Re: S60 - UK tyre question
"Bonnet Lock" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
> Tim.. <email@example.com> wrote:
>> "Tim Riglar" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> I'm thinking of replacing the 225/45 tyres on my S60 2.0T with
>>> 225/50s, mostly to improve the ride, which I find just a bit *too*
>>> hard, but also to improve the speedo accuracy. Has anyone done this,
>>> and are there MOT implications?
>> Nope. Just check the tyres dont rub excessively on anything (like the
>> strutt) when on full lock. I expect them to be fine though.
> As long as the load and speed rating is at least as good as the original
> tyres, there should be no problem.
> They will, of course, do less revs per mile than the existing tyres so -
> a given speedo reading - you will be going faster than before by 3 or 4
> percent. Just make sure that this doesn't make your speedo read *slow*!
> Bonnet Lock
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The speedo is about 10% out, so I should be okay. Looks like a major factor
may be cost: 225/50 doesn't seem to be nearly as common as 45s, subsequently
they're *much* more expensive, from what I've found so far. Ho hum, best