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#1 2020-04-19 01:49:40

kenbw2
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From: Anywhere the van takes me
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Tyre recommendations?

Need a pair of new tyres. I normally go part worn for like £30 each fitted, but I'm debating new ones.

I have no idea what to go for. I want cheap, nothing fancy but obviously not too cheap. Just don't want them wearing down after 5000 miles.

Any recommendations? I'm thinking round the the £85-£110 per tyre mark

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2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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#2 2020-04-19 09:44:28

Anchor1979
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From: Congleton, Cheshire
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Re: Tyre recommendations?

Have you tried : Www.blackcircles.com
Usually get some good prices on there.

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#3 2020-04-19 22:38:21

kenbw2
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Re: Tyre recommendations?

Yea I was thinking about going on things like that but I'm not sure how to judge which "black circles" are the best value for money!

I'm used to getting part worns where I just get whatever they have, I'm not used to choosing what to get =/


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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#4 2020-04-20 07:18:41

Anchor1979
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Re: Tyre recommendations?

I usually go with a specific van tyre for my current van. On the 53 plate I had I went with the extra load type tyre so a tyre suitable for an mpv or alike.

These are the true I have currently, but in the size for my 53 plate, I've found them to be very goid:

https://www.blackcircles.com/catalogue/ … e=31672004

These are their own brand tyre, which have same load rating as the vantra and the same tyre efficiency rating. I tend to look at the efficiency rating when buying and try to balance the best efficiency all round so wet grip, fuel economy and noise against cost:

https://www.blackcircles.com/catalogue/ … e=36832656

Hope this helps.

Mike

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#5 2020-04-20 11:10:37

vaz2121
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Re: Tyre recommendations?

Unless you have some thing specific in mind to do with Van I'd say Anchor1979 has got it pretty well mapped out ............
It might not be the cheapest spend .........But pay off in Long run ............

"My 2P worth" ..........I'd go for a Cost effective C (Van) Rated tyre as I'm convinced with the extra ply rating and weight capacity they do last longer...............

(As well as blackcircles ......... Compare .......... mytyres in your web search)


https://www.mytyres.co.uk/cgi-bin/rshop … !g!!mytyre

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#6 2020-04-20 11:15:30

Anchor1979
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Re: Tyre recommendations?

I'm with you in that vaz, not heard of mytyres before will have to check them out when I next need to replace mine.

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#7 2020-04-20 12:15:10

vaz2121
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Re: Tyre recommendations?

Anchor1979 wrote:

I'm with you in that vaz, not heard of mytyres before will have to check them out when I next need to replace mine.

Their listed as "mytyre.co.uk" I've ordered a couple of times for bike ETC and they always came from Germany?……………….

Not that this has got anything to do with our Vans ............ At tyre time for the Lorries and trailers I always put NEW on steer axle ….. Drive axle and trailers (Triaxle trailer could easily have £1500 of tyres alone) was always Remould (Re-tread) ...... {Michelin Remix being the gold standard but  you could buy cheap New tyres for less usually ..... Bandag being the worst at one time in my experience if they still exist [ tyres have jumped off the rim within 100 mls] I never cut my steer tyres and usually had them Cold Capped}

Approx in 1994 autumn or Spring time somwhere about 5 am I hit a ladder lying across lane on M25 …. I diverted into Either ATS Dartford or Orpington [As I'd burst cords in sidewall and had Separation]…… As I held an Account with them ………….. But on working out costs  for replacement [Thankfully steer tyres were about 3/4's done] it was far cheaper to use My flexible friend {Credit Card} It still came to £505…….
I got almost 9 months out of those two G291 Goodyears  and 75,000 mls ………….

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#8 2020-04-20 12:37:35

Anchor1979
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Re: Tyre recommendations?

Yeah definitely not a cheap do for tyres on the wagons and trailers. I'd go with you on the new quality tyre on the steer axle.

A mate of mine just uses cheap as possible tyres on his 15ton ridge, and I suppose they're ok but he's never thought about anything other than initial cost of buying them, which to me seems silly considering how much of an effect they can have on the other running costs of the vehicle.

I've been fortunate in my time driving wagons that I've not had a steer tyre blow out, but seen a few and it looks a pretty scary place to be if it catches you off guard.

The most recent tyre issue I had a a wagon was about 2014 and the middle nearside wheel on the trailer locked on. Luckily I was only a mile from the services, so rather than sit on the heard shoulder dragged it to the safety of the services. It was empty as well, but still rubbed it down to the cords!

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#9 2020-04-20 13:18:57

vaz2121
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Re: Tyre recommendations?

I have a good few more for some folk Scary stories about tyres + loosing wheels ETC.........
Probably because I got my Class one {C+E} in 1979

Like you I've never experienced a steer axle Blow out Per-say.......
I did have about ten yrs ago a Daf 6 wheeler that had super singles on the steer as was the thing to do [at time] ...........

Yes you could feel a difference at times in handling ......... Never mind the costs to do that {Rims... wheel arch spats .... ETC} it cost a extra 1MPG compared to the other 3 .........
It doesn't sound like much but if it was on Euro work fully for a year it could comfortably Do 200 000km's  {120 000mls} and that's noticable

Talking Super singles .................Many moons ago I had one disintegrate to about 3 inch of side wall left on middle axle (just what was left touching road) and I was lucky if I had 5 tons of Loft insulation aboard ........
(This time "Not my trailer")

Another more memorable was around Camp Catterick on A1 when it let go on fridge ...........
Don't know if it was ruts in road...........
Never had it before or since with trailer tyre blow out .....

But I was all over the shop for a good couple hundred yards ..........
(The tail wagging the dog?)

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