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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Fri, Aug-21-2009, 10:15:03 PM   #1
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Question Goodyear eagle gt?

Sorry I'm not able to use the search function right now. Has anyone used the Goodyear eagle gt on their m? If so what did you think about them? If there is already a fairly comprehensive thread about these tires please post them below.

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People have good things to say about the asymetrics. Give it a search when you have a chance, heading out right now.
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The new Eagle GTs are all season tires. Probably among the best of their breed, but do you really want or need all season? They are only an advantage over summer tires in cold weather. Despite thinking of summer as a dry time, summer performance tires are usually good in the rain, too. All seasons are a compromise for low temps. They usually don't perform nearly as well as a summer performance tire in wet or dry. Have you checked the TireRack.com for tests/reviews?

My current favorite summer tire is the Goodyear F1 Asymmetric. The other 3 closest competitors would be P Zeros, Michelin PS2 and Continental ExtremeContacts. But the Goodyears I think have a price advantage and they're currently on sale. I just got a set for my M5 and they were more than $100 less per tire than the same size PS2. The Goodyears may or may not be available in your sizes depending on whether you run OEM sizes or not. If you need an even lower price than the Asymmetrics, take a look at a recent Car & Driver tire test of budget tires. I think Kumhos came out well but I don't remember who won.
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The new Eagle GTs are all season tires. Probably among the best of their breed, but do you really want or need all season? They are only an advantage over summer tires in cold weather. Despite thinking of summer as a dry time, summer performance tires are usually good in the rain, too. All seasons are a compromise for low temps. They usually don't perform nearly as well as a summer performance tire in wet or dry. Have you checked the TireRack.com for tests/reviews?

My current favorite summer tire is the Goodyear F1 Asymmetric. The other 3 closest competitors would be P Zeros, Michelin PS2 and Continental ExtremeContacts. But the Goodyears I think have a price advantage and they're currently on sale. I just got a set for my M5 and they were more than $100 less per tire than the same size PS2. The Goodyears may or may not be available in your sizes depending on whether you run OEM sizes or not. If you need an even lower price than the Asymmetrics, take a look at a recent Car & Driver tire test of budget tires. I think Kumhos came out well but I don't remember who won.

The f1 asymmetric tires were at the top of my list, but getting a hold of them was a PITA. Then I was going to get Generals, but getting a hold of those was also a PITA. I REALLY do NOT need all seasons but due to substantial time constraints they will do for now. I've been running Pilot Sports until now but as they are being discontinued I decided to look around for other tires.

Either way, i'm at the wear bars and am going on a short road trip tomorrow so I need rubber ASAP. I'll write a review of these tires when I get a chance. But now off to finish off the rest of the rubber on my rear tires
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Why do I have a feeling i'll be taking these tires off in 1k miles?
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