Uniroyal Rainsport 3 205/55 R16 only  £41 delivered!!! @ Openeo
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Uniroyal Rainsport 3 205/55 R16 only £41 delivered!!! @ Openeo

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Found 18th Jun 2016
I don't think I need to explained it more. Well known tyres, I have got a pair myself. Well recommend.

Tyre size:205/55 R16
Speed index:V = max 149 mph
Load index:91 = max 615 kg
Season:SummerType:Car

A rating wet grip
C rating fuel
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I always rate a tyre by its 'wet grip' rating, and this is an 'A' rating so hot from me
Cheaper if buying 2 or more at Camskill
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or Ears
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...or £47.20 fully fitted at f1autocentres after TY2OFF code
Edited by: "pavel76" 18th Jun 2016
Nice. Heat added.
great tyres, soft compound tho so wear pretty quick
If my current tyres are 225 / 55R / 16 95V, do you know if I can put these tyres which i guess are narrower (205).

I had a google some people say it affects the speedo etc etc?
urban_i

If my current tyres are 225 / 55R / 16 95V, do you know if I can put … If my current tyres are 225 / 55R / 16 95V, do you know if I can put these tyres which i guess are narrower (205).I had a google some people say it affects the speedo etc etc?


The width won't make any difference to the speedo but I'm not sure why you'd want narrower tyres though. They may not suit the rims size wise.
urban_i

If my current tyres are 225 / 55R / 16 95V, do you know if I can put … If my current tyres are 225 / 55R / 16 95V, do you know if I can put these tyres which i guess are narrower (205).I had a google some people say it affects the speedo etc etc?



Will invalidate your insurance...
urban_i

If my current tyres are 225 / 55R / 16 95V, do you know if I can put … If my current tyres are 225 / 55R / 16 95V, do you know if I can put these tyres which i guess are narrower (205).I had a google some people say it affects the speedo etc etc?


I may be wrong,but the 55r of the tyre is, I think the ratio of height to width therefore narrower tyre= lower height tyre. This would affect speedometer.
Edited by: "compadre" 18th Jun 2016
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Supercharged

[quote=urban_i] If my current tyres are 225 / 55R / 16 95V, do you know … [quote=urban_i] If my current tyres are 225 / 55R / 16 95V, do you know if I can put these tyres which i guess are narrower (205).I had a google some people say it affects the speedo etc etc?


Will invalidate your insurance...[/quote
Would very much doubt it would invalidate insurance ,last car I had written off they paid no attention to wheels ,garage simply sent estimate to insurance who decide whether to repair or write off,obviously you would need to fit 2 on front axle only ,You can have wider on rear but not wider on front
rickj

Will invalidate your insurance...[/quoteWould very much doubt it would … Will invalidate your insurance...[/quoteWould very much doubt it would invalidate insurance ,last car I had written off they paid no attention to wheels ,garage simply sent estimate to insurance who decide whether to repair or write off,obviously you would need to fit 2 on front axle only ,You can have wider on rear but not wider on front



And when they notice you have the wrong tyres fitted to the car and it may have contributed to the accident you'll be the one paying to repair it.
smokingplunger

The width won't make any difference to the speedo but I'm not sure why … The width won't make any difference to the speedo but I'm not sure why you'd want narrower tyres though. They may not suit the rims size wise.



actually it does. not by much but it does.
i moved from 195/55/16 to 205/55/16 and checked speed on GPS and for the same clock speed I've got 1-2 mph faster gps speed

tiresize.com/spe…on/
canishu

actually it does. not by much but it does.i moved from 195/55/16 to … actually it does. not by much but it does.i moved from 195/55/16 to 205/55/16 and checked speed on GPS and for the same clock speed I've got 1-2 mph faster gps speedhttps://tiresize.com/speedometer-calibration/



195 is the tyre width. It will not affect the speed of the car, indicated or otherwise.
slowtwitch77

195 is the tyre width. It will not affect the speed of the car, indicated … 195 is the tyre width. It will not affect the speed of the car, indicated or otherwise.



​195 is the width but the 55 is the tyre height in %age of the width so it does actually make a difference to the diameter and therefore the rolling circumference
Anyone know of a good price on a pair of 215/35/19?
Thanks!
dfarrall

And when they notice you have the wrong tyres fitted to the car and it … And when they notice you have the wrong tyres fitted to the car and it may have contributed to the accident you'll be the one paying to repair it.



Certain cars of same make model run on different tyre sizes ,just check tyre pressure plate on b pillor.Majority of insurance companies don't even see a damaged car .They simply go off the estimate of the garage and either agree repair costs or write it off.Yes a very very very small chance of problem but highly unlikely if axles have same size with wider on rears.
slowtwitch77

195 is the tyre width. It will not affect the speed of the car, indicated … 195 is the tyre width. It will not affect the speed of the car, indicated or otherwise.



Yes it will!

Edited by: "Supercharged" 19th Jun 2016
​I agree - my 1 & only "at fault" accident resulted in me accepting the insurance company offer, 4 hours after the accident & it hadn't even been collected at the time!!! The police had pointed at the tyres (which I think were legal, too shocked to pay attention to what he said), but insurance company made offer based on book price for vehicle. Not saying if these tyres are good for your vehicle though!!!
Great tyre bad company if something goes wrong, wouldn't replace 3 faulty tyres even tho local tyre company wrote report and they still wouldn't listen.
Wrote £400 off and dealt local, lesson learned. Oh they were good branded tyres if you wondered.
Supercharged

Yes it will!



Anyone else here got a degree in Motorsport engineering?
slowtwitch77

Anyone else here got a degree in Motorsport engineering?



Don't try to be a wise guy.

use the link I've provided and see for yourself.
slowtwitch77

Anyone else here got a degree in Motorsport engineering?



​That's really worrying if you have a degree in motorsport engineering (is that even a thing?) and no idea how tyre codes work.
Possible to get 2 mph from decreased rolling resistance and marginally less front drag but the speed increase is just as likely due to changes in barometric pressure, differences in headwinds etc.
Shouldn't increase or decrease tyre width by more than 1cm on stock wheels.
Nice find OP.
Albert_Tatlock

I always rate a tyre by its 'wet grip' rating, and this is an 'A' rating … I always rate a tyre by its 'wet grip' rating, and this is an 'A' rating so hot from me



I should bloody hope it's A rated - it's called rainsport!
john184

Possible to get 2 mph from decreased rolling resistance and marginally … Possible to get 2 mph from decreased rolling resistance and marginally less front drag but the speed increase is just as likely due to changes in barometric pressure, differences in headwinds etc.Shouldn't increase or decrease tyre width by more than 1cm on stock wheels.



What utter rubbish. Google aspect ratio. e.g 245/45r18: 45 is 45% of 245 giving you the sidewall height. Go here wheelsizecalculator.com/res…y=8 which will give % difference in each different size you choose. Tolerance is + or - 2.5%. This will determine how different the actual speed compared to speedo. There are many other tyre size calculators online.
slowtwitch77

Anyone else here got a degree in Motorsport engineering?




Hahaha I'm sorry Mr motorsport but since I was a teenager I've known changing tyre width will affect the speedo reading unless you change the height to correct the ratio.. maybe you missed class that day?

Making your tyres wider will give you a higher reading than you're actually doing so it's not a problem but doing the opposite could be.
slowtwitch77

Anyone else here got a degree in Motorsport engineering?



What's that supposed to mean?

Your information is incorrect so disappointing if you do have a degree in ME!

Tyre profile is a ratio of width so any change will affect the rolling radius.
sallyforth

What utter rubbish. Google aspect ratio. e.g 245/45r18: 45 is 45% of 245 … What utter rubbish. Google aspect ratio. e.g 245/45r18: 45 is 45% of 245 giving you the sidewall height. Go here http://www.wheelsizecalculator.com/resultlist_wat_size/?brand_id=47&model_id=1446&x=76&y=8 which will give % difference in each different size you choose. Tolerance is + or - 2.5%. This will determine how different the actual speed compared to speedo. There are many other tyre size calculators online.



I was talking about top speed, only now realising people were talking comparitive road speed. Less friction, narrower front end and marginally smaller circumference = more top speed given nearly all cars are overgeared for economy.
My comment was in direct response to someone who said about reducing the width of their tyres made them faster which can be true.
Are the euro ratings on tyres actually accurate? I've found a budget price tyre with C A 71 which is up there with tyres twice the price.
jumpinoffthbed

Are the euro ratings on tyres actually accurate? I've found a budget … Are the euro ratings on tyres actually accurate? I've found a budget price tyre with C A 71 which is up there with tyres twice the price.



Is that C for grip and A for Economy? If so that does make sense as less grip = less resistance = less fuel

Budget tyres generally score well on Fuel economy.
Supercharged

Is that C for grip and A for Economy? If so that does make sense as less … Is that C for grip and A for Economy? If so that does make sense as less grip = less resistance = less fuelBudget tyres generally score well on Fuel economy.



No it's c for fuel economy and a for wet grip
Best all-round tyre around!!! Would highly recommend these, and they are a MASSIVE upgrade from my previous Goodyear Eagle F1s (which are only good if you enjoy crashing).
Edited by: "sdutton007" 19th Jun 2016
my local garage does that size for £35 balanced and fitted. new budget brand
Supercharged

What's that supposed to mean?Your information is incorrect so … What's that supposed to mean?Your information is incorrect so disappointing if you do have a degree in ME!Tyre profile is a ratio of width so any change will affect the rolling radius.



As others have said, and I will try to summarise, changing tyre width in isolation would not affect the speedometer.
HOWEVER, in the context of the question that was asked here - i.e. going from 225/55 to 205/55, this *WOULD* affect the speedometer. This is because the height of the tyre is given as a proportion of the width. So to get the closest similar height to a 225/55 tyre, you would have to go to 205/60.
Unfortunately my Masters of Engineering wasn't Motorsport specific, but I hope this helps nonetheless ;-)
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