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    Which of these tires would you select?

    1. Dunlop Direzza
    2. Kumho ECSTA 4X11
    3. Kumho ECSTA PS 31
    4. Yokohama ADVAN FLEVA V701

    #2
    The Yoko is too new to say.

    The Dunlops suck unless it’s really hot out. (Note that there are many different Direzzas, but I’m assuming that you mean the DZ101.)

    The Kumhos are also not great tires.

    I’m actually fairly pleased with the General tires in E30ish sizes. They are Continental’s off brand.
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      #3
      Depends on what I needed them for.
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        #4
        Originally posted by nrubenstein View Post
        The Yoko is too new to say.

        The Dunlops suck unless it’s really hot out. (Note that there are many different Direzzas, but I’m assuming that you mean the DZ101.)

        The Kumhos are also not great tires.

        I’m actually fairly pleased with the General tires in E30ish sizes. They are Continental’s off brand.
        DZ102 don't know if they are appreciably different

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          #5
          I really love my PS31’s. But, I live in the south where its not below freezing much in the winter and obviously, there’s no snow.

          For me these tires are very sticky, wear well, and ok in the rain but I really slow down in the rain to avoid wrecking my beloved car. Mine are 45’s, which I don’t plan to get again in the future, and they are very precise/direct/responsive.
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            #6
            I'd probably do the DZ102's over the other three, Yokos being second only because my kumhos (KU31's) barely lasted a summer and had no traction to make up for the short life.
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              #7
              Can agree with above. Kumho ecstas were poor performers relative to my direzza zii's
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                #8
                Originally posted by MR E30 325is View Post
                Can agree with above. Kumho ecstas were poor performers relative to my direzza zii's
                Can confirm.

                Had a set of Kumho Supra Ecstas when I first got my e30. They were the worst "new tires" I'd ever owned. They howled from new and were as hard as a hockey puck (on the plus side, they never wore out). Since then I only purchase tires from reputable brands i.e. Good Year, Conti, Pirelli etc. and usually the higher line.

                That being said, I'm thoroughly impressed with the quiet performance of my Good Year Eagle Sport tires in 195/65/15. Comfy and quiet yet when pushing it around cloverleafs, they never fade/squeal/break loose. I'd say they are the best compromise for those who want a stock~ish look, yet want to retain the stock handling characteristics of the e30.
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                  #9
                  I like my dz102s

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                    #10
                    I used to buy Dunlop's until my then tire guy said they were purchased by, I believe, Uniroyal. He said stay away so I did. I'm on I think my 3rd set of Contis and am quite pleased with them but then we put Michelin's on Alice and that's a whole other level (and price).

                    It really depends on how you drive, tire size and your budget
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                      #11
                      General Discussion is not a catch-all; please do not ask technical questions there. If you don't know where to ask your question, post it in General Technical and we'll move it to the appropriate subforum if necessary. Thanks in advance.
                      Originally posted by kronus
                      would be in depending on tip slant and tube size

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by moatilliatta View Post
                        Depends on what I needed them for.
                        Daily driving, general enjoyment, no snow and I would slow down in the rain. I drove an E36 vert for 5 years in NH as a daily driver so I understand bad weather and small light cars.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by agent View Post
                          General Discussion is not a catch-all; please do not ask technical questions there. If you don't know where to ask your question, post it in General Technical and we'll move it to the appropriate subforum if necessary. Thanks in advance.
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                            #14
                            I am thinking 205/55/15
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                              #15
                              Not sure how hellbent you are on keeping OE size tires, but it's common to run 205/50R15 due to tire availability. They're 3.4% undersized.
                              Originally posted by priapism
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                              Originally posted by shameson
                              Usually it's best not to know how much money you have into your e30

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