3039RE: [bmw e28] metric wheels!?
- 5 Nov 14:31On Friday 5 November 2004 1:20 PM, Alex Soduk wrote:
> somehow a 86 535iwheels.
> has come into my life and I am learning about 390mm
When I bought Mr. Blue, he came with 2 sets of rims.
The "summer" rims are BMW TRX (metric) "bottle caps"
with 10 year old Michelin TRX tires. I forget the
exact width but they are the "narrow" ones.
I borrowed a friend's rims with TRX rims with 220/55
vr 390 tires. This is the wider version of the metric
tire. These were old tires which he said I could get
rid of. I tracked the car that season, did about 15
driving schools around North America. In the dry, I
got an incredible amount of grip!
The other set of rims I have are aluminum "basket
weave" (BBS?) with winter tires, Motomaster (Canadian
Tire) Nordic IceTrac P195/70R14. I.e. 14" rims.
No fitment issues with any of these.
A couple of years ago I bought some cheap 17" Team
Dynamics alloy wheels (powder coated white; makes it
look like the Pimp Mobile). They were wearing 215/4
0R17 Falken tires.
The only problem mounting these rims was that the
front hub bearing dust covers interfered with the
centres of the rims. I swapped the dust covers for the
same types used on the E30 M3. These covers fit inside
the rotor vs. the old style that was taller and had a
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