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#1 Tyres

Post by morganjag » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:31 pm

Just had a few quotes for z rated 205/70/15's and the Avon CR28's come out cheapest but still £246 each . Anyone had any lower figures .....

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Post by Gfhug » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:25 pm

I've a 2014 year Michelin 205/70 R15 with less than 2000 miles use and still in good condition. If you are buying Michelin then this could be a useful spare. One way of reducing your total expenditure :shrug:

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Post by JJC » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:12 am

I have used Goodyear Advantage 215/70/15 for years. Great all weather tire, long life, fit great/look great, available anywhere, reasonably priced. Just my 2 cents, but I think they might do the trick for your Series 3.

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Post by morganjag » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:57 am

So 215 will fit on these wheels , is that the widest that will fit ? The high cost of these tyres seems to be all down to z rating .

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Post by Heuer » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:36 am

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Post by JJC » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:20 am

Yup...215's not a problem...plenty of room. Wondering why folks would put a z rated tire on what is basically a touring car ? Do you really need that kind of grip, and the high rate of wear that go's with sticky dry season only tires ?

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Post by morganjag » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:29 pm

For insurance purposes you have to fit z rated tyres to an S3 , which makes it expensive to buy these tyres !

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Post by Barry » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:31 pm

Why would anyone not want to fit the correct rating of tyre originally intended for the car. This is an area where saving money is foolhardy. Ask people like Longstone, and you will get excellent advice; but what they won’t tell you do is fit anything less than “Z” rated.

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Post by Heuer » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:40 pm

The 'speed rating is a bit of a misnomer because it not only relates to top speed but other forces including sidewall load and stress under cornering.
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#10 Re: Tyres

Post by JJC » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:32 pm

morganjag wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:29 pm
For insurance purposes you have to fit z rated tyres to an S3 , which makes it expensive to buy these tyres !
What ?? Who requires a specific speed rating on a Series 3 ? Is that normal in Great Britain ? Not so in USA. Thanks,

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Post by MarkRado » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:33 am

It is the same in Austria: speed rating of the tyres must exceed nominal top speed of the car- I must fit "V" rated tyres (240 kph).
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Post by Ole-xke1974 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:26 pm

Having lived in three EU countries and now in the US, I believe all of EU have rules that states that your tyres has to be rated for the specified top speed of your car. Remember there are still a few hundred miles of German autobahn with no speed limit.
In the US where I legally can go no faster than 75 mph (on the east coast) it makes no difference what top speed your car has.
In the winter season the insurance companies in some EU countries can refuse accident compensation if they deem that the accident could have been avoided with proper winter rubber. A lot more efficient than a small fine in comparison. The result is that most people have proper winter tyres.
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Post by Heuer » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:47 pm

In the UK if you fit winter tyres you must tell your insurance company because they are a change to the standard (as delivered) specification.
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Post by Ole-xke1974 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:16 am

It's interesting how laws are different with in the European countries.
In Germany you can't fit or change "anything" on your car if it hasn't got the official "TÜV" sign of approval.
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Post by dougal » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:17 pm

If it is value you are after i think these are the biggest bargain

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Post by mark10337 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:34 pm

Very happy with my Vredstein winter tyres. They've performed for me the last 3 winters. They are 205s though. No 185s were available except for small van/light commercial specifications which wouldn't be a good ride.
Heuer wrote:
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In the UK if you fit winter tyres you must tell your insurance company because they are a change to the standard (as delivered) specification.
In the jaguar etype (Series2) handbook, Winter tyres are specified by Jaguar. I quote

"Tyres for Winter Use

Dunlop Weathermaster SP44, 185x15
(For use only on rear wheels to replace SP, Sport tyres)
Special inner tubes identified by the tyre size and the wording "Weathermaster only", are available and MUST be fitted with these tyres.
Maximum permitted speed 100 m.p.h. (180 k.p.h.)"

I wouldn't recommend just putting them on the rears though and would think the specification from Jaguar would negate needing to tell the insurance company as it is part of the manufacturers specifications from new. Especially considering the rule of "rules apply from its being first put on the road". Although, we all know what the insurance companies can be like, so better safe than sorry.

Also, many cars have a speed limit feature especially for the winter tyres. I have it on my Range Rover Sport, which allows me to use a lower rating tyre than the full summer spec.
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