contact patch than the stock size. This size up should have been stock size from the factory...
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I'll dissent. I have no love for the V12s. They came on the car, so not my purchase. Would never buy another set.
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