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Another tyre related moan

inc spare tyres & tyre pressure

Post Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:48 am
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I called into a local tyre retailer yesterday for a tyre on my VW Polo, whilst there I queried some prices for the Z.

The guy there said that the cheapest option was to change the tyres from 235 x 40 x 19 too 235 x 35 x 19, he said all 4 would have to be done otherwise the track control would pick up the difference . :crazy:

Anyway, for 4 brand new budget 235 x 35 x 19 tyres, fitted and balanced : £200 Inc VAT :o
That's just £50 per corner.
Ok I know they are budget but that is unbelievable compared to the standard Z tyre price.

Mid range in the same size was £70 per corner.

Then the higher end branded makes started from around £85, up to £110 for top end brand, again in 235 x 35 x 19.

Another thing he said was that this size tyre is always in stock, not like the standard Z tyre that sometimes has to be ordered in.
It does make one think about changing from the 235 x 40 x 19 too a 235 x 35 x 19 tyre :eusa-think:

As long as all 4 were changed at the same time would this 5mm on the profile make much difference :?:
Maybe road noise, very slightly, probably not even noticeable, :eusa-think:

Why is the 40mm profile so expensive compared to the 35mm profile, it's only 5mm difference , yet it is double the price, no matter if you opted for the low, mid or high end range.


My budget 'Accelera' tyre was £96 inc VAT and fitting and balancing (only needed fitting to my spare alloy though). It is the 40 profile so that's nearly double the price of the 35 :o
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Post Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:29 am
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Yep, that's what my local fitter said, 40mm profile are double the price compared to the 35mm profile.
It could be more than double if you go to a branded tyre in the 40 mm profile.
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Post Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:08 am
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got a spare alloy and part worn tyre off ebay for £200 as a spare. Nice having the full sized alloy sitting there should I need it. Just gotta make sure I have the air pump in there too to give it a few psi if it's needed.

Keep your eyes open on ebay and you can find some real bargains.
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Post Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:38 am
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Slightly 'off topic' here I Know but how many miles can I be expecting to get on a set of standard RCZ boots? Does anyone have a preferred brand (for better mileage)?....just so I can brace my overdraft for the inevitable :eusa-whistle:

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Post Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:40 am
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30,000 miles is around the average before you will need new tyres, on the front especially.


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Post Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:52 am
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RCZ1 wrote:
30,000 miles is around the average before you will need new tyres, on the front especially.


Spot on RCZ1 I'd done 31000 when I changed my first Z and tyres were just about due to be changed.
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Post Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:32 am
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Actually I meant to say 20000 miles. That's when I needed my front tyres changing :)


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Post Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:38 am
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I'd taken mine in for the 'engine repair light' error a few weeks before I picked up new Z at the time I'd done about 29,500 and I was told I'd need to think about changing soon as they were getting low still OK but low.
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Post Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:53 am
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17,000 for my fronts!!!! eeek!
I think a lot of the wear was down to the 'road calming' humps which you have to straddle and therefore scuff. Dam you County Council!

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