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Old 11-18-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
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My Ride: 2001 330ci on 19's
Tire Comparisons For 19 inch wheels

Ive got some ssw 19 inch rims on my 330ci and am in need of some new tires. Im not trying to spend a fortune on $300 tires so ive narrowed it down to these five. I live in santa barbara so there isnt much rain, so i think summer tires will be ok. Any opinions would be apriciated.

Kumho ECSTA MX ($159.00each.)
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes


Goodyear
Eagle F1 GS-D3 ($214.00 each)
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes



BFGoodrich
g-Force T/A KDW 2 ($169.00 each)
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General
Exclaim UHP ($119 each)
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Yokohama
AVS ES100 ($171 each)
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Old 11-18-2006, 01:26 PM   #2
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Immedeiately im going to throw out the ES100's....while i think that the GY's are the best of the bunch, they are also priced accordingly. Budget allowing, I wouldn't even hessitate to purchase those. If not....

In a fight between the MX's and KDW2, I probably go with the KDWs. This takes into consideration the general wear that the KDW's have as compared to the MX's. Although the KDW's are loud and can get louder as they wear but they do have the better mix of wet/dry versus that of the Mx. In addition while the MX might have a bit more dry grip but are a bit difficult to judge at the limit.

Thats just my opinion...but i think that the guys
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Old 11-18-2006, 01:36 PM   #3
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I purchased the General Exclaim UHPs after much thought (Breyton Magics 19 w/ 235/35-19), reading the forums, and reading the review on tirerack. I've had them for <500 miles but so far they've been great! No noise, good traction (in both dry and wet conditions). I don't know about the treadlife yet, but it got great reviews in that category too.

I'm surprised these tires go for so cheap. They ran out everywhere near me, so I even paid extra to get it shipped from the east coast at tirerack.
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Old 11-18-2006, 02:04 PM   #4
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The generals would be my mid pack choice...although there is nothign really wrong with them.
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Old 11-21-2006, 08:14 PM   #5
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