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Old 07-08-2014, 02:42 PM   #1
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Summer Tires

If anyone has any input on any of these tires, your opinions would be of assistance. I am looking for info other than the ratings on tirerack.com.

Thank you in advance.

1. Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....port%20Package

2 Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....port%20Package

3. Sumitomo HTR Z III

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....port%20Package

4. BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

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5. Yokohama S.drive

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Old 07-08-2014, 02:47 PM   #2
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1) What size tires F&R are we talking about ?

2) Are you looking for All Out Grip, or is mileage a factor/concern for you ?

3) Your Max price per tire you're willing to pay ?


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Old 07-08-2014, 02:58 PM   #3
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Well I can tell you the #1 tire on tirerack (Michelin PSS) is up there for a reason and it truly deserves to be.

So far on my 335/535i's I've run the stock run flats, Michelin PSS, Michelin Sport A/S 3's, and Hankook Ventus V12 Evo's. Here are my ratings:
1) Michelin PSS by far
2) Michelin Sport A/S 3
3) Hankook V12 Evo's
4) Aweful Dunlop Run Flats

The Pilot Super Sports are amazing - definitely worth the extra $$$! The Hankooks are great tires if you're looking for value, but the PSS win in every other aspect.
Smoother and quieter ride, better turn-in, more stability, more predictable, better wet & dry traction etc.

The Hankooks have better turn-in than the Sport A/S 3's, however they rank lower IMO due to road noise and comfort. The Sport A/S 3's and PSS are ridiculously smooth and quiet for the performance they deliver.
In my honest opinion, Michelin blew the competition out of the water with their Super Sports. I'll be sticking to Michelin PSS' on all of my sports cars until Michelin comes out with a more advanced tire - I doubt anyone else can.
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:04 PM   #4
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2. I have nokian haks for the snow, and I lost my e36 m3 from hydroplaining on the highway on brand new sumitomo hrz II's, so wet grip is important. Not looking for track status tires, just good grip in cornering for spirited driving.

3. top price each $125ish = senior in college = frugal spending
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:10 PM   #5
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1. front 225/45/zr17 rear 245/40/sr17

2. I have nokian haks for the snow, and I lost my e36 m3 from hydroplaining on the highway on brand new sumitomo hrz II's, so wet grip is important. Not looking for track status tires, just good grip in cornering for spirited driving.

3. top price each $125ish = senior in college = frugal spending
You'll find the Hankook Ventus V12's to be great tires then. Good value and great grip in the twisties. Tread life isn't very good however.

Turn-in is very stable with the Hankook's lagging only slightly behind the Michelin PSS. The reason the PSS are so much better IMO is because of their predictability.
Sometimes the Hankooks will suddenly break lose over an uneven surface (which is common on the streets) whereas the Michelins rarely break lose and will continue turning-in even when you think they're getting ready to lose grip.
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:13 PM   #6
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1. front 225/45/zr17 rear 245/40/sr17

2. I have nokian haks for the snow, and I lost my e36 m3 from hydroplaining on the highway on brand new sumitomo hrz II's, so wet grip is important. Not looking for track status tires, just good grip in cornering for spirited driving.

3. top price each $125ish = senior in college = frugal spending

Yeah, that's a hard one, you want so much for so little.

My only recommendation to you is this, but they're still slightly higher in price than what you said.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....XLV2&tab=Sizes


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Old 07-08-2014, 03:18 PM   #7
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Thanks a bunch! I am down to either Hankook Evo's or BFgoodrich g force sports.... BFG are about $100 more in the end but are rated that much better, but are the ratings cumulatively monetarily worth the extra $... kind of a personal decision... but any comments between the two?
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