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Old 01-07-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
ryannel2003
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Best tires for 323i?

I have a quick question here for the tire guys. Looking to replace my worn, loud, unevenly wearing Continental ContiPro Contact tires here in about a month. I've been looking online at different brands and the array of different configurations is dizzying. Basically what I'm looking for is a tire that blends comfort, decent handling, wet weather stability, grip and value all into one. Car is riding on stock Style 45 205/55/16 wheels and it looks like it's going to stay that way for awhile. I found a few options that I like including:

-Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S
-Continental ExtremeContact DWS
-Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid
-Yokohama AVID Envigor
-Sumitomo HTR P/S P01

As you can see, there are lots of choices out there. All of the reviews for these tires were great, and most BMW drivers really seem to love the DWS for good reasons. However, I had Michelin's on my Cadillac and they were a great tire that held pressure well, rode great and had good tread life but started to get a little loud at about half tread. Wasn't impressed. The Sumitomo's are the cheap choice but actually look to be a good tire. Don't know much about the Bridgestone but they seem to be good, and the Yokohama's are a great choice as well. A lot of guys seem to be running Hankook V12's but I haven't really looked into those. Looking to stay around the $600 mark as well for all 4 tires. The Michelin's mounted and balanced are $624 and that seems like a great deal.

Any ideas? Let me know. Thanks.
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