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      04-10-2020, 01:56 AM   #1
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So I recently installed 4 OEM General G-Max RS tires to replace my Michelin PS4's. These are a brand new tire by General having just come out about 18 months ago.

I was looking for a low cost Ultra High Performance tire and thus far, they have been great.

After pushing the car a bit yesterday, I honestly could not tell any difference between the PS4's and the Generals.

Except in the wallet.
After a $70 rebate from General, the 4 cost $699.

I mean, how can you beat that price - this from Tirerack.com - Rudy's the best btw

Just wanted to pass this along as these are some tough times and every little bit helps right now.
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General does make good tires. I have put them on our trucks and was very happy with them.
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      04-10-2020, 08:48 AM   #3
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Wondering how they would fair against Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 and how they would hold up for light track duty vs MP4s..
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You are lucky that you could get new tires installed. We have all non essential businesses closed. The tire shops can only replace a non repairable tire or plug a flat right now in my area.
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I’m running the firehawk Indy 500s. $710 for 255fr and 275rr. Can’t be the price and so far they are a blast. Maybe I’ll try the generals next.
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Who on earth are General tyres
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Who on earth are General tyres
Itís a US/North American brand owned by Continental.
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You are lucky that you could get new tires installed. We have all non essential businesses closed. The tire shops can only replace a non repairable tire or plug a flat right now in my area.
Tire shops are essential in MA and was going to order General G-Max RS for my non-BMW at my local chain tire shop but instead I decided to try a well regarded mobile tire shop that will come to my home. Pretty small premium and I like to support a local family run business (not to mention they show a LBB M2 with 763M wheels on their web site).
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So I recently installed 4 OEM General G-Max RS tires to replace my Michelin PS4's. These are a brand new tire by General having just come out about 18 months ago.

I was looking for a low cost Ultra High Performance tire and thus far, they have been great.

After pushing the car a bit yesterday, I honestly could not tell any difference between the PS4's and the Generals.

Except in the wallet.
After a $70 rebate from General, the 4 cost $699.

I mean, how can you beat that price - this from Tirerack.com - Rudy's the best btw

Just wanted to pass this along as these are some tough times and every little bit helps right now.
Thanks for the tip! These will be a great street tire to prevent any wear and tear on track setups.
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Is it hot in NC now?

I tried to save money in the past and got the highly praised Hankooks. Reviews had them compared to MPSS.

My personal experience has been very different since I live in PNW and the weather here is typically around 20 celsius.
My theory is that those tires perform well in higher temperatures. MPSS or PS4S work in all temperatures.
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I had the generals and the hankooks on my 335i coupe. Both great tires for DD. But the one reason I wouldn't put them on My M2 is because the Michelin PSS make the M2 look amazing. The sidewalls are so much more beefy looking. Is it worth 1200 bucks amazing IMO yes. But to each his own.
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I had the generals and the hankooks on my 335i coupe. Both great tires for DD. But the one reason I wouldn't put them on My M2 is because the Michelin PSS make the M2 look amazing. The sidewalls are so much more beefy looking. Is it worth 1200 bucks amazing IMO yes. But to each his own.
Dunno bee - these Generals look pretty stout from the side.
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I had the generals and the hankooks on my 335i coupe. Both great tires for DD. But the one reason I wouldn't put them on My M2 is because the Michelin PSS make the M2 look amazing. The sidewalls are so much more beefy looking. Is it worth 1200 bucks amazing IMO yes. But to each his own.
Dunno bee - these Generals look pretty stout from the side.
Can you post a pic to compare. Would love to see a comparison.
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can you post a pic to compare. Would love to see a comparison.
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