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  • Tony COOK
    Hi Robb, do ya wanna run my 535i SE...it drinks fuel like it s going out of fashion, we don t have many 524 td s in the UK cos they are mainly lhd, good luck
    Message 1 of 3 , May 31, 2004
      Hi Robb, do ya wanna run my 535i SE...it drinks fuel like it's going out of
      fashion, we don't have many 524 td's in the UK cos they are mainly lhd, good
      luck with getting it sorted..Tony

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      Date: 05/31/04 09:36:34
      To: bmwe28@...
      Subject: [bmw e28] Re:New to List

      Hi Robb
      >With gas at $2.00+ a gallon, it might be time to restore my
      >ride!
      So I guess if you had to pay $9 a gallon for petrol you'd not
      want to run a 528i Auto then?

      Best of luck sorting the diesel.

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    • Simon Pulman-Jones
      Hello 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
      Message 2 of 3 , May 31, 2004
        Hello 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
        tyres.

        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.

        Simon.

        Cambridge, UK.
        (1986 535i auto)


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      • Craig Newman
        Hello Simon ... Nice ... Not nice ... That s the way to go. I ve put a set of 8x16 wheels on my 528i they came off a 95 7 series wear 225/50/16s and fit
        Message 3 of 3 , May 31, 2004
          Hello Simon
          >I have recently acquired a 1986 535i,
          Nice
          >wearing some rather old Avon metric tyres.
          Not nice

          >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.
          That's the way to go. I've put a set of 8x16" wheels on my 528i
          they came off a '95 7 series wear 225/50/16s and fit without any
          problems.
          On my wife's 520i I've just put a set of 7.5x17" that had
          255/40s on, again they fit without problems, however the wheels
          are a deep dish (2.5" rim) I've had 215/45s fitted on them and
          they are superb albeit they make the car look a bit like a
          pimpmobile.

          If you're working to a budget check out eBay for alloys
          (remember postage about £40 a set), or local breakers (up here a
          set of alloys starts at £100) generally E34 alloys will fit
          straight on, 7 series alloys probably will as well.
          If you have a big budget you might want to consider looking at
          some of the eBay specialists a brand new set of alloys with tyre
          packages aren't as expensive as you might think.

          I might be able to get some pictures of my BM's complete with
          wheels if you want a butcher's?



          My local quickfit quotes £140 + VAT per tyre for a 220/50/390 so
          not



          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.

          Simon.

          Cambridge, UK.
          (1986 535i auto)


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