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Car tyre information please?
Nov 3rd, 2007, 5:04pm
 
Hi all,
 
Could someone please educate me please.
 
If a tyre says on the tyres wall R60 could I put a tyre on that says R65?
 
Everything is exactly the same on both tyres barring the above difference.
 
Thanks all for any help you could give me.
 
All the best.
 
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Reply #1 - Nov 3rd, 2007, 5:10pm
 
Isnt it something to do with the height/width of the tyre? My guess is that one is a lower profile to the other
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Reply #2 - Nov 3rd, 2007, 5:12pm
 
hi m8,do you mean for example, 165x65r13, 165x60r13 ?
if this is the case,the 60,65 means the height or the profile of the tyre.you cant mix this profile on the same axle.its an mot failure for sure also. cheers
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Reply #3 - Nov 4th, 2007, 1:19am
 
steve is correct m8 165 is the width 13 size of wheelrim 60 or 65 is the height of the profile the wall of the tyre i dont think you should mix m8 there is a m8 on here who works for a tyre company maybe he will put you in the picture
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Reply #4 - Nov 4th, 2007, 10:26am
 
Think they are all correct as its the profile series and the R stands for Radial construction.
Some bikes have cross ply and bias belted tyres.(Not relevant but may need to know in the future)
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Reply #5 - Nov 4th, 2007, 6:39pm
 
Thanks for all your input.
 
I have brought a tyre which I felt was cheap and I know now that because of the difference it wouldn't be acceptable unless I find another of same values.
 
I have looked on the Kwik Fit site and these are selling for 121.00.
 
If anyone else is remotely bothered about what the writing on the side of tyres mean, heres a link.
 
http://www.kwik-fit.com/assets/jpg/graphics/tyre-sidewall.jpg
 
Once again, thank you very much everyone for your help.
 
All the best.
 
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Reply #6 - Nov 4th, 2007, 7:50pm
 
Hi m8,
 
As stated above, you can't mix tyres with different measures on the same axles. However you can mix dimensions between frant and rear axle. BMW owners (sporty models), for instant often have more width on the tyres on the rear axle than on the front one. But the length round the tyre must be the same. So if the width is bigger the height of the sidewall must be smaller.
 
You can always get help from the dealer.
 
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Reply #7 - Nov 4th, 2007, 8:09pm
 
Cheers for that gorth m8.
 
Could you just run me past that again please, what is the length of the tyre m8?
 
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Reply #8 - Nov 4th, 2007, 9:05pm
 
I'm searching for the correct word m8. I think it's circumference? undecided You can calculate it by multiplying the (radius of the rim + (aspect ratio of tyre*widt)) *2*3.14 (Pi). I.e. If rim = 14", aspect ratio = 65, width = 165cm you calculate: 7"= 35.56cm+(65% of 165cm = )107.25=142.81*2*3.14=896.85cm
 
If you have tyres with more width, the aspect ratio must be smaller to get the same result.
 
The product shouldn't differ much between front and rear axle tyres. The more advanced car you've got (automatic gearbox, 4wheel drive) the less difference. Again: ask your dealer.
 
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Reply #9 - Nov 4th, 2007, 9:16pm
 
LOL Think I'll ask the dealer m8.
 
Cheers for your input gorth.
 
All the best m8.
 
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Reply #10 - Nov 6th, 2007, 9:47am
 
One qwick note, phone around before you go to Kwik Fit, I asked qwik fit and they quoted me 140 a tyre. I then said that I had been quoted 83.50 for the same make of tyre and with in 10 seconds they said we can do it for 80 all in!!
 
140 to 80 in 10 seconds don't make sense, just goes to show you how much these places are charging there customers.
 
 
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Reply #11 - Nov 7th, 2007, 12:59pm
 
Hi m8,
Dont go to kwik fit, they are one of the dearest around. I have m8's in the trade that are half the price.
If you want me to get you a price just reply with the exact tyre size you need, and it will be done.
I'm in Bradford, west Yorkshire, so if you are at the other end of the country, it might be a problem to get them to you though undecided
 
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Reply #12 - Nov 7th, 2007, 2:30pm
 
Hiya bill m8.
 
Can you ask your m8 how much a Michelin 215 65 R 16 and also is ther a price difference with the 215 60 R 16.
 
Thanks for that m8.
 
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Reply #13 - Nov 8th, 2007, 11:35am
 
Hi Rob,
 
Right see if I can remember all this now Tongue
 
The Michilin 215 60 R16 = 93.00 + vat
 
Apparently Michilin dont do the 215 60 R16
 
Goodyear 215 65 HR 16 = 63.00+ vat
 
The HR applies to the speed rating apparently, and my m8 says that if you look on your tyre, there should be some letters/numbers after the R16 bit........such as 98W or similar.
 
He said if you get back with that rating, he will see exactly what else he can do.
 
Hope this helps Rob.
 
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Reply #14 - Nov 8th, 2007, 1:55pm
 
I always get my tyres from here, very quick delivery and then get kwik fit to fit and balance them.
 
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