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Old 06-02-2020, 01:47 PM
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Hi guys, I am new to the forum and recently purchased my first 3 series BMW 328xi coupe , wondering if anyone had a Medium priced tire recommendations For all weather conditions and to help improve the smoothness of my ride. I appreciate any Good feedback , looking forward to joining.
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:49 PM
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Oh yea I have 225/45r17's currently, thanks
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:58 PM
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Here's a list from Tire Rack...

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireS...inLoadRating=S

I've gone through a lot of 22 Michelin's and 12 Continental's. The Conti's need more pressure to wear evenly. So, you have to choose from even tire wear or ride quality. The Michelin's wear evenly with pressures closer to what the door decal recommends. So, you get even wear and ride quality.
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:59 PM
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Hi guys, I am new to the forum and recently purchased my first 3 series BMW 328xi coupe , wondering if anyone had a Medium priced tire recommendations For all weather conditions and to help improve the smoothness of my ride. I appreciate any Good feedback , looking forward to joining.

Ride quality is hugely enhanced w/Koni Special Active Reds and non-runflats. Conti DWS might be your cup o'tea....TireRack is an excellent place to purchase.
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Thanks for the link and the advice. I will check it out. Do you have a Beemer as well ? I'd like to post mine eventually and see the changes as it comes along ***x1f601; interested to see the cool Beemers out there
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How important is all weather factor? All season are jack of all trades. Probably best performing all season in dry and wet is Michelin Pilot A/S 3+. Continental DWS06 will do better in snow, but it will not perform as good as Michelin in dry and wet. If you need better snow performance, but you still need tire for all year go Michelin CrossClimate+.


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How important is all weather factor? All season are jack of all trades. Probably best performing all season in dry and wet is Michelin Pilot A/S 3+. Continental DWS06 will do better in snow, but it will not perform as good as Michelin in dry and wet. If you need better snow performance, but you still need tire for all year go Michelin CrossClimate+.

Yeppur. Michelin PS4S is NOT the tire o'choice below 50F and never never in snow.
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Old 06-02-2020, 06:48 PM
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Thanks for the link and the advice. I will check it out. Do you have a Beemer as well ? I'd like to post mine eventually and see the changes as it comes along ***x1f601; interested to see the cool Beemers out there

Yes I do. But....to BMW folk, "beemer" is a motorcycle; "bimmer" is a car.


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Yeppur. Michelin PS4S is NOT the tire o'choice below 50F and never never in snow.

Where did I mention PS4S?


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Where did I mention PS4S?

Well, you mentioned Michelin, and every red blooded Bimmer Pilot knows PS4S are the best....
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Old 06-03-2020, 10:24 PM
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Well, you mentioned Michelin, and every red blooded Bimmer Pilot knows PS4S are the best....
I agree that they are best, but question is about all season "performance" tires.
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Continentel DWS is very popular.
Now called DWS06 I think
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If you are going to drive in snow, don't bother trying to get a set of all seasons that will work in snow, because they won't work. Get real snow tires instead.

I see too many cars in the ditch, whose driver's didn't read the memo concerning snow tires. Insurance companies are trying to change behaviour by offering discounts for drivers with proper snow tires.

In my experience, the Conti DWS were very smooth running but didn't give me any more tread life than the lower cost store brand which may have been produced by Conti or Michelin anyway.

Unfortunately the manufacturers have gamed the UTQ designation, so it's a bit meaningless as well.
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Where did I mention PS4S?

Now see here, Mr. edycol. We'll have no persnickityness here and if you look carefully, I was agreeing with you.

Life is difficult enough what with "protest" thievery and firebombs being lobbed. Covid 19 suppression is ravaging world economies, save Sweden, and we're all infected now.

Yep, we're going to Hell in a hand basket, and you're worried about a shade of meaning.

Shame on you sir! Shame!



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Old 06-04-2020, 06:48 AM
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Old 06-04-2020, 07:00 AM
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If you are going to drive in snow, don't bother trying to get a set of all seasons that will work in snow, because they won't work. Get real snow tires instead.

I see too many cars in the ditch, whose driver's didn't read the memo concerning snow tires. Insurance companies are trying to change behaviour by offering discounts for drivers with proper snow tires.

In my experience, the Conti DWS were very smooth running but didn't give me any more tread life than the lower cost store brand which may have been produced by Conti or Michelin anyway.

Unfortunately the manufacturers have gamed the UTQ designation, so it's a bit meaningless as well.

Difference between lower tier brands and top tier is how long tire keeps its initial performance. I agree that all season wont perform well in snow. I personally have on all three cars additional set os snow tires, but here we are.
Consumer Reports calculated how much braking distance increases after I think 10k (I will look for this later) and Michelin increased stopping distance for some 3-4ft, while Yokohama increased some 60ft.
I once got on CPO car Kumho Ecsta LX (I think that is how they were called) and after 13k, 3 tires went out of balance. However, the worst thing was that every time I had to break in wet, prayer was better option than stepping hard on brake pedal.
So, Michelin, Continental and Bridgestone.


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Old 06-04-2020, 07:45 PM
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Definitely Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ are the best! They handle awesome- incredible in the rain no comparison... ***x2705;
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Took sking trips on the DWS they were pretty good.
But then I don't live in the Snow.
Wasn't in anything deep but some definite dusting s.
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Old 06-04-2020, 08:59 PM
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Someone put Toyo Proxes 4 all seasons on my 328Xi shortly before I got it. They've eaten up two mild winters very well. I haven't had anything to compare them to, but with a high level of abuse in all seasons, they've performed well enough to always get around and frequently pass people on snowy days. I almost bought a similar car a few months before, but it was at a dealership and they'd just replaced all 4 tires with the exact OEM tire - first gen RTF - for a mere $1200. Sad.
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