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Old 08-01-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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What are good replacements for my 2012 Titanium with 18" wheels? Stock tires, Michelin Pilot Sport 3 - 235/40ZR18 were great, but treadlife was not (20,000) . Looking for longer treadlife. Any suggestions are appreciated.


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check out tirerack.com they have a great rating system for their tires. just pick you car from the drop downs and it will give you a good selection.
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If tire wear is your primary criteria you need to be looking at all-season tires as they generally have firmer tread compounds. Some don't give up too much in performance to their summer cousins either. A few getting decent reviews are General G Max AS03, Yokohama Avid Envigor (considered a low rolling resistance which usually means better tread life) and Kumho Ecsta 4X. For maximum tread life for these wide low profile tires, good alignment, proper air pressure, and regular rotations become critical. Don't expect the same mileage (wear) from these big and wide tires as their narrower counterparts.
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BFGoodrich g-Sport COMP II's, they are a brand new tire that came out a few months ago. I'm rocking them on my car right now and they are fantastic. I think the entire set was $900 in the exact size you're looking for.
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Thank you for all those suggestions. I checked all the suggested tires on tirerack.com for reviews. They have mostly good reviews, but a couple of them said their tires get so noisy after 15,000 miles that they have to change them out. I have 20,000 on my Michelin Pilot 3 and have no noise issue. The BF Goodrich does not even have a treadlife published, because it is so new? Does that mean I have to get Z rated tires that are only good for 20,000 miles, that only lasted a years worth of driving in Los Angeles?
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I have Continental Extremecontacts on my 02 SVT and I love them. They are quiet and perform great in any kind of weather. Not to mention they're not all that expensive compared to the other high performance tires.
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Thank you for all those suggestions. I checked all the suggested tires on tirerack.com for reviews. They have mostly good reviews, but a couple of them said their tires get so noisy after 15,000 miles that they have to change them out. I have 20,000 on my Michelin Pilot 3 and have no noise issue. The BF Goodrich does not even have a treadlife published, because it is so new? Does that mean I have to get Z rated tires that are only good for 20,000 miles, that only lasted a years worth of driving in Los Angeles?
You can't always focus on the bad reviews, some people have different expectations. A large majority of tire complaints are from BMW owners I noticed. I mean, the gov't could give us all a brad new Focus, and some of us would complain about the color.
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It looks like everybody is spot on with responses. The DWS and Kumho 4X are good all-season performers but won't give you the same dry grip that a strictly summer tire like your Michelin will. Probably last you between 40 and 50,000 miles each. They have an asymmetrical tread design so they are easy to rotate.

As for the Comp-2's, I've got some friends here who are running them and they seem to get noisy pretty quick. Still a good tire in the summer performance area and I would say probably does a little better in dry traction, but will not last as long and get noisier quicker.
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