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Old 12-25-2012, 03:32 PM
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Tires

So I have burned through the tires at last, it only took me about 40,000 miles to do it. Now the issue, what kind of tires do I get to replace them. I live in the foot hills so I need something that corners good, and I do road trips and enjoy playing at the century mark on the speedo. So I need a tire that lasts a while, can put up with mountain roads in hot weather, as well as road tripping. Any thoughts? Oh ya stock 98 740i

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Old 12-25-2012, 07:57 PM
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Good, Fast, Cheap. It applies to tyres. Go for the most expensive Brand Name you can. Avon, Goodyear, Dunlop, Yokohama (performance bias), Firestone, Continental - I'm sure you get the picture. I run MAXAS on my E38. A bit noiser than some but speed limits here are down anyway.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:21 PM
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Michilen pilot sports a/s have been the only tire I have run on my car with mpars but on the 20" wheels I just bought i'm running toyo proxes

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Old 12-26-2012, 09:15 AM
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:05 PM
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I run Continental Extreme Contact DWS. Good threadwear (500+) temp-A, traction-AA, and Z rated.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:19 AM
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I am looking at the General Altimax HP's. From the reviews they sound good all the way around and the price is really good. Have any of you heard anything about them?
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