: Avon Tech M500 Tires

08-25-06, 08:38 PM
Anyone have experience with these tires from Tire Rack? They're alot cheaper that Goodyear GS D3 or Pilot Sports and they look pretty good. I'm thinking they may be worth a try.

Ryan's '05-V
08-25-06, 08:49 PM
I almost tried them but went with the Avon M550s AS and they are ok. I started to wear those pretty good and went with the GSD3s since they weren't much more than the M500s with some discount I got. I bet the are good for the money but I have been happy with the GSD3s.

What's the worst you do, try for a while and burn'm up to get some other tires.

08-25-06, 09:55 PM
I'm using the 550ms and have no complants. It takes them awhile to warm up, but are smooth and quit. I will try the 500's next time and go with the 275/40 at the rear.

Ryan's '05-V
08-25-06, 10:10 PM
By the way, I went with 285/35/18 GSD3s in the rear and they look mean and have worn pretty well but I guess that is probably because I don't have that many miles on them yet (couple thousand).
275/40/18 is the way to go in the rear but mine were cheaper in the larger size and that was fine since I plan to throw them in the trash when my lease is up.

08-25-06, 10:40 PM
I was going to do the GS D3's, but the price difference is really making me think. From what I've seen, the GSD3's are about $1300 versus $700 for the Avon's.

08-25-06, 10:56 PM
I've got both. Avons A/S for winter and GSD3s for summer.:bouncy:

08-26-06, 12:01 AM
dumb question - what do you carry in the event of a flat? seems that these are not runflat tires.

08-26-06, 12:08 AM
Well, I plan to find a spare for the trunk, or risk it.

08-26-06, 06:11 AM
dumb question - what do you carry in the event of a flat? seems that these are not runflat tires.My Avons are mounted on a set of Mille Miglias, and I use one of them as a spare. Check out Dreamin's post from about a year ago to convert over to carry a spare ...