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Old 02-14-2012, 12:14 PM
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TIRE OPTIONS? Hmm....HELP!

This winter I put on a set of 18 inch Michelin PA3 Winter Tires and could not believe how much smoother my car feels compared to the 20 inch Runlat Dunlop Sport MAXX GT.

From what people say the runflats are simply rougher than regular tires...so I am thinking of simply replacing my rubber on my 20 inch summer set up.

Question is, what brand/model of tires do any of you suggest...first priority is the tire be quiet...second is that it be a square cut tire to give me a "meaty" stance and look. My Dunlops look "wimpy" the 275s in the back, dont look that wide for what they are. From experieince, it seems to me, that Goodyear and Toyo are a nice square cut and tend to look wider than other brands such as Michelin or Dunlops in the same size...I know, I know, a 275 is a 275 but some tires are a squarer cut than others and visually look wider

So, what do my fello F10-ers think...already done the tire rack thing and internet research but nothing like someone with the same car sharing real life experiences.

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Michelin PSS's main competitor, GY F1 Asymmetric 2 is due out this Spring. This is an improved version over the first gen. I had the 1st gen on my E60 535

http://www.goodyear.ca/shop/performance/

http://www.goodyear.eu/home_en/tires...ic-2/index.jsp

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I need help too...but I am looking for 18" tires!!
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I need help too...but I am looking for 18" tires!!
I love the michilen pilot series, that would be my recommendation.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:33 PM
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This winter I put on a set of 18 inch Michelin PA3 Winter Tires and could not believe how much smoother my car feels compared to the 20 inch Runlat Dunlop Sport MAXX GT.

From what people say the runflats are simply rougher than regular tires...so I am thinking of simply replacing my rubber on my 20 inch summer set up.
Doesn't matter what tires you go from. When you go from a 20" to an 18" (and raise the aspect ratio to keep the same rolling diameter) you'll have a smoother ride. It's not simply the RFT's.
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...second is that it be a square cut tire to give me a "meaty" stance and look.
I'm curious about your desire for a square cut. Not trying to offend, but I would think it presents more of a studded snow tire or maybe a truck look. What is it that you like about it?
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Michelin Pilot SS. The best all around tire that can be purchased....
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I'm curious about your desire for a square cut. Not trying to offend, but I would think it presents more of a studded snow tire or maybe a truck look. What is it that you like about it?
When I refer to square, I simply mean a "fatter" looking tire. Three cars ago I had Goodyears on my Maxima, then I replaced them with Dunlops and when I measured them there was an inch a half difference in width on a 245?

I am simply looking for a more aggressive stance/look...my 275s in the rear look wimpy on the car
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Doesn't matter what tires you go from. When you go from a 20" to an 18" (and raise the aspect ratio to keep the same rolling diameter) you'll have a smoother ride. It's not simply the RFT's.
Agreen, but on my last car (08 Cadillac CTS) I went from 18s to 20s with Hankook Ventus (forget the model name) but they were top of the line and the ride difference was minimal

Maybe its must the 20 inch Dunlops but having the Michelin Pilot PA3 on for the winter simply makes a huge difference, too much IMO that tells me the combination of Dunlop tires, plus the fact thier run flats is hampering my BMW experience...they are robbing me of a smooth ride...
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You want "smooth and quiet" then lose the 20" rims!!!

You could put a foam rubber pillow on 20" rims and they'd still ride like a Mack truck.

Do yourself a (huge) favor. Go to 18's. You'll be infinitely happier.
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Disagree, my CTS road very nice on 20's no issues, IMO, its a tire variable. Granted the 18would be smoother
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I have 19" Dunlop sport maxx RFTs on my car and they are quite smooth. I think the harshness relates to your 20" rims. As I mentioned, the Michelin Pilot SS tires are the best you can buy (I intend on replacing my RFTs with them this summer). If you are looking for a tire that has a "square look" and place safety and performance behind that, well then just roll with your snow tires year round...
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