Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.
Pay out of pocket.
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.
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.
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.
Mine are 245 width.
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.
I spent $1000 on my Pontiac's tires. Pilot Sport A/S.
+1. This is about what I spend for two tires.
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?
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.
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.
Conti's, IIRC. Time for two more rears, so I'll check and report back.
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