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Conti vs Michelin
24-03-2017, 10:26 AM,
#21
RE: Conti vs Michelin
Its really crazy that you guys are having so many problems with the Conti's. I have not had a single issue in probably 20 odd tires. I suggest you rich chaps keep on buying the Michelin's so that demand for the Contis can drop even further so that I can pay even less for my next set Bin
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24-03-2017, 10:36 AM,
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RE: Conti vs Michelin
(24-03-2017, 10:26 AM)MaX Wrote: Its really crazy that you guys are having so many problems with the Conti's. I have not had a single issue in probably 20 odd tires. I suggest you rich chaps keep on buying the Michelin's so that demand for the Contis can drop even further so that I can pay even less for my next set Bin

Max maybe you've had good luck. I had 2 bad experiences with Contis and will never use them again.

But if they work for you and you're satisfied hey that's what counts.=)

I also cant with my mileage justify the premium for Michelins but my budget tyre of choice remains the Goodyears.

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24-03-2017, 10:40 AM,
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RE: Conti vs Michelin
Yip... some guys even like Roadstone, each to their own Rofl
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24-03-2017, 10:45 AM,
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RE: Conti vs Michelin
I have tried various brands throughout the years but keep going back to my 3 favorites (goodyear, michelin, bridgestone) as their quality is way better than the brands I haven't mentioned. I am anti-runflat so all my findings have been about non-runflat tyres. There is also quite a weight difference in brands too, I found Michelins are the lightest so will give you better performance from the reduced unsprung mass.

Don't even get me started on dunflops, achillies, hankooks or any of those other entry level brands...Bin
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24-03-2017, 10:48 AM,
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RE: Conti vs Michelin
I have had bad years with goodyear (pun intended) ... Sidewall bubbles galore.. Running Bridgestones at the moment but the best tyre I ever had on any BMW was a Michelin! The compound of that tyre works..

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24-03-2017, 10:53 AM,
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RE: Conti vs Michelin
Bridgestone is a bit behind the curve currently; well locally anyways. Had S001 on my M135 and RE050 on my 335 and they were not great at all.
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24-03-2017, 10:54 AM,
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RE: Conti vs Michelin
(24-03-2017, 10:36 AM)WIDEOPN-X3 Wrote:
(24-03-2017, 10:26 AM)MaX Wrote: Its really crazy that you guys are having so many problems with the Conti's. I have not had a single issue in probably 20 odd tires. I suggest you rich chaps keep on buying the Michelin's so that demand for the Contis can drop even further so that I can pay even less for my next set Bin

Max maybe you've had good luck. I had 2 bad experiences with Contis and will never use them again.

But if they work for you and you're satisfied hey that's what counts.=)

I also cant with my mileage justify the premium for Michelins but my budget tyre of choice remains the Goodyears.

Rollsmile

In all honesty maybe I just got a bad batch but what put me off was Contis refusal to recitify, I mean my tyres had 7000km on them and ZERO damage or irregular wear and they refused to replace or even inspect them

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24-03-2017, 10:59 AM,
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RE: Conti vs Michelin
(24-03-2017, 10:10 AM)MaX Wrote: Like I said, I've also been using the SC range a lot over the last 10 years. I just couldnt justify the premium Michelin wants for their comparable performance tires when they kept on losing out to the SC's in the reviews and the one set of Michelins I had on my F30 328 also lasted 60 000km but had horrible grip. I will probably never try the Michelins because I am stingy like that.

I must admit, i thought about getting a set of Goodyear Asym 3's when I replaced on my Audi a couple of months ago but couldnt find a set so just went SC5 again Rollsmile

I have a set of GoodYear F1 assym3 on my car at the moement. In the beginning I thought I have made a mistake, but after about 5000km they started working and are right there at the top with PS2's.

I think the gentleman with the X3 should also consider a set of GoodYear Eagle F1 Assym SUV tyres in this case. Tyres, brakes and cooling system parts are things one should not skimp on.

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24-03-2017, 10:59 AM, (This post was last modified: 24-03-2017, 11:00 AM by MaX.)
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RE: Conti vs Michelin
(24-03-2017, 10:54 AM)922-ZN Wrote:
(24-03-2017, 10:36 AM)WIDEOPN-X3 Wrote:
(24-03-2017, 10:26 AM)MaX Wrote: Its really crazy that you guys are having so many problems with the Conti's. I have not had a single issue in probably 20 odd tires. I suggest you rich chaps keep on buying the Michelin's so that demand for the Contis can drop even further so that I can pay even less for my next set Bin

Max maybe you've had good luck. I had 2 bad experiences with Contis and will never use them again.

But if they work for you and you're satisfied hey that's what counts.=)

I also cant with my mileage justify the premium for Michelins but my budget tyre of choice remains the Goodyears.

Rollsmile

In all honestly maybe I just got a bad batch but what put me off was Contis refusal to recitify, I mean my tyres had 7000km on them and ZERO damage or irregular wear and they refused to replace or even inspect them

That is a bit garbage from them. I have a very good relationship with my local TWT at Greenstone, old Mark, and he told me Continental has upped their game from a customer service perspective significantly. Now again, havent had a chance to use it but i trust Marks judgement when it comes to stuff like this. He knows I am full of shit when it comes to tires and he looks after me well.

Was also well impressed with the ContiSure warranty I got with the new tires. If I break them (pothole, nail, etc etc) Continental will replace the tire! I just need to balance and allign every 10 000km. And this was free... always nice to get something for free Rofl (Is my cheapness shining through yet?)
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24-03-2017, 11:00 AM, (This post was last modified: 24-03-2017, 11:01 AM by Gizmo.)
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RE: Conti vs Michelin
(24-03-2017, 10:53 AM)MaX Wrote: Bridgestone is a bit behind the curve currently; well locally anyways. Had S001 on my M135 and RE050 on my 335 and they were not great at all.
Bridgestone make way better non-runflats than runflats, many complain about their runflats.

My friend with the first 330i touring I built fitted conti's, also a bad batch. Sidewall bubbles galore with less than 5000km, put both him and me off the brand.
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24-03-2017, 11:07 AM,
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RE: Conti vs Michelin
(24-03-2017, 11:00 AM)Gizmo@GARAGE46 Wrote:
(24-03-2017, 10:53 AM)MaX Wrote: Bridgestone is a bit behind the curve currently; well locally anyways. Had S001 on my M135 and RE050 on my 335 and they were not great at all.
Bridgestone make way better non-runflats than runflats, many complain about their runflats.

My friend with the first 330i touring I built fitted conti's, also a bad batch. Sidewall bubbles galore with less than 5000km, put both him and me off the brand.

The last decent Bridgestone tyre was the S02, in early 2000's. After they discontinued the S02 I have not fitted Bridgestones again, except for RE-11s and RE-55s.

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24-03-2017, 11:09 AM,
#32
RE: Conti vs Michelin
I've always wanted to try the Bridgestone Adrenalin but their noise rating was so bad that I just couldnt get myself to pull the trigger.

Regarding Pirelli, had them on my CUPRA and G7 GTI Performance (with just under 200wkw) and the SC5's that I replaced them with was miles ahead of the pirellis. There is also rumours going around that Pirellis on the local PPKs are all out of round as there have been numerous complaints to VW about noise and bounce on the tires from delivery. I actually replaced mine after 10 000km as they were just that bad.
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24-03-2017, 11:14 AM,
#33
RE: Conti vs Michelin
Michelin 100%
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24-03-2017, 11:16 AM,
#34
RE: Conti vs Michelin
So I got my E60 with a set of brand new Pilot Sports RFT's. Epic tyre. The grip in the dry and wet is superb. Car felt like it was on rails. I just wasnt all that impressed with how they wore. After 20 000km all 4 had flat spots and were nearly finished.

The E60 has a square setup so I rotated to get a bit more life out of them. Replaced now with Goodyear Eagle F1 Assym 3. Cant say much yet as so far I've only done 2. 2 more to change next month so right now I have a Non-RFT/RFT mix which is a little... interesting at times Rollsmile

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24-03-2017, 11:33 AM,
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RE: Conti vs Michelin
In the end it boils down to personal preference and affordability.

Rob, the GoodYear F1 assym3 is an awesome tyre.

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24-03-2017, 12:00 PM,
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RE: Conti vs Michelin
(24-03-2017, 11:33 AM)H|TM@N Wrote: In the end it boils down to personal preference and affordability.

Rob, the GoodYear F1 assym3 is an awesome tyre.

I did lots of research. Definitely a great option when one considers the price

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24-03-2017, 12:04 PM,
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RE: Conti vs Michelin
(24-03-2017, 12:00 PM)RAArmstrong@TheFanatics Wrote:
(24-03-2017, 11:33 AM)H|TM@N Wrote: In the end it boils down to personal preference and affordability.

Rob, the GoodYear F1 assym3 is an awesome tyre.

I did lots of research. Definitely a great option when one considers the price

For interest sake, which Michelins did you have on the e60? Thinking

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24-03-2017, 12:09 PM,
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RE: Conti vs Michelin
(24-03-2017, 12:04 PM)H|TM@N Wrote:
(24-03-2017, 12:00 PM)RAArmstrong@TheFanatics Wrote:
(24-03-2017, 11:33 AM)H|TM@N Wrote: In the end it boils down to personal preference and affordability.

Rob, the GoodYear F1 assym3 is an awesome tyre.

I did lots of research. Definitely a great option when one considers the price

For interest sake, which Michelins did you have on the e60? Thinking

Pilot Sport 3

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24-03-2017, 12:13 PM,
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RE: Conti vs Michelin
(24-03-2017, 12:09 PM)RAArmstrong@TheFanatics Wrote:
(24-03-2017, 12:04 PM)H|TM@N Wrote:
(24-03-2017, 12:00 PM)RAArmstrong@TheFanatics Wrote:
(24-03-2017, 11:33 AM)H|TM@N Wrote: In the end it boils down to personal preference and affordability.

Rob, the GoodYear F1 assym3 is an awesome tyre.

I did lots of research. Definitely a great option when one considers the price

For interest sake, which Michelins did you have on the e60? Thinking

Pilot Sport 3

I hated those on my 330i as well.

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24-03-2017, 12:17 PM,
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RE: Conti vs Michelin
(24-03-2017, 12:13 PM)H|TM@N Wrote:
(24-03-2017, 12:09 PM)RAArmstrong@TheFanatics Wrote:
(24-03-2017, 12:04 PM)H|TM@N Wrote:
(24-03-2017, 12:00 PM)RAArmstrong@TheFanatics Wrote:
(24-03-2017, 11:33 AM)H|TM@N Wrote: In the end it boils down to personal preference and affordability.

Rob, the GoodYear F1 assym3 is an awesome tyre.

I did lots of research. Definitely a great option when one considers the price

For interest sake, which Michelins did you have on the e60? Thinking

Pilot Sport 3

I hated those on my 330i as well.

Like I say, the grip is awesome. The road noise and wear is horrible. Whats more fun now is that I still have 2 of those up front. So I have the softer non RFT's on the back which has basically turned my 5 series into a tail happy drift car Rofl

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