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E28 M Technic Wheels / OEM M5/M535i

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Hi,

 

I've been asked to list these wheels for sale by a good friend on this forum for better/more visibility in order to increase chances of a sale. I don't know much about these older OEM wheels so a listing to gauge interest. The tyres are no good, so really just the wheels. 

 

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I've been told there's no damage and as per pictures, they need a good clean and perhaps a full refurbishment later down the line as they could be used as is for a couple seasons/years depending on use etc. 

 

The seller is asking for £400. 

 

Any interest and drop me a message and I'll get in touch with the seller and most likely provide direct contact to discuss. 

 

Cheers, Dennis!

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I'd suggest he's unlikely to get £400. Tyres are metric and your choice is avon or Michelin and horrid to drive on. Neither tyre is  cheap so you'd need to be a concourse fetishist to want to fit them. 

 

Rare they maybe but not really desirable. 

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Hi Dennis,

 

If I have read prior information correctly then the black centres for the centre caps are of German origin.  The UK variants had all silver centre caps.

 

As has been said they look like a good base for an M535i "concourse fetishist".

 

I believe that The M535i was not originally available in Canada or the US but that there is a steady interest now as the E28 M5 are out of normal peoples price range.  Quite a few Euro and Japanese imports now in North America and the number appears to be growing.  It may be worth advertising these on "myE28.com" as they are rare in North America and the Euro imports are are mostly being imported on 15" / 16" / 17" wheels.  Just a thought.

 

Regards,

 

Mick

 

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This is true but I maintain you really need to want them badly to stomach the tyre cost (something like £200 a corner and the poor grip.

There is a reason nearly every e28 doesn’t use them anymore!


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^^^ Agreed, I read a road test article from when the M535i  was current,  where they swapped the metric wheels and tyres for imperial ones, and found the handling, and road holding vastly improved over the metric ones, I think it was John Watson giving feedback for the " Motor" car magazine following a very disparaging report on the M535i by the magazine.

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I have the same article in one of those gold portfolio books. Think they compared the m535i and alpina b9 which had 16” imperial tyres.

The conclusion was try tyres themselves are fine just don’t suit the e28.

Mine came on Avon trx and back in the day my dad had Michelin on his (2 yr old car at time) on both cars the rear would kick out without trying. I swapped to 17” style 5s and even on some very low tread tyres it gripped so much better.


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If it’s a show car and originality is key then fine run them but I just cannot see a case for retrofitting on a road car.




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