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Old 05-19-2017, 10:44 AM   #1
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New tires suggestion

Hello Guys,

I got a 2006 330Ci zhp two weeks ago.

I wanted to know if the wheels it has are stock or not ?

Also considering the wheels it has , can you all suggest me what would be the best set of tires i should go with keeping in mind that I am from Texas ?

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Old 05-19-2017, 10:50 AM   #2
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I have tried a few different types, and prefer Michelin Pilot Super Sports.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:56 AM   #3
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:15 AM   #4
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You need a paint correction, sir. Holy holograms. but yes. PSS.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:18 AM   #5
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May want to read this:

http://www.motoiq.com/MagazineArticl...act-Sport.aspx
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:08 PM   #6
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I have a ZHP myself, and run Michelin PSS (since it never gets below freezing here... hell, it usually doesn't get below 45 here).

Also, those are not stock ZHP rims -- the ones in my sig (HIS car) are stock Style 135.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:52 PM   #7
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Those wheels are not stock but look like good aftermarket CSL replicas. As long as they ballance I wouldn't worry, they look good.

I also run Michelin PSS, by far the best summer tire I had. If you want to save some money then Continental DW are pretty good too.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:56 PM   #8
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I prefer Continental. The DWs are great and their replacement is supposedly even better.
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Old 05-20-2017, 05:16 AM   #9
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Summer tires I recommend Michelin Pilot Sports. All-season either Continental DWS 06 or Michelin AS3
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:58 AM   #10
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Michelin PSS ftw! I won't put any other summer tire on my 2001 330Ci. My car has the sports suspension which was designed with the original Michelin Pilot Sport as the spec tire. That said, the original PS sucked in the rain. The follow-on generations were great all around summer tires. Too bad the new Michel Pilot Sport 4 tires won't fit my car. These tires are being made in 19" and 20" sizes only.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:00 PM   #11
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Michelin PSS now definitely, before that was PS2, and before that was continental DW. Dont bother with Pole Position S04, theyre heavy, wears too fast and tramline like no tomorrow.
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:36 PM   #12
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Another vote here for Michelin PSS. So far i've tried bridgestone pole positions and hankook ventus v12 evos on the E46 chassis. The PSS are by far my favorite. The pole positions tram lined a lot and the V12s just don't have the grip that the PSS have.
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Old 05-24-2017, 01:54 AM   #13
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Too bad the new Michel Pilot Sport 4 tires won't fit my car. These tires are being made in 19" and 20" sizes only.
Fear not (maybe)!

From Automobile Mag:
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The PS4S goes on sale in North America in March, with similar pricing to the PSS. "We're launching with 35 sizes," said Driver. "We're making 19 sizes in the U.S and importing the remaining 16 from Europe. We currently have 60 active O.E. (original equipment) developments and some are already launching."
If they're launching with those numbers, it leads me to believe that as they ramp up production, they'll be making many more sizes (I hope).
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:12 PM   #14
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Michelin PSS now definitely, before that was PS2, and before that was continental DW. Dont bother with Pole Position S04, theyre heavy, wears too fast and tramline like no tomorrow.


Agreed, I have Bridgestone PP on right now and hate them, PSS best tires in 7 years of ownership, going back to them next set...


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Old 05-26-2017, 01:28 PM   #15
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Hi guys I wondering if anyone has tried the new continental extreme contact sports in 245-40 17s I have a 2001 330i with sport package and type 68 wheels that I am getting 2 more 8.5 in rear rims for the front(switched them front to back already they clear) discount tire has a 100.00 rebate this weekend so need to decide quick they sound great but you how that is if you have not tried them this is my first BMW and I love it and will track day it some thanks in advance love this site
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Hi guys I wondering if anyone has tried the new continental extreme contact sports in 245-40 17s I have a 2001 330i with sport package and type 68 wheels that I am getting 2 more 8.5 in rear rims for the front(switched them front to back already they clear) discount tire has a 100.00 rebate this weekend so need to decide quick they sound great but you how that is if you have not tried them this is my first BMW and I love it and will track day it some thanks in advance love this site


Never have had the extreme contacts but IMHO it's hard to go wrong with continental summer tires...


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Old 05-29-2017, 08:59 AM   #17
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Hi guys I wondering if anyone has tried the new continental extreme contact sports in 245-40 17s I have a 2001 330i with sport package and type 68 wheels that I am getting 2 more 8.5 in rear rims for the front(switched them front to back already they clear) discount tire has a 100.00 rebate this weekend so need to decide quick they sound great but you how that is if you have not tried them this is my first BMW and I love it and will track day it some thanks in advance love this site
I ran the Continental ExtremeContact DWS for about 2 years. The grip level on them was a 6.5/10 in the wet, and I'd say 7.5/10 in the dry. I did actually end up running them 1 winter, and they were acceptable as well.

What I didn't like is how quickly they wore out. I put approximately 25k miles on them before they were completely bald.
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Old 05-29-2017, 10:42 AM   #18
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So.... what wheels are these? They look good... might have to get myself a set
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Old 05-29-2017, 02:43 PM   #19
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What I didn't like is how quickly they wore out. I put approximately 25k miles on them before they were completely bald.
If he plans on running PSS's on a non-squared set up, he'll be lucky to get 15k out of the rears. That's what my front PSS's lasted though, a little over 25k.

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Old 05-29-2017, 03:06 PM   #20
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I guess it depends how heavy your right foot is.
The Conti's had a 550 treadwear rating, which is certainly one of the higher ratings for a sports oriented tire.

Mine were run in a square setup at well so I did get a chance to rotate them.
If I had a less aggressive camber setting I could've probably prolonged their life a bit.

Unrelated to this.. I have a set of Nexen winter tires that, after 6 fall / winter seasons, I am unable to kill.
Still so much usable thread on them!!
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