new tyres metal valves?

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    I need to get some new tyres, the sidewalls are just showing light cracks so its time:cry:

    Ive got michelin XC 215 75R 16Cs, it seems the michenlin igilis are the direct replacement?

    can the metal valves be reused or not?


    any deals out there my local fitters can do them at £155.ish each
     
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    Yes DON'T disturb them and they'll be fine :thumb:
     
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    thanks mate, the tyre shop said they could be re used but I didnt know if they were just fobing me off because the dont have any in stock.
     
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    they need checking for any signs of corrosion, if clean, they will be fine. not massively expensive to replace though, and after 5 or more years on a wheel in the elements, it may be best practice to renew
     
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    Recently ASDA has been good on tyre prices and fitting. Check them out
     
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    I did see that, but when I tried to get a fixed price and fitting date it all ocked up


    time to try again
     
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    cheers again for that, whats the other two showing

    215/75R16 113/111r @ just under £140

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    215/75R16 116/111R @ £145

    can 113Q's carry more weight ( Im 3850k )
     
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    They're not camping, you get what you pay for BUT there'll be lots along to say different. Your choice
     
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    just looked again, I missed the camping bit on the first two:Doh:
     
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    mines in the top row, so acceptable, but they are the origanale tryes so well need changeing by date.

    Funny thing is when I looked just prior to mot March, I saw no cracking at all.
     
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    Cracking doesn't happen evenly all around the circumference , it tends to develope where the weight is taken in the parked position and this is completely random. So park on a good bit and there'll be none visible, roll a foot and there they are gaping at you.
     
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    Just ordered the 113qs @ $155.10 each from my local f1 tyres .
    being fitted Wednesday.

    NB same price as asda in fact they fit for adsa
     
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    the valves may be metal....but the seals are rubber and if fitted a few years ago may benefit from new seals as they do degrade like tyres
     
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    They're fine if you dont play with them
     
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