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Re: can different tyres be fitted to an existing

Post by logburner on Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:12 pm

Is that on steel wheels, normally taking the 195/70/R15C tyres ?
If they are, it leaves food for thought on when mine are due to be changed. Mine were five years old in Nov 16.
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Post by Bmwdumptruck on Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:47 am

I'd also be interested in anyone that's fitted alloys to their Clubman/Gatcombe. I've been looking at Sharan/Alhambra\Galaxy alloys, as I believe they're stronger than normal car alloys. But are they strong enough to cope with tha all up weight of a Clubman?

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Re: can different tyres be fitted to an existing

Post by logburner on Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:45 pm

Bmwdumptruck wrote:I'd also be interested in anyone that's fitted alloys to their Clubman/Gatcombe.  I've been looking at Sharan/Alhambra\Galaxy alloys, as I believe they're stronger than normal car alloys.  But are they strong enough to cope with tha all up weight of a Clubman?  

I think reading previous posts on this in search on this forum, may be helpful.... put " alloy wheels" , in the search box...... up!
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Re: can different tyres be fitted to an existing

Post by inspiredron on Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:30 pm

My Hyymer was 11 years old when we px'ed it at around 55,000 miles. It was on the original Michelin Czmper tyres which were not crazing. I had rotated the 5 tyres every yesr (steel wheels). I have not rotated the Nuevo wheels, partly becuse the spare is the only steel and psrtly becuase I want to wear out the Continentals on the front to get new tyres with some transverse grooves to give befter grip on eet grass. Getting oto ramps with the Continentals which inly hsve longitudinsl grooves is a nightmare -luckily not often needed.
11 years may wdll hzve been over-long but I won't be replacing my tyres at 5 years but probably somewhere in between.

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Re: can different tyres be fitted to an existing

Post by samleeds on Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:34 am

I went from 195 to 215 using the same wheels and they are fine. I also dont recognise any difference in the ride either, she still bounces along quite nicely.

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