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From my previous experience (Alfa, 17" wheels) (archive)

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Posted by Stepan on January 26, 2000 at 23:24:13:

In Reply to: 18" Wheels posted by Preston on January 26, 2000 at 23:18:06:

: I am looking to upgrade my wheels on my E39. Check this out - any ideas?

: TIRERACK.COM:

: Pirelli P7000 SS - 225-40-18" $146 x 2 $ 292
: Pirelli P7000 SS - 265-40-18" $179 x 2 $ 358
: Borbet TD - 18" x 8" Front $289 x 2 $ 578
: Borbet TD - 18" x 9" Rear $309 x 2 $ 618
: -----------------------------------------------------Total $1846

:
: Pirelli P7000 SSS - 235-40-18" $157 x 4 $ 628
: Fittipaldi Tubolare 18" x 9" $279 x 4 $1116
: ------------------------------------------------------
: Total $1744

Borbet wheels are very light but not particularly strong: cast aluminum and, from my humble opinion, badly engineered when it comes to rigidy (if such term exists). Again, it is just my opinion drawn on my experience with Borbet wheels.

Stepan.


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