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    Tyres - Load index query

    Hello, I have a problem with load index on 54 plate Zaf 1.6 Energy. Bought second hand with current tyres on
    I have a slow puncture on one of back tyres, both of which have a load rating of 91, but tyres on front have rating of 94. so I was wondering what the rating actually was, whether to stick with 91 or put 94's on

    Tyre size is 205/55 V16 (all 4)

    Thanks in advance

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    I still have original tyres on the rear of mine, and they are 91Y

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    Ta, might be able to save a couple of quid by fitting 91's.

    Yours are Y rated, mine are V, Is there no vauxhall standard? Ones on models shown in new Zaf brochure are H.

    Just had manual out of the glove box and although it doesn't say what to use, it hints at 91's when saying how to read tyre size

    Thanks again
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    the letter as in v or h etc is speed rating andy m has a gsi turbo so speed rating is higher,zafiras are meant to have re inforced side walls which i think is wot the 91 or 94 is but not sure
    courtney stage 3 zafira,Mitsubishi evo geek mapped to 389 and 470 lb of torque

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    Yes Jay, I know the V/H/Y are speed rating, but I thought, for insurance purposes, were not allowed to go lower than manufacturers recommendation ie going from a W rating to a H. Anyway i am getting off topic.

    Load is different, my old Mondeo had a 87 load index figure (205/50/16 87W)
    but my mates galaxy has 95 load index tyres (165/65/15 95T) due to it being a heavier car with a heavy diesel engine. With having different figures on the back tyres to the front, i wondered what was recommended by Vauxhall or by other owners on here. I should think the 91 would be right

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    usually 94 indicates it is a extra load (reinforced) tyre depending on tyre size 97 is also xl and all others are standard load

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    I'm guessing that VX recommend 91 for Zafs as they are the ones fitted at manufacture

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM View Post
    I'm guessing that VX recommend 91 for Zafs as they are the ones fitted at manufacture
    That'll do for me, time to search black circles, value tyres et al now.

    Thankyou

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    Personally I wouldn't go for value tyres, it's worth spending a little more and getting some good ones, just for safety sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM View Post
    Personally I would go for value tyres, it's worth spending a little more and getting some good ones, just for safety sake.
    i agree, will be either michelin or conti's.
    Could never buy 'budget' tyres, even the likes of Barum, made by Continental,
    just can't bring myself to buy cheap shoes or tyres, although a work colleague says some Kumho he bought last year for his Picaso are the best tyres he has ever bought

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