Tyre Speed Rating
#1
I´m in need of some new tyres which according to the manaul for my 2.0L HDi are 185/65/15 88H.

Do I really need "H" rated tyres, which are for speeds up to 130mph?

I ask as there is a big price difference between "H" rated and "T" rated - the "T" rated ones are good for up to 118mph which is much faster than my Berlingo ( or I ) would ever go.
How much is the fish?
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#2
I normaly find V and H rated tyres are cheaper than T rated simply because there are a lot more of these tyres sold than T or even S rated.
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#3
Michelin energy tyres T rated are a tenner cheaper than H rated.

I use T rated, after all, I don't go over 70.
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#4
Thanks guys,
I´ve gone for the "T" rated Conti EcoContacts - around £20 each cheaper than the "H" rated.
How much is the fish?
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#5
Those are what I run on mine - well within limits and good tyres too
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#6
Sur my 1.6 hdi will only do 92 anyway ffs
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#7
I had the same thoughts when I had an XJ6. The tyres needed were Z-rated, but tall, 15" and wide. I looked at lower speed ratings as they were so much cheaper. The advice I got, and not just from tyre dealers, was that the speed rating actually covers much more than just the speed. It part its also a measure of the load (not just the weight, which does have a rating figure, the 88 in yours I think).
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#8
This helps a bit:-

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/t...?techid=35
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#9
I think i'm correct in saying that, in the UK, a vehicle that has tyres of a lower speed rating than that recommended by the manufacturer will result in an MoT test failure......it certainly does on motorcycles!
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#10
(17-09-2011, 12:26 PM)OlJeffers Wrote:  I think i'm correct in saying that, in the UK, a vehicle that has tyres of a lower speed rating than that recommended by the manufacturer will result in an MoT test failure......it certainly does on motorcycles!
And your not insured.

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