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They are called Avon Tech M550 A/S. I was checking out Tire Rack and came across these tires. The ratings seem very good according to the numbers. Just wondering if anyone has tried them yet. Here's a link:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Avon&tireModel=Tech+M550+A%2FS&vehicleSearch=true&partnum=255WR6M550&fromCompare1=yes
 

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I heard of the company, but not their products. If the tires you are interested got good rating, why not try it and then post your opinion on them?
 

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If you try them, then let me know. I am having a very bad experience with Cooper tyres. The tyres are hydroplaning even in a slightly wet weather and if there is sand on the roads. It has also given me a lot of wheel alignment problems. Do not buy Cooper tyres.

Ramesh.
 

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When it's time for me to purchase tires, I will give them a try and let all you know.[:D]
 

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The only Avons I used are for motorcycles.

They are good and sticky but didn't last long with hard acceleration and big torque machines. They cost a little more but they could corner really well.

The car compound is probably different if I had a sports car I'd consider them.

On my slow ass sedan I use Sumitomo or Kumho. They wear really well have good grip and have fitments for 18's that won't leave you broke.
 

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i've got Avon ZZ1's on my 740.....one of the better tires in my opinion.

give it a shot.

but the ZZ1's (top pic) are actually afew years old now...the later / current ones are the ZZ3 (middle pic) and ZV3 (bottom pic).
 

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I just mounted my Avons about two weeks ago. I did my research on them a while back and after looking at test results/surveys, and the price.... I had to try em'. I was anxious to see how they'd hold up to the way I drive [:p] and I must say... SOLID!! Luv the control, the grip and handling I get from them. So far I think they're a steal. I just wanna see how long they'll last. I'm sure I'll buy more tho. Check em' out... Luke at tire rack luvs em' too.
 

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Avon used to be a standard fitment on Aston Martins but perhaps not now. They certainly were a highly regarded tyre in the past but I don't know who owns the company now.
 

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Avons also used to be the only brand RollsRoyce fitted to their cars (probably not now).
 
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