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Kumho KH11 Ecsta - (215/55 R18) £13.60 + £6.90 p+p - £20.50 @ Camskill
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Found 8th FebFound 8th Feb
Bargain price in this size. Suited to SUV. / 4x4 .
szigmon1237 h, 41 m ago

You should notify your insurance company of any changes from manufacturer …You should notify your insurance company of any changes from manufacturer spec. This is particularly important with speed and load rating. Whether they care or not is a different question. Wider tyres do offer less grip in snow / heavy rain hence most people running narrower winters then summers. Also why rally cars run such narrow tyres for mud and snow courses. My rwd 944 was awesome in snow, but then I ran 205 60 16 winters. The speedo will change with the width and the profile (height). There are multiple calculators out there to tell you by how much. It won't be much going from 205 to 215 probably about 1mph at 70, however that not much might mean the difference between you setting off a camera and you not doing. This is more to do with making sure the advice given is accurate, rather than exactly what effect the suggested changes will make.


And I'll say one more thing too before I get off my soap box. The vast majority of people have no problem fitting different tyres with different tread patterns, grip levels and tread depths to every corner of their car. Yes it's legal to do it. Is it safe? Absolutely not. I've seen many people driving with 4 totally different tyres fitted, each with their own handling characteristics. Many people also don't know their tyres are illegal and very dangerous until MOT time either. Running with bald tyres, punctures, side wall damage, even cords showing through from uneven tyre wear. That's not to mention that virtually no one inspects their tyres for defects, ever! Now top this off with many other people who rarely or never check their tyres pressures, by dodgy part worns/cheap Chinese knock offs, and you'll find a lot more problems and accidents caused by one or a number of these factors, than a slight modification to tyre width. Just saying
szigmon1237 h, 30 m ago

You should notify your insurance company of any changes from manufacturer …You should notify your insurance company of any changes from manufacturer spec. This is particularly important with speed and load rating. Whether they care or not is a different question. Wider tyres do offer less grip in snow / heavy rain hence most people running narrower winters then summers. Also why rally cars run such narrow tyres for mud and snow courses. My rwd 944 was awesome in snow, but then I ran 205 60 16 winters. The speedo will change with the width and the profile (height). There are multiple calculators out there to tell you by how much. It won't be much going from 205 to 215 probably about 1mph at 70, however that not much might mean the difference between you setting off a camera and you not doing. This is more to do with making sure the advice given is accurate, rather than exactly what effect the suggested changes will make.


First of all, I said nothing of changing speed or load index. Secondly, why are we talking about grip levels for snow on a set of summer tyres? If you want winter tyres, you buy winter tyres. It's not like most people in the UK have to be concerned about snow driving, and if they are, get some winter tyres, or even winter wheels and tyres. Now, snow aside, and regarding the summer tyres which we're referring too. In almost every instance, you will increase grip with the width of the tyre. The reason high powered cars always have wider tyres than their lower powered counterparts, is for grip. Now, you will see more grip on wider tyres regardless of power, the question is, do you need the extra grip? I once tuned a Volvo 850 T5 for fast road use. Unfortunately, despite increasing the wheel size from 16 to 17 inch, as well as uprating the tyre quality, we still couldn't get enough grip for our satisfaction without further modifications to the suspension and handling - it was terrifying! We eventually managed to go wider on the tyres which made a real difference to grip, especially in the wet! Even 10mm can make a difference, as that equates to 40mm more rubber on the road. Like I said, there is a trade-off to this. Steering response and the overall handling will be less responsive to turn-in, but you can always add or remove pressure from the tyres to adjust. Remember we are talking 10mm in this instance, so it's not going to be a huge increase in grip for the average car, or a huge decrease in steering response, but that's pretty much how it works. If you look at F1 cars just for a basic understanding of the principle, they've actually gone for wider tyres since last year to give more grip, and therefore more cornering speed in both wet and dry conditions.

As for insurance, you've got to use a little common sense. If you're adding performance modifications to the car, or altering it's appearance or value, then of course you have to notify them. And if you have done something dangerous to a car, you shouldn't even be driving it on a road in the first place. But by all means, tell your insurance company first. If they say no then fine. Or don't do it at all. I never said anyone should do anything. I just put it out there for people to know they can should they wish to.
Edited by: "Dekard97" 11th Feb
Dekard979th Feb

Really? If it made any difference to the speedo it would be very small …Really? If it made any difference to the speedo it would be very small indeed, and not enough to make any difference to the average person. 'Most' speedos are not actually accurate anyway, so if you're relying on your speedo for that level of accuracy, you may well be disappointed. So wider tyres give you less grip? Really. The reason why BMWs go nowhere in the snow is because they are rear wheel drive, and often quite powerful too. It has nothing to do with wider tyres. "wider tyres float and give you less grip as they don't dig in?" I've personally built a track car, and modified several cars for Fast road/track use, and what you're saying simply isn't true. And no, you don't need to notify the insurance company for using slightly wider tyres. I think you may be trolling me so I won't argue with you. Either that or you're just being pedantic.


You should notify your insurance company of any changes from manufacturer spec. This is particularly important with speed and load rating. Whether they care or not is a different question. Wider tyres do offer less grip in snow / heavy rain hence most people running narrower winters then summers. Also why rally cars run such narrow tyres for mud and snow courses. My rwd 944 was awesome in snow, but then I ran 205 60 16 winters. The speedo will change with the width and the profile (height). There are multiple calculators out there to tell you by how much. It won't be much going from 205 to 215 probably about 1mph at 70, however that not much might mean the difference between you setting off a camera and you not doing. This is more to do with making sure the advice given is accurate, rather than exactly what effect the suggested changes will make.
Edited by: "szigmon123" 11th Feb
Besford9th Feb

Please do explain - you're allowed more than one meaningless word (if you …Please do explain - you're allowed more than one meaningless word (if you have any)!PS six years a member and not a single post: are you just a stalking troll?


I fell asleep listening to your rant
Not the correct price - removed from sale pending £68 correction
Asda Tyres / Blackcircles / TyreShopper and even (online) National Tyres are ALL cheaper for me
Always best to shop around...compare...and go through Quidco / TopCashBack where (hopefully) you'll get tracked for a 2% cashback too !
65 Plate Vauxhall Antara 2.2 Diesel Exclusive £13995 (£21,650 list) Up to £6K interest free finance. @ Peter Vardy
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Not sure how this will go down but this is a hell of a big car for the money. Not the best reviews, not the best economy but this is a full size SUV for Super Mini pricing. You can… Read more
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As far as I can tell I seem to be averaging about 42MPG, I am happy with that for a 2000kg car, especially as over the half of the miles were at shall we say at a brisk pace down the motorway.
Should get better as the engine loosens up over the next few thousand miles.

I am sure now most of the horror stories have been from short journey driving.
soldierboy001

Maybe that is peculiar to Volkswagen because they are to busy warming up … Maybe that is peculiar to Volkswagen because they are to busy warming up the emission fiddle electronics.



Nope, my mate's company Merc A200 diesel is the same - EU6 variants take a lot longer to warm up than their EU5 predecessors. The current EU6 compliant VW TDI engines are not under suspicion - the EU5 ones are affected, like those seen on MK6 Golfs or my old 2011 Scircco 170TDI. My GTD took a lot longer to warm up than the Scirocco. One of my mates has a 2011 A4 2.0TDI 136ps (they squeezed it into the £30 tax disc bracket at that output) and he got his recall notice yesterday.

Outside gridlocked cities NOx disperses quite quickly, i'd be more concerned with getting the old pre-DPF diesels off the road. Saying that, my Golf R's tailpipes get quite sooty whereas the wife's A1 1.6TDI has an immaculately clean tailpipe - guess which one is throwing out more particulates?
Excellent deal for the vehicle compared to rival offers on the market
monkeyhanger75

Perhaps slightly older diesels, the most up to date ones take a long time … Perhaps slightly older diesels, the most up to date ones take a long time to warm up in comparison as the heat generated by the engine is being diverted to warming up the DPF as quickly as possible, especially EU6 compliant ones. My Scirocco 170TDI warmed up much quicker than my MK7 GTD - at least 8 miles in the summer before my oil was up to 90C on the GTD, 10 miles in the winter.




Maybe that is peculiar to Volkswagen because they are to busy warming up the emission fiddle electronics.
soldierboy001

My workings were based on you getting maximum efficiency after 5 miles as … My workings were based on you getting maximum efficiency after 5 miles as I have never had a modern diesel that had not warmed up after 5 miles and I got10 miles = 45MPG20 miles = 54MPG50 miles = 57.5 MPGThat is why I queried your figures.



Perhaps slightly older diesels, the most up to date ones take a long time to warm up in comparison as the heat generated by the engine is being diverted to warming up the DPF as quickly as possible, especially EU6 compliant ones. My Scirocco 170TDI warmed up much quicker than my MK7 GTD - at least 8 miles in the summer before my oil was up to 90C on the GTD, 10 miles in the winter.
Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 [200] ES 5dr Geartronic - Save £12,305 (33% off!! - Drivethedeal.com)
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CORRECTION: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS INFACT THE XC90. THE CORRECT LINK IS: https://www.drivethedeal.com/buy-a-new-car/volvo/xc90+diesel+estate/2.4+d5+[200]+es+5dr+geartronic_53875.html… Read more
eko

Now that the correct link has been added it's clear that this deal is for … Now that the correct link has been added it's clear that this deal is for the XC90 current model, but still geting cold votes I see.For all of thoses voting cold I assume you're doing so because you know it can be bought cheaper elsewhere.If that is the case then please post a link, I'd be very interested to see it.



I think this the best price for this car. You cant get it cheaper than that. Heat added
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So no one can post a current cheaper price for a new one, yet it gets cold votes.

Typical.
This is a good price for a great family car. Why the cold votes?
Good price for a car of this size and quality.
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