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Old 02-28-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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Need softer/longer tire advice

Hey all,
I have a 328i with HKS coilovers, 225x255 pilot ps2 tires. I have been using this setup for years but I am getting very tired of the harsh ride. Also I drive a lot lately and want to get better wear out of rubber. I am really not in need of the performance the ps2 offers but I do want to keep with a sporty tire for some B road fun.
Please recommend some tires you think that can soften up the ride and get me closer to a 40,000 mile tire.

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Old 03-01-2011, 10:04 AM   #2
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Hey all,
I have a 328i with HKS coilovers, 225x255 pilot ps2 tires. I have been using this setup for years but I am getting very tired of the harsh ride. Also I drive a lot lately and want to get better wear out of rubber. I am really not in need of the performance the ps2 offers but I do want to keep with a sporty tire for some B road fun.
Please recommend some tires you think that can soften up the ride and get me closer to a 40,000 mile tire.

Thanks a million!
To get anywhere near 40K miles you'll need to give up some performance in regards to dry grip, cornering grip and steering response by going to an all-season tire. The good news is that such tires will often have a much softer ride as well as having longer wear. Top choices in that category would include the Michelin Sport A/S plus and Yokohama Avid Envigor.

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Old 03-01-2011, 11:23 AM   #3
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Continental DWS or General Exclaim UHP might be a good choice for you.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:41 AM   #4
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I was looking at the Michelin sport a/s and the yoko Envigor. How well does the yoko perform against the Michelin in handling, noise and harshness? I have loved Michelins in the past but the huge price difference from the Yoko has got me interested...
I am willing to give up grip for a softer and quieter ride. I guess I'm getting old hehehehehe
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The Sport A/S plus has slightly better dry grip and faster steering response, while the Avid Envigor is a bit smoother and quieter riding. I would expect wear to be about the same between the two.
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