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post #11386 of 13487
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That being said.. sigh.. I have a confession to make.

Car is in the shop with a total repair bill of $1.2K.

All my doing... I want to punch myself in the nuts ffffuuuu.gif

Wondering if I should file a claim with insurance or just pay out of pocket..
Pay out of pocket.
post #11387 of 13487
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I find that hard to believe, given that the previous owner is a huge bimmer enthusiast who clearly spends a lot of money on his cars, but whatever.

 

 

Honestly (and as you know I have BMW, too) this does not mean that the PO was intelligent in any way. 'Enthusiasts' are often to be mistrusted, especially about cars.

post #11388 of 13487
I got Bridgestone Serenity tires for my Acura RL and they came out to $900+ for a set of 4.

That was after searching around for the best prices including install and balance, Tirerack, Discount Tires Direct, etc.

I'm surprised the Conti's are that cheap for such a large wheel.
post #11389 of 13487
I'm actually surprised that your tires are so expensive. I would expect a set of four tires for a comfortable luxury sedan to top out at around $600.
post #11390 of 13487
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I'm actually surprised that your tires are so expensive. I would expect a set of four tires for a comfortable luxury sedan to top out at around $600.

Not a chance. $1000 bare minimum for anything wider than a 225.
post #11391 of 13487
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Not a chance. $1000 bare minimum for anything wider than a 225.

Mine are 245 width.
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I'm actually surprised that your tires are so expensive. I would expect a set of four tires for a comfortable luxury sedan to top out at around $600.

Cheap Kumho's and General tires would be around $650 for the set, installed, and balanced. Reading the reviews they aren't great in any kind of precipitation and wear out very quickly. You get what you pay for.
post #11392 of 13487
I spent $1000 on my Pontiac's tires. Pilot Sport A/S.
post #11393 of 13487
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Not a chance. $1000 bare minimum for anything wider than a 225.
+1. This is about what I spend for two tires.
post #11394 of 13487
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

+1. This is about what I spend for two tires.

PS2s?
post #11395 of 13487
I have PSS now. I like it much more than the Conti Extreme contact I had before.
post #11396 of 13487
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

I have PSS now. I like it much more than the Conti Extreme contact I had before.

I was told that the contis are quieter, but softer, than the PSSs. Is that true in your experience?
post #11397 of 13487
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I was told that the contis are quieter, but softer, than the PSSs. Is that true in your experience?

To me the Contis felt stiffer. Noise is about the same. Wore out the rears Conti in about 20k miles. One of the fronts had side wall damage, probably from NYC pot holes, so I replaced them all.
post #11398 of 13487

Just saw this forum guess I will add to the tire talk. I recently had to switch out the tires on my cls. Got 4 bridgestone potenza s04 pole position and they've been great. Came out to $874 at tirerack and $120 for install and alignment.

post #11399 of 13487
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PS2s?
Conti's, IIRC. Time for two more rears, so I'll check and report back.
post #11400 of 13487
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Conti's, IIRC. Time for two more rears, so I'll check and report back.

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