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Old 10-12-2005, 08:21 PM   #1
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One tire bald, I need replacements on all 4!!!help!!!

what tire should I get? The rear passenger tire is bald and even showing thread! The wear on that tire is much more excessive then the others. The guy at discount tire said thats normal on bmw's???!? He recommended me pirelli zero-nero's? or michilin pilot sports----> i have these already.

I don't want the M. pilot sports again because they are very expensive and I just dont need them. I care about performance and how long the tire will last at about a 50/50 rate. What tires should I get? Whats up with toyos?
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Old 10-13-2005, 02:17 AM   #2
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Get an alignment, and not it is not normal for one tire to wear out faster.

The pzero neros are pretty good tires from the reviews. Go with the All Season ones if you want them to last longer, they have a treadwear of 400 or something high like that.
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Old 10-13-2005, 10:07 AM   #3
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I dont really no too much about tires, but is an all season still z-rated? When you say the all season will last longer...about how much mileage are you talking about? The guy at discount tire was quoted about 750 bucks warrantied for all 4
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Old 10-14-2005, 02:44 PM   #4
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I've heard nothing but good things about the yoko avs es100 ( http://www.yokohamatire.com/TireIntro.asp?TireID=9 ) other than they wear out quickly? I guess that depends on your driving habits and what other brand you are comparing them to. I don't have any personal experiences with the yok's but they will probably be my next set of tires.

I'm running Bridgestone RE750's right now, and they are superb. Although I am paying the price tag of almost 800/set from Discount Tire (they do not carry bridgestone tires, and must get them from someone else). However they have lasted me almost 30k miles, and I still got more to go.
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I dont really no too much about tires, but is an all season still z-rated? When you say the all season will last longer...about how much mileage are you talking about? The guy at discount tire was quoted about 750 bucks warrantied for all 4
Not too sure about the speed ratings of the allseasons. But they do have around a 400 treadwear rating compared to 220 of the summer tires, (pzero nero's).

If they're the all seasons one, get them from tirerack, if not, get them to match tireracks price.
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I've heard nothing but good things about the yoko avs es100 ( http://www.yokohamatire.com/TireIntro.asp?TireID=9 ) other than they wear out quickly? I guess that depends on your driving habits and what other brand you are comparing them to. I don't have any personal experiences with the yok's but they will probably be my next set of tires.

I'm running Bridgestone RE750's right now, and they are superb. Although I am paying the price tag of almost 800/set from Discount Tire (they do not carry bridgestone tires, and must get them from someone else). However they have lasted me almost 30k miles, and I still got more to go.
ES100s were on my gf's IS300 before, they were NOISEY! But they grip decently.
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ES100s were on my gf's IS300 before, they were NOISEY! But they grip decently.
Interesting. My bridgestones aren't that loud, imo. But then again, the price difference between the two seems to be significant. Any recommendations for that price range? I'm looking for something cheaper than $170/tire for stock sizes.
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:35 PM   #8
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Have you looked at the new Avon M500, Fuzion ZRi, BFgoodrich G-sport or KDW2? All are between $90 and $110. Or for a bit more $155 RE750's are very nice.
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Old 10-14-2005, 10:12 PM   #9
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I can attest to the Bridgestone RE750's good handeling in wet and dry weather and you should get 30k or more miles on them. I had them on my AMG Mercedes after the Mich Pilot as I didnt like the expense of the MP and the 15k miles I got out of them. I have been reading on Tirerack and notice that Goodyear has a new tire that is comparible to the MP in handling braking and are rated to last longer.

Check out Tirerack and do some comparison. That is how I always by my tires.

Great informative website.
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Interesting. My bridgestones aren't that loud, imo. But then again, the price difference between the two seems to be significant. Any recommendations for that price range? I'm looking for something cheaper than $170/tire for stock sizes.
General Exclaim UHP - (High quality, good performance, smooth ride/quiet ride, 91W & 380 tread life, Z-rated, and cheap).

Have 225/45-17 on my car. They cost me $430 OTD from Discount Tire, which included mounting and lifetime rotate/balance along with road hazard warranty. This included a part credit for two Contisports with little tread left on it.
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Old 10-14-2005, 11:42 PM   #11
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One more vote for RE750s. Almost 10k miles on them and I still have huge amounts of rubber left. They grip like theres no tommorow in wet and dry (unless tommorow is a set of S03s or PS2s ).
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