Wheel size?

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Taz1400
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Wheel size?

Post by Taz1400 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:13 am

Hi hope there's an expert to help. I have a b7 estate with 17 inch wheels, question is are 17 inch wheels from a b6 the same fitment? To put on my b7? Many thanks

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Re: Wheel size?

Post by Gazwould » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:16 am

I would say yes .

Usually they are 7.5 J , 47 ET .
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I'd give her some 'trivago' .

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Re: Wheel size?

Post by BIG F@ TW@ » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:31 pm

https://www.wheel-size.com/

This site will help chap.
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Re: Wheel size?

Post by Taz1400 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:41 am

Many thanks wheels purchased :-)
Now the search for what winter tires. This bit will hurt the pocket :-(

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Re: Wheel size?

Post by Gazwould » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:00 pm

What part of the country are you in ?
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I'd give her some 'trivago' .

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Re: Wheel size?

Post by Taz1400 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:25 pm

Gloucestershire/West Midlands. On checking winter tires they seem to only go to V rating when mine states W. But V would invalidate insurance?

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Re: Wheel size?

Post by mrderv » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:32 pm

Are you planning on driving up to 149mph in the winter conditions? :hyst
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Re: Wheel size?

Post by Taz1400 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:46 am

[-x lol I was told you have to stick to handbooks manufacturers instructions soooo book and tires say 94w now apparently if you fit V rated and have accident insurance could say sod off... True or false???????? I'm not ringing then hahaha

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Re: Wheel size?

Post by Gavster30 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:15 pm

Taz1400 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:46 am
[-x lol I was told you have to stick to handbooks manufacturers instructions soooo book and tires say 94w now apparently if you fit V rated and have accident insurance could say sod off... True or false???????? I'm not ringing then hahaha
Mostly true, but not 100%, If you have W rated tyres then you should replace with W rated tyres, however if swapping to winter tyres you are allowed to drop to the next rating below AS LONG AS YOU TELL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY

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Re: Wheel size?

Post by Taz1400 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:52 pm

Nice one. Wonder if there's a price premium on insurance.... I bet there is :-(

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Re: Wheel size?

Post by ray112 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:57 pm

All that insurance things is just sick. Seems like they will try to find every possible reason to rip off. But you still are paying fortune for that. If speed limit in uk is 70mph, every private car tyre will get in that limit, so where is the problem really until tyres are road legal. Sometimes seems that MOT test is just pointless, because totally road worthy car can still fail on some silly insurance criteria. And it's just getting worse through years.

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