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Old 12-02-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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New member and need tire opinions!

So I purchased my first BMW last year this time and did a whole lot of work to it getting it running mint. However now i NEED tires. Use my car year round and would like a great set of ultra high performance all season tires. I was thinking about Dunlop Fierce Instinct VRs (i have 205/55/r16 style 76 I believe). But I am definitely open to suggestions. I live in MA and do experience some snow.

Thank you and will post pictures as soon as I'm detailed up!

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:15 AM   #2
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I drive on Pirelli PZERO NERO All Seasons. Most on here would say the sidewalls are too soft, but I need some ride comfort. They're quiet, cheap, and surprisingly easy to mount (225/40 F, 235/40 R on 8 and 8.5" wheels). Seem to be good in the rain, and so far they're wearing quite well. They're asymmetric so I can rotate left to right.

That being said, the Blizzaks are probably going on this week, I would never drive an UHP all-season in the winter, and neither should you OP based on where you live
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:35 AM   #3
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Top ultra high performance all-season tires in 205/55R16 would include the Continental Extreme Contact DWS (which is particularly good in snow for a tire in this category) and the Bridgestone Potenza RE970 A/S Pole Position.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:59 PM   #4
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DWS has been getting some good reviews, but I can't wait to see the performance out of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 that was announced this week!
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=958895
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