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Old 02-21-2007, 11:10 PM   #1
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Question best tire for stock rim ? and cup kit question

So wath you guys think best buy for buck on stock e36 rims 15inch its for my 320i 1995

i was thinking in 225/50ZR15 g-Force T/A KD BFGoodrich's 81$?..

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AVS ES100 radial is Yokohama's 148$ each

the Bf is a little high price

also thinking of buying a H&R's Touring Cup Kits for the same car they are pretty cheap on www.tirerack.com they dont have it for 320i ?? is it the same as the one on the 325i 1995 ???because i cant find any cup kit for the 320i ...

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Old 02-22-2007, 10:53 AM   #2
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For your stock rim check inside the door, it'll tell what are the ideal sizes. AVS 100's I had that on my car and they lasted 10,000km. I love em but they are too expesive for me, Around $1000 for 4.

Stay away from Wanli's, I have them now and they are junk, they suck in the rain and the dry.

I see you are in hull, call No-Limits in Ottawa 613-748-7278 they have some Falken ZE-512's for cheap. Tell em Nascar318is from Redliners sent ya. Actually I'll Pm him right now for ya.

Check on Redliners.ca for some deals, it's mostly a honda crowd. But I found some sweet deals through No-Limits for my BMW that were way cheaper then other places.

Here you go Falken ZE-512's are $98 each.
RT-615 in size 205/50-15 for $124 each
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:57 PM   #3
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You hate your Wan-li's? I'm a little surprised. I replaced a set of Avid H4's and thought they were way better in the rain and about even in the dry, after a couple thousand clicks. When i first got them i thought they were greasy and twitchy.

I don't have any recommendations for the OP other than stay away from Goodyear. I've hated every single Goodyear except for the Ultra Grip Ice I've got on the truck.
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:01 PM   #4
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Well I think it's cause i went from my AVS's to that, Avs's are an all around awsome stiff tire that sticks to the road in the dry and the wet, like a go-kart on rails.
My wanli's are soft and fat I find, not flush with the rim, not as good in the rain. But they are also half the price of the Yoko's. All I'm saying is I think it'll be the last time I get em. I'll check out those Falken's stated in my post and might pick up a set for the summer, or maybe next summer. We'll see how these Wanli's hold up. Right now they wear alot less then the Yoko's.
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Old 02-22-2007, 03:08 PM   #5
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A guy at work here had a set of 512's on his 325i, he had no real complaints. Used them up in a summer with many, many track days. For the price he considered getting another set because they didn't chunk with lots of track time...
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:36 PM   #6
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on my stockers im running BF Goodrich Traction TA's, one of the best tires ive ever had, they grip like a mother fawker and last a long time, ive had these about 2 years now and they are still running strong.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:14 PM   #7
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Do not think theirs such thing a a good 15" tire unless it's a snow tire for any e36.
Go 17" or nothing IMO.
I find Bridgestone Potenza G 009 the best bang for your buck with quality, rain/dry traction and long life. They truly blow in the snow though.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:49 AM   #8
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Do not think theirs such thing a a good 15" tire unless it's a snow tire for any e36.
Go 17" or nothing IMO.
I find Bridgestone Potenza G 009 the best bang for your buck with quality, rain/dry traction and long life. They truly blow in the snow though.
I don't think he has 17's and posting for the cheapest tire, he might not have the $$$ for a new set of 17's and tires. I mean when I upgraded it cost me $2G's for rims and tires, it's not for everday people that don't use a CC to buy things lets just say lol. What I'm thinking according to his post is, he switches the rubber in the spring and winter, that's what I gather from the Avs's anyway(it's suicide in the winter)

But in the end I agree with you Jeff, he should buy some 17 inch rims and then later on come late april-may buy some 17 inch tires, or buy one tire at a time. I could be way off with his $$ situation, but that's what I would do
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:55 AM   #9
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Well 17 steelies are only 200 bucks at the stealers.....
Ugly but they work. Hell I'd even trade my 17's for them if they were new & lighter then mine.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:30 AM   #10
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If you're on a really tight budget, you could always try and find a deal on a used rim and tire package.

On my last car, I found an amazing deal with the Avid H4's on +3 sized aftermarket rims. It worked to about the same as 4 new performance tires in the OEM size.
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