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Old 02-17-2014, 11:24 PM   #1
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tire options for e46 zhp 2005

my pilot sport A/S tires are pretty worn out on my 2005 e46. I think I might have over 40k miles on them. The rears are pretty bad, mostly the center part is
bald, the sides still have more thread.

I went on tire rack and gave me a bunch of options. I dont want to spend as much as I did on michelins.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...=54100&tab=All

can i go cheaper with something like the


Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

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Continental ExtremeContact DW
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:26 PM   #2
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I have a set of the Continental DW on my summer wheels, they have been a great tire for me.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:35 PM   #3
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Conti DWS here and I like them..
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:38 PM   #4
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do you mean this one?

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is this good price?
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:39 PM   #5
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or this?

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Old 02-17-2014, 11:46 PM   #6
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what about the speed rating?
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:50 PM   #7
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do you mean this one?

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is this good price?
I have 17" rims other than that same tire. I have a 330XI so I wanted symetrical tires and I like that they are quiet.. My older pro-contacts were LOUD on the highway..

Price doesnt' look bad.. They are a very predictable tire and on my XI go like stink in the snow,, I'm sure there are better tires somewhere but very happy with how they drive.

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Old 02-17-2014, 11:52 PM   #8
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I have settled on Conti Extremecontact DWS for my next set here in the next month or so. The reviews are all great. Everyone one on E36/46/9X all loved them.


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Old 02-18-2014, 12:31 AM   #9
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DW or DW? what is the diffeence?
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:11 AM   #10
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DWS has Dry-Wet-Snow rating DW does not have a snow rating, matters if you drive on mountain passes when "traction devices required" I believe its a higher silicone particle content which gives better ice traction. I know mine in the 6" snowfall and following freezing rain storm this week was like driving a Bavarian Snow Mobile.. Loved it..
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:58 AM   #11
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They also have very different tread patterns. DW is a summer tire and DWS is an all season.


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Old 02-18-2014, 07:17 AM   #12
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I have the Conti DW for my summer tires, I am running the GoodYear Eagle F1 all seasons for my winter tires.

Winter tires:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=yes&tab=Specs

Summer tires:
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Not intended to be driven in snow or on ice,
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:22 AM   #13
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I like my Hankook Ventus Noble's. Quiet, grippy and great in the wet. They're a performance all season like the DWS (also an excellent tire). Went that route since I put a lot of highway miles on the car and wanted some more longevity. Since you're in Cali you can take advantage of using summer tires year round, but it really depends on your needs. Summer tires are more expensive and have a shorter lifespan, but yield sharper performance.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:25 AM   #14
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Stick with Michelin. I just put a set of MPSS on my car (unmounted until DC weather is better). They are actually cheaper than MPS2, what my car was running previously.


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I have the Conti DW for my summer tires, I am running the GoodYear Eagle F1 all seasons for my winter tires.

Winter tires:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=yes&tab=Specs

Summer tires:
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Not intended to be driven in snow or on ice,
Why even have two sets of tires then? You should get some actual winter tires.
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I have the Conti DW for my summer tires, I am running the GoodYear Eagle F1 all seasons for my winter tires.

Winter tires:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=yes&tab=Specs

Summer tires:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=yes&tab=Specs
Not intended to be driven in snow or on ice,
eagles for winter tires, ok
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:36 AM   #17
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my pilot sport A/S tires are pretty worn out on my 2005 e46. I think I might have over 40k miles on them. The rears are pretty bad, mostly the center part is
bald, the sides still have more thread.


I went on tire rack and gave me a bunch of options. I dont want to spend as much as I did on michelins.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...=54100&tab=All

can i go cheaper with something like the


Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

or


Continental ExtremeContact DW
Sounds like you're running too much air pressure in the rears. Have you tried Discount/Americas Tires? They have a good website and have competitive pricing. I used to go to Les Schawb until the local Americas Tire moved in. They will price match anyone and the service is great!
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:40 AM   #18
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I bought the Contis ExtremeContact DW last year and I love them! Very quiet and smooth. Also lighter than most tires, so that's a big +
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Why even have two sets of tires then? You should get some actual winter tires.
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eagles for winter tires, ok
All Seasons to compensate for the cold and has a different car for snow. That would be my guess.
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soooooooooo, all the guys liking the conti dw, i personally don't like conti but haven't tried that model

have any of you had the pilot ss?
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