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Old 14-02-2009   #1
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Tyre load rating

Hi guys,

Looking to get some new tyres. Premium brands are going to set me back 250+ and best quote i have for some avons is 150+ vat!

Found some tyres on ebay, Kenda Kaisers, reviews on them are good, and, as i do mainly motorway miles i'm not too fused about handling. Only issue i have is load rating. I currently have 215/45/17 91W, the Kumhos are 215/45/17 87W.

The load difference is 615.0kg vs 545.0kg, so my question is - what is the difference?

Would i be ok with a lower load rating or are 91s a must? The Kumhos are 80 fitted from a nice man on a well known auction site.

Sorry if this is a repost, i've had a search and couldnt find anything to really help, hoping you can!

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Re: Tyre load rating

Are those prices for 1??

Ive just got 2 new Pirelli Pzero Neros on my GPS for 101 a corner fully fitted, im on 205/45/17 though. Im sure that load rating will be fine, that car wont be more than 1100 kilos just on the front wheels!

Check out http://www.blackcircles.com/ they will even fit Kumhos at a local garage for 76
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Re: Tyre load rating

No that's for pairs!

The Kendas are 76/pair fitted so i think i'll get those!

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Re: Tyre load rating

I'm pretty sure the tyre load rating is minimum 82 (on standard 15") on an 1.6 engine, so 87 must be fine then. Especially since some Stilos came delivered with 17" Pirelli P7000 - with a load rating of 87, like mine.

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Re: Tyre load rating

Checking on the blackcircles website
91 has (Reinforced) by the side of them
215/45/17 w
So do the 91's have stiffer sidewalls as
fun flat option.

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Re: Tyre load rating

I'm running a 1.9 Mjet so think the front axle load will be more than a 1.6 Mort! Going to check the manual now!
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No, according to book i'm fine with 87. Should've checked earlier shouldn't i

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