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post #1 of 126 Old 12th January 2008, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Best tires for M5

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.
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PS2's are by far the BEST street tire available today, for both dry and wet conditions. They do cost the part as well, although they do wear well and last.

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I have been driving on Toyo Proxes for many years – currently Proxes T1R on my e60 M5. Not only are they great performing tires year-round with excellent handling and traction, they are very durable . . . . .
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The stock ContiSportContact 2 tires aren't all that bad in overall performance, and they're a good chunk of change cheaper than the PS2. The PS2 is well recognized as a great tire, so you can't go wrong with it, you can just go cheaper. The general consensus on the Pirelli tires is STAY AWAY.

I just switched over my front tires to the Toyo T1R, and so far I have been happy but I need another week or so on them to really decide what I think. Once my rears wear down I'll be switching those over to the T1R as well to match (running ContiSportContact 3 on the rear...a puncture forced me to switch out the fronts early considering how little wear my front tires had after 13k miles).

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Read a nice review on tires (I think it might have been in Evo) while browsing at a bookstore. The Goodyear F1 Asymmetric got great reviews. Wondered if anyone had any experience with them, or if they even come in the correct size for our cars...

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Go with the Conti's; the performance is more than adequate. The PS2's aren't worth the price Michelin wants.

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If not the Michelin PS2's the only other tire I would purchase is the Nitto Invo. Much cheaper and equal in quality, grip and handling.
If you do not believe this well your throwing your money away.

These tires are very, very good.

If you want to spend more money to make you feel better get the Pirelli Corsa. An excellent tire with awesome dry weather grip and wet weather control. I have these tires on my GT3 and love them but the price is back in the Michelin range.

I strongly advise the Nitto Invo tires.

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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 just replaced the original contis with PS2s on my e60 m5. I own a tire shop and garage and can say unequivocally that Michelin beats anything else, hands down. My bill came to ~1400 (I get mounting free) on tirerack.com. Don't go with Proxes...they are pretty good but the road noise is annoying relative to the performance, they will sound like truck tires. Michelins are much quieter with better performance than pretty much anything out there. If you are looking for max performance, you may want to look at the pirellis, too, but their treadwear is horrendous. Hope this helps.
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