urgent help re wheels please

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  1. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

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    Daughter needs new tyres for her van .... she has seen some second hand WHEELS and TYRES but they are narrower, but taller than the existing ones. I thought wider tyres are better at road holding though ... advice please. Many thanks.
     
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    If they are taller and narrower, they just aren't right ,don't do it, apart from being dangerous they probably would catch on the body when turning.
     
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    Another thing would be the wheel studs are probably different, and wouldn't fit.
     
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    Agreed 100%
     
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    Buy the best you can afford..... It's only 4 square inches x4 that connects you to the road and I want that 4 inches to be of the best grip I can afford....(y)
     
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    Agree with whats already said. Dont do it for even if they fit who knows how old they are or what life they have had. Nothing worse than a tyre rubbing when you hit a pot hole.
     
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    What size now & what is she thinking of fitting?
     
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    best regards Brian & Jo
     
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    Construction and use of the vehicle demands that you use tyres/wheels as specified by the manufacturer. Changing either could a: create a serious danger and loss of control of the vehicle and b: invalidate your insurance and finally leave you open to one hell of a claim in court. There are lots of tyre and wheel sizes specs rubber compounds etc and yours have been specified for that vehicle for a very specific reason
     
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    Maybe if you said what size are needed someone could point you in the right direction.
     
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    movan Funster Life Member

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    Thanks everyone... in telephone communication now with funster and obtaining size of wheels and tyres from daughter and so hopefully will be sorted. As usual, thanks to Fun. :)

     
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