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Old 20th March 2017, 08:35 PM
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Hi Ian,

I fitted Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetrical SCT, and a couple of weeks on and still fantastically quiet and smooth, especially noticeable on the rougher bits on the motorway, where the differential between it and the super smooth bits is much less noticeable than with the prior tyres, and indeed Pzeros - I had those on the last D4 albeit 19" and could not wait to get rid of them, still not as bad as the Michelin pilot super sports though - they were really noisy.

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Old 23rd April 2017, 07:25 PM
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Looking at replacement tyres at the moment. I currently have 9 inch 19's wearing 235 wide Dunlop winters. The door sticker also says 255 for 19's and 265 for 20's. I'm looking at 21's and wondering how far I can stretch... Landsail have a very tempting 295 but a stretch too far?! I've looked at the calculators but interested in any experience of being creative width wise. I appreciate the impact on speedo readings if the rolling circumference changes too much and that I'll need make sure I have sufficient clearance. I'm not wedded to anything in particular just interested in experiences.
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I'm looking at 21's and wondering how far I can stretch... Landsail have a very tempting 295 but a stretch too far?!
I've got 295-25-21's on my D2 but they are on 10.5" wheels so I would think that would be quite a stretch
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I've got 295-25-21's on my D2 but they are on 10.5" wheels so I would think that would be quite a stretch
That's interesting thanks for the info. I read some chatter suggesting theres quite a difference between brands but too wide is too wide. I have rims so need to sort tyres. I might try and pick up some used 275/35's off ebay so I can get them on the car and go from there.
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Old 24th April 2017, 08:31 PM
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Manca, you might want to check the insurance position of putting tyres on that are not to OEM spec. Some insurers see this as a modification, and if not declared/approved and you have an accident, they may not pay out.

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Old 24th April 2017, 08:36 PM
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Manca, you might want to check the insurance position of putting tyres on that are not to OEM spec. Some insurers see this as a modification, and if not declared/approved and you have an accident, they may not pay out.

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That's a good point Mark thanks. I've given them the heads up on the rims already. Another reason not to be experimental
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That's a good point Mark thanks. I've given them the heads up on the rims already. Another reason not to be experimental
Fortunately, no such issue with part-worns, thank goodness
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Fortunately, no such issue with part-worns, thank goodness
Thank goodness indeed. I have four 275 35 21 pzeros on their way with a reported 7mm+ each. Just need a mobile fitter now
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