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post #11 of 126 Old 13th January 2008, 09:16 AM
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I also have a set of PRoxes T1R's on the Estoril M Coupe, and they are OK, although lack in many depts compared to the PS2's. /end

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post #12 of 126 Old 13th January 2008, 11:31 AM
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Michelin PS2s are a great street tire. If you don't drive in the rain or cold conditions, Michelin PS Cup tires are awesome and DOT approved for use on the street unlike R compounds.

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Best way to purchase tires

Thanks for all of the advice so far on this subject, but what is the best way to get tires. Go to tire shop and buy them there or buy them on internet somewhere?
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Buy at tirerack.com and then pay to have them mounted. This from a tire shop owner...

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TireRack is pretty good. If you have a GOOD Discount Tire/American Tire locally, they can be really good. I was referred to a particular store by a tuner shop I trust, and they did an excellent job. AND, they will negotiate the tire price. Discount Tire likes getting your business no matter what so long as they're not losing money. Without that referral, I don't think I would have ever considered Discount Tire, or may have ended up at a different one that wouldn't have been very good. Call up a few local accessory/tuner stores that do a lot of high-end wheels and large SUV wheels, and see if they have a recommendation in your area. My shop does installs, but they have no road hazard protection which is why I was replacing $600 worth of tires in the first place that were only 30% worn. Grrrr.

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ps2's by far are the hands down best tire out there !!

BUT $2100 IS WAY TOOO MUCH !! I PAID $1400 + INSTALL + BALANCE ALL IN WAS $1550..00 I'D SAY LOOOK AROUND !!

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Is there really any other tire out there other than the Michelin PS2s. seriously. you have to be kidding if you buy another street tire. all around the best by far. i love them.
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I need to replace my tires soon. I currently have the Michelin PS2s. Replacing all 4 tires, according to one shop, will cost $2100. Are these the best tires? How about the pirelli's? I don't race this car and would like to know other people's experience and costs. Thanks.
$2100 - my stealer will put PS2s on a M5 or M6 for just under $1600 total.

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Just replaced mine, full sent of stock contis cost me £890. (about 17 million dollars)

Stuck with contis as I got 16k miles out of the ones that came with the car, saying that I've been driving round on slicks for the last hundred miles or so.
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R-COMPOUD Rubber is the ONLY way to go ! Anything else... your skimping, period !!!!!

After riding in DRM's M5 S3 I agree...I want some on my car! The
only issue is that you have to go to 18s to have any choice. The
Toyo Proxes R888 do come in 235/35/R19 and 295/30/R19 but I'm
not sure if these will fit stock. I'm still confused about what are
the min/max sizes we can put on our stock rims. Is there a
formula/heuristic for this? The nice thing about these is that the tread
wear is 100, a hell of a lot better than Hoosiers at 40.

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