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Author Topic: Tyres  (Read 3265 times)

Offline Galasz1

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Tyres
« on: June 04, 2015, 09:16:08 PM »
Hello folks! I've got 225/45/17" tyres at the mo, but I find them a bit uncomfortable. Fronts Pirellis rears BCT. I was wondering if I could put 225/50s or 215/55s to have a bit more tyre wall to soak up the pot holes? Cheers.

Offline insanitybeard

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2015, 12:00:39 AM »
I don't think you'd want to fit different width tyres on the same rims, different profile may be a different matter if you can get tyres of the correct rim size, width and load rating but beware- fitting non standard size tyres may void your insurance if you were to be involved in an accident, I don't know the legalities of what you suggest but bear it in mind!

The alternative would be to get a set of standard 16" rims which use the 55 profile tyres.
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Offline Galasz1

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2015, 03:40:34 PM »
Thanx for the reply! The 215s would be 95xl or the 225/50s would be 98xl load rating! Would I have a problem going with the higher load rating ones? Insurance wise?

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2015, 06:18:25 PM »
I don't think they would have a problem with higher load specified tyres.  If they want to wriggle out of a claim though they may have a problem if you don't have a standard wheel/tyre size setup unless you have told them and they have said it's OK.  If they do say it's OK get it in writing!

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Re: Tyres
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2015, 03:56:06 PM »
Thanx Silverbeast! I think I'll put some 16s on it, I find the 17s too harsh! Even my kids are noticing the potholes! Cheers.

 

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