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Old 09-02-2005   #1
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Hi, my dads friend has got a doblo jtd and he is concerned that he is only getting 14000 miles out of a set of tyres. Is this a normal wear rate?
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Depends on how you drive. Also types of tyre.

Soft Compound stick to the road better but wear out quicker.
Hard Compound do not stick as well but last longer, but if you don;t have a fast car then use Hard Compound. Look at www.mytyres.com for advice on this.

My car is front wheel drive 150BHP and I go through soft compound every 9,000 miles.

It's all in the way you drive, set of slowly, slower round the corners, never turn the wheel when stationary.
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Re: tyre wear

Only get about 8000 miles out of the OEM fronts on my JTD. The families other Doblo has got 12000 and the tyres are still going strong.

Must remember to stop using the right foot and trying to pretend it's a sports van
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Re: tyre wear

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I managed to stretch 30k out of my first tyres the standard Dunlops - they must have been made out of plastic - they had no grip but they lasted despite my best attempts. They probably should have been changed at 25k or so, but I was too busy. They new Uniroyals are on for about 9k and still look like new, they are harder to unstick yippie!!
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All depends on how you drive. Boy racers manage to last a few weeks (LOL)

Ban boy racers and there dustbins, and see O2 levels drop quickly!!!
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Re: tyre wear

Tried various brands so far, and they all do 7,500 miles, (42k so far) on the front of my JTD, mostly town miles as a Taxi.

Worst Tyre wear I have ever seen, just as well the motor was so cheap, and it returns a constant 43 mpg.
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Re: tyre wear

just abit of advice!!!!

my mom's bf owns a doblo and works at fiat' he say's the best way to get the best perfomance out of you tyres is to buy the comercial tyre's for the doblo van!!!!

he is getting 30k plus out of his tyres so far

hope this helps you

regards amy x
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16000 miles still going.Its on 15" OZ alloys ,looks COOL!.I'll have to get a picture on here!! lol
And before you ask YES its a DOBLO sx jtd
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Re: tyre wear

You'll need to fit commercial vehicle tyres because of the vehicle weight (load index?). The standard tyres can't handle it and have a very short life.

Because the Doblo's are used in Van form too, the vans use commercial tyres and don't suffer the same complaints as the family people carrier version.

Next time you get tyres, ask for commercial tyres for it.
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Re: tyre wear

My front tyres lasted 22,000 miles on the bog standard diesel, I presume the weight at the front wears them out quickly.
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