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      02-10-2013, 10:59 AM   #1
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Tire Recommendation

My 2011 M3 Convertible will need tires soon. What is the recommendation for good life, quiet...am not a super racer...Am fairly easy on tires. I see Contis, Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone.... What do you recommend for quiet, good life, reasonable price. thanks
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      02-10-2013, 11:06 AM   #2
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Michelin Pilot Super Sports
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      02-10-2013, 11:07 AM   #3
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Go here:

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This thread will probably get moved there anyway.
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      02-10-2013, 11:09 AM   #4
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Michelin Pilot Super Sports
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i think most would steer you in the direction of the Mich super sports, the bridgestone potenza, or the conti cross contact. i have pzeros on mine (from factory) and although i really enjoyed them, they lasted 7000 miles. i think that the supersports are best of all worlds, as indicated by this survey from tire rack:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/surve...tition+Package
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      02-10-2013, 11:19 AM   #7
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Especially if you're not a track start, the Michelin Super Sports are the best summer tire for the M3. Wear rate, performance, low sound, there is simply no other tire that could compare to it in its class. Yes, they are a bit pricey, but they are good value.
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      02-10-2013, 11:28 AM   #8
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Thanks! I see there are Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 and Super Sports. Assume you recommend the Super Sports.
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      02-10-2013, 11:31 AM   #9
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Thanks! I see there are Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 and Super Sports. Assume you recommend the Super Sports.
Yes, Super Sports are the the new version. Cheaper than PS2s, equal or better traction, and longer life (plus tread warranty!). FTW!

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      02-10-2013, 12:00 PM   #10
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Nothing else than Michelin Super Sport vvvvvvvv
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      02-10-2013, 12:19 PM   #11
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Yes, Super Sports are the the new version. Cheaper than PS2s, equal or better traction, and longer life (plus tread warranty!). FTW!

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      02-10-2013, 12:27 PM   #12
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For factory/stock sizes, Super Sports are probably the best. I still don't know why they don't make the 285/30-19 size. I went with Bridgestone S04's instead for that reason.
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      02-10-2013, 12:31 PM   #13
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Go here:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=119

This thread will probably get moved there anyway.



For the newbs here:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ght=vredestien

IMO, it doesn't really matter if you're just doing street driving. Any of the name brand tires will be fine.

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      02-11-2013, 05:14 AM   #14
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For the newbs here:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ght=vredestien

IMO, it doesn't really matter if you're just doing street driving. Any of the name brand tires will be fine.

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Also for the newbs here - Completely ignore this statement "IMO, it doesn't really matter if you're just doing street driving. Any of the name brand tires will be fine."
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      02-11-2013, 04:07 PM   #15
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      02-11-2013, 07:51 PM   #16
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Also for the newbs here - Completely ignore this statement "IMO, it doesn't really matter if you're just doing street driving. Any of the name brand tires will be fine."
Don't know how it is in Ireland, but where I live, you can't come close to what this car or any decent tire is capable of on the street.

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Michelin Pilot Super Sports, Yokohoma Advan AD08, Dunlop Star Specs, and Hankook RS-3s are our recommended tires. RS-3s and Star Specs have a lower tread life and more geared towards heavier track use though, as they are considered "extreme summer tires"
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