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Old 08-14-2005, 09:43 PM   #1
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I am looking to buy some new tires in about a month or two. I need something for year round use that can take some abuse during the summer and get me through the long winters. I have heard great things about the Dunlop M3ís but can they be used during the summer and winter?

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Old 08-14-2005, 09:50 PM   #2
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You'll find that the Pirelli PZero Nero is quite popular for year-round touring.
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Old 08-14-2005, 09:53 PM   #3
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How do the Pirelli PZero Nero hold up in the New England snow?
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Old 08-15-2005, 01:17 AM   #4
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can't have it both ways. M3's will be great in the snow but you will destroy them if you drive them all summer (though they do hold up a little bettter than say Blizzaks.)

From the reviews they get it sounds like the PZero are going to be the best option unless you get dedicated winter and summer tires.
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Don't run winter tires during the summer. They are purposely made w/ a soft compound that will get destroyed w/ summer heat. If you must run a single set of tires, get all seasons. Dunlop Sp5000 come highly recommended. No experience w/ them personally because I run dedicated winter tires.
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Perhaps Dunlop 5500's? - Should be a bit better than the Pirelli in the snow, but give up a bit in the dry performance dept.

You could also check out the Nokian WR's - they are an all-season slanted toward snow driving.

Finally, how about the Continental Conti-Sport Extreme Contact's? Likely comparable to the 5500's, but a newer tire.

I have M3's for the winter and they are great - in cold weather only. In temps above 45-50, they start to get greasy.
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Thanks for all the help. I have been doing some research on tirerack and the Continental Conti-Sport Extreme sound like a good all-season tire. Any more help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:18 AM   #8
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Has anyone used the new Avon Tech M550 A/s? They seem to get good marks on Tirerack, but they seem to be fairly new.
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