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#1 Tyres

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:31 pm
by morganjag
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 .....

#2 Re: Tyres

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:25 pm
by Gfhug
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:

Geoff

#3 Re: Tyres

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:12 am
by JJC
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.

All the best,

JC

#4 Re: Tyres

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:57 am
by morganjag
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 .

#5 Re: Tyres

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:36 am
by Heuer

#6 Re: Tyres

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:20 am
by JJC
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 ?

#7 Re: Tyres

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:29 pm
by morganjag
For insurance purposes you have to fit z rated tyres to an S3 , which makes it expensive to buy these tyres !

#8 Re: Tyres

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:31 pm
by Barry
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.

#9 Re: Tyres

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:40 pm
by Heuer
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.

#10 Re: Tyres

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:32 pm
by JJC
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,

JC

#11 Re: Tyres

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:33 am
by MarkRado
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).

#12 Re: Tyres

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:26 pm
by Ole-xke1974
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.

#13 Re: Tyres

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:47 pm
by Heuer
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.

#14 Re: Tyres

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:16 am
by Ole-xke1974
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.
Drifting off topic, sorry ...........