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3LOU5 03-24-2022 08:34 PM

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 4 or Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS ??
 
If you had a sport sedan and want decent all-around grip/handling in all four seasons, which would you buy ??

Nick M3 03-24-2022 08:41 PM

AS4, with the caveat that the one compromise on them is ride quality.

Josh (PA) 03-24-2022 08:41 PM

Are Conti dsw not an option in your size?

3LOU5 03-24-2022 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Nick M3 (Post 585052)
AS4, with the caveat that the one compromise on them is ride quality.

I'm kinda leaning on the Michelins as well.

I've had 2 or 3 sets of Michelins on my E46 and I've been pretty happy with them. I think I tried Pirelli P-Zeros too, but I tend to like the Michelins just a touch better.

3LOU5 03-24-2022 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Josh (PA) (Post 585053)
Are Conti dsw not an option in your size?

I believe they have it in 225/45-17, but I've never driven with Contis, although I've read they're quite highly-rated.

wdc330i 03-24-2022 09:56 PM

I’ve had the Michelin a/s on multiple cars and love them. When the Michelin PS4 tires run out on my new 4, I will replace them with the A/S whatevers.

They are as close as you can get to summers in an A/S. Caveat is, I don’t really know how well they do in anything but very light snow.

lip277 03-25-2022 11:26 AM

I am not familiar with the Bridgestone tire you have here - but I have Mich PS A/S 4 on my E9, E38 and E23 currently (yeah - three cars with the same tire).
FYI - I have used that tire (or its earlier versions) on my E38's since 2003 or so. Probably about 400,000 miles all told.

Josh (PA) 03-25-2022 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by 3LOU5 (Post 585055)
I believe they have it in 225/45-17, but I've never driven with Contis, although I've read they're quite highly-rated.

I love them, and I know Nick speaks very highly of them also. They seem to be 90+% of the Michelins (with a number of things they do better) for 75-% of the cost. In this segment, they'd get my vote.

Nick M3 03-25-2022 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Josh (PA) (Post 585067)
I love them, and I know Nick speaks very highly of them also. They seem to be 90+% of the Michelins (with a number of things they do better) for 75-% of the cost. In this segment, they'd get my vote.

They give up a lot in dry grip vs. the Michelins. But they have much better ride quality. The Michelin feels like a summer tire that just happens to work in cold conditions and mild snow. The DWS is a great tire, but no one will tell you that it feels like a summer tire.

I like the DWS a lot, but I'd be careful about how I compare it.

Biggins 03-25-2022 10:47 PM

I just bought Continental DWS06 for my E92 for everyday driving. I have a couple long drives next week, so I can report back after then. These replaced a combo of Michelin PS2s and Michelin runflats. I liked the feel on my 10 mile drive back from the tire shop.


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