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18" wheels do nothing to give you a smooth ride... (archive)

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Posted by MikeW on October 22, 1999 at 09:02:48:

In Reply to: Please Recommend Nice Riding Tires in 235/40R18? posted by Frank Fabbrocino on October 21, 1999 at 17:58:12:

Bigger wheels + lower profile tires = Harsher ride + better/sharper handling (if done correctly). The smoothest ride you get out of an E46 is with the standard (non-sport) 16"ers.

: Can anyone recommend tires in 235/40R18 that ride smooth?

: I'm getting rims for my 2000 328Ci, probably Hartge Classics and I need to get new tires obviously. I commute more than anything else and I don't want tires that ride HARSH!

: I've had (on another car) Dunlop SP-Sport 8000s and 9000s, and then later the Dunlop W-10s. The W-10s turned out to ride much nicer than the 8000 or 9000s (and a lot cheaper too!).

: Someone has recommeded Pirelli P7000 Super Sports to me. The TireRack reviewed them as driving smoothly (as they did for the W-10s), any opinions? Should I go with the W-10s or the P7000s? Any other smooth, non-harsh tire I should consider?

: Thanks!

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