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Old 05-22-2013, 12:34 AM
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Need a little help with tires for the Avant Garde m359.

I initially wanted the m310 but the 18" do not fit on the e90, so I decided on the m359 Hyper Silver 18". Now I'm not sure on tires. I was told the Hankook V12 Evos were a good choice. But I noticed that the Continent Extreme Contact All-Season and Pirelli P-Zero All-Season are about the same price. Or should i just stick with the V12s? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:29 PM
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I love the Ventus V12s I have on right now, but unfortunately they wear a little fast (or maybe my driving is a little too spirited).

I'm thinking about moving to Conti ExtremeContact DW tires instead because of their tread rating (340 v 280 for Ventus V12s). I don;t have much experience with tires at this point so I figured why not change it up and see which is better (unless someone can talk me out of it - except for anyone who suggests PSSs).
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:34 PM
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Any particular reason you want all-season? Price? Comfort? Just seems like in LA summer tires would be the way to go.

I've heard great things about Conti DW.
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in LA, all seasons would be trading off grip for longevity, the all seasons will probably last 50-100% longer than the hankooks
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in LA, all seasons would be trading off grip for longevity, the all seasons will probably last 50-100% longer than the hankooks
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What makes you think the M359 won't fit on the E90?

I have a 2008 E90 328xi and just put 18x8.5" VMR V710s all around. Conti DW 245/35/18 all around. Everything fit just fine (barely!), and so far I just love it.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:46 PM
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I love the Ventus V12s I have on right now, but unfortunately they wear a little fast (or maybe my driving is a little too spirited).

I'm thinking about moving to Conti ExtremeContact DW tires instead because of their tread rating (340 v 280 for Ventus V12s). I don;t have much experience with tires at this point so I figured why not change it up and see which is better (unless someone can talk me out of it - except for anyone who suggests PSSs).
Thanks. Now that you mention that I may look for different tires. A friend recommended it because of good performance and it's symmetrical. He said I could flip it and get more mileage out of it since most tires are asymmetrical.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:50 PM
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Any particular reason you want all-season? Price? Comfort? Just seems like in LA summer tires would be the way to go.

I've heard great things about Conti DW.
Out of convenience, comfort, and longer usage. I thought about the Continental since I have those already on the car. But I was thinking of getting something different this time around. Any recommendations for the Pirelli P-Zero? All the tires I was looking at were from Amazon, so they're around $220 per tire.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:53 PM
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What makes you think the M359 won't fit on the E90?

I have a 2008 E90 328xi and just put 18x8.5" VMR V710s all around. Conti DW 245/35/18 all around. Everything fit just fine (barely!), and so far I just love it.
No I was told the m310 18" don't fit on my e90. The 19" do fit but that's bigger than I want. The m359 18" was my second choice and they fit fine. I'm looking at 245 for the front and 265 for the rears. I hope that works.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:59 PM
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Does anyone have an idea how much I could get for the 17" stock rims that come on the car plus the Continental run flats? I think the rims were part of the value package.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:33 AM
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Thanks. Now that you mention that I may look for different tires. A friend recommended it because of good performance and it's symmetrical. He said I could flip it and get more mileage out of it since most tires are asymmetrical.
Since mine are staggered I wasn't able to rotate them :/

But yes, if you have the same size in the front/back you can switch them - not left to right though since they're directional tires.



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Out of convenience, comfort, and longer usage. I thought about the Continental since I have those already on the car. But I was thinking of getting something different this time around. Any recommendations for the Pirelli P-Zero? All the tires I was looking at were from Amazon, so they're around $220 per tire.
I've heard good things about the P-Zeros but their tread rating is very low and I'm not one to spend close to a grand on tires and have them barely last a full season (although I put my tires on in April and keep them on until November). The best summer tires I found with the best tread rating were the Conti ExtremeContact DW. I may just order them today off tire rack and get the $100 adidas gift card since that is available until june 10th with the purchase of select Contis.
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Thanks. I contacted ModBargains and they recommended Bridgestone Potenza or Continental DWS. Both all-season. I'm leaning towards Continental DWS. Does anyone know if the wheel caps that ModBargains packages with the Avant Garde m359 are genuine BMW wheel caps or is it a sticker? I was told by another shop that they are not genuine BMW wheel caps. It's just blank wheel caps and I would have to buy the stickers elsewhere. I'm planning on pulling the TPMS from my current set up since it's $150 to $200 on its own. Also getting my car detailed so I have a few hours to kill. According to Yelp it's going to be a great or terrible experience. I like surprises.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:24 PM
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Ended up getting the Avant Garde m359 in 18s in silver. Michelin Pilot Sport Plus 225/40 and 255/35. Thanks for the help.
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Had rims/tires mounted and balanced. OEM wheel caps worked and transferred over the TPMS. And my rims came pre dented. AV needs a bit more QC.
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