Re: Tyre size - 850 estate
In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
Drnya <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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 :-)
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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