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Old 01-11-2018, 11:51 PM   #1
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Need some UHP all-season tire recommendations please

I'm about 1/16" above the wear bars on my current all-season Yokohamas.

I'm researching some tires, and have narrowed it down to these:

(1) Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

(2) Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

(3) BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

(4) Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS

(5) Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Don't do any autocrosses or racing of any kind.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:33 AM   #2
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I run conti dws on my e46 and X5 and love them. Quiet, great in weather, perform well and wear well. I don't think you can beat them for the cost.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:38 AM   #3
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Tire rack test: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests...y.jsp?ttid=222

Another one (with DWS, Pilot sport A/S 3+, P Zero All Season Plus, Potenza RE980S): https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests...y.jsp?ttid=230

Spoiler alert, seems like the Pilot A/S 3+ wins.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:38 AM   #4
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Yeah thatís what I found when I looked a while ago.

Had P Zero all seasons on the first Golf. They were fine but got super loud as they wore.

The Pilots that I replaced them with seemed better in every way.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:38 AM   #5
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Spoiler alert, seems like the Pilot A/S 3+ wins.
I have these on my 2 and am perfectly happy with them. Havenít driven them in snow, though. But they seem like a great all-around tire that doesnít give up much in summer.
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I wish there were more cross-category tests. I'd like to see a comparison of the snow and dry performance of some manufacturer's: snow, HP snow, AS, and HPAS tires.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:05 AM   #7
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The DWS is the choice if you want snow performance from an A/S tire. It gives up a lot in the dry vs. the Pilot to get that, though.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:32 AM   #8
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I put the DWS 06 on the Jaguar before driving it back from San Diego. For just regular driving, they're fine.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:27 PM   #9
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I have had Michelin Pilot Sport A/S, A/S 2, A/S 3 and now A/S 3+ on various E38's for upwards of 250,000 miles or so.

For what I have wanted - they have worked excellently. I have driven the cars in upwards of 3 to 5 inches of snow - and the car did 'ok' (it did better than I expected - considering the car is not a snow vehicle at all).

I drive in LOTS of rain. Both the slow drizzle (just to get things wet rain) as well in the 'get the Ark ready' heavy downpour - a great number of miles in all kinds of wet...

The tires have always given me confidence in getting around and allowing me to drive how I wanted, without undue influence from the rain in slowing me down too much (so to speak).

Ice - a bit of that, but not too much. I really don't like driving in ice, so not too much on the tires that way (Yukon/F250 get way more use that way). But- these tires have always treated me well here too - I just have to drive for conditions.

Good luck
I know there are other good tires out there as well, I have just always been treated fairly by these PS A/S tires, so - I really don't look around too much.
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I have had Michelin Pilot Sport A/S, A/S 2, A/S 3 and now A/S 3+ on various E38's for upwards of 250,000 miles or so.
Wow, impressive.

The second comparison JV linked mentioned the only con of being a bit harsh over bumps. Did you ever feel they were too firm?
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