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Old 01-06-2009, 08:37 PM   #1
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NEW TIRES - 325i SPORT PACKAGE - 225 45 ZR17

Hello All,
I bought my 325 used from a guy I know and now comes the time to get new tires...The guy had Fuzion ZRi's on the car which suck IMHO. Lots of noise and harsh ride quality, they are close to retirement thankfully!
Looking for a replacement tire that gives me decent mileage, low noise and good ride quality...I live in Miami, so I need a Summer tire with a nice thread, good handling, sporty feel, but not so aggressive that I get noise.
I am thinking about spending $500-600 all in.
Any suggestions or experiences? I am really looking forward to enjoying my car with some decent, good-quality tires!
Happy New Year to all,
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:42 PM   #2
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ive tried bridgestone re050a, yokohama s drive and dunlops, theyre ok. check out www.tirerack.com for reference.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:44 PM   #3
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A friend of mine has M68 wheels off a 330ci on his 325, and they had the original Dunlop 8080E's on the wheels. He replaced them with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx and was very pleased with them.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:39 PM   #4
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The Fuzions I put on our 325 are just fine. Handles well in the mountians and on curves but we don't push the 3 real hard. Maybe your tires suck because they are worn. Most of the time, tires which are more than 1/2 worn don't perform well and become noiser. btw, Fuzions are made by Bridgestone and have Uni-T compound (at least ours does).[[/B]
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:48 PM   #5
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Your budget is low and that is going to limit the quality of the tire, but do check out tire racks web site for an idea.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:51 PM   #6
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tire rack!!! general's are a good bang for the buck
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:01 PM   #7
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BF-Goodrich G-Force Sports are relatively cheap, grip amazingly well (my friend had these exact tires on his Skip Barber race school kart), have lots of tread, and low noise. I haven't gone through a whole set yet, so I couldn't tell you how they hold up, but so far they seem to be doing very well. These tires are on all counts better than the Kumho SPTs they replaced.

If you care about performance, stay away from Fuzion/General and the like. As someone mentioned, they're merely cheap versions of the "real-deal" name brand tires.

In my experience, both Yoko and Dunlop are slightly overpriced for what you're getting.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:16 PM   #8
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You can not get a good set of 225/45-17 tires installed for under $600. You can do it for about $700 though.

Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-DS3 ftw for your car!
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I LOVE my general exclaim UHP's. very very quiet, good (enough) handling for my slow driving ass, and very cheap. id go with them.
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:24 PM   #10
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You can not get a good set of 225/45-17 tires installed for under $600. You can do it for about $700 though.

Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-DS3 ftw for your car!
Great tire I loved my GS-D3s

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I LOVE my general exclaim UHP's. very very quiet, good (enough) handling for my slow driving ass, and very cheap. id go with them.
Exclaims are badass too and cheaper than the Goodyears.
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question: (not to threadjack)...how do general exclaim uhp compare to the oem contisportcontact on 17s?
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question: (not to threadjack)...how do general exclaim uhp compare to the oem contisportcontact on 17s?
I've never had Sport Contacts so I can't compare the differences, but FYI Generals are made by Continental.

I loved my Goodyears, but for the price I will stick with Generals.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:43 PM   #13
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A lot of low tread tires tend to get noisy once you break them in for a while. I personally like the Dunlop Z1's. They are great street and track tire offering nice grip for summer.

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