Posted by Gregg on September 06, 1998 at 18:50:28:
In Reply to: Re: Re: BMW535i 225/60/15 choices posted by Mike on July 18, 1998 at 19:25:44:
The older 7 Series should take the the current 5 series set-up. i.e., 225-60-15s if on the cheap, or this tire's Plus One 225-55-16 as found on the current 540i. Current 7 series run the rather "unusual" (i.e., somewhat hard to find, but increasingly less so) 235-60-16 whose Plus One stablemate is the 235-55-17 (try to find those!). You might try the new-ish Yokohama AVS-Z1 (?) in the 225-55-16 size for an all-weather high performance type. I have written elsewhere in Autopedia BBS that the first of this ilk from Yoko, the S4Vs, are great also, but I found them a bit noisy after awhile and--related--very sensitive to (not) rotating tires frequently (every 2500-4000). But maybe that was just me! They have an unusual tread design that might suggest that getting them out of balance or in wrong rotation might screw things up (they are directionals, so you have to watch that!). Otherwise Yoko makes a great tire. You might get by also with a 225-60-16 (which may have been the other OEM possibility in 92) but this'd be a notch higher than the 225-55-16s..someone correct me on whether the 92 7 series ran as tall as the 225-60-16s. Michelin XGTV-4s also supposed to be a good all-weather "compromise" tire, but some have disagreed. There seems to be a love-hate war going on about these...and I don't know if that's about the current (new) generation of Michelin Pilot XGTV4s or the older version that went out the door last year??? Good luck!
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