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      04-05-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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Which Tires To get??

Hey guys, just wondering for my 2010 M3 Sedan which tires should I look to go for?? I have the 19 inch wheels and wanted to possibly get a new set of tires by Fall 2012.

Thanks again for the future advice!
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      04-05-2012, 12:20 PM   #2
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ad08s. end post.
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      04-05-2012, 12:25 PM   #3
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Cool thanks, so they are good high-performer tires any all-season tires to suggest?? I just picked this car up and it has 18K miles on it so I know the tires are good for now but I know I will need to get new ones.
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if you want a better wet weather tire get the re-11s. i am going to get a set of those as well for my stock wheels. if you arent interested in a ultra high performance summer set maybe try the PSS instead. cheaper than the ps2s and a good tire also.
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      04-05-2012, 12:49 PM   #5
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ad08s. end post.
I dont think so..

OP go with the Michelin PSS ..best tire out there for the money, good treadware and noise levels
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      04-05-2012, 01:08 PM   #6
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i also suggested those depending on his use in the last post. ad08s wear very well provide better dry traction and are also quiet just not as good in the wet.
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Cool any suggestions on where to get them and who to install and balance them??
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      04-05-2012, 01:46 PM   #8
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I 2nd the PSS, have about 5k on a set and love them. For an All Season I really enjoyed the Conti DWS.
I usually order from the tire rack, sorry don't know any good places in NOVA for installation, but tire rack
can make a suggestion for you.
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Cool any suggestions on where to get them and who to install and balance them??
burke center automotive...talk to ron -- tell him steve with the blue e90 m3 referred you...their all in price will beat tire rack when you factor in shipping and install, and they have the latest tire mounting/balancing equipment (many shops in the area have inferior/cheap equipment that will chew up larger diameter wheels like ours)...i'll actually be there tomorrow getting a new set of rears installed...

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Thanks!!
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I've never used them but there's also Curry's. I've heard in the past that they'd match, or actually beat, TireRack's prices.

If you are looking for a street performance tire I also highly recommend the PSS - have them installed on all of my cars. If you are looking for a street tire to be used on the street and track I'd recommend the AD08 or the RS3 (better track tire, not the best in the wet).
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Nitto Invos. Tread pattern makes em somewhat suitable for all-season. Some good life on these too, not sure how they compare to the PSS but certainly longer lasting than PS2s.
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Do you have a budget? if not, get the PSS or AD08
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Do not want to go over 1700-1900 for the tires, mount and balance...
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Pilot SS are worth it. Should be under your budget by a few hundreds.
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And so are the ad08s!
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Conti Dws for all seasons. Curry's was the cheapest I have found. Chantilly location ask for Damon tell him Mike with black m3 sent yo
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Operating tempratures and duration are also important factors to consider before purchasing different tires. For example, I noticed in your post that you wanted to purchase the tires in the fall, during the colder months, it would be a waste to drive around onvery aggressive tires, especially if you are not tracking or participating in any auto-x events.

Also, with the more aggressive tires, you can see more wear if you short cycle the tire, as in number of times the tire is heated up vs actual miles used.

Think about what you use your car for then decide on tires.
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Operating tempratures and duration are also important factors to consider before purchasing different tires. For example, I noticed in your post that you wanted to purchase the tires in the fall, during the colder months, it would be a waste to drive around onvery aggressive tires, especially if you are not tracking or participating in any auto-x events.

Also, with the more aggressive tires, you can see more wear if you short cycle the tire, as in number of times the tire is heated up vs actual miles used.

Think about what you use your car for then decide on tires.
Very good point here! If you are in an area that dips below 40*F, then you are not going to want a Summer Tire, you will want an All-Season. If it is an Ultra High or Max Performance tire you want, read all the reviews on the Michelin Pilot Super Sports! Best all-around tire out there...
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