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Old 08-10-2010, 11:18 PM   #1
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What tires provide most mileage and performance

I have not had to buy performance tires since the late 80's so forgive my ignorance. With today's technology, Im hopeing I can get a tire that will give me maximum miles, quiet and smooth ride and last but not least, grip when I decide to have a spirited run in canyons. Am I asking for too much? Oh 18" tires with 235/40/18 Falkens on now.
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:23 PM   #2
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I would suggest the Continental Extreme Contact DW as they have a 340 treadwear for long tire life but at the same time give you a nice dry grip. I sacrifice some tire life with the Hankook Ventus v12 evo which is a 280 treadwear. It is very quiet compared to the Falken Azenis RT-615 and Nitto NT-05 I previously had on my car. They are softer but will provider better grip than the Contis and from Tire Racks review of them, they are 2nd to the Michellin PS2 which cost about 3x as much as the Hankook. PM me if your looking to get a quote or more information.
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:25 PM   #3
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+1 on the hankooks, they are great tires. I have a lot of friends that use them too; we have never had any complaints.
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:49 PM   #4
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Conti DW or Potenza RE760
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:24 AM   #5
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1)Michelin Pilot A/S
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I have the Falken Azenis RT-615, now with about 5k left and I wont know any better with sound or performance with other tires. I hear the low grumbling from my Rogue Exhaust. But I do live in SoCal so rain is not that big an issue, so if summer tires will do out here than be it. But this is my daily driver now and will need something to grip in the rain and of course no "spirited" driving when wet. Thanks gents for the recommendations, but could you also include a rough estimate said tires will get me?
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I've got the Michelin Pilot Sport Plus A/S - 205/50/17

VERY grippy. Good handling. But you will lose 1-2 MPGs.
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I like the Yokohama S-Drive tires.
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18k from the RE760s will never buy them again. The RE50s I had lasted longer and they have half the wear rating.
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More mileage from your tires please.. thanks tedf 18k from a tire is not what I want
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More mileage from your tires please.. thanks tedf 18k from a tire is not what I want
I am looking for the same information. I love the BMW handiling, but with two kids in college I can't afford to buy a set of tires every year. I would like them to last at least 40k like the tire tires on my 6000lb expedition.
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I am looking for the same information. I love the BMW handiling, but with two kids in college I can't afford to buy a set of tires every year. I would like them to last at least 40k like the tire tires on my 6000lb expedition.
If 40k miles is a requirement, summer tires are out.

Best handling a/s tires that have a good chance of getting this much longevity would be the Michelin Sport A/S plus.

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