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Proper Use for TRX tires

Post by brickwhite » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:12 pm

Saw these at a children's Discovery Place. thought is was funny.

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Re: Proper Use for TRX tires

Post by GRNSHRK » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:17 pm

Wow, those look to be in pretty good shape :shock:

Were they actually old :-k

The treads certainly look good :-"

That is pretty funny though :lol:
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Re: Proper Use for TRX tires

Post by brickwhite » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:20 pm

they all looked brand new, they were skinny and smaller though.

someone had surplus they got rid of.
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Re: Proper Use for TRX tires

Post by Sixracer1 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:53 am

Another good use:
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Re: Proper Use for TRX tires

Post by wogden700 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:28 pm

I just put a new set of them on my car that I got from Coker and they are a very nice Tire very comfortable and great grip. I wish people would actually keep these on the car cuz they make the car look right.
I've done a couple shows with the car and everybody congratulating me on the look and keeping it original.

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Re: Proper Use for TRX tires

Post by brickwhite » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:43 pm

What are the size of the TRXs you bought?

Below TRXs are $400 a tire.. I may have the wrong size...BUT, that's $1600 + shipping and install, so close to $2k for "period correct tires"

https://www.cokertire.com/240-55vr390-michelin-trx.html

I can go to discount tire and order some 225/50 R16 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S set of 4 shipped @ $155 each $620 total, + 100 install. So at most a $1000 shipped and installed with a 45k mile warranty (if you believe in tire warranties)..

https://www.discounttiredirect.com/fitm ... esc&page=0

Or Continental or BFGs for less...

To fit my style 5 16" wheels, the e38 ones or the e39 ones or my BBS RS 16s,

It just doesn't make sense for Me to spend and extra $1000+ on Period correct lesser tires. I can use that $1000 other places that matter more.

If I didn't drive the e24 and in sat in a Collection and had ultra low miles... maybe... alot of people drive them and want a reliable user friendly tire..

I don't use bias ply white walls on my TR4 either.. I run radials..

That's why I harp on TRXs......... I don't think they need to be pushed on BAT either... :D
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Re: Proper Use for TRX tires

Post by Rondel Fan » Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:17 pm

I'm with you, function over form unless you're going full concours. I drive most of my oldies a lot and I'll take ride/comfort/usefulness replaceability over "looks" pretty much all the time. I don't think I'm running stock suspension or tire/rims on any of my current herd.

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