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Old 01-04-2017, 09:41 AM   #41
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I like a smooth, quiet ride and I recommend an all season tire and I really like Michelins...so I'm thinking Pilot Sport A/S 3+ or Primacy MXM4. Cheap tires always start out feeling pretty good, then start getting noisy and the ride gets a little rough. The Michelins are so silky smooth and quiet, I really like them. Just FYI, Costco offers free repairs, rotating, and balancing for the life of the tires and they are currently $70 off a set of four.
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:35 AM   #42
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I like a smooth, quiet ride and I recommend an all season tire and I really like Michelins...so I'm thinking Pilot Sport A/S 3+ or Primacy MXM4. Cheap tires always start out feeling pretty good, then start getting noisy and the ride gets a little rough. The Michelins are so silky smooth and quiet, I really like them. Just FYI, Costco offers free repairs, rotating, and balancing for the life of the tires and they are currently $70 off a set of four.
Yeah, at what cost, $250 per tire?

The rear A/S3's on my previous M3 cost around $650 after it was all said and done, from Costco & on sale at the time. No thanks.


This year I'm running Sailun Artezzo Z4+AS on my E46 Sedan:
http://www.sailuntires.ca/PLT/passen...uck-tires.html

$380 tax in, for a brand new set of four (235/40/18)
Tested better than the Continental ExtremeContact, which coincidentally, are the tires I'm replacing.
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:21 AM   #43
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Yeah, at what cost, $250 per tire?

The rear A/S3's on my previous M3 cost around $650 after it was all said and done, from Costco & on sale at the time. No thanks.


This year I'm running Sailun Artezzo Z4+AS on my E46 Sedan:
http://www.sailuntires.ca/PLT/passen...uck-tires.html

$380 tax in, for a brand new set of four (235/40/18)
Tested better than the Continental ExtremeContact, which coincidentally, are the tires I'm replacing.
Oh, I am so sorry to hear that. But the person asking the question has a 2001 325ix, and the price of AS3s are $135 each for sport package; on sale $117. If you have base model wheels they are $123 each and $105 on sale, your welcome.

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Old 01-04-2017, 09:52 PM   #44
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Discount Tire is in TX. Same company as DiscountTireDirect.com. The store will match the website price. I've gotten a couple of sets for other vehicles there and been very satisfied with the service. I like Continental DWS06 and they're very reasonably priced. (I assume Discount sells them - mine are from Tire Rack)
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:54 PM   #45
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This year I'm running Sailun Artezzo Z4+AS on my E46 Sedan:
http://www.sailuntires.ca/PLT/passen...uck-tires.html

Tested better than the Continental ExtremeContact,

Tested by whom?
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:07 PM   #46
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Tested by whom?


Come on man, those tires are tested by Mr. Tony!

That's MR. TONY to you!

Not to be confused with; Little Tony, Big Tony, Tony Two Shoes, Tony The Turd, or Tony's Mom.

All testing takes place in Zimbabwe during the dry season.

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Old 01-05-2017, 05:29 AM   #47
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Actually I just read the test at Auto123.com, a Canadian web site. It sounds pretty good, although it is just one data point, from a source I'm not familiar with. If I needed a really inexpensive tire, I might give it a try.
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:54 AM   #48
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Yeah, at what cost, $250 per tire?

The rear A/S3's on my previous M3 cost around $650 after it was all said and done, from Costco & on sale at the time. No thanks.


This year I'm running Sailun Artezzo Z4+AS on my E46 Sedan:
http://www.sailuntires.ca/PLT/passen...uck-tires.html

$380 tax in, for a brand new set of four (235/40/18)
Tested better than the Continental ExtremeContact, which coincidentally, are the tires I'm replacing.
Meh, you get what you pay for with tires. AS3+ are almost a summer tire in terms of grip. Without a doubt it's the best AS tire on the market. I currently have the Conti DWS06 and the AS3 (no plus at the time) were better.

Also you got reamed on that pricing for AS3+. Tire Rack is almost unbeatable and these are for 19s. 18s are about $50 less.

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Old 01-05-2017, 04:54 PM   #49
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A bent wheel cannot be corrected by balancing, total myth/BS.

A wheel that does not roll round will cause a vibration, the only way to solve a vibration due to a bent wheel is have the wheel straightened or replaced.

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Yes, that is why I prefer a wheel shop and not a tire chain.
Chains will just slap some weights on instead of straightening the wheel

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Old 01-06-2017, 10:02 AM   #50
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Yeah, at what cost, $250 per tire?

The rear A/S3's on my previous M3 cost around $650 after it was all said and done, from Costco & on sale at the time. No thanks.
Something is very odd - $650 for a full set yes. $650 for 2? I don't see how unless the sizes is abby-normal . Just priced a full set of AS3+ for my car with $70 off is less than $600 and included road hazard warranty.
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