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Has anyone fitted VREDESTEIN tyres to their 6 ? They are highly rated in a Which report.

 

I have the Sport TRac 3V 195/65 R15V in mind. Any advice will be very welcome.

 

Dave

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Dave, if you search the forums for Vredestein you'll have plenty of reading on the subject.

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I have Vredstein 195/65/15 on my 6, and am happy with them.

 

My local tyre place of choice, Universal tyres in Staines, recommend Vredstein and do them at good prices.

 

I now have this make on both the TR and the Golf, both performing well.

 

Steve

ps, not sure exactly which model i have on the TR, could check if you like ?

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Hi Dave

 

I have fitted Verdestien Sprint Classic tyres to my 6. I chose 165 80 HR15 86H. They suit the car and more importantly the car handles really well. I think that the original spec was 165HR 15SP with a profile aspect ratio of 80-82. From what I can remember the maximum width for 5 ½ inch rims works out to be 185mm. The 165 80 HR15 86H tyre spec is very close to the original and is within the 2.5% rolling radius range of the original tyre spec. Some insurance companies insist that when fitting tyres that do not match the original spec, there must be a very close match to the original rolling radius. Once you have made your final choice, I would recommend that you check with your insurance company before you splash out on new tyres.

 

Al

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Hi,Dave, I have 185's on my CF (5 1/2J wheels). I fitted them 7 years ago,when I bought the car. They are generally OK, but I have reservations about their performance in the wet. Since they're now so old, I should probably replace them this year, though at this time, I have no idea with what. I'm interested to hear what others have to say.

Austin

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You guys must have arms like popeye, to steer those fat tyres...Too much grip for the chassis...I don't see the point of em, makes the car look like a Beach Buggy!

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Have a look at Nexans , German Goodyears, good enough for the East German Porsche club. Stick like the proverbial to a blanket.

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You guys must have arms like popeye, to steer those fat tyres...Too much grip for the chassis...I don't see the point of em, makes the car look like a Beach Buggy!

My car is CF, ex-California. All the CF's had 5 1/2J rims, and were fitted with 185's. i understand that the tyres of that era were 80 aspect, I don't know if they are still available.

Austin

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My car is CF, ex-California. All the CF's had 5 1/2J rims, and were fitted with 185's. i understand that the tyres of that era were 80 aspect, I don't know if they are still available.

Austin

 

Austin

 

I too have an ex-California CF, on Coker 185 red line with 80 aspect ratio. They are still, available, but at a handsome premium. They are not the best tyre on the market, but... they fill the wheel arches well.

 

Cheers

 

Paul

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Interesting! I wonder if Triumph upgraded the stub axles?

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Interesting! I wonder if Triumph upgraded the stub axles?

Why upgrade? The shock forces on the axle from hitting a pothole or swiping a kerb will be far greater than cornering or braking forces forces, and wont be reduced by narrow tyre width. The bearings are a weaker design and I'd expect to see excessively fast bearing wear with fat tyres, which we dont.

Peter

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