Tyres Replace For Added Rear Axle Weight

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  1. Dogsense

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    Our Tyres are Continental VancoCamper 225/75 R16 116R.
    To get extra 100kg weight on the rear axle, we need to change to 118R or higher.
    There is no continental VancoCamper with higher Load index than 116.
    What would you experienced people change it to? (vancon 100, Vancofourseason 2 or any other?)
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    I find this interesting for I am looking out for Conti VC Camper 225 for the same reason. My present tyres are 215 and the SciTech people advised the 225 on the rear but only because I have air-suspension.
    The more I read about tyres, the less I understand but I know that some tyres stop better in the wet, while others make more noise. If I can pluck up the courage I will possibly fit Hankook because they are cheaper and I may not keep a van for more than 5 years. The vanco camper are designed (so they say) to stand unused for some long lay-up periods, whereas other tyres are better used more frequently (so I believe).
     
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    As I said in the other thread your tyres are 109 I believe ?and changing to 225 makes them 112 a load increase of 90kg per tyre
     
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    225 is not the load index, it is the width of the tyres.
     
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    Yes I know but the 225 Michelin has a 112 load index The 215 has a 109 load index

    It is the load index figure that counts. THIS is how much weight it can take, the LOAD
     
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    I have the Continental Fourseasons2 tyres fitted and I'm very happy with them, they are 225/75 R16's with a load rating of 121. I bought them to travel in Italy, Germany etc as they have the required snowflake symbol for the winter months and they are very good on wet grass as well!
     
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    That will be 112
     
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    I know my eyesight is bad Andy but that looks like 121 to me!
     

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    This one is better.. IMAG1516.jpg
     
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    Thank you guys.
    What are the different between
    Conti Vanco Four Season 2 - 225/75 R16 C 121R TL &
    Conti Vanco Four Season 2 - 225/75 R16 C 121/120 R. That SMB recomended?
     
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    thats the speed rating
    R= 106mph
    T= 118mph
     
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    Both are R but one have TL after that?
     
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