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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:37 AM
SilverHill SilverHill is offline
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Z3 Tire ? Toyo Versado ?

My apologies for the cross-post from the other place on the web...

I'm living in Maryland (DC area)and so long as there is no snow/ice therefore salt or sand on the roadways I'll be using my Z3 (stock 97' 2.8 w/16" wheels) for my daily 50 mile highway drive round-trip working at the National Air and Space Museum.

Now that I set the scenario any opinions on tires... my mechanic recommends Toyo Versados' he said they are low noise, good wear, great traction and control, my Michelin's are very noisy now that they are 1/2 past their useable tread life.

As for tire noise when it sounds like mine do you bet it's a concern, particularly if it's above 38F the top is down... but in reality yes of course performance is a major issue, traction, tramlining and aqua planing and such. We have a mix of weather here and so other than snow/ice an all weather seasonal tire is key.

Like I said my mechanic who is a good source of knowledge is my starting point which is why I am asking if anyone knows about the Toyo Versados' from end user perspective.

Thanks for the thoughts...

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Old 01-08-2012, 11:59 AM
tohbi tohbi is offline
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you're driving a convertible roadster. is tire noise really an issue?

i'd be most concerned with handling issues, particularly tramlining and aqua planing.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:02 PM
Athenian Athenian is offline
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Hi there!
Check the Continental Sport Contact tires, too.
I have them on my Z3 and their performance is great on both wet and dry surface.
They are not noisy at all.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:27 PM
SilverHill SilverHill is offline
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Looking at the Toyo site and reading about the Versados' from end user perspective on other boards of course there is mixed opinions just wondering if anyone out there is using them specifically on a Z3

Carl

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