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Just bought new tires...

I had the Hankook V4's on it when I bought it. Decided it was time to replace and came close to going with the Conti's DWS's.

Hankook has a great rebate program going on ($80 for 4 tires) and started off $20 less per tire to begin with for the V12 EVO's.

Decided to give them a try as there have been a few great reviews. Haven't spent a lot of time in the car yet, just had them installed this morning but they are noticeably quieter than the V4's, overall ride feels just a tad bit softer but not much. Grip on dry pavement is fantastic.

Will post back after a few thousand miles are on them, but so far they seem like a winner.
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My friends with Nissan370Zs swear by the Hankooks. They love 'em.
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Recently put the V4's on my wife's 01 320, nice tire and great price.
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V12's on my '350, love them, probably the most silent tires I've had on an SLK, and they are damned sticky when it's dry, and not bad when it's wet.



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Quick Update!

Now have a few miles on these tires, they are fantastic. Dry traction is amazing, they handle rain quite well (I'm in Seattle, that's important!). Big, no HUGE improvement over the Hankook V4's, the V12's are just great.

Better they are nearly silent, they seem a tad stiff over the bumps compared to the V4's but only slightly and the traction and quietness make up for it.

I haven't driven on the Conti's and almost went that route but the V12's are really a great tire and they look good to!
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Thank you for the post. Just about time for new tires here and based on your update I will search no further!

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I've had several sets of V12s on my 350 as well. Nice tires, sidewall's a bit soft, but very quiet and grippy.
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