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The Rav4 Tyre thread..

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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by Rambler » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:55 pm

bobbymcleish wrote:Can't find them in 235/55 r18 ?

Not that I need tyres at the moment, but nice to know what choices I would have !!!

Knowing me, I'd go one step further and try and find them with the white walled side lettering, might go good with my white bodywork :D


We'll when I first got this Rav , I researched the BFG'S - and for the first time.....they made them in the correct size :)

But....they only have white writing for the American market :( in this size.

Thoroughly frustrating...so I've bought a quality white tyre pen , which I'll try once the weather turns again.
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by bobbymcleish » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:18 am

What size do you have 17" or 18" ?
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by Uncle bob » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:10 am

Rambler wrote:
Uncle bob wrote:Jamie are the new tyres the same size as the orginals....sorry if that's been covered before :s_scratchhead


Yes Bob ....made certain of it :s_thumbsup I've even told Toyota I've upgraded, and my insurance company...all good :Y


That's ok then ..just my line of thinking was if you have more ground clear is the rolling radius the same ?
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by Hoovie » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:10 am

Think that trim spec had the 17" wheels :)

Looks good, Jamie. Always thought an SUV should have chunky tyres :s_cool
(I'm still running the General Grabber AT tyres that I got off Uncle P a year ago :s_thumbsup )
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by Rambler » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:02 pm

bobbymcleish wrote:What size do you have 17" or 18" ?


Tyre size 225 x 65 x 17 same as OEM. ....so rolling radius should still be same?

Sorry , just got back from a 12 miles walk of the Shotley peninsular opposite Felixstowe docks & Harwich.

Bit raw out there today...right on the exposed coastline :D

Another good thing with these tyres ,self cleaning...all loose stones from gravel carparks just falls out..
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by uncle_p » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:57 pm

Hoovie wrote:Think that trim spec had the 17" wheels :)

Looks good, Jamie. Always thought an SUV should have chunky tyres :s_cool
(I'm still running the General Grabber AT tyres that I got off Uncle P a year ago :s_thumbsup )


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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by DavidWilson » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:00 pm

I am starting to research tyres for my wife's CRV although I will not change yet!

There appear to be two all season tyres available: Goodyear Vector 4S and Michelin Crossclimate. The Michelins have an extra load rating so may be the best. Any experience recently of either of these? Do you think the all season tyres would be worth getting over summer tyres, bearing in mind the temperatures are not too low most of the time in Worcestershire?
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:48 pm

Rambler wrote:
bobbymcleish wrote:Can't find them in 235/55 r18 ?

Not that I need tyres at the moment, but nice to know what choices I would have !!!

Knowing me, I'd go one step further and try and find them with the white walled side lettering, might go good with my white bodywork :D


We'll when I first got this Rav , I researched the BFG'S - and for the first time.....they made them in the correct size :)

But....they only have white writing for the American market :( in this size.

Thoroughly frustrating...so I've bought a quality white tyre pen , which I'll try once the weather turns again.


I think tyres with the letters painted white look absolutely rank.... there is a reason they don't market them for here in the UK
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by DavidWilson » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:21 pm

DavidWilson wrote:I am starting to research tyres for my wife's CRV although I will not change yet!

There appear to be two all season tyres available: Goodyear Vector 4S and Michelin Crossclimate. The Michelins have an extra load rating so may be the best. Any experience recently of either of these? Do you think the all season tyres would be worth getting over summer tyres, bearing in mind the temperatures are not too low most of the time in Worcestershire?



I guess no one has bought the Goodyear Vectors :)
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:35 pm

DavidWilson wrote:
DavidWilson wrote:I am starting to research tyres for my wife's CRV although I will not change yet!

There appear to be two all season tyres available: Goodyear Vector 4S and Michelin Crossclimate. The Michelins have an extra load rating so may be the best. Any experience recently of either of these? Do you think the all season tyres would be worth getting over summer tyres, bearing in mind the temperatures are not too low most of the time in Worcestershire?



I guess no one has bought the Goodyear Vectors :)


David given the weather here in our area I think the new hybrid cross purpose tyres are more than adequate. I'm running Vredestien Quatracts on my Rav and the wife's IQ. Both cars are very quiet and feel very sure footed indeed.
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