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Post by nib4722 on Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:56 pm

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Post by Admin on Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:08 am

What wheels and tyres are rhey?
The orange is just right for autumn

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Post by nib4722 on Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:21 pm

Hi , wheels are Wolfrace ( used previously on previous Grand Vitara ) , tyres are 215/65 x 16 INSA TURBO RANGER M+S ( same tread pattern as BF GOODRICH ). All good so far - auto changes to sixth automatically , mpg dropped by about 5 mpg according to display - higher rolling resistance + cold short journeys but larger diameter so speedo reading slightly under actual speed .Did get some pre-programmed pattern tpms for £140 for 4 so this was my only extra outlay ( + £10 for friend at tyre garage to fit them )

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Post by kwikphix328 on Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:31 pm

What tyres can you safely fit to 16" x 6J alloy wheels without risking any damage to the transmission, etc and without the speedo etc being way out.

I see that nib4722 has opted for 215 65 R16 tyres whereas my Owners manual specifies 215/60R16.

My main reason for asking is basically down to price, i have a few winter tyres on my short list for purchase soon, however there is a wide price range depending on which size i choose, somtimes £30 per tyre in some cases which would partially fund the purchase of the new TPMS sensors.. £££££

any further advice... ?
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Post by Grumpy Souter on Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:38 pm

I have fitted 215/60R-16 Yokohama GeolanderA/T-S to my 16inch wheels.
These are almost the same size as the standard tyre and the speedo reads the same as my satnav.
No snow up here yet but fitted this wheel /tyre combination last year and to many of my previous cars with excellant results.
Blackcircles do a good deal on these.
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Post by Admin on Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:34 pm

As GS says 215/60R16 is the recommended size other than the 215/55R17

On my SZ5 i had the same Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S G012 that GS has fitted and used them on all surfaces from gravel/snow/road and they were a fantastic tyre....

http://vivavitara.forumotion.co.uk/t150-yokohama-geolandar-at-s-wiger-alloys

The G012 has since been replaced with the Yokohama Geolandar AT/S G015 which i now have on my Vitara S...

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First time out today in the snow on the new Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S GO15 on the Vitara....

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https://www.yokohamatire.com/tires/geolandar-a-t-g015

http://www.y-yokohama.com/global/product/tire/tires/passenger/geolandar_g015/

Before the snow I found they were far less noisy than the oe Conti's and will try them in deeper snow later today and report back

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Neither of these tyres are a dedicated winter tyre but the G012 was mud and snow rated and the G015 has THREE PEAK SNOWFLAKE indicating it has passed a dedicated winter tyre test

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_tire

The official winter tyre from Suzuki Hungary (where the S-Cross and Vitara is built) is the Yokohama V905

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Both 215/60R16 and 215/55R17 are available....

http://www.yokohama.co.uk/Tyres/Car-Tyres/Winter-Tyres/(product)/V905

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Post by kwikphix328 on Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:33 am

Also now better prepared.
Me and the missus had a bit of a slide just before Christmas on a brand new stretch of road outside Norwich. Luckily only doing about 45mph and had Snow mode selected, but had limited control for 1 -2 seconds on ice and went sideways a bit. This was my decider to fit winter tyres as the barriers got closer and closer...

Fitted my spare set of 16" Suzuki/Berbet Alloys with Dunlop Winter Sport 5 215/60/R16 tyres and VDO/Continental TPMS sensors.


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