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Somehow I had missed this thread all together, just read through the whole thing. Awesome work man!

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awesome.

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A couple of snaps from Euro & Brit Classic Car Show this weekend. Was a cool day, definitely going back next year. The neighbouring Mercedes Club got sulky over us taking up too much room, made for some nostalgic rivalry. 

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The 15" basketweaves are all refinished now too. I'm so stoked and can't wait to fit some tyres. Any recommendations from anyone on good 205/55r15? Seems to be an odd size with a limited amount of makes. Might go with Falken Ze914 as the reviews and price are pretty good. Also after some form of wheel sealer/wax make cleaning the cross weave design alot easier. 

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I really like how the Potenza re003 fitted really squarely on the 15" weaves on Dads E30. I have Continental MC6's on my VW, and they fit nice and square too - some other brands I have used are narrower, even though the size is supposedly the same, and they look a bit gash because they look stretched - not at all how an E30 on weaves should look 😎

Car looks awesome BTW!

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44 minutes ago, Allanw said:

I really like how the Potenza re003 fitted really squarely on the 15" weaves on Dads E30. I have Continental MC6's on my VW, and they fit nice and square too - some other brands I have used are narrower, even though the size is supposedly the same, and they look a bit gash because they look stretched - not at all how an E30 on weaves should look 😎

Car looks awesome BTW!

Thanks for the advice. I think the RE003 might be getting phased out. I can't find either of the those brands in the 205/55 unfortunately. 

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Not sure on basketweaves widths - 7-7.5? would going to 225/50 or something within a few % of rolling circumference be feasible?

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9 hours ago, Cammsport said:

Thanks for the advice. I think the RE003 might be getting phased out. I can't find either of the those brands in the 205/55 unfortunately. 

https://www.bridgestonetyres.co.nz/find-tyres?TyreWidth=205&TyreAspectRatio=55&RimDiameter=15&LoadIndex=&SpeedIndexId=&SelectedTyreBrandIds=&SelectedTyreProductIds=&SelectedTyreDrivingStyleIds=&SelectedTyreTypeIds=&ShowSizeRunFlatTyreOnly=&FindTypesSort=1&TyrePatternSizeId=9229

No stock?  They were getting low some months ago in 205/55R15, with supply challenges through Ports of Auckland.  The website indocates "in stock", call Bridgestone.  The RE003 is a bloody brilliant tyre for the money, I'd buy them in a heartbeat.  I've had them on my e46 for years (third set now), did a full set on my e60 and loved them.  

Looks like the RE004 is coming; Bridgestone will undoubtedly be looking to extend performance envelope and maintain loyal customers (the easiest repeat buy tyre ever IMHO) and extend market share with performance and pricing.  https://www.bridgestone.com.sg/en/tyre/potenza-adrenalin-re004  Can't imagine Bridgestone NZ would introduce RE004 until RE003 stock is well depleted.  And will they do RE004 in 205/55R15?

HTH.

 

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On 4/13/2021 at 11:52 AM, Cammsport said:

The 15" basketweaves are all refinished now too. I'm so stoked and can't wait to fit some tyres. Any recommendations from anyone on good 205/55r15? Seems to be an odd size with a limited amount of makes. Might go with Falken Ze914 as the reviews and price are pretty good. Also after some form of wheel sealer/wax make cleaning the cross weave design alot easier. 

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I thoroughly recommend the Auto Glym wheel brush.  Absolutely brilliant, makes cleaning my 14" baskets easy.  They last and last and last, this is not your $18 supercheap or repco brush.  I've had mine three years and used it across four cars (now my fleet is down to three), still looks like new, gets the job done with no hassles.

Buy one here, support your fellow Bimmersporter @Autoglym

https://barrysgarage.co.nz/product/autoglym-hi-tech-wheel-brush/

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+1 for RE003

I had RE002’s on the 16” ACS and now RE003’s on the 15’s and they are a great match. Daily duties or a spirited day at the track. + the sidewall looks sporty 

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