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    It's tire time for me. Any suggestions ?

    My 3 season tires are bald. They are the original model dunlops that came with the car and I liked them. I am open to reasonably priced replacements My sport pack wears 225/45 17's
    I have read good things about Kumho Ecsta's
    What do you have and how do you like them??
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    I got cheapies and used my 17" wheels

    this time around. I got Summitomo HTR ZIII (245/45 all around).

    They've held up well, good in the wet, no noise issues. Bite is not as immediate as my 18's were with bridgestone RE040, and sidewall look isn't particularly clean (if you GAF about that).

    I'd get another set probably except that I'll likely go back to my 18's. @ $100/ea they're unbeatable.

    If you want to spend a bit more, look at the Eagle F1 GSD3.









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    Re: It's tire time for me. Any suggestions ?

    Wow man lots of great choices on tirerack.com

    Start a garage there then sort thru your wants.

    Great deals and excellent service been a customer for years.

    03 330xi , 02 X5 4.6is

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    Me too. I'm just looking for tried suggestions

    Like what you tried and how you liked them. Cheers!
    04 E46 325i Sport,Manual,Silver Grey/Black leather.my car
    90 Mazda Miata 90k original Red with Black........toy car
    01 Subaru Outback LL bean edition h6...........wife's car
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    FWIW the Sumitomo HTR ZIII rated highly

    in a Tire Rack comparison test. I've had mine for a year and have no real complaints - especially in light of the price. Of course I've maybe put 5K miles on them.

    There's more responsive, higher-performance tires, but in terms of low noise, wear, at this price point they get my personal recommendation. The noise in particular has always been an issue with similarly priced tires from Kumho, etc.




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    Thanks! I run sumitomo's on my

    Subaru and Kumho Ecsta's on my Miata.Can't say I love the kumho's but also have np major omplaints either decent wear at a very good price. Thanks for the tip I'll look into them
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    01 Subaru Outback LL bean edition h6...........wife's car
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    88 735i e32 Black/Tan...93 325i e36 manual Electric Red/Black *my first NEW BMW!...00 528i e39 sport,manual Electric Red/Black

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    Re: FWIW the Sumitomo HTR ZIII rated highly

    i have michelin pilot sport II. i've found them very responsive, great handling tires, and comparatively low noise. It's been 5k and so far so good
    2002 325ci 17"

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