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Old 03-08-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Bridgestone potenza re760 sport v Kumho ecsta spt (need opinion)

Its coming to that time of the year where i need new tires. Its my daily driver car so i dont need some crazy tire just looking for something to drive around on. I currently have Kumho ecsta spt's on my car but since i bought the car with them and they were already pretty worn i cant give you a good or bad review on them. just looking to see if anyone has any opinion on what may be a better tires or if you had any experience with either tire. any help would be appriected. The bridgestone are only about $20 extra per tire.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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Tire rack has a lot of reviews on different tires from bmw owners. Plus you can chose the car that they were used on.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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yeah thats actually where i saw them, there reviews are very close 8.3 and 8.4 so i was looking for someone who had them on there car or would argue on why to buy a certain one.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:29 AM   #4
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I've driven on both on our BMW test cars. If you're honestly only looking for a tire to "drive around on", then don't sweat the differences too much as any tire in the correct size will do. If you're after better wet and dry grip along with a quieter ride and longer wear, the RE760 Sport would be the better choice between the two.

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Old 03-09-2012, 09:59 AM   #5
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thanks for the help thats the exact information i was looking for!
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I've driven on both on our BMW test cars. If you're honestly only looking for a tire to "drive around on", then don't sweat the differences too much as any tire in the correct size will do. If you're after better wet and dry grip along with a quieter ride and longer wear, the RE760 Sport would be the better choice between the two.

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+1 ...The Kumho ecsta spt make a lot of road noise as they wear and loose grip quickly.
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I've been driving on the re760's on my 325xi since last august, and I'm pretty happy with them. They're very quiet and smooth during normal driving, and they grip well when pushed in turns and during hard braking. 8,000 miles and two rotations so far and lots of tread left. Great tire for the money.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:05 PM   #8
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seems like that is going to be the tire i am leaning towards
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