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ive fallen into the metric wheels trap

ive fallen into the metric wheels trap

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HustleRussell

9,432 posts

65 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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iSore said:
Oh yes, tyres. The Dunlop 2000E SP Sport is a good tyre but forget new ones. Just keep buying cheap part worns from Ebay. Either that or a decent set of 15 inch BBS E34/E32 wheels with the 225/60x15's. £100 will buy a clean set with good covers.
The problem is they're all old now; you could buy a set and they might turn out to be 20 years old like mine )and therefore unsafe IMO). I've just found a source for the now discontinued Dunlop SP2000 for £57 each- not worth mucking about!

iSore

1,682 posts

49 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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HustleRussell said:
I've just found a source for the now discontinued Dunlop SP2000 for £57 each- not worth mucking about!
Nice work!

The 2000E's are pretty good tyres and £57 is peanuts for what is still a quality tyre. A pity that the metric wheels on these and the E28 M535i cannot be fitted with imperial rubber because they're nice looking wheels. There is so little meat on the rims that they just cannot be milled down a few mm. I did however know a clown that fitted 15 inch tyres to E34 metrics - plenty of rubber grease and about 150 psi in a commercial vehicle tyre cage. He drove the car with them on as well. Bloody idiot.

iSore

1,682 posts

49 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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g3org3y said:
Only gyppos have 4 cylinder 5 Series BMs :P A 5er deserves 6 cylinders up front imo.
I once drove an E39 520d as a hire car in Europe, 136 bhp 320d engine. It wasn't bad.