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Re: Front tires (archive)

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Posted by YLOM3 on October 09, 1999 at 10:50:19:

In Reply to: Front tires posted by Eugene Lou on October 08, 1999 at 11:31:24:

I had Michelin Pilot MXX3's on my 97 M3/4 and switch to the new Pilot Sports. What I noticed is a quiter ride, much better wet handling and more understear when taking tight turns hard. When making a hard right turn I can hear the left front tire screeching. I don't like this and preferred the quite high speed cornering of the MXX3's but I relly appreciate the wet tracking.

: I have a 97 M3/2 with new Pilot Sports (<2k miles) on the rear and the old MXX3's on the front with 10% tread left. Question is, I would like to replace the fronts with new Pilot Sports but they are about $230 a piece and I can get Dunlop SP 9000 for about $180 each. They are both similar tread patterns and wear characteristics. I just wonder if it would be very negative on the handling characteristics to mix tires? The SP 9000 also have a 280 wear rating vs 220 for the Michelins.

: Eugene Lou

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