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Struggling to find Z rated tyres for 560SEC

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by BO'H, Aug 9, 2018.

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  1. BO'H

    BO'H Member

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    Can anyone help please as i am struggling to find tyres for my 560SEC at the size of 215 65 R15 that are z rated. Should i be looking at a slightly different size to be able to open up the choice.....well, i say choice but currently i cannot find any. Where can i find some please? Thank you.
     
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    Like you I can't find anything in that size for Z, you could potentially go for V as an alternative,
     
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    Won't that cause problems come MOT time?
     
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    Nope
     
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    I'd be quite happy running 225/60s.
     
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    I had this concern as my 300CE-24 has always had W-rated tyres until recently when it received a set of 4 V-rated tyres.

    It sailed through the CT (French MOT) with no mention of tyre ratings. This is despite the fact that they were closely examined attracted minor comment about very slight wear on the outer edges of the fronts.

    I consider two things here: that cars are permitted to use winter tyres with much lower speed ratings and that national speed limits are significantly below V speed ratings.

    V rating takes you up to, I think, 149 mph. Your 560 might get there but I doubt that my 300 would.

    Just my thoughts.

    RayH
     
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    Or a Y rated tyre, both will exceed the max speed of the car
     
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