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Tyre advice needed please folks

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9y, 2w agoPosted 9 years, 2 weeks ago
Ok folks our clio is now needing a whole 4 new tyres on the car as during the week i was finding the tyres slipping a bit.
Were not going to keep the car for much longer....well i hope not and get it sold


Can anyone recommend a cheapy make of tyre but will last us over the feb next year, we have it up for sale but no one is biting at £3200 for a 2001 Y reg Clio dynamique plus 56,000 miles.

Iv looked at Avon (bit dearer) and budget/economy tyres, altho will budget just wear down in a matter of a couple of months?
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9y, 2w agoPosted 9 years, 2 weeks ago
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#1
I use these guys

http://www.event-tyres.co.uk/

Pop in your tyre size(s) and they'll show you a list, starting from the cheapest. The best bit is the price they quote is the price fitted, and they come to wherever you are.

I've used them on 3 occasions and they've arrived exactly the time I said I wanted them there.
banned#2
saxo if it going to cost you to buy tyres why dont you try to knock that off the asking price to see if you get any interest before buying new, just a thought:thumbsup:
#3
nice thought sassie but i cant put that in the paper to gain interest - if you know what i mean.
id rather just put the tyre on then get my asking price lol

thanks shambles
#4
Sorry, the postcode you entered is not currently covered by our mobile service.
Have you checked both your Home and Work postcode ?
banned#5
ooops I didnt mean put the reasons for price drop in the paper,it was just an idea from a blonde:giggle: :giggle:
#6
I'd just ring round your local tyre fitting places and ask how much 4 budget tyres are going to cost.
If you're selling the car I wouldn't bother with anything more than budget. Most places will have 2 or 3 different budget tyres.

I managed to find a place local to me that fitted 2 Firestone tyres cheaper than anywhere else I could find, including online!

EDIT: Budget tyres will not wear down by Feb unless you drive a lot! I would guess they normally last around 75% the distance a more expensive tyre might last.
#7
black circle is another internet based tyre seller.fitting takes plce at a nearby tyre fitter.here is a thread
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deal/33941/5-off-each-tyre-20-off-4-at-www-bla
#8
If you want to buy online also check out http://www.etyres.co.uk and http://www.mytyres.co.uk
#9
andrewr
If you want to buy online also check out http://www.etyres.co.uk and http://www.mytyres.co.uk


I always use mytyres.
#10
Yeh Etyres looks good, plus we get Tesco discount

5% woo hoo ....not ! lol
#11
does it matter about speed ratings? mine is W but can you choose other ones
#12
saxo_appeal
does it matter about speed ratings? mine is W but can you choose other ones


See http://www.tyres-online.co.uk/techinfo/speed.asp

Depends how fast you want to go.

W is high! Look for a H or V, they'll be more popular and cheaper
#13
Its really just to get from A to B, what is the speed rating? is it the way the rubbers moulded or something

ours are 205/40Z R17 80W

is there anything you can change when choosing? pr do you have to stick to those figures? id really like thicker tyres as the ones we
have, when you go over a slight ditch the knock is unbelievable
#14
The speed rating just refers to how fast you can drive before the tyres start to fall apart!
I normally find H or V rating are the more popular ratings. On occasions I've found W to be cheaper than V, it depends on the tyre. However H is almost always cheaper than V or W.

I've never asked about less than a H so not sure on that but doubt there would be much of a saving, if any, due to little demand for them.
#15
is there anything else within the 205 40 etc that you can change to make it cheaper or does it have to be exact?
#16
saxo_appeal
is there anything else within the 205 40 etc that you can change to make it cheaper or does it have to be exact?


It's best to stay the same.

You can change the ratio, but you need to keep the overall size the same, otherwise your speedo will be out.

Only get tyres that are the same or above the speed rating for your car,
#17
so my tyres are W speed rating, altho someone above in the posts said i could go for v or h??
what is the ratio? is that the thickness of the tyre from the ground point to the alloy ?
#18
Get tyres that are 205/40 R17, ignore the speed rating W is for up to 168 mph which your Clio couldn'tachieve even chucked of off a cliff a S or T will be fine

Tyre speed ratings

Speed symbol Maximum speed km/h mph
N 140 87
P 150 93
Q 160 99
R 170 106
S 180 112
T 190 118
H 210 130
V 240 149
W 270 168
Y 300 186
#19
saxo_appeal
so my tyres are W speed rating, altho someone above in the posts said i could go for v or h??
what is the ratio? is that the thickness of the tyre from the ground point to the alloy ?


You shouldn't use either V or H if W is the proper rating for your car/tyre combination, whoever suggested that is naughty.

The ratio is hard to explain. It's been a while since I left college. :oops:

Either seek specialist advice, or keep it the same. :)
#20
W isnt the proper one, its because of the alloys its at that speed rating i think
#21
saxo_appeal
W isnt the proper one, its because of the alloys its at that speed rating i think


If that's the case get the same combination as you've got now but a cheaper make
#22
The ratio is to do with the profile and width.. your width is 205 and profile 40. The width is measured in mm I think and the profile is a % of the width.

I don't see why changing the speed rating can cause problems so long as it's rated to go faster than the car can go. That's my opinion, if you're concerned get a W.
#23
saxo try phil around the corner from my work he used to have pj tyres in arbroath he's now on his own working out of a shed the only thing is you have to pay him cash up front then he gets you the tyres next day i was £60 fitted for a avon for my laguna kwik fit were wantin over a £100 :w00t:
he also does budget tyres pop in see what he says
#24
barneydog
W is for up to 168 mph which your Clio couldn'tachieve even chucked of off a cliff


LOL

I'd echo what was said earlier - blackcircles are great - we've used them and nobody else for the past couple of years. They have lots of great offers, and once you are signed up with them, they keep on sending you discount codes for future purchases.
#25
Where about bethsteph?

Did you have any more issues with that 360 by the way?
#26
follow the road past the car park you parked in follow the road around to the left past r+m timber its in a compound with loads of containers in it
had to send the 360 back to ms, sent me a new one, result!!!!!!!
im playing your fear at the moment great
#27
lol, nice one

might give it a go.

thats good you got it sorted, hope it didnt cost you anything to get done
#28
did'nt cost a penny and they gave me 6 month free on live
so thats the next thing got a reuter coming this week
#29
You will love the LIVE on the 360, i played Call of duty 2 ALL the time !
#30
Is that Phil Russel?
#31
whatever you do dont go to quickfit or something try looking for ex worn tyres which are still good where i live there are little shops who fit tyres in for quite cheap but part worn although they do the job great still.
#32
I'll take it these are after market alloys as only the clio 172 was available with 17's from new. What engine size do you have? As this car was never designed to take 17's it the only option to improve the ride quality would be to fit narrower tyres with a higher side wall ratio. 195/45/R17 or 185/45/R17.
You also would save on fuel and the acceleration would be improved in general. Would also give you more traction in the wet and as we live in the UK that cant be a bad thing.
#33
Where would i get just normal wheels with tyres then? i would love for the clio to just go back to normal alloys.

what sizes are just normal clio wheels? for that type of car?
#34
Well depends what model you have. Most had 15" with the option of 16". Only the 172 was available with 17" as an option.
It's probably not worth changing the wheels due to costs.
Probably best off sticking to the size you have and selling it sooner rather than later.
#35
good idea mate, unless i can get a swap
#36
saxo_appeal
Is that Phil Russel?

yeh thats him
just checked the wifes clio she has an 04 1.2 there only steel wheels but the size are 175/65 14 hope this helps
you could try phoning around the local breakers see what they have

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