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Tyres for all vehicles

Postby plastic orange » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:54 pm

I was directed here by Scot after buying tyres for my Lexus. I'd have saved £17 a tyre if I'd known.:

http://www.tyreleader.co.uk/car-tyres/
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Re: Tyres for all vehicles

Postby Beagle » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:57 pm

I think I can get a better deal for 145R !4 or 155R 14's from ctyres which was recommended on this forum. They can send them to you or have them sent to a tyre dealer for a reasonable fitting charge.
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Re: Tyres for all vehicles

Postby plastic orange » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:19 pm

I'm sure like all tyre vendors it pays to shop around. I was just surprised how cheap the tyres were for my Lexus compared to mytyres and blackcircles, or any tyre depot in my city.
Having said that, I'd suggest that Minor tyres aren't a big seller for outlets such as this, so may not be at discounted prices.
Most Minor enthusiasts run a daily, so compare tyre prices for them.
I only buy quality tyres for my cars as they are your only contact with the road. Cheap tyres can see you in a hedge backwards, so don't skimp on them.

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Re: Tyres for all vehicles

Postby NorfolkVan » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:05 pm

Interesting selection of Bridgestone tyres for a Minor. Winter, normal and two widths of white wall, just don't look at the price for the white walls. :shock:
What does the "R" mean in the tyre height section, as opposed to "80"? In that size they have Camacs and Firestone.....
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Re: Tyres for all vehicles

Postby drivewasher » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:30 pm

The "R" stands for RADIAL tyre if no profile is on tyre then it's an 80

EG: 145 R 14 is a 145/80/14 Radial tyre a 145 55 R 14 is a 145/55/15 radial tyre
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Re: Tyres for all vehicles

Postby Beagle » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:42 pm

R is the construction code and just means radial. Aspect ratio is Section Height divided by Section Width x 100. If the aspect ratio is not part of the designation (e.g. 145R 14) it will be nominally 80 (usually about 83 but there is a tolerance).
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Re: Tyres for all vehicles

Postby NorfolkVan » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:04 pm

Thanks guys, that will help with my tyre searches. :)
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Re: Tyres for all vehicles

Postby fletch » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:16 pm

Hi i have a 1275 traveller with marina discs and would like to know which tyre is best to stop the car safeley im not into wide wheels so 145/155 /14 dont race about in it just a litle more power for todays driving cheers fletch
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