(25-03-2013, 08:48 PM)j90xxx Wrote: The correct load rating is 88/90 as stated on the sticker between drivers door hinges.
Mine had one previous owner (a leasing company) and came to me with 82 rated tyres all round. The fronts needed replacing and my local tyre company put Toyo Proxes CF1s on with an 82 rating.
I now (37,000miles later) have Bridgestone Ecopia B250s on the rear and Uniroyal RainExperts on the front, both 82 rated.
Strictly speaking this is wrong and (I suppose) an offence, especially in the event of a serious accident. But, as the most my van ever carries is a bit of camping gear, some food and a crate of beer (95% of the time it is absolutely empty) it weighs less than a Multispace.
(Van weighs 1130kg and Multispace 1244kg.)
I will wait for the comments saying I should be locked up and the key thrown away! :eek:
Thats what I kinda expected - I've seen loads of part worn tyres on Berlingo ebay and they are all 82T, my guessing is that 82T's are fitted most of the time for price savings. Looks like I am going to have to raid the piggy bank for the correct tyres !
I had same thing with web sites saying they should be 15" but are 14" in fact, was told by tyre centre that insurance would play up if correct loading for van was not used. Got Avon Avanza AV10 think they are 90 loading.
They look much better when carrying plenty of weight, stronger in the sidewalls.
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