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E24 (1976 - 1989)
The BMW 6 Series (E24) was the first variant of the 6 series produced by BMW from 1976 through 1989.

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:29 AM
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1987 M6 tires?

New to this forum on the 6 side,just picked up a very mint 1987 M6 that has been sitting in warm storage for 15 plus years stationary, and they are the factory new Michelin TRX 240/45zR415 does any tire company make a excellent zr rated tire that will fit this rim size? , I have never seen tires flat spotted so bad or do I need to bbs wheels and tires,It would be a shame the factory wheels are so nice. thanks for any help Greg
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:34 PM
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Get 16" wheels and tires. TRX SUCK! and they are stupid expensive! Do not buy them. I got rid of mine. Not worth the money. Turn the wheels into a cool coffee table of some sort.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:59 PM
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Yes they are a lot of $$$ need to know of a model Bmw 16 or 17" would be a perfect fit, I would like to stay with the BBS look .Someone else said the tread design of the TRX reminded them of a golf cart tire but it was the best back then.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:16 PM
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Yes they are a lot of $$$ need to know of a model Bmw 16 or 17" would be a perfect fit, I would like to stay with the BBS look .Someone else said the tread design of the TRX reminded them of a golf cart tire but it was the best back then.
Anything off an e34 or e32 should work. You can go with wheels from an E39 but you will need hubsentric rings to fit. The 16" style 5s from an e28 M5 or the 17" style 5s from an e39 would look good too (just heavier). Of course you could go period correct aftermarket BBS. BBS RS, RA, or RZ.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:19 PM
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Thanks Hugh1850 , will look up those styles.
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17" style 5 wheels look very nice.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:53 PM
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Very nice wheels ,thanks for the input .Your car looks Awesome!
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:10 AM
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I have a 1986 635 csi and I was forever replacing the trx tires as they wear out so quickly and they cost zillions of $ or , I'm in the UK and I replaced my wheels with high quality after market wheels and tyres. If you buy after market wheels you MUST ENSURE that whoever supplies the wheels they MUST supply you with centering rings, Peter
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I have a 1986 635 csi and I was forever replacing the trx tires as they wear out so quickly and they cost zillions of $ or , I'm in the UK and I replaced my wheels with high quality after market wheels and tyres. If you buy after market wheels you MUST ENSURE that whoever supplies the wheels they MUST supply you with centering rings, Peter
I'm pretty sure he will only need centering rings if he buys wheels intended for e39.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:50 PM
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I had 18" AC Snitzers on my 89, they look sweet!
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:19 PM
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Was looking at tire rack they have for the M6 a 17x8.5 Axis Klassic silver with machined lip along with 225/45zr17Xl Michelin Pilots Super Sport all mounted for $1448.00 they look close to the original if original 17" wheels from BMW is a better bet.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:21 PM
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17" style 5 wheels look very nice.
What year 5 did your wheels come from?
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:05 AM
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Alpina (one of my favorites)



BMW 16" Style 5



BMW 17" Style 32 (E39 fitment, hubcentric rings required)



BMW 17" Style 5 (E39 fitment, hubcentric rings required)



The E39 wheels will be the easiest to find and probably the cheapest, however I would recommend going with 16" wheels. The suspension of the E24 (same as the E28) was designed with 14-16" rim sizes in mind. With heavier 17-18" wheels these components, particularly the upper control arms, will wear faster. The heavier wheel will also hinder performance.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:04 PM
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BBS RS


BBS RA's (on my 535i, I miss her )





Alpina (one of my favorites)



BMW 16" Style 5



BMW 17" Style 32 (E39 fitment, hubcentric rings required)



BMW 17" Style 5 (E39 fitment, hubcentric rings required)



The E39 wheels will be the easiest to find and probably the cheapest, however I would recommend going with 16" wheels. The suspension of the E24 (same as the E28) was designed with 14-16" rim sizes in mind. With heavier 17-18" wheels these components, particularly the upper control arms, will wear faster. The heavier wheel will also hinder performance.
Good point thanks, nice BMW pics! I will start my look for 16" E39 wheels whats the deal and where would I find the centering rings? best tire size for the M6 E24?
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:38 AM
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Have a chance to get some mint factory 16"wheels from a 1998 740I , will there be fitment problems??
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Have a chance to get some mint factory 16"wheels from a 1998 740I , will there be fitment problems??
No, you should be able to bolt those right up.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:34 PM
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:15 AM
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Got the 16"s from the 7 series bolts up fine , tires are 225 50 16 very close to front strut tower but no rubbing at all ,need to install some fresh rubber. Question can the outer lip be polished to look closer to the original TRX mesh wheel outer lip ? tried a little emery cloth on the inside and just came out light grey.polished outer lip would look nice IMO
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:59 AM
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New to this forum on the 6 side,just picked up a very mint 1987 M6 that has been sitting in warm storage for 15 plus years stationary, and they are the factory new Michelin TRX 240/45zR415 does any tire company make a excellent zr rated tire that will fit this rim size? , I have never seen tires flat spotted so bad or do I need to bbs wheels and tires,It would be a shame the factory wheels are so nice. thanks for any help Greg
The tread pattern has changed for this size.

Try this website Coker Tire
http://www.cokertire.com/brands/mich...in-trx-gt.html

In UK they sell as Longstone
http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page...0TRX%20GT.html

How many miles on the car, any photos?
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Based on the info in this thread and others I just replaced the 415mm TRX wheels on my 1988 M6 with brand new 16X7.5 ET20 style 5's (E39) from the dealer with hubcentric rings.

However something does not look right. On the front wheels, there is a hair's worth of clearance between the face of the wheel and the brake caliper. Is this how it should be?
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