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      07-22-2013, 09:47 AM   #1
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Have been through 3.5 sets of PS2's and tried the SuperSports now. I didn't like them as well as the PS2's, which was a surprise. Now, the SS's are worn out in the back after 1 season. There must be a better tire for the M3 out there that will last at least 2 seasons and have sticky, good grip.
Suggestions please!
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      07-22-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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      07-22-2013, 09:52 AM   #3
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you should post this on the tire and wheel section might get more insight on what tire is best for your needs.
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Do you drive like a granny? (serious question)
LOL im not the OP but yes i do drive like a Granny so i opted for Hankook V12 lasted me forever until recetly 1 month ago i replaced mine with PS2 SS...
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I don't have any objective evidence but I had PS2s and they lasted quite long. I switched to PSS's which have rave reviews and they seem to be wearing MUCH faster. Both were good from a performance standpoint.
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For normal driving, I use, and recommend, the Continental Extreme Contact DWS. Quiet, long lasting, soft, relatively inexpensive, it's been a good tire for me. I used to be on Michelins.
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I have yokohama ad08. The tread wear isn't great but they lasted me for some time. The grip and overall performance of the tire is amazing
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      07-22-2013, 11:10 AM   #9
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look for higher treadwear rating op
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I prefer Blizzaks
Blizzaks were great on the track....
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I don't have any objective evidence but I had PS2s and they lasted quite long. I switched to PSS's which have rave reviews and they seem to be wearing MUCH faster. Both were good from a performance standpoint.
I fell for the rave reviews on the SS and quickly found that the PS2's were superior IMO.
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Do you drive like a granny? (serious question)

What, I should have replaced 10 sets of tires by now?
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      07-22-2013, 11:19 AM   #13
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For normal driving, I use, and recommend, the Continental Extreme Contact DWS. Quiet, long lasting, soft, relatively inexpensive, it's been a good tire for me. I used to be on Michelins.
Thanks, I will check these out.
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      07-22-2013, 11:25 AM   #14
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tirewear is the cost of high performance.

high performance engines use lots of fuel too...
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For normal driving, I use, and recommend, the Continental Extreme Contact DWS. Quiet, long lasting, soft, relatively inexpensive, it's been a good tire for me. I used to be on Michelins.
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Thanks, I will check these out.
Don't get the DWS; get the DW. The DWS is the all-season version (S is for snow), whereas the DW is the summer variant. Consensus compared to PSS seems to be that the DW is quieter, softer, wears longer, and costs less but gives up a bit of grip and steering feel compared to the PSS. But that might be ok for you.

But an all-season tire has no place on an M3 IMHO.
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LOL im not the OP but yes i do drive like a Granny
Then why do you have an M3 rather than a 335i/d (serious question)? You're leaving a ton of your car's value and fun potential on the table like that, never mind by not going to a track.
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I drive spirited and have 10k miles on my PS2's and they're only about half done in the rear.
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Michelin has a tire wear warranty. For staggered setups like ours, it is 30k for the front and 15k miles for the rear.
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Have been through 3.5 sets of PS2's and tried the SuperSports now. I didn't like them as well as the PS2's, which was a surprise. Now, the SS's are worn out in the back after 1 season. There must be a better tire for the M3 out there that will last at least 2 seasons and have sticky, good grip.
Suggestions please!
Why did you not like the PSS a much as the PS2? You seem to be in the minority.

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... an all-season tire has no place on an M3 IMHO.
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I don't think there's a better tire for wear and performance than the PSS. You can get more wear or better performance than PSS, but not both.
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I fell for the rave reviews on the SS and quickly found that the PS2's were superior IMO.
Better how? I'm curious because my car came with PSS' and I'd like to know why or if I should go to PS2's.. Thanks
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