Subject: Re: TRX vs after market tires
Posted by Cliff Robb on September 17, 1997 at 10:10:35:
In Reply to: TRX vs after market tires posted by Chester Siembab on
September 16, 1997 at 18:04:56:
: My '85 still has TRX tires on a stock rims. Is is worth to spend the
money (since I already spent a lot on shocks and springs..)and go for
aftermarket tires/wheels? What should I get? What size?. New or used?,
Anybody knows about good deals?
metric diameter tires are a dying breed. Michelin attepted to
standardize tire sizig by switching to metric diameters to match the
metric tread widths we already use. It never caught on, & I don't
think Michelin has ever come out with updated tires in metric
diameters. So you would be buying old technology, but it would be
cheaper that upgrading to a new rim/tire combo. There would be major
improvement available though from a new rim/tire set up. Most of the
info. at this site is on E12's. Since your car is an E28, there is
more variety available for aftermarket rims. I think you could go as
big as 17". There is a post on this BBS from 6/11/97 with several
responses you may want to look at. I like Troy Rudolph's setup best.
He has 16x7 front, 16x8 rear Alpina's with 205/55's & 225/50's. I
currently have 15x7's of a '92 525i with 205/60 Michelin Pilot XGTVR4
tires that I really like. Hope this helps you.
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