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Kiani
01-20-1999, 08:39 PM
I'm thinking of getting a set of Dunlop SP Sport 4000 in the 225/60-15 size for my 525i. Any oneone have an opinion about these or a good suggestion for a nother tire?

Jon Brush
01-20-1999, 10:32 PM
<i>: I'm thinking of getting a set of Dunlop SP Sport 4000 in the 225/60-15 size for my 525i. Any oneone have an opinion about these or a good suggestion for a nother tire?<p></i>I have a set of these, same size, and they are "OK". Didn't handle quite as well as I had hoped on the track. Probably some better tires out there. Some on the board like the Firestone SZ50s (?)<p>Jon Brush<br>'92 535i 5sp 67.9Kmi

Dan Masucci
01-21-1999, 05:04 AM
I have put about 5,000 miles on a set of BFG Comp-TA/ZRs (same size) and I am quite impressed.<p>Several years ago I campaigned a CRX in SSC, and when it hit the 3-year limit it became my autocross toy. That car has sticky tires and the Comps won't go there.<p>But they are great street tires and not so bad for an occasional club run. They are certainly better than the Yoko AVS's they replaced (at less cost).<p>Dan Masucci<br>Lake Forest, CA<br>94 540i/A<br>94 530i/5<p><p><i>: I'm thinking of getting a set of Dunlop SP Sport 4000 in the 225/60-15 size for my 525i. Any oneone have an opinion about these or a good suggestion for a nother tire?<p></i>

WillO
01-21-1999, 09:03 AM
<i>: I'm thinking of getting a set of Dunlop SP Sport 4000 in the 225/60-15 size for my 525i. Any oneone have an opinion about these or a good suggestion for a nother tire?<p></i>Now you could get a higher performing tire but it might not be as good in the muck and mire. My gas mileage went up a tad when I put them on. Tire Rack had a good price.<p>Will<br>91 525i<br>88 325ix

Phil Coppin
01-21-1999, 10:24 AM
If they are going to be your everyday tire and you are in a "seasonal" part of the country, I would stick with the Michelin MXV Energy (OEM). Consumer Reports recently ran a tire test and they came out tops...<p>Phil C.<br>95 525i 5spd. Sharked

Andy Peavy
01-21-1999, 10:24 AM
I would recommend Firestone SZ-50 tires. Of course I want the higher performance for the summer and I use different wheels and studded tires for the Winter...It would depend on your needs.<p>Andy Peavy<br>91 535i<br>email: apeavy@yahoo.com<p><i>: I'm thinking of getting a set of Dunlop SP Sport 4000 in the 225/60-15 size for my 525i. Any oneone have an opinion about these or a good suggestion for a nother tire?<p></i>

dennis jeong
01-21-1999, 02:55 PM
<i>: I have put about 5,000 miles on a set of BFG Comp-TA/ZRs (same size) and I am quite impressed.<br><<snip>><br>But they are great street tires and not so bad for an occasional club run. They are certainly better than the Yoko AVS's they replaced (at less cost).<p>: Dan Masucci<br>: Lake Forest, CA<br>: 94 540i/A<br>: 94 530i/5<p></i><p>Dan,<p>In what respects are the BFGs better than AVSs? I would guess wet performance would be the difference?<p>Dennis Jeong<br>95 540

ron
01-21-1999, 03:26 PM
<i>: I'm thinking of getting a set of Dunlop SP Sport 4000 in the 225/60-15 size for my 525i. Any oneone have an opinion about these or a good suggestion for a nother tire?<p></i>Kiani, i guess it depends on how you use/abuse your car. I've got a set of the SP4000's on my 525i. I've also had Pirelli P6000's on it, (also great tires), ...the Dunlops are just as good in my opinion. I use my car to commute t/f work, and weekend errands. I don't go to the track, and i rarely have the car over 85mph. I think they're a great tire, good overall performance, price, and low noise. Remember when you get new skids, make sure you get them balanced very well or you will feel the dreaded 5er "shimmy."

Adnan
01-21-1999, 03:30 PM
Thanks,<br>Adnan

ron
01-21-1999, 03:56 PM
<i>: Thanks,<br>: Adnan<p></i>Really great tires i thought, i doubt you will hear anything bad about Pirelli tires. i got about 40k outta mine, only gripe was they pick up every little pebble in the tread blocks. Also, need to rotate religiously at every 6-7k, i let mine go, and had some uneven wear toward the outer edges. The regular P6000 (non Veloce) are stickier i hear, but i don't do any track time, so i didn't opt for them. If you're undecided, u can usually ask the guys at Tire Rack, they're very honest about what's good, better and best.

Kiani
01-21-1999, 08:26 PM
This car gets used for a lot of diffrent typs of driving (mostly hard) but not on the track(have a Rx-7 for that). But it dose get run up to 120 on road trips as the roads and conditions permit.

ron
01-22-1999, 10:01 AM
<i>: This car gets used for a lot of diffrent typs of driving (mostly hard) but not on the track(have a Rx-7 for that). But it dose get run up to 120 on road trips as the roads and conditions permit.<p></i>I had to have them rebalanced. No fault of the tires, just the inDUHvidual who mounted/balanced them the first time. No problems since.

David
01-24-1999, 01:08 AM
<i>: I'm thinking of getting a set of Dunlop SP Sport 4000 in the 225/60-15 size for my 525i. Any oneone have an opinion about these or a good suggestion for a nother tire?<p></i>I had SP4000's on my 89 535, drove like my wifes Caravan. Switched to SP8000's on 16", have yet to break traction on corners. In snow or ice, forget it, you need Blizzaks. I'd buy 2 sets of tires, rather than have my BMW handle like a minivan

Randall
01-24-1999, 08:30 PM
I tried a set of Yokohama AVS V4. They were noisy and not very stick. I returned them under the terms of Sears 30 day return policy, paid the difference for a set of Michelin XGTV4s. So far I'm very happy. Nice compromise between a smooth ride and good handling and grip.<p><i>: I'm thinking of getting a set of Dunlop SP Sport 4000 in the 225/60-15 size for my 525i. Any oneone have an opinion about these or a good suggestion for a nother tire?<p></i>


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