Tyre Sizes for different models

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justanother
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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by justanother » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:43 am

I have 225/50 R18 summer tyres on my 4drive 1.4 tsi Ateca. Still have the original Bridgestone Turanza's which are quite noisy and tearing down fast. I was thinking about changing tyre size to 215/60 R17 for smoother ride on old roads. No smooth roads here, unfortunately. It might even slighty improve consumption depending on the tyre. Have any of you tried this size? I know it's not one of the accepted sizes, but it should be legal in Finland, no inspection needed. And if one of you have tried this size, any recommendations for less noisy options?

All recommendations are welcome.

jovan2cv
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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by jovan2cv » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:55 am

I am using this size on my Ateca 1.4tsi, for several months, Michelin Crossclimat and with tyre pressure set to 2.1 bar for smoother comfort ride. My recommendation if you are not racing driver. Greetings !

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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by justanother » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:01 pm

jovan2cv wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:55 am
I am using this size on my Ateca 1.4tsi, for several months, Michelin Crossclimat and with tyre pressure set to 2.1 bar for smoother comfort ride. My recommendation if you are not racing driver. Greetings !
Thanks for your advice! I don't care about slim tyres, I need practicality. Oh, and yes, my racing days are long over... :D

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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by davon » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:48 pm

jovan2cv wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:55 am
I am using this size on my Ateca 1.4tsi, for several months, Michelin Crossclimat and with tyre pressure set to 2.1 bar for smoother comfort ride. My recommendation if you are not racing driver. Greetings !
I have this kind of tyres on my Altea XL in 225/45/17 3rd season and use them winter/summer without any problem! I was thinking to buy them again for ATECA 1,5TSI 2wd in 18" and many people around told me that I am crazy on this type of car to use them... I drive most of all rides inside the capital city in CZ and one time in a year we go to the mountains... I have never had any problem...

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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by tobydog » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:02 pm

davon - the 18" wheels on the 2 wheel drive cars are 215/50/18. You can't get Michelin Crossclimates in this size and, according to Michelin, you probably never will. You'll need to go through a wheel/tyre size change. Pain in the backside but that's what they told me when I asked them.
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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by davon » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:45 pm

tobydog wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:02 pm
davon - the 18" wheels on the 2 wheel drive cars are 215/50/18. You can't get Michelin Crossclimates in this size and, according to Michelin, you probably never will. You'll need to go through a wheel/tyre size change. Pain in the backside but that's what they told me when I asked them.
You can have it ;) - 215/50/18
https://www.mojepneu.cz/michelin-crossc ... 50-r18-92w
225/50/18 cheaper even!!
https://www.mojepneu.cz/michelin-crossc ... r18-99w-xl

and also GoodYear https://www.mojepneu.cz/goodyear-eagle- ... 50-r18-95v

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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by tobydog » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:05 pm

That's really weird because if you look on Michelin's own website, the 215/50/18 Cross Climate doesn't exist. Have a look at the following link:

https://www.michelin.co.uk/tyres/michel ... ateplus#sl

Maybe it's available in other countries and not the UK which would be odd and very annoying. Michelin told me specifically that they had no plans for the UK market and that still looks to be the case here :( .
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davon
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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by davon » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:55 pm

tobydog wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:05 pm
That's really weird because if you look on Michelin's own website, the 215/50/18 Cross Climate doesn't exist. Have a look at the following link:

https://www.michelin.co.uk/tyres/michel ... ateplus#sl

Maybe it's available in other countries and not the UK which would be odd and very annoying. Michelin told me specifically that they had no plans for the UK market and that still looks to be the case here :( .
I know, I was looking to their website and could't find it. Than I found it in this website, but only one in CZ offers them. Don't know what to think about. :(

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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by Golfmk56 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:09 am

I'd say the dealer's website is wrong.

That size doesn't exist on Michelin's UK website, nor their French website, their German website or their Polish website. And doesn't exist on their Czech Republic website either.

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Re: Tyre Sizes for different models

Post by ecclesken » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:48 pm

I've had a look at tyre size comparators and 215/50 r18 is very near the diameter of 225/45 R18. If your rims are 7.5J then 225 width is the recommended tyre size anyway.

Your speedo would be out by 1.8% which is within recommended limits. The advantage of 225/45 18s is that they are a common size and you'll certainly get Cross Climates in this size albeit a tad expensive as always.

If in doubt check with your appointed tyre supplier to validate my calculations or perhaps we have others on here who can check tyre size alternatives.

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