Tire recommendations? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2007, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
I am Teh Edumacator.
 
Teh Prof's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ATL, London, and Barcelona
Car: 1999 Dinan 540i/6, 1995 Dinan 749
Posts: 4,520
Photos:
Teh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud ofTeh Prof has much to be proud of
Send a message via AIM to Teh Prof
Tire recommendations?

Hey guys,

Pretty sure I'm gonna buy the M6 reps that JLevi is selling. They're recommending Falken FK-452, sizes 245/35/19 and 275/30/19 which are $287 and $435 per tire respectively. Is it just me, or does that seem a bit pricey? Anybody know anything about these Falkens? I typed in these sizes into Tire Rack's search engine and noted that it's not actually possible to spend $435 a tire in that size there!!!

If not the Falkens, what do y'all recommend doing?
__________________


1999 E39 540i/6-VF Stage 1 S/C, Dinan exhaust, Dinan strut+shock braces, Dinan ltwt flywheel + clutch, Dinan Brembo BBK, Dinan monoball, H&R Springs, Koni Yellows, M5 sways, Dinan forged 18" wheels, &c.

1995 E38 740i. Highly modded. Faster than you.

Sold 2-28-07: 1997 E36 M3/4, 8-30-05 RIP 1997 528i


Lindsay fan club member.
Teh Prof is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-22-2007, 04:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
5th Gear Member
 
CosmosBlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Florida
Car: 2002 Porsche C4S
Posts: 1,282
Photos:
CosmosBlack has a reputation beyond reputeCosmosBlack has a reputation beyond reputeCosmosBlack has a reputation beyond reputeCosmosBlack has a reputation beyond reputeCosmosBlack has a reputation beyond reputeCosmosBlack has a reputation beyond reputeCosmosBlack has a reputation beyond reputeCosmosBlack has a reputation beyond reputeCosmosBlack has a reputation beyond reputeCosmosBlack has a reputation beyond reputeCosmosBlack has a reputation beyond repute
Are you looking for good value/price....or brandname and performance?

If value for $, the Fuzion ZRi is a good high-performance tire.
It has good reviews and good ratings.
I've used them on the 540i and was happy with them.
__________________
CosmosBlack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 04:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
68th gear and shifting
 
superdeadman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: College Park, Maryland
Car: a lot of broken ones
Posts: 2,318
Photos:
superdeadman has a spectacular aura aboutsuperdeadman has a spectacular aura aboutsuperdeadman has a spectacular aura about
Send a message via AIM to superdeadman
it's not too much off i think
my buddy in his G35 got his 19" changed for $1600
__________________

member and partial creator of the Pimpin' The Auto club
Quote:
m20 pwr: "oh yeah baby, pour some acid on my penis"

R.I.P. fast 6
"drive hard
keep it clean
and most of all have fun driving"
superdeadman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 06:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
da_administrator
 
da_bull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Mooooossouri
Car: Its slow, gotta M20 in it
Posts: 4,840
Photos:
da_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to da_bull
I prefer the round ones...
__________________


-There are 10 kinds of people. Those who understand binary, and those who do not.

-If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under...Ronald Reagan
da_bull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 07:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
Keep it Copacetic
 
///M Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St. Louis, MO ||| Los Angeles, CA
Car: 1995 BMW M3
Posts: 9,481
Photos:
///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute///M Power has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to ///M Power
CHeck otu Bridgstone Potenza Poleposition SO3's. By far my favorite sport tires.
__________________

1995 BMW M3 Turbo - Dakar/Black
///M Power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 08:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
Pandemonium Director
 
nukeduster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Car: turbo 325is, 325es, Audi a4 turbo
Posts: 2,372
Photos:
nukeduster has a reputation beyond reputenukeduster has a reputation beyond reputenukeduster has a reputation beyond reputenukeduster has a reputation beyond reputenukeduster has a reputation beyond reputenukeduster has a reputation beyond reputenukeduster has a reputation beyond reputenukeduster has a reputation beyond reputenukeduster has a reputation beyond reputenukeduster has a reputation beyond reputenukeduster has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to nukeduster Send a message via MSN to nukeduster
Quote:
Originally Posted by ///M Power
CHeck otu Bridgstone Potenza Poleposition SO3's. By far my favorite sport tires.
+1

Or toyo T1-R/RA-1's.. also very good.
__________________
nukeduster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 08:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
Millions of them.
 
Torque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Car: e36 w/ a m42
Posts: 14,878
Photos:
Torque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by CosmosBlack
Are you looking for good value/price....or brandname and performance?

If value for $, the Fuzion ZRi is a good high-performance tire.
It has good reviews and good ratings.
I've used them on the 540i and was happy with them.
If the ZRi is anything like the HRi, then please don't ...

I have HRi's and the noise they make is unbelievable ... never again.
__________________
Torque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 08:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
68th gear and shifting
 
superdeadman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: College Park, Maryland
Car: a lot of broken ones
Posts: 2,318
Photos:
superdeadman has a spectacular aura aboutsuperdeadman has a spectacular aura aboutsuperdeadman has a spectacular aura about
Send a message via AIM to superdeadman
i'm a loyal fan of pirellis
i got michellins on now and i'm punchin myself for getting them
never again
__________________

member and partial creator of the Pimpin' The Auto club
Quote:
m20 pwr: "oh yeah baby, pour some acid on my penis"

R.I.P. fast 6
"drive hard
keep it clean
and most of all have fun driving"
superdeadman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 09:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
da_administrator
 
da_bull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Mooooossouri
Car: Its slow, gotta M20 in it
Posts: 4,840
Photos:
da_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to da_bull
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torque
If the ZRi is anything like the HRi, then please don't ...

I have HRi's and the noise they make is unbelievable ... never again.
I have the ZRi's and they really arent too bad, not sure if I would consider them a great performance tire, but for the money they do a pretty good job and they've worn rather well. I would NOT recommend Kuhmos, I had mine for around 15K miles and they were worn out, and not real good performance either.
__________________


-There are 10 kinds of people. Those who understand binary, and those who do not.

-If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under...Ronald Reagan
da_bull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 04:15 AM   #10 (permalink)
Millions of them.
 
Torque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Car: e36 w/ a m42
Posts: 14,878
Photos:
Torque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by da_bull
I have the ZRi's and they really arent too bad, not sure if I would consider them a great performance tire, but for the money they do a pretty good job and they've worn rather well. I would NOT recommend Kuhmos, I had mine for around 15K miles and they were worn out, and not real good performance either.
Oh they're not bad tires, even the HRi which are all-seasons are very predictable and grippy, but my only complaint is the noise level ... it honestly feels like driving on rims.
__________________
Torque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 04:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
da_administrator
 
da_bull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Mooooossouri
Car: Its slow, gotta M20 in it
Posts: 4,840
Photos:
da_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond reputeda_bull has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to da_bull
What does pepperoni and cheese sound like at 65 mph?
__________________


-There are 10 kinds of people. Those who understand binary, and those who do not.

-If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under...Ronald Reagan
da_bull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 09:53 AM   #12 (permalink)
Millions of them.
 
Torque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Car: e36 w/ a m42
Posts: 14,878
Photos:
Torque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond reputeTorque has a reputation beyond repute
Like Fuzion HRi.


But no, seriously, it it sounds like pizza is ready.
__________________
Torque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 04:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
4th Gear Member
 
Eric S.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Car:
Posts: 817
Photos:
Eric S. is on a distinguished road
Welcome to the land of 19" tire expense. It's a big jump from 17's to 19's. That said, I found that 540 to be sensitive to tire inflation and noise, and I'd expect the short sidewalls of nineteens to exacerbate that situation. So I'd recommend against any so-called cheap brands unless you get a warranty where you can return them if they cannot be balanced to your satisfaction.

Unfortunately most noisey tires don't show their stripes until after you've got a few miles on them, so be sure you rotate religiously.

Just my 2 cents. But man oh man am I excited about your getting the M6 replicas!
__________________
<span style='colorurple'>Eric S.</span>
2006 Honda Odyssey EXL-RES
2006 Honda Accord V6 EX-L Sedan
1999 BMW 540i 6-Speed (Sold to M3UOND on 9/21/06)
1991 Honda Civic Si - Occasional Beater
Eric S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 06:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
4th Gear Member
 
Eric S.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Car:
Posts: 817
Photos:
Eric S. is on a distinguished road
I'm also fond of Velocity Motoring's "M3 Competition package" replicas too:
Jlevi SW
But those M6 rims totally rock too. Probably easier to keep clean.... B)
__________________
<span style='colorurple'>Eric S.</span>
2006 Honda Odyssey EXL-RES
2006 Honda Accord V6 EX-L Sedan
1999 BMW 540i 6-Speed (Sold to M3UOND on 9/21/06)
1991 Honda Civic Si - Occasional Beater
Eric S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2007, 09:23 AM   #15 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
thejobman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Near New Brunswick, NJ
Car:
Posts: 121
Photos:
thejobman is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to thejobman
M6 reps! Sweet, if you get them, make just make sure you update your VB Garage with some pics!
__________________
Sportbike Rear Camera Systems! www.MotionalEyes.com

1999 BMW 540i 6-speed - M Sport Package

CHECK OUT MY RIDE @ CARDOMAIN.COM!
thejobman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tire Recommendations? NicB. 3-Series (E46, E90) 2 11-05-2006 10:17 PM
Tire recommendations? Eric S. 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 27 08-25-2006 07:57 PM
Tire recommendations mysticguy04 3-Series (E21, E30) 4 11-10-2005 02:47 PM
Replacement Tire Recommendations?? jacksblues 3-Series (E46, E90) 3 04-27-2005 06:38 PM
Tire recommendations? Five5 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 0 05-10-2004 11:45 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.