Tyre size

This is the Forum for all your Citroen Technical Questions, Problems or Advice.

Moderator: RichardW

The Dog Walker
Posts: 22
Joined: 07 Feb 2016, 00:40

Tyre size

Post by The Dog Walker »

Any ideas why my secondhand Dispatch has 185's fitted instead of the 195's that it should have and would have come with ?
User avatar
Stickyfinger
Donor 2016
Posts: 9892
Joined: 28 Mar 2013, 22:05
x 740

Re: Tyre size

Post by Stickyfinger »

Shrunk in the rain ?
vborovic
Locked user account
Posts: 1752
Joined: 31 Oct 2013, 18:07
x 21

Re: Tyre size

Post by vborovic »

Lower cost of a tyre, misread required tyre declaration, sense of humor from the first owner ... you name it ... which dimension is written in the car's papers, the 195?

@ sticky - Let's be reasonable here, my reasons are more realistic ... :D
User avatar
Stickyfinger
Donor 2016
Posts: 9892
Joined: 28 Mar 2013, 22:05
x 740

Re: Tyre size

Post by Stickyfinger »

Yep....

I am in one of those moods (a Chinese "Interior Designer" and a little misunderstanding today !) sry

Really, it will almost certainly be costs as the reason
The Dog Walker
Posts: 22
Joined: 07 Feb 2016, 00:40

Re: Tyre size

Post by The Dog Walker »

Yeah, it's in the book as 195 and I've had a quick look on another and it had 195's all round. Any advantages or disadvantages to the slightly narrower tyre then ? I'll only ever be carrying dogs in the van.
User avatar
Stickyfinger
Donor 2016
Posts: 9892
Joined: 28 Mar 2013, 22:05
x 740

Re: Tyre size

Post by Stickyfinger »

Cannot really see much of a problem, it is hardly a massive drop and if your not a racer.................
Peter.N.
Donor 2020
Posts: 10827
Joined: 02 Apr 2005, 16:11
x 576

Re: Tyre size

Post by Peter.N. »

The 195 will give a better ride unless it has a lower profile.

Peter
User avatar
Paul-R
Donor 2020
Posts: 5446
Joined: 07 May 2009, 16:24
x 805

Re: Tyre size

Post by Paul-R »

The load rating of the tyre may also be different. If it's lower and the Dispatch carries heavy loads that could be important.
Gibbo2286
Donor 2020
Posts: 5535
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 1268

Re: Tyre size

Post by Gibbo2286 »

Different tyre manufacturers recommend different sizes to the car maker on some vehicles, I note that Michelin especially doesn't always follow what the handbook says.