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      09-27-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Mixing tires

Looks like I need to replace the fronts on my M3 - the car has Continental Super Sport 3 and the rears have a ton of tread ~8/32. Should I stick with the Continentals or change to Michelin Pilot Super Sports up front?

If I had to replace all 4 then I would go with the Michelins...
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      09-27-2013, 01:00 PM   #2
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For normal street driving it should be fine.

In terms of performance, it will probably handle a little weird when driving at the limit since you will have more grip up front and less in back... go drifting?
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      09-27-2013, 04:15 PM   #3
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You are in a predicament there. I would not want to keep the Continentals and I would never mix tires. If it were me, I would sell the Continentals and snag a set of 4 Michelin PSS. Mixing tires is never a good idea because they will perform differently in the same conditions (unpredictable handling). I guess if you put around like a grandma then it won't matter but if that's the case why drive an M3? If I saw a used car with mixed tires I would assume that the owner has cut corners elsewhere in maintaining the car.
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Given how much tread is left on the rear tires, I may just stay with the continentals for now and change to the PSS when the rears get worn out.
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replace your fronts, then swap to PSS when they're all worn. I wouldn't mix brands, hell, i wouldn't even mix within a brand.
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