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: tyre question 22 inch

09-18-2012, 04:39 AM

I have a 2002 e65 735i and I am looking at getting some 22 inch tyres to go with some 22 inch status knight 5 wheels i purchased recently. I noticed alot of the lower profile tyres have a load rating of 97 which which is equivalent to 730kg per tyre as opposed to stock which is 100 - 800kg per tyre. Does anyone run a tyre with a 97 load rating and have any problems? What sort of tyres should I be going for? I have already planned to get 295/25 and 265/30 i just havent found the right brand for the right price yet.


wog boy
09-18-2012, 05:05 AM
I am running Pirelli 295/25/22 on the rear and 265/30/22 on the front and both are 97 Load Rating on 9.5" rims, I have been running on those for the last 2 years with no dramas.

I need to replace the 265/30/22 as mine are worn now but Pirelli do not make that size tyre I am being told here in Australia and I am finding difficult to find a tyre manufacturer that makes a 295/25 and 265/30 in the same brand to purchase, might have to just go back to 265/30 all round, If you find some tyres do not buy them if they are below a 97 Load Rating

good luck with it


09-18-2012, 05:09 AM
thanks, the only ones i have found that will do the same brand are nexen n3000 and toyo t1r locally, no one else makes that combination in the same brand that i know of.

wog boy
09-18-2012, 05:12 AM
I usually buy my tyres from Tempe Tyres in Sydney. Let us know on here what you end up buying and what you paid.

From memory my recent 295 Pirellis were just over $500ea not including delivery to QLD

09-18-2012, 05:13 AM
ok no worries, i am situated in perth, so I will have to go over east for decent tyres and get them delivered but i will let you know what i get

09-18-2012, 05:17 AM
they sell pirelli Pzero for both sizes for around $480 each.

wog boy
09-18-2012, 05:24 AM
Thanks man

I will give Hussein another call there, just looking at recent emaisl and they had none in stock about 2 months ago, well no one around australia did. Getting around on the stock wheels and rims for a while to soften them again so might hold off getting a pair just as yet.....