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    Hey Everybody,

    I just bought a 2008 BMW 335xi! Yay! But it's in desperate need of new tires. I really don't know much about tires. The fronts are 225/40R18 and the rears are 255/35R18. I'm thinking of getting some summer tires and finding some used Blizzaks for winter. I'm probably going to buy them from TireRack.

    I look forward to your recommendations!

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    Pilot Supersports.
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    summer performance i would recommend the michelin pilot super sport (alot of members on yr vote for them/have them) or continental dw.
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    I just put Sumitomo HTR Z III tires on the WRX. For the price they are fantastic. Better than the OEM Dunlop SP Sport 01's in just about every way.

    Blizzaks in the winter are absolutely the way to go. Two winters on mine so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cegan09 View Post
    I just put Sumitomo HTR Z III tires on the WRX. For the price they are fantastic. Better than the OEM Dunlop SP Sport 01's in just about every way.

    Blizzaks in the winter are absolutely the way to go. Two winters on mine so far.
    any dunlop that is not a direzza star spec is garbage. they put it on the nissan rogue and now the '13 altima. they also ran them on the '10 lexus gs. never liked the grip or the ride quality
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    any dunlop that is not a direzza star spec is garbage. they put it on the nissan rogue and now the '13 altima. they also ran them on the '10 lexus gs. never liked the grip or the ride quality
    Fair enough. The sumitomos have impressed me a lot however. They pass the on ramp test with flying colors.
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    money no object, Michelin Super Sports. Hands down. Star specs are great, If never driven in rain, Hoosier R6


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    Hankook V12 or Michelin Super Sports
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    I have Michelin Pilot Super Sports and they are great.
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    summer performance i would recommend the michelin pilot super sport (alot of members on yr vote for them/have them) or continental dw.
    The Continentals are about $300 cheaper. Do you think the performance difference is that significant?

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    I'm happy with my continentals so far, but I haven't done anything that would be considered pushing the limit with them yet and I probably only have 3k on the set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danmandle View Post
    The Continentals are about $300 cheaper. Do you think the performance difference is that significant?
    It depends what you intend to do with these tires on the car. Daily grocery driving? Driving aggressively on the street? Taking it the occasional track day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danmandle View Post
    The Continentals are about $300 cheaper. Do you think the performance difference is that significant?
    they are basically neck to neck tires in the same category, performance is basically the same, u may see slightly better grip in the michelin in the rain, and a better comfort ride in the michelin cuz of its soft sidewall design
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    I hate continental car tires because from what I've observed at 30% or so tread life left, they scallop real bad and get real loud, whereas the Michelins I've observed them to be very consistent the entire way through, past the wear indicators.


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    I saw Bridgestone RE-11 close out on certain sizes on tirerack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KPewPew View Post
    I saw Bridgestone RE-11 close out on certain sizes on tirerack.
    yup they cycling in the new re-11a models
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    Seems like a super cheap price to get in on some stickies!
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    Dan, if you are just looking for a quality summer tire that might stand up to the occasional(or not) performance Driving event... Hankook ventus V12s and the sumitomo HTR ZIIIs that CEgan mentioned will offer you great performance with a decent tire life. I ran both tires in the past and will be going back to the hankooks on the E55 when the time comes
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    FYI Hankook Ventus Evo V12 is decent for normal use. Took it to a couple track days and chunks of tread were missing from the center. I don't think it takes heat well.
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