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Old 04-16-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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I would like advice on which tires to buy.
I don't have a lot of cash. Wet traction and braking performance, longevity and comfort/noise are primary, as I have dedicated winter tires. I don't drive hard cornering, really enjoy driving the car normal.

I'm looking at
Yokohama Avid Ascend
Yokohama Avid Envigor
Barum Bravuris 2

What tires do you suggest?
I've had bad experience with Bridgestones bulging on the sides on my parents car in the past, so avoid them.
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Very nice tire, reasonably priced and with a 90,000 mile warranty (H,T). I went with the Pirellis because they have a rim protector on the sidewall.
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Hi all,

I would like advice on which tires to buy.
I don't have a lot of cash. Wet traction and braking performance, longevity and comfort/noise are primary, as I have dedicated winter tires. I don't drive hard cornering, really enjoy driving the car normal.

I'm looking at
Yokohama Avid Ascend
Yokohama Avid Envigor
Barum Bravuris 2

What tires do you suggest?
I've had bad experience with Bridgestones bulging on the sides on my parents car in the past, so avoid them.
What size tires are you using? 205/55R16? 225/45R17?
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What size tires are you using? 205/55R16? 225/45R17?
The title indicates 16".
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yes 205/55R16
are the ones I"m looking at bad?

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My advice; make sure your suspension is in good working order before spending good money on tires. Don't want to find out it can't keep an alignment by wearing out your tires prematurely. That being said, get the best tires you can afford.
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My advice; make sure your suspension is in good working order before spending good money on tires. Don't want to find out it can't keep an alignment by wearing out your tires prematurely. That being said, get the best tires you can afford.
Thanks, my winter tires have even wear.
I am looking for the best tires I can afford. I'm leaning towards Yokohama Ascends because its a decent tire, just wondering if anyone has experience with them on bmws.
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Thanks, my winter tires have even wear.
I am looking for the best tires I can afford. I'm leaning towards Yokohama Ascends because its a decent tire, just wondering if anyone has experience with them on bmws.
How much are they?
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Top value-oriented choices in 205/55R16 for a blend of wet traction longevity and comfort/noise would include the Dunlop Sport Signature, Yokohama Avid Envigor, and General Altimax HP.

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Old 04-18-2013, 12:00 PM   #12
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How much are they?
$630 - $70 MIR = $560 tax in, eco fee, tire disposal, new valves, balancing.
What do you think?

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Old 04-18-2013, 02:13 PM   #13
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Michelin Primacy MXM4 - best all round tire I as far as I can see....$478 for a set of 4 after mail in rebate in your size.
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$630 - $70 MIR = $560 tax in, eco fee, tire disposal, new valves, balancing.
What do you think?
To be honest, not sure. You're using Canadian dollars right? What's the exchange rate to US dollars? Then I could give you an opinion... Where are you buying from?

If you're using US dollars, I'd say it's a little high compared to what you could get here.
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Michelin Primacy MXM4 - best all round tire I as far as I can see....$478 for a set of 4 after mail in rebate in your size.
VERY good tires. Quiet, handle nice, nice ride.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:23 PM   #16
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To be honest, not sure. You're using Canadian dollars right? What's the exchange rate to US dollars? Then I could give you an opinion... Where are you buying from?

If you're using US dollars, I'd say it's a little high compared to what you could get here.
sorry been away.
CAD.
tax in and includes install and everything.
Buying from local shop which I've bought before.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:26 PM   #17
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Michelin Primacy MXM4 - best all round tire I as far as I can see....$478 for a set of 4 after mail in rebate in your size.
if that was in CAD, I'd jump on it.
Since I'm Cdn, Michelin are not cheap. They tend to be over $700 before rebate.
If I can find them for under $550 tax in, installed after MIR, I'm in.

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if that was in CAD, I'd jump on it.
Since I'm Cdn, Michelin are not cheap. They tend to be over $700 before rebate.
If I can find them for under $550 tax in, installed after MIR, I'm in.
You're within $5. I think you found your tire.
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