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Old 03-21-2005, 02:10   #1 (permalink)
Drnya
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Tyre size - 850 estate

Hi.
Winter is almost over, and I need new summer tyres...
I have the chance to get Bridgestone B390 195/65/15 91V summer tyres at
good price while stocks last.

I know that my 850 TDI estate original size tyres are 195/60/15. I
searched the web and it loks like I can put those slightly bigger ones
195/65/15. But I am not sure...

Please let me know if that is possible.
Does anyone drives 195/65/15 on an 850, and are there any problems?

And eventual comments on the quality of the mentioned tyres are welcome :-)

Thnx.

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Old 03-21-2005, 02:10   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Tyre size - 850 estate

In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
Drnya <drnya.zgb@makniovo.inet.hr> wrote:

> Hi.
> Winter is almost over, and I need new summer tyres...
> I have the chance to get Bridgestone B390 195/65/15 91V summer tyres
> at good price while stocks last.
>
> I know that my 850 TDI estate original size tyres are 195/60/15. I
> searched the web and it loks like I can put those slightly bigger ones
> 195/65/15. But I am not sure...
>
> Please let me know if that is possible.
> Does anyone drives 195/65/15 on an 850, and are there any problems?
>
> And eventual comments on the quality of the mentioned tyres are
> welcome :-)
>
> Thnx.


The tyres are the same width but about 3% larger in diameter. I very much
doubt whether there will be clearance problems because 850's and 70-series
cars were fitted with a wide range of tyre sizes - some of which were
probably bigger than these. You will, of course, get a speedo/odometer error
of about 3% relative to current values. Speedos tend to be a bit optimistic
anyway - so the larger tyres will probably bring it closer to the truth. But
I would still calibrate the speedo with a GPS - or against motorway mile
posts - to make sure that you don't inadvertently get done for speeding.
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