Megane mk2 1.5 dCi tyres

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Megane mk2 1.5 dCi tyres

Postby torque79 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:26 pm

Hi all,

As the heading suggest my queries are in relation to Megane mk2 1.5 dCi tyres.....

What would the difference in performance (traction) etc be between 195/65 R15 H or 205/55 R16 H?
Can anyone recommend a good set of tyres? I was considering Goodyear.

Any help is much appreciated.

thanks.

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Re: Megane mk2 1.5 dCi tyres

Postby morganjake1544 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:58 pm

performance (traction) etc be between 195/65 R15 H or 205/55 R16 H


195 or 205 is the width of the tyre in mm so a 205 has more rubber in contact with road.

65 or 55 is the height of the sidewall as a % of the width. The sidewall height is a trade off between comfort and handling. Taller for comfort and vice versa.

Are your wheels 15" or 16" ? You have quoted both sizes and obviously only one will fit (unless you're also intending to buy new wheels at the same time).

All that said, I think the choice of tyre make and model will have just as much (if not more) influence on traction and performance than just the size.

Take a look at this review website and see what you think.

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre-Size/

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Re: Megane mk2 1.5 dCi tyres

Postby torque79 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:04 pm

morganjake1544 wrote:Are your wheels 15" or 16" ? You have quoted both sizes and obviously only one will fit (unless you're also intending to buy new wheels at the same time).


Thanks for the response. Now I understand what the tyre code means.
I have checked my wheels are 16"

Currently have the following tyres on...
Front left - Maxxis Victra 510 – 205/55 R16 91V
Front right - Maxxis Victra 510 – 205/55 R16 91V
Back left - Sagitar P307 – 205/55 ZR16 91W
Back right – Sunny SN3630 - 205/55 R16 91V

Whilst the tread on these tyres is fine, I am finding grip not to be great in the wet when cornering, also feedback is poor. I will take a look at that website later on this evening. I figure to get4 new decent tyres.

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Re: Megane mk2 1.5 dCi tyres

Postby torque79 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:36 pm

I'm thinking of 2 x Goodyear UltraGrip 9 at the front and move my current 2 fronts to the rear.
is it possible to source tyres yourself and get an independent garage to fit them?
Would Kwik Fit fit them?

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Re: Megane mk2 1.5 dCi tyres

Postby ChrisM » Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:47 pm

Www.tyretraders.com
Superb value will either send tyres to your house or send you to your local fitter and send tyres to them.
As said superb value and excellent service, I wont use anyone else they can not be beaten on price.

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Re: Megane mk2 1.5 dCi tyres

Postby morganjake1544 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:35 pm

I generally get mine from Camskill and my local MOT place fits them for £10 a time.

http://www.camskill.co.uk/index.php

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Re: Megane mk2 1.5 dCi tyres

Postby ChrisM » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:59 pm

Oooooooo cheaper........... only just by £3.
But that's my £3
I like cheap, are they good on postage.

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Re: Megane mk2 1.5 dCi tyres

Postby morganjake1544 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:38 pm

£6.98 p&p for two tyres recently for wife's Twingo.

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