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15inch ET31 Advice?

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Hi all, on a recent mot my stock 14 wheels had 2 advisory on the rears. They gave them a month before i need to change them..
 
I have mercs et31 15 inch steelies bought off a member here years ago. I never could justify spending on 4 new tyres but the time has come to upgrade. 
 
I have had a look here but just want some advice before i fork out around 250 on tyres..
 
I was thinking 195/80/15?? or even 215/70.15 Will they fit?? Would love the 4 x4 look but hey ho, reading Mike Gs thread has confused me also

I was thinking these...
https://www.blackcircles.com/catalogue/ ... e=33877020
 
Stock suspension. 4 speed box. 
 
Any pointers would be much appreciated, esp as I know this has been discussed so so many times..?
 
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I have a set of 4 Michelin Agilis Green X 195/70 R15 C 104/102 load rated A wet Grip.

1.4% taller than the 185/14 stockers so no huge increase in diameter and made speedo less optimistic than standard.


did just over 1000 miles when i changed to A/T tyres.

Make me a sensible offer but collection from Ipswich only at moment.

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I have a set of 4 Michelin Agilis Green X 195/70 R15 C 104/102 load rated A wet Grip.

1.4% taller than the 185/14 stockers so no huge increase in diameter and made speedo less optimistic than standard.


did just over 1000 miles when i changed to A/T tyres.

Make me a sensible offer but collection from Ipswich only at moment.

Rick


Bugger... just bought 4 new tyres from Blackcircles...thanks for the offer.

4 x Kumho PorTran KC53 - 215/70 R15 T (109)

£300 all in... hope they fit....

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New tyres on

Before

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After

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New tyres are Apollo Altrust+ 215/70 R15 S (109)

Pretty happy, van has lost its cuteness apparently... i reckon it looks ace.

Bit of drama with blackcircles but pretty happy.

Will be selling old stock tyres so post an ad
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Are these on the merc 15x6 et31 steels?

Just curious as I know typically a 205 is the max width the tyre industry advise on a 6” rim. I reckon with a tall profile it shouldn’t be an issue.

I’ve got these steels with 205/70/15c. Was tempted to pick up a pair of the 15x6.5 et37 and some 225/70 to try on rear and see how they clear and drive but never found any cheap enough to play with.
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ash1293 wrote: 13 Dec 2020, 12:24 Are these on the merc 15x6 et31 steels?

Just curious as I know typically a 205 is the max width the tyre industry advise on a 6” rim. I reckon with a tall profile it shouldn’t be an issue.

I’ve got these steels with 205/70/15c. Was tempted to pick up a pair of the 15x6.5 et37 and some 225/70 to try on rear and see how they clear and drive but never found any cheap enough to play with.

ash, yes they are et31 6 inch,  didnt even consider the width..my bad... was too worried about it fitting in the space. Van feels more sturdy on the road. Do feel i could do with a 5th gear now though. Havent been on a long drive yet to see but 1st defo feels even more of a crawler and second like first... 

Will be interesting to see how speedo relates and rpm  at 3, before swap it would be around 57...
 
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