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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Brey335i Click here to enlarge
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    The M3 is rolling on Michelin PSS now and I've never driven on a better tire. It's comfortable, grippy, good in the wet, and wears excellently, and paid way too much.

    Fixed it for you my firend.

    PS: You must have never tried many tires if you like them the best. Not busted you here, just sayin. Go to ANY track and see what the veterans run on, as they will NOT be Micelins

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    I currently have NT05 on my EVO and I love these tires. One of the local guys is trying to get me to try the Bridgestone RE-11As. He's giving me an employee discount so they're a decent deal. Not sure I want to pay more for a tire I don't know anything about when I really like the tires I already have. IDK I know that I won't own a set of Hankook V12s again. I know that others on here swear by Nitto NT555 also.
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    RE11A's are the newest tire and ive heard great things about them. I ordered a set of nt555 for the front of the M yesterday, mostly because ill be on Nitto DRs on the rear and wanted to stay at least brand similar

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    I will buy nothing but toyo r888s for now on but they don't come in 19s... toyo just released a new tire that's similar in performance in a 19" I believe though... and if it wasn't toyo it was Dunlop... pilot super sports were average IMO with great tread wear and above average wet weather characteristics... I will not buy them again... DD nt05r's wasn't too bad but r888s have 80% the grip and 100% more confidence at higher speed bends
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ChuckD05 Click here to enlarge
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    I will buy nothing but toyo r888s for now on but they don't come in 19s... toyo just released a new tire that's similar in performance in a 19" I believe though... and if it wasn't toyo it was Dunlop... pilot super sports were average IMO with great tread wear and above average wet weather characteristics... I will not buy them again... DD nt05r's wasn't too bad but r888s have 80% the grip and 100% more confidence at higher speed bends
    how did you like the nt05r's? in all aspects

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    I really liked them.... I had them on my 135i as a DD for 60% of the time I owned the car, they even gripped well in 40-50 degree weather... The NT05r's would dead hook for me in second and hook in first on warm days or after being warmed; which is all you could ever ask for out of a tire in a car that you play around with in mexico ( 135i 6m that trapped 120 consistently).... In the rain or at high speeds it was def livable without question, but cutting in and out of lanes and bending roads the soft sidewall left me uneasy and that's where I found the r888 to be the perfect tire.... I think the nt05r is 1 step closer to a true drag radial than nt555rs and Im confused why I never see anyone with nt05r's and so many with the 555r's,... My current pilot supersports that were abysmal in the cooler fall weather so bad that I ripped them off the car with 50+% tread and have no desire to put them back on and the Dunlop wintersports I threw on actually hook way better than my PSS' ever did LOL ... AND on a side note, why doesn't ENTER work for me on this forum anymore?!?!? is it just me?
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    what about road noise?

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    However, I think terry said he prefers the nt555r's to nt05rs .... but I remember the last time someone took terrys car and it got the stock turbo record, it was on nt05rs but he mentioned they were inferior in his opinion... ive owned both and prefer the nt05rs...... and this is not the standard NT05 street tires, its the drag radial (for anyone reading wondering). I had nt05's on my 370z and they were great for highway spirited driving but have zero dry traction off the line grip... (EVOS dont count lol... guys cut 1.6's on nangkangs in evos Click here to enlarge)
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
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    what about road noise?
    I can only say they never bothered me, nor do I even recall if they were that bad. I had DWS' up front and those out back and the car drove fine too.. those are two entirely diff tread patterns and I was actually surprised I didn't get any whacky quirks from that setup.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
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    Conti DWS, Michelin PSS, Nitto NT05, Hankook V12 are all good. But the Toyo R888 is the ultimate street tire
    The first 3 recommendations are accurate, but the V12? Uhhhhhhh no. @Laloosh please tell our good friend about Hancraps.

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    Dunlop Direzza Z1's are a great street tire with a ridiculously stiff sidewall. My 135i cornered amazingly with those tires with excellent wet traction when I had those. Problem is they hum like bad bearings after some miles.

    I found that the Continental DWS is my new favorite tire here in NYC for daily driving. I got 27k miles out of my rear tires with a good number of drag strip passes, tons of highway rolls and general abuse. They also hook as well as any street tire on the market today, regardless of temperature. I was dead hooking from a 40 roll in 2nd gear in 25 degree weather with these things. Even on RBs, I found that these tires were pretty good for a 2nd gear roll.

    The drawback to Conti DWS is the extremely soft sidewall. The tradeoff is lateral performance vs road noise. They won't corner anywhere as well as a dedicated summer. They are nice and quiet though.

    edit- the DWS have GREAT snow performance. Makes having RWD in NYC livable.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Black Sheep Click here to enlarge
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    I like my star specs, some say they are loud but so is my exhaust so whats it matter Click here to enlarge
    Star Specs don't come in 19's, I'd say get RS-3's if they have the right sizes, NT05's are pretty good for the value but I thought they were really loud, PSS are always good
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    I'm thinking about sticking with the NT05s over the RE-11As.
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    Has anyone used the BF Goodrich Sport Comp-2?? Someone else mentioned them to me when I brought up I was looking at tires & strongly considering the Conti DWS'
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
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    Has anyone used the BF Goodrich Sport Comp-2?? Someone else mentioned them to me when I brought up I was looking at tires & strongly considering the Conti DWS'
    Conti DWS is the best all-season. Don't even think twice. It even comes with a standard road hazard warranty to 8/32 or 1 year, whichever comes first.

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    Apparently nitto to doesn't make the Nt 05 in 265/30/19 sizing, only 275, looks like I'll have to research some more options. Good suggestions/feedback in this thread guys, thanks! Oh and @Sticky I think you need a tire vendor on this site.

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    FWIW I did the DW's as well and they're great the 1st year of life but after get noisey and rough riding and several people I know also have had the same issue. Performance is good for just spirited driving but I would likely jump into a PSS next time given a few hundred dollar difference in price.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
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    Oh and @Sticky I think you need a tire vendor on this site.
    I agree wonder who we could get that sells tires.

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    iND has always sourced my tires.

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    I always get my tires from discount tires or tirerack.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
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    I always get my tires from discount tires or tirerack.
    Well stop doing that and support our vendors.

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    Need an answer on if @3W Distributing sells tires.

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    LOL, do you have a tire vendor that can compete with their prices? Wait, do you have a tire vendor at all? haha

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
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    Well stop doing that and support our vendors.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
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    LOL, do you have a tire vendor that can compete with their prices? Wait, do you have a tire vendor at all? haha
    I don't think we do have a tire vendor this needs to be remedied.

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    Modbargains sells tires, don't they?
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