Continental Sport Contact M3 Discontinued

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  1. 8 Nov 2019 at 6:54 PM #1
    M1k3y

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    Just been informed that the Continental Sport Contact M3 Tyres have been discontinued.
    I need two new 19" tyres and would appreciate commendations about which tyres to fit, as I have been using the continental Sports since I bought my M3 from new.

    Any advice appreciated please.
    Thanks
     
  2. 8 Nov 2019 at 7:14 PM #2
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    Dependant on what your after but Michelin pss or ps4s, Goodyear super sports.

    Other options which I use on my own right now is vredstein ultrac vorti, a recent tyre review posted on here showed how well they performed against the above brands. I'm very happy with the tyre but they might not suit everyone.
     
  3. 8 Nov 2019 at 7:25 PM #3
    M1k3y

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    Thanks zulfario94, I'll take a look at them.
     
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  5. 8 Nov 2019 at 7:40 PM #5
    M1k3y

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    Thank you kev but I am looking for new tyres if possible.
     
  6. 8 Nov 2019 at 7:51 PM #6
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    The Conti M3 was a very old tyre design (as old as the E46 M3 design!!) so it being discontinued is no loss at all, it wasn’t that great a tyre anyway compared to more modern offerings....

    As said earlier, the Michelin PS4S is probably the tyre of choice for most these days, if money is no object. (Its predecessor, the PSS is now discontinued)

    The newest Continentals (Sport 6?) are also a worthy option, otherwise the Goodyears or Vredesteins mentioned above :thumbsup:
     
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  7. 8 Nov 2019 at 8:13 PM #7
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    Thanks Oasis , much appreciated. Now any idea of the cheapest place for them ?
     
  8. 8 Nov 2019 at 8:19 PM #8
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  9. 8 Nov 2019 at 8:49 PM #9
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    I usually find one of these websites the cheapest to buy tyres, then get them fitted locally:

    Tyreleader.co.uk
    Oponeo
    Blackcircles
    Camskill

    :thumbsup:

    Same here! :)
     
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    Pilot Super Sports. The end.
     
  11. 8 Nov 2019 at 9:04 PM #11
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    Thanks Oasis......appreciated
     
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    Good year F1’s are awesome for the money, run them on both my M3’s with no issues, found black circles is usually the cheapest place
     
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    Thank you Monkeyboy, I'll check them out .
     
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    Another vote for Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. Got them on my M3, and so far they’ve been superb. I get great traction in wet and dry conditions.
     
  15. 8 Nov 2019 at 11:43 PM #15
    M1k3y

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    Thanks be02ese. The Michelin PS4S are looking popular.
     
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    Also second what monkeyboy says about Black Circles. I’ve used them plenty over the past few years, there are discount codes floating around online for them too. Military discount is available from them too.
     
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    Discount would be good, they aren't cheap !
     
  18. 9 Nov 2019 at 8:29 AM #18
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    that’s the only thing that’s put me off the MPSS they are awesome tyres no doubt but they are mega expensive and the good year F1’s are not exactly cheap either but are amazing in the wet/dry and last longer than the MPSS with enough of a saving too to make them worth a try which is what I did. I think anything like a Michelin or good year or Verdestien you can’t go wrong really just stay away from non premium brands
     
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    M1k3y

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    Good advice as usual from this BB. Thanks everyone.
     
  20. 9 Nov 2019 at 8:56 AM #20
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    I’ve just put a pair of PS4S on and they have replaced Goodyear’s. The Michelin’s are a lot quieter and grip is very good as is the wet capabilities.
     
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