2435Also new to list: non metric tyres for 535i???
- May 31, 2004Hello all.
I have recently acquired a 1986 535i, which is currently wearing its
original wheels with some rather old Avon metric tyres. The tyres still have
some tread left, but I am pretty sure that their age means that they are
well past their best. There is some tramlining and squirming under heavy
braking (subtle rather than severe) which I suspect may be down to the
So I need to decide whether to find a set of the original metric TRX tyres
or to change the wheels and leave the metric tyre problem behind.
Does anybody have recent experience of finding TRX tyres? Are they available
anywhere (in the UK) at a reasonable price? Any views about how the Avons
compare with the Michelins?
Of the non-metric options, which wheel size and tyre combination is best for
535i handling. I would only want to use wheels that look right for the
period of the car presumably some version of BMW cross-spoke.
Thanks for any ideas.
(1986 535i auto)
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