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Mflara20 11-10-2012 10:47 PM

Help buying new tires
Hey I recently saw I need new tires (and a alignment) and I need some help buying need tires. Im looking for low road noise, comfort, and a long last, I prefer them all season or summer tires. Btw I own a 2002 330xi. Thanks

bigloser 11-11-2012 03:01 AM

Go here: http://www.tirerack.com/ select your car, click tires, then click tire buying guide. It will ask a series of questions then give you a list of tires that meed your wants. Based on what you said you are looking for, your wants from a set of tires are very different from mine, so I will refrain from offering my personal tire selection opinions. Even if you don't intend on buying from them, they have tons of actual tests as well as a bunch of surveys from users that are very helpful when it comes to selecting a tire.

Marshmallow 11-11-2012 04:01 AM

Personally, I just got Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position 225/40/18 for my Xi and I love them. I recently went from 16" to 18" wheels and I'm actually surprised that they are just as comfortable as the much larger Michelins that I used to have. They provide much better handling than my old ones and are supposed to be very good in the snow.

Nicad 11-11-2012 04:54 AM

In Illinois, you better get All Seasons if you aren't going to run winter tires.

Mflara20 11-11-2012 07:51 PM

I don't live in Illinois anymore so I'm looking for just summer tires as well.

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