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Old 06-21-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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Need help picking a tire

Need help picking a tire

I am about to finally purchase a set of 4 new matching tires for my e36 m3.
I am on a budget so bare with me. I know that there are tires that are $200 a piece that are awesome but I am sure I will do fine with what I am looking at right now. I dont track the car, and dont drag it either. I just need some good tires that I can be able to take hard corners on dry road and good wet traction as well.

I have 2 sets of tires that I am looking at and they are all in the same price range. So please help me out.
Sumitomo HTR ZII
Nitto Neogen

I have read reviews about all of them and am getting responses all over the place. I hear good things about both sets.

Hard to choose so maybe someone on this forum can give me a hand.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:13 AM   #2
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Sumitomo are a better brand but from all I hear the II's get noisy due to uneven wear. I wouldn't put econo brand tires on any car I drive so the nittos are off limits to me.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:51 AM   #3
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What is a econo tire? I thought nittos would be better. I read that they were made for lowered cars specifically. I do not really pay attention to noise since my exhaust will probably overpower the noise.

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Old 06-22-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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BF Goodrich g-force sport comp 2's, great tire for the money.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:25 PM   #5
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BF Goodrich g-force sport comp 2's, great tire for the money.
I do not see them selling in 215 40 17.
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I do not see them selling in 215 40 17.
True but they have 215/45-17 which is not bad. I am running 225/50-16 on my oem wheels.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:21 PM   #7
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edit: thought you were looking for a daily driver tire...

nitto and sumitomo are more of a max/ultra summer tire

check out Federal 595 EVO

great price great cornering performance

alot of M3 guys love them

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Old 06-23-2013, 11:19 PM   #8
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Falken Zeix ZE 912 Had very good experience with this tire.


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Old 06-26-2013, 12:27 PM   #9
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I've owned two sets of Nitto NeoGens and I liked them. Great grip for an all-season tire, and they have fairly stiff sidewalls. I would buy them again if I could.
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