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    Default 505GTD turbo tyres......What ones to use?

    As this is a heavy car and will mainly do country driving with some dirt, can any one having experience with this model please advise. Should I go to 70 profile to obtain more ground clearance?

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    I had a great run with Continental Vanco 2's on our around Australia trip.
    I usually run Michelin road tyres though. 65 profile I think.

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    Yes, go 65 profile, 195 65 15, looks better than the 60s, more ground clearance and better cruising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calgooley View Post
    As this is a heavy car and will mainly do country driving with some dirt, can any one having experience with this model please advise. Should I go to 70 profile to obtain more ground clearance?

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    It would help (for gearing reasons) to know the original size & the dimensions of the wheel to which it is to be fitted.

    It would also help to know your priorities. No tyre is good at everything. Do you more favour crisp response or comfort; wet grip or longevity . . .?

    Finally, dirt roads vary. Are these merely unsealed but good condition surfaces or more seriously rough stuff?

    cheers! Peter
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    hi cal
    i was looking to get some195/70 /15 for my 505 diesel ,but the only option in this size is light truck 8 ply tyres and the best
    are the Michelin Igilis which are around 200 each.i am driving on 195 65 15 and they are good.what brand it is up to u
    i always try to get Michelins.
    good luck Ron
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    Sometimes the manufacturers kept evolving a tyre and make it less adept. One of the best dirt road capable tyres was the Yokohama A509. Strangely it had a very similar tread pattern to a Michelin Rally tyre. Wish they still made them.....
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    I'm becoming puzzled. I thought that the 505 GTD turbo came with 14" (185/70) tyres. Perhaps Calgodey will clarify when he revisits the thread he began.

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    The earlier 505 2.3 litre turbo diesels had TRX 390 rims. Pretty sure the GTDs had the later 15 inch wheels as did the last of the GTis.
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    I have the series 2 mag wheels, 15 inch .....now with Michelins....Energy XM2. I am a happy cruiser and don't push my cars too hard. These tyres feel comfortable on the road and I'm even a slower driver when it's raining.

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