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Re: Stretched Tyres now MOT Fail

Post by CraigG » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:57 pm

Blind Pugh wrote:
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CraigG wrote:
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M2: Front 8 1/2Jx18 235/40R18 95V XL Rear: 9Jx18 255/35R18 94V XL
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FYI m2 OE 18” winter fitment is 235/40/18 all round on 8.5” & 9” wheel sizes

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235 on a 9" is the minimum fitment, so that's legit :)
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Re: Stretched Tyres now MOT Fail

Post by chall5 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:07 pm

would putting 225s on the front and 255s on the rear fall foul of this regulation ?
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Re: Stretched Tyres now MOT Fail

Post by marco_polo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:12 pm

chall5 wrote:
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would putting 225s on the front and 255s on the rear fall foul of this regulation ?
What wheels? :?

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Re: Stretched Tyres now MOT Fail

Post by chall5 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:15 am

261s

Sorry don’t know the dims of 261s
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Re: Stretched Tyres now MOT Fail

Post by marco_polo » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:22 am

They're 7.5" & 8.5" so your tyre sizes are fine.
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Re: Stretched Tyres now MOT Fail

Post by glew08 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:04 pm

Thanks for this useful information.

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Re: Stretched Tyres now MOT Fail

Post by Blind Pugh » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:33 pm

marco_polo wrote:
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Bear in mind some OEM's go outside of this guidance...incl BMW. G30's 5 series rears run 275 on 9" wide wheels and F10 M5 run 295 rears on 10" wide wheels.

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Re: Stretched Tyres now MOT Fail

Post by marco_polo » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:56 pm

Yup, back in the day BMW used to run 235's as standard on my E36 M3 with 7" width wheels.

I don't pretend to know better than ETRTO though, so stick to their 'safe' guidelines when advising others.
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