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Old 11-14-2006, 07:12 AM   #1
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Tires for 328i Goodyear F1's?

Probably asked a million times, am getting ready for next year (snows going on soon). Looking for tires for my 328i, OEM 16" wheels with 225/50-16 tires. Don't need max performance but want better than all seasons as I do run dedicated winter tires. Don't track or autocross (yet anyway) but occasionally drive with 'spirit' on turns. Would like something that will last about 40K miles (wear rating in the high 200's), under $150 a tire, quiet running.

I've read good things about the newer Goodyear F1 GS-D3 although seems to be indications of a 'delicate' sidewall.

Recommendations??? Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:35 AM   #2
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Summer performance tires will see about 20K miles of wear on average. If you're trying to get much more than this while still having decent summer handling consider tires in the UHP all season category like the Pirelli Nero M+S or Avon Tech M550A/S.

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Thought the UTQG rating indicated differently

Yes there are many of the max performance tires with a 140 rating, but there are also several in the 280-340 area such as the Goodyear Eagle F1, Bridgestone RE750, Dunlop DZ101, AVS E100, etc.

Will these not give the 40K miles of service I am expecting? Aren't all seasons a trade off for non-winter use? I've had problems with very ling life tires (as many of the all seasons are) having poor traction as they age (rubber hardens) and badly cracking before the tread was anywhere near worn out.

Advice greatly appreciated, thanks....
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All of the tires you've mentioned would see about 20K miles on average.

UTQG ratings are assigned by the tire manufacturer and are not to be taken literally.

Yes, in order to get longer wear, you'll need to trade off some dry grip and cornering/steering response.

Keep in mind that even the all season tires i mentioned will only see about 30K on average, so you should not see the tires hardening before they're worn out.
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