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Re: Opinions on 16" tires wanted (archive)

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Posted by ron on January 04, 2000 at 13:45:02:

In Reply to: Opinions on 16" tires wanted posted by Drew Zacharda on January 04, 2000 at 13:27:24:

: I just bought a set of 16" cross-spoke wheels to go on my 535i when the Blizzaks come off. I don't want to spend a fortune on tires, so I've come up with a short list. All tires are at least Z-rated. Prices and treadwear/traction/temp ratings are from Tire Rack.

: Dunlop SP8000 $105 200 A A
: Dunlop SP5000 $95 340 AA A
: Dunlop SP4000 $93 300 A A
: Yoko AVS S4 $102 300 A A
: Yoko AVS Int $118 ??? ? ?
: Pirelli P7000SS $121 320 A A

: Does anyone have experience with any of these tires? I'm really drawn to the Dunlop SP5000 -- it's cheap, W-rated, and has a long treadlife.

: Thanks in advance,
: -Drew Zacharda
: '90 535i 5-speed
: '89 325iX

Drew, i've got a set of the Dunlop SP4000s on my stock rims, Pirelli Sport Veloce on my crossspokes. The Dunlops are definitely a great tire for the price. Any reason you want AT LEAST Z-rated? They typically don't last as long as a V-rated tire and their wear ratings are determined based on other Z-rated tires, i.e. a 340 wear rating on a V tire usually gets you more miles than a 340 rating on a Z tire. Just my $.02
Bridgestone Potenzas are really good tires too.

ron 89 525i -never reaches Z-speed ;^)

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