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Old 04-20-2009, 01:20 PM   #1
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BMW 335i sports package tires?

Hello all, I'm looking to replace the stock OEM Bridgestone tires on my 2007 BMW 335i and was wanting some suggestions on what I should get? I mainly care about low noise and how long they'll last. Although I understand extreme performance based tires typically don't last that long. I don't do any road racing and mainly just a daily driver with the occassional lead foot when traveling on a road trip. Any suggestions on what to go with would be great?

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Old 04-20-2009, 01:25 PM   #2
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if you want them to last and still have a "performance" tire, go with General UHP Exclaims

They are cheap as fvck, their treadwear is awesome, and they handle pretty well. They definitely are not tires that you could track with (like michelen pilot sports) but they'll do the job if you want to have a little fun doing some spirited driving

and they'll probably cost you < $500 for all 4, they are very cheap, but still get great ratings
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Cool, thx for the info. Do those do great with noise? How are they on the highway?
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:14 PM   #4
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actaully they are relatively quiet
i remember my PS2's were loud as sh*t, especially at low speeds

go look at the ratings on tirerack, that will give you pretty much everything you are looking for
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:26 PM   #5
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Cool, thx for the info. Do those do great with noise? How are they on the highway?
The Generals are rated fairly well for noise. Another tire I would recommend looking into that is also very affordable would be the Kumho SPT's. The SPT's are a bit more stickier but they do get a bit loud down their life.

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The Generals are rated fairly well for noise. Another tire I would recommend looking into that is also very affordable would be the Kumho SPT's. The SPT's are a bit more stickier but they do get a bit loud down their life.

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Thx for the response Charles. How do these Generals rate as far as handling? I know it won't be nearly as good as the extreme performance tires but I won't be doing any road courses or really dogging the car too hard. What about looks? Is the 35/40 profile as low and nice looking as the Bridgestones that came with the car?
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Hello all, I'm looking to replace the stock OEM Bridgestone tires on my 2007 BMW 335i and was wanting some suggestions on what I should get? I mainly care about low noise and how long they'll last. Although I understand extreme performance based tires typically don't last that long. I don't do any road racing and mainly just a daily driver with the occassional lead foot when traveling on a road trip. Any suggestions on what to go with would be great?

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Bridgestone Potenza RE760. Excellent balance of treadwear and performance. I would not suggest the General Exclaim UHP's. They simply don't provide enough grip for a car with your power.
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consider sumitomo, nice tire for the money..
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For a grippier tire at lower prices, the Sumitomo HTRZ3 is an excellent value.

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For a grippier tire at lower prices, the Sumitomo HTRZ3 is an excellent value.

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How is the noise on that tire?
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How is the noise on that tire?
Not bad at all. The asymmetric tread pattern isn't loud like many directional summer tires are.
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+1 on the Bridgestone RE760. Super quiet and smooth with just a little loss of roadholding at the limit compared to the more aggressive Bridgestones. They're also great in the rain.
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+1 on the Bridgestone RE760. Super quiet and smooth with just a little loss of roadholding at the limit compared to the more aggressive Bridgestones. They're also great in the rain.
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I wanna know more about this topic..... I'm sick of buying michelin PS and PS2's.
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Anyone else with experience on the Kumho Ecsta SPT run-flats?
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