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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Sat, May-25-2019, 09:50:27 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Time for some tires, street tires. Summer tires as I don't really drive the car much off season. The tires will mount to stock BMW stamped style 24 wheels.

Right now it seems Michelin PS4S are the way to go. Anyone running these? Happy with them? Would you do anything differently today?

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Iíve really liked the sumitomo HTRziii for good grip and longer life than almost anything else and definitely the best bang for your buck but, if itís for a weekend car you wonít be going through them as much so maybe something like the Nitto NT-01 (what I use for track days) might be a good choice?!

I havenít had the best results with Michelin, mostly just much faster wear than I would expect for a expensive tire.
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Stay away from sumitomo in my opinion. They wear poorly, loud and bad performers. Wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot pole. Go with Michelin’s or continentals.
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Default Re: Time for tires - PS4S?

Just bought a set of ps4s to replace my 3 year old PSS. When these wear out I’m looking forward to the PS5. I’d say that tells you my opinion. They just keep improving on the best.
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My car had Hankook Ventus V12s when I bought the car. I switched to the Michelin PS4S last summer and have loved the roughly 5k miles I have put on them so far over the last nearly 12 months.
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Thanks everyone. Sounds like the Michelin's are well liked. I'll get them ordered from Tire Rack.
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Iíve really liked the sumitomo HTRziii for good grip and longer life than almost anything else and definitely the best bang for your buck but, if itís for a weekend car you wonít be going through them as much so maybe something like the Nitto NT-01 (what I use for track days) might be a good choice?!

I havenít had the best results with Michelin, mostly just much faster wear than I would expect for a expensive tire.
+1 Agree...that's what I have experienced. Not sure as to why the other commentator experienced loud and poor wear as many factors could bring those conditions. OP has already made buying decision though.
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+1 Agree...that's what I have experienced. Not sure as to why the other commentator experienced loud and poor wear as many factors could bring those conditions. OP has already made buying decision though.


To each their own I do want to try the new sport cup 2ís next instead of the NT-01
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+1 Agree...that's what I have experienced. Not sure as to why the other commentator experienced loud and poor wear as many factors could bring those conditions. OP has already made buying decision though.
Because they are crappy tires. Iíve never bought a set, but family and friends have had them and I can tell the difference between tread, stiffness, noise, feel and handling. Hated them. Had them temporarily on my e36 M3. Fine for getting around town, but if you are looking for longetivity, handling, quality, go Michelin. I even like continental. If you try a set of Michelinís over other not so budget-oriented tires, youíd feel the difference.
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To each their own I do want to try the new sport cup 2ís next instead of the NT-01
Have them on my Porsche. Awful on wet roads with any rain accumulation, but fantastic in the dry. Overkill for a streetcar that is being driven on the streets only; however great tire for the track if you do not want to go R compound or the car sees street/track duty, but they wear quickly.
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