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17k miles and my rear tires are the same level as the wear indicators, need new tires pretty soon. the front tires still got quite a bit but the rears are almost shot. Is this normal for BMW/RWD?

I'll probably get a set of either S03 or Sumi HTR Z II when I get up to 20k miles...

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I want some opinions on S03 vs. Sumi HTR Z II! I posted on W&T forum but I want to hear what some of u have to say here. I know Emission got the Sumi's, and a lot of others got the S03's. I wanna hear if you guys think the S03's are worth $300 more. I track my car a few times a year so these tires won't last long, and $300 pretty much will pay for a DE weekend. ;)

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ayn said:
I want some opinions on S03 vs. Sumi HTR Z II! I posted on W&T forum but I want to hear what some of u have to say here. I know Emission got the Sumi's, and a lot of others got the S03's. I wanna hear if you guys think the S03's are worth $300 more. I track my car a few times a year so these tires won't last long, and $300 pretty much will pay for a DE weekend. ;)

--Andrew
I like S-03s a lot. Very good at the track...

I can't compare to HTR-Z IIs becasue they don't make them in my size :dunno:
 

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my contisport rears went out at 17K as well. since the fronts had lots of life left, I simply replaced the rears with new contisports this time around. next time, all four are getting replaced with S03's.
 

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31st330i said:
my contisport rears went out at 17K as well. since the fronts had lots of life left, I simply replaced the rears with new contisports this time around. next time, all four are getting replaced with S03's.
my fronts got lots of life left too! but I hate to pay for the Conti's... i wonder what will it be like if i get S03's for the rears only? ;)

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ayn said:


my fronts got lots of life left too! but I hate to pay for the Conti's... i wonder what will it be like if i get S03's for the rears only? ;)

--Andrew
My fronts are both brand new (hit a nail, long story) so I really have two choices: spend $800, get 4 new S03s all around, keep the front two Pilot Sports for lease turn-in and buy 2 new/used Pilot Sports for the rears, OR just buy two new Pilot Sport rears right now ($500) and get a new set which should last through lease turn-in. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna get 2 new Pilots real soon. ;)
 

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oh man, i got at least another 2-3k on my contis

just over 18.5k. mostly highway driving... but the wet traction is still horrible. my next set of tires need to last me a while as i have little money being a student. btw, speaking of replacing tires, when everyone replaces tires do you get 5 and replace the basically new spare? or ge 4 and keep the spare whatever it was? thanks
 

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Re: oh man, i got at least another 2-3k on my contis

eugeneDC/TX said:
just over 18.5k. mostly highway driving... but the wet traction is still horrible. my next set of tires need to last me a while as i have little money being a student. btw, speaking of replacing tires, when everyone replaces tires do you get 5 and replace the basically new spare? or ge 4 and keep the spare whatever it was? thanks
If you switch tire brands/sizes, you'll want to do the spare too unless you ONLY plan to use it as a spare (a temp wheel) in times of emergency.
 

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Re: Re: oh man, i got at least another 2-3k on my contis

webguy330i said:
If you switch tire brands/sizes, you'll want to do the spare too unless you ONLY plan to use it as a spare (a temp wheel) in times of emergency.
Where's the spare for your snows? :D

I have a spare :thumb:

 

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Re: Re: Re: Re: oh man, i got at least another 2-3k on my contis

eugeneDC/TX said:
that is ridiculous! alee, must've cost you a fortune for all, what 11, m68s. i wanted m68s, but i think my wheel upgrade will be to m5 replicas (cuz i want to stick with 17s and price).
Nah, 5 came with the car. 4 refurb'd M68s ran me $1075 shipped. Spare M68 another $200. $850 for a set of 5 Blizzaks. Got a rim scratched by road debris, and picked up an M68 on eBay for 200ish.

Oh wait, that is a lot. :eek:
 

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alee said:

Nah, 5 came with the car. 4 refurb'd M68s ran me $1075 shipped. Spare M68 another $200. $850 for a set of 5 Blizzaks. Got a rim scratched by road debris, and picked up an M68 on eBay for 200ish.

Oh wait, that is a lot. :eek:
Yes you are a sick monkey for sure sir. :D :thumb:
 

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Nate I took your advice, I checked my tires again and the indicators are pretty much touching the ground. I don't wanna wait any more miles as it's pretty important... So I just ordered 4 S03's from TireRack! Had them drop-shipped to Terry Sayther, an independent BMW shop here in Austin. Should have them on some time next week and I'll post review!

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