From: william boyd
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001
Subject: re: 16" rims
Searching for information on CS rim and tire combinations about 4 years ago from other coupe owners on the net, this is what was reported back:
[Thanks again to the people below for their assistance!]
in 14" rims:
Scott McClenahan - 06/19/99 00:51:16 My Email:email@example.com [no longer valid. wb] Model: 3.0 CSL Year: 1972 Color: Golf Engine: 3453 inj & 3.0 carb Shoe Size: 225/16 & 245/16 on Alpina Favorite Fish: Alpina Comments:Nice Site! Owned 15 yrs, found car in Milan. 112th of 160 carb prototypes built in 1972. VIN #2212260. BMWCCA Instructor car commonly seen at Schools on West Coast. (Please attend CCA Schools!!!) Undergoing thorough resto 6-99. ("Surprised" that the prototype V N #'s are still listed as CS's on this sight.) P.S. I'm looking for a clean set of orig. 14x7 Alpina Rims. (Mine were "borrowed" by someone while in storage...)
I too am interested in finding out what tires will fit the
16" rims and what works best for track sessions or in general. I have acquired
some Fittipaldi 'mono star' 16" rims (8"wide) from a parted out 635i and
am waiting on a set of some half used 225/50 + 245/50 Yoko's from
a wrecked Porsche 928 I had found at an auto recyclers.
My rational for considering such a large tire in the rear is the
planned installation of a Korman triple Weber 40 DCOE induction setup acquired
from the same rusted six series along with the Fitti's.