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Re: any pictures of a e28 with 225/60/ 15's on it (archive)

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Posted by sam smith on January 10, 2001 at 13:30:02:

In Reply to: any pictures of a e28 with 225/60/ 15's on it posted by Ray on January 10, 2001 at 10:50:05:

Dang, if only you'd posted a couple weeks earlier...

Just bought my car, my first E28 after years of 02 ownership, a couple weeks ago. Has 15x6 OZ BMW turbine copies (like the factory alloys on e21s), which came with worn out Michelin Pilot XGT V4s on 'em, and they were 225/60s. Stuck out from the stock wheel wells a bit, and rubbed with more than two people in the car in the rear. Gripped like hell, though. Can't say anything about limit handling characteristics, 'cause I almost immediately got rid of 'em. But I've read (several places, actually), that it's actually probably too big of a tire for this size wheel on an e28.

So I went with 215/60s (Bridgestones, cheap, available, grippy), and they look better (in terms of how much tire sticks out from the wheel lip), not to mention they don't rub, and make the car a bit more nimble at lower speeds.

Unfortunately, don't have a pic of either setup at the moment.

Sam
'76 2002
'87 535is 193k


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