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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:51 am

Last week my wife went up to Peterborough to visit her mum who is on her way off this " Mortal Coil ". Talking of which she arrived - 186 mile journey then took her mum out to lunch 2 miles away -- came back and reversed into the drive and the o/s/f coil spring broke !! So that was £80 to fix and also needed a new tyre which was £60. The broken spring end damaged the tyre.
Coming home only two miles from the Portsmouth car ferry on the M275 traveling at 70 mph the n/s/r tyre exploded and I mean exploded !!
So out come the RAC to a damsel in distress. Yesterday I went and got another tyre -- a 195/65/15 at Wooton Tyres here on the Island for £28+ vat £33-60 which is pretty damn good I thought.
I have also ordered a set of 185/60/13's for my MPV and they too are £28+ vat each.

How do those tyre prices compare to where YOU are ??

I am curious to know how prices vary around the country. Usually over here on the Island we get stung on prices because of the extra transportation costs. Even the national supermarkets prices here are dearer than their mainland stores. And Petrol prices-- I don't even want to go there. Rip-off Island !!

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Post by scotia on Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:01 am

in the netherlands i always buy from here
http://www.autobandenmarkt.nl/
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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:07 am

Thank you Scotia. I just checked that out and prices vary from €47 to €74. Not sure what our exchange rate is though.

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Post by singledad on Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:24 am

the guy i use is normaly very good but wanted £48 and i needed 3 for mot last year so tried a place that does part worn tyres, got 3 almost brand new for £30 cant fault them

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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:31 am

That was a much better deal then Ron. I got four 8ply 155x12 truck tyres for my pickup at Wootton Tyres and they were £40 each. Didn't ask about normal 155x12's but will enquire.

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Post by singledad on Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:33 am

the ones i had fitted were comercial rated to match what was on there although i see no reason to use c rated tyres on the little van

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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:56 pm

I don't take the chance on my Pickups.

I have on occasions on the weighbridge with wet topsoil had 3/4 of a ton on my overworked red pickup. So I really feel that it is important for me to have the commercial tyres on.

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Post by Logi on Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:14 pm

How can you compare tyre prices without the make? I can buy a shit tyre way cheaper than a quality one? Car tyres are fine on a Hijet, they're rated as high as the gross anyway.
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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:25 pm

Sorry Logi. I didn't make that quite clear. It was an El Cheapo make that Gayle was sold up in Peterborough for £60 and I got the same tyre down here to match on the f/n/s for £28+ vat.

I agree you get what you pay for. I never buy cheap tools for that reason. Mot is due this week then it is being sold so not too fussed that they were cheap tyres.
I very rarely find a decent make of tyres on Hi-Jets.
I have got a mountain of tyres with excellent tread
but most are Nankang or whatever. I save the decent makes for my own vehicles.

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Post by Logi on Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:41 pm

I just stick any old shit on, it's not fast enough to matter Wink
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:34 pm

I personally feel car tyres suit my purposes with the load rating of 80.

80 = 450kg

So 900kg per axle.

The Hijets chassis plate states that the max axle weights are:-

680kg Front
1000kg Rear
1550kg Total GVW

But in my opinion I don't think any of us will load it past 900kg on the rear.

Anyway to load the Hijet upto its GVW you should be increasing the tyre pressures right up to something stupid like 50psi - most people don't bother so they risk blowing out a tyre due to heat and sidewall stress.

Since swapping to 13" SE wheels, buying tyres is much easier.

But I will not use cheap unnamed tyres as they are false economy. I wouldn't use cheap copy chinese condoms while having an affair, and I'm certainly not going to put chinese ditch finder tyres on my cars. Both are gambling with my life.
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Post by HIJET1300GT on Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:39 pm

All the 12" "truck" tyres seem to be all ditch finder specials . you can't do any zesty driving in a jet with nagkangtingtong tyres! found that out 3 times ....at the same roundabout . ( good for smokey burnouts though  Very Happy )
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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:48 pm

I've got 165/70/13"s on my MPV - soon to be 185/60/13"s. As you say Matt it gives you a much better choice of sizes and decent makes.

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Post by HIJET1300GT on Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:50 pm

13" all the way . quality brands for sod all monies, and i can throw the jet into a roundabout without the risk of facing the wrong way at 18mph .
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Post by HIJET1300GT on Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:57 pm

I'm running 185/60/13 on the rear and 165/65/13 on the front on my 13x6 rims sticks like S to a B. looks good to as the front has a whiff of stretch going on.
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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:01 pm

Haven't done that in the van but I have several times in the Pickup at the roundabout at the entrance to Black Gang Chine.

The camber is the wrong way and I did a 180 at about 20 mph and couldn't do a damn thing to correct it. I felt a right twerp with the car that I had overtaken having  to take evasive action.

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Post by d1noh on Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:12 pm

Very Grey areas.
Sent one in for a MOT last week and got a advisory for running 78T's, it's like everything in life, everything is fine till you have a accident, I certainly would't phone my insurance and tell them I have modified my vehicle by putting lower rated tyres on that the vehicle manufacturer states, but on the other hand if someone run into me and the were running dodgy and their insurance will not pay out I wouldn't be a happy person at all.
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Post by HIJET1300GT on Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:30 pm

I'm running firestones at the mo d1 ,just car tyres. those yokes are 70 sheets a corner ! no I've never tried them.
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Post by Manuel_nl on Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:12 am

For the moment I stick to the original size as long as I can get 12".
I also don't haven to answer any questions at the APK (=MOT)
I've got a good experience with the Dutch version of the site:
http://www.tyres-pneus-online.co.uk/
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Post by singledad on Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:33 am

ive never had any grip issues with whats on the van and as its use just for popping to shops and weekend camping ill proberly never load it much,( plus im an old fart thats happy to potter about at 55/60mph) lol

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Post by Logi on Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:21 pm

I'm just about to fit 2 no-name shite tyres to the front of mine, hopefully I'll live to tell the tale... Wink
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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:40 pm

why didnt you give me a call about the spring, you know its my way and i would have done a shed load cheaper than that for you woody
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:44 am

That's really kind Danny. Thank you my friend. I think you have had enough of your own problems to contend with lately.
Gayle was up in Peterborough when it happened so it wouldn't have even crossed my mind.
The job was done by a garage the family use regularly and I didn't think in the circumstances we were being ripped off. Though still painful on the pocket.

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Post by oldie on Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:53 am

Woody, start doing some side stretching exercises...should ease the pain getting down to the bottom of your pockets  lol! .

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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:52 am

Got more serious problems to worry about Oldie than stretching my muscles. I am still not mended from falling down the stairs second week in January . Haven't been able to do any roofing or handyman work since.
I feel very nervous on a ladder now as I have lost a lot power in my leg muscles . Can't afford any more accidents. Too old mate for that. Razz 

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Post by Lab_Rat835 on Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:01 am

doesnt matter how many problems i have had ill always have time to help a mate out
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:03 am

Thanks Danny. Means a lot that.

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Post by Logi on Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:38 am

Takes a long time for old folks to heal..... Wink
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:29 am

How would you know --- nipper ???  Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy 

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