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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Wed, Mar-11-2009, 06:21:21 PM   #11
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don't wanna hijack the thread, but i always had the question if it is alright to buy the same brand and type tires for one axle and not for the other (i need new rear conti's)???
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Old Thu, Mar-12-2009, 12:32:46 AM   #12
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I had to replace my pilot sports on the rear about 2k miles ago. I still have about 50% on my front PS's. I got the Sumitomo's for the back, and so far I'm not a very big fan of the mis-match.

I find that the PS's up front don't have the grip that the Sumi's do in the back. This leads to a lot of plowing on on-ramps and such, and some very odd things happening when the car is transitioning.

I'm getting Sumi's for the front ASAP. So far they are quiet, have more than enough grip (better than the PS's IMHO), and cost a lot less. Can't go wrong.

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thanks for the input guys. going to buy a pair Sumitomo for rear's first and see how it handels. If im not satisfied im just going to get a pair of sumitomos for the front too and sell the conti
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Old Fri, Mar-13-2009, 05:21:36 AM   #14
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I never mix-match tires; it's a safety hazard and looks rediculous, half-assed, and makes you look like a Jew.
Wow! You certainly have strong and anti-semite resentments. Your comments are offensive and don't add much value to the discussion.
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Old Wed, Mar-18-2009, 05:42:58 PM   #15
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installed the tires. i don't find any major difference. so far so good.
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Old Sun, Apr-01-2012, 06:36:23 PM   #16
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Default Re: Mix Match Tires front and rear ContiSportContact/Sumitomo HTR Z III ?

Any recommendations for a good tire to mix and match with contisportcontact 19''
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Old Sun, Apr-01-2012, 07:15:53 PM   #17
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Default Re: Mix Match Tires front and rear ContiSportContact/Sumitomo HTR Z III ?

Dude the way that some of us go though tires. I find it hard not to mismatch sometimes.

Its perfectly fine to mismatch if your able to as a driver adapt to the different characteristics of the vehicle promoted by the tires.

My experiences with running different tires on front or rear allows you to tune in more under steer or over steer allow as you please.

No doubt, one should ease into feeling and adapting to the changed characteristics. But one could argue that brand new tires that have not been broken in would be even more dangerous considering the limited grip many tires initially provide within the first hundred miles.

Depending on comfort level and ability to adapt and respond to the cars behavior as a driver should you embrace a car with different tires.
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Default Re: Mix Match Tires front and rear ContiSportContact/Sumitomo HTR Z III ?

I would think so.... any recommendations out there for 19's? Or should I just go to a regular tire shop and have them pick one out for me
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Totally fine. Cheesy, but fine.

It's like wearing two different shoes - you'll notice, but it won't hurt you.
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Default Re: Mix Match Tires front and rear ContiSportContact/Sumitomo HTR Z III ?

Danny,

There are some used tires in NJ. I don't know if they are close to you or the correct size.

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/pts/2932811931.html

http://cnj.craigslist.org/pts/2933049995.html

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/pts/2928046655.html

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