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    A tyre catalogue came in our mail so I had a look through it and was surprised to see the difference in price of the same tyre in slightly different sizes.

    Bridgestone Turanza ER592 195/65/15 $144
    Bridgestone Turanza ER592 205/65/15 $119

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    So a tyre that is just a little wider and taller is $25 cheaper! Hard to understand that. I know that lower profile tyres are generally more expensive, but these two are very close in size.

    Please explain?
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    The 205 is probably more common on cars than the 195. Pure volumes thing, I imagine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI124
    The 205 is probably more common on cars than the 195. Pure volumes thing, I imagine.
    Stop imagining & get some cold hard facts

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate
    Stop imagining & get some cold hard facts
    I think Lincoln is right; that's the size on the C5 & when I went to buy tyres I was told it was a very common size, Commodores, Falcon etc use them. As an indication, I bought dunlop 300Es in V rating for $112 a wheel fitted.

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    205/65/15 is as common as the cold. I ordered a couple of Michelin MX1s (?) today for fitting on the XM on Thursday. $119 each fitted.

    195s are becoming less common, hence the volume diff.
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    205/65/15 are the most common size tyre sold in Australia

    Bridgestone Turanza ER592 205/65/15 $119 - price is great
    My dad wants them for his boring Magna
    I'd say the Firestone TZ100 205/65/15 at $97 are also great value (same catalogue cause I got it yesterday )

    On the back of the catalogue they say there's also a $5 discount per tyre for NRMA members (my dad's a member so he's either gonna get the TZ100 or ER592)
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    speaking of turanzas, what's this business of having two layers of tred. I'd be intrested in trying them, but the ones that are available in 14's are H rated not V rated like you can get in the bigger sizes

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg
    I think Lincoln is right; that's the size on the C5 & when I went to buy tyres I was told it was a very common size, Commodores, Falcon etc use them. As an indication, I bought dunlop 300Es in V rating for $112 a wheel fitted.

    Barry.
    I agree, I was slaughtered on tyre prices with my last car as I had 205/45ZR16's on there - they aren't that common. Only some Alfas and the 206 GTi use it from memory. I'm waiting for the same to happen with my RSC 182 as it uses the same size now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvoGSR
    I agree, I was slaughtered on tyre prices with my last car as I had 205/45ZR16's on there - they aren't that common. Only some Alfas and the 206 GTi use it from memory. I'm waiting for the same to happen with my RSC 182 as it uses the same size now.
    So what was the $$$ damage per tyre? Go on, frighten a few people...
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    Quote Originally Posted by slick
    205/65/15 are the most common size tyre sold in Australia

    Bridgestone Turanza ER592 205/65/15 $119 - price is great
    My dad wants them for his boring Magna
    I'd say the Firestone TZ100 205/65/15 at $97 are also great value (same catalogue cause I got it yesterday )

    On the back of the catalogue they say there's also a $5 discount per tyre for NRMA members (my dad's a member so he's either gonna get the TZ100 or ER592)


    215/65/15's are about the same price as are 215/65/14's

    215 is also a very common size that is used on a lot of cars

    i run 215/65/14 on the 604 for a bit more footprint on the road and of course they look much better with a little width under them instead of the standard 175/70/14's bearing in mind that they were only slightly bigger than a 404 that had 165's on it

    why oh why did they ever under tyre a car that is so much bigger
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo
    215/65/15's are about the same price as are 215/65/14's

    215 is also a very common size that is used on a lot of cars

    i run 215/65/14 on the 604 for a bit more footprint on the road and of course they look much better with a little width under them instead of the standard 175/70/14's bearing in mind that they were only slightly bigger than a 404 that had 165's on it

    why oh why did they ever under tyre a car that is so much bigger
    The 604s had 175 by 80 14s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO
    205/65/15 is as common as the cold. I ordered a couple of Michelin MX1s (?) today for fitting on the XM on Thursday. $119 each fitted.

    195s are becoming less common, hence the volume diff.
    The 195s used to be very rare, 505 wagons and Mercedes were about the only cars using them, nowadays they are very common but not as common as the 205s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAM WALLIS
    The 604s had 175 by 80 14s.
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    they might have changed with the different diffs in them

    my original 604 still had the original spare that had a 175/70/14 on it XVS michelin but had 185/70/14's on the other 4 on the car

    mothers came with 195/70/14's XVS but it was the last of them and it had the amil wheels on it

    i think only the very first ones had the 80series tyres on them as they had the 3.78 and 3.7 diffs in them
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo
    they might have changed with the different diffs in them

    my original 604 still had the original spare that had a 175/70/14 on it XVS michelin but had 185/70/14's on the other 4 on the car

    mothers came with 195/70/14's XVS but it was the last of them and it had the amil wheels on it

    i think only the very first ones had the 80series tyres on them as they had the 3.78 and 3.7 diffs in them
    The 175 70 is a tiny tyre, it would never have been fitted to the 604 as standard the load rating would not have been sufficient, I have never seen this size tyre on a 604 only on a Magna (which handled appallingly).
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    Standard BX fitment was 175/70/14 and that was a pretty good size - but on a 604? What were they thinking - zoze med frenchmen, zay are, ow you say, crasy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAM WALLIS
    The 175 70 is a tiny tyre, it would never have been fitted to the 604 as standard the load rating would not have been sufficient, I have never seen this size tyre on a 604 only on a Magna (which handled appallingly).
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    a 175/70/14 has a load rating of 84 which is 500kg

    a 175/80/14 has a load rating of 88 which is 560kg

    i am damn sure the spare i had which i know was an original tyre was a 175/70/14
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