Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: wheel/tire exchange question

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    177

    Default wheel/tire exchange question

    I recently purchased a 1992 525it. I was wondering if I would be able to use my extra wheels with almost new snows from my 1994 audi 100csq. The wheels are both 15". The bmw tires are 225/60 R15 and the audi tires are 195/65 R15 91H. The wheels and tires are in great shape. I wish to avoid spending $500-$600 on a new set of snows. What are your thoughts?
    1992 BMW 525iT (sold)
    1998 V70R

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    143

    Default

    Calculates to a 2.5% differance in speed which is within the 3% limit most recomend.
    The car will be 0.3" lower with the audi tires.
    I'm not sure if the audi wheels will fit but I dont see any reason not to use those snow tires on the BMW.
    The narrower tires also help with snow traction(only in loose snow).

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    115

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    177

    Default load range question

    The specified load range for the 525it is 95H while the audi snows are 91H. Should this be a major concern? Will the difference in load range effect handling?
    1992 BMW 525iT (sold)
    1998 V70R

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Chicago, Il. U.S.A.
    Posts
    4,243

    Default

    The wheels won't interchange and 205/65 is the recommended winter tire size.
    The tires will be fine, in fact if you don't want them I could use them.
    "The gas pedal wouldn't go to the floor if it weren't meant to be there"

Similar Threads

  1. 97 318i wheel & tire question help me please
    By juan525i in forum 3 Series BMW
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-05-2005, 02:37 PM
  2. Tire and wheel question
    By wishihad50k in forum 5 Series BMW
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-03-2005, 12:24 PM
  3. common tire/wheel fitment question
    By sean in forum 5 Series BMW
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-20-2004, 12:50 AM
  4. Hey winfred! Steering wheel exchange question.
    By Warren N.CA in forum Suspension & Steering
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-13-2004, 10:44 AM
  5. Hey winfred! Steering wheel exchange question.
    By Warren N.CA in forum 5 Series BMW
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-13-2004, 10:44 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •