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Vredestein Tyres

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Richard Vester
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Vredestein Tyres

Post by Richard Vester » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:49 pm

I have wire-wheels with 165R-15 tyres mounted.
Can I replace these by Vredestein Classic tyres size 185x80x15?

Do I need tubes?

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Re: Vredestein Tyres

Post by Vortex O'Plinth » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:39 pm

What's the car, what's the width of the wheels? The Vredestein Classic 185/15 are tubeless tyres but unless your wheels are specifically designed to accept tubeless, you'll need tubes (and well bands)

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Re: Vredestein Tyres

Post by John-B » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:58 pm

If your car has 165 tyres at present, the wheel width may be only 4" which is not wide enough for 185 tyres. You need 5" or 5.5" wheels and it's generally recommended to have tubes whatever wheels you have.

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Re: Vredestein Tyres

Post by Sydsmith » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:39 am

According to his profile Richard has an SP250. Syd

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Re: Vredestein Tyres

Post by Ian Slade » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:01 am

You would do better with the 185/70 it is a nearer match to the original Avons in rolling circumference.
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