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The Rav4 Tyre thread..

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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by drlongleg5 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:11 pm

Hats off to you all, I don't know why I was stressing out. No runflats and no messing with the tpms. Two front tyres changed with ease.... thank you all :D
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by Hoovie » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:45 pm

Something that newer peeps to RAV4s may not be aware - and maybe tyre dealers as well, which could be more of an issue!

The RAV4 Run Flat system relied on a support ring (the "BSR"). And the tyre that went with it was unique. It is a Bridgestone Dueller with, as mentioned by the OP, a "BSR" logo on the side. The problem is the tyre itself, apart from that logo, does not vary in any way with the Bridgestone Dueller with the same number. they are totally interchangable if it were not for that logo.
Now the BSR system has been defunct for around 7 years, I bet there is a whole load of experienced people working at kwik-fit and numerous other tyre places who will have never heard of "BSR" and will not even register the BSR logo on the tyre wall, let alone its meaning and fit "run flat" tyres to standard wheels, which is not an issue in itself until the owner sees the logo, maybe looks it up and thinks he has run-flat tyres on, and all that entails and involves.

Just a thought for the day there :)
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by DavidWilson » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:54 pm

drlongleg5 wrote:Hats off to you all, I don't know why I was stressing out. No runflats and no messing with the tpms. Two front tyres changed with ease.... thank you all :D



Glad it went well :s_thumbsup
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:28 pm

Hoovie wrote:Something that newer peeps to RAV4s may not be aware - and maybe tyre dealers as well, which could be more of an issue!

The RAV4 Run Flat system relied on a support ring (the "BSR"). And the tyre that went with it was unique. It is a Bridgestone Dueller with, as mentioned by the OP, a "BSR" logo on the side. The problem is the tyre itself, apart from that logo, does not vary in any way with the Bridgestone Dueller with the same number. they are totally interchangable if it were not for that logo.
Now the BSR system has been defunct for around 7 years, I bet there is a whole load of experienced people working at kwik-fit and numerous other tyre places who will have never heard of "BSR" and will not even register the BSR logo on the tyre wall, let alone its meaning and fit "run flat" tyres to standard wheels, which is not an issue in itself until the owner sees the logo, maybe looks it up and thinks he has run-flat tyres on, and all that entails and involves.

Just a thought for the day there :)



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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by Big Kev » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:32 am

CharlieFarlie wrote:
Hoovie wrote:Something that newer peeps to RAV4s may not be aware - and maybe tyre dealers as well, which could be more of an issue!

The RAV4 Run Flat system relied on a support ring (the "BSR"). And the tyre that went with it was unique. It is a Bridgestone Dueller with, as mentioned by the OP, a "BSR" logo on the side. The problem is the tyre itself, apart from that logo, does not vary in any way with the Bridgestone Dueller with the same number. they are totally interchangable if it were not for that logo.
Now the BSR system has been defunct for around 7 years, I bet there is a whole load of experienced people working at kwik-fit and numerous other tyre places who will have never heard of "BSR" and will not even register the BSR logo on the tyre wall, let alone its meaning and fit "run flat" tyres to standard wheels, which is not an issue in itself until the owner sees the logo, maybe looks it up and thinks he has run-flat tyres on, and all that entails and involves.

Just a thought for the day there :)



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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by Rambler » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:52 am

Considering changing my tyres from the Bfg' s to cooper discoreres as they're so much lighter.
I'm just concerned about the wear on the drivetrain actually turning the weight of the Bfg' s being so OTT
But the coopers are only available in 235 65 17.
10mm wider , should be ok ?
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by DjRav » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:04 pm

Just changed my front tyres in prep for mot (one was just legal the other 3mm, but changed both to keep it even!)

Originally stuck to Yokohama Geolandar G91 as they came with car from new. They didn't last long enough (20k) and I wanted something more grippy in mud/snow. So I went for GO-12 last time (back in 2013) and they have lasted 42k miles in their four years service- much better!
GO-12 are now superseded GO-15 so that's what I have got now. They look similar (nice and mean) and are no noisier.

NB Passed MOT first time of course.
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by Davrav » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:10 pm

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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by Rambler » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:13 pm

DjRav wrote:Just changed my front tyres in prep for mot (one was just legal the other 3mm, but changed both to keep it even!)

Originally stuck to Yokohama Geolandar G91 as they came with car from new. They didn't last long enough (20k) and I wanted something more grippy in mud/snow. So I went for GO-12 last time (back in 2013) and they have lasted 42k miles in their four years service- much better!
GO-12 are now superseded GO-15 so that's what I have got now. They look similar (nice and mean) and are no noisier.

NB Passed MOT first time of course.


Out of curiosity do they have the outline white lettering ?
As..... I'm quite tempted myself.
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by northern_lad » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:01 pm

Anyone tried Pirelli Scorpion Verde all season tyres ?

ATS Euromaster are doing 235 55 R18 104V, 2 for £235 a discount of £25 for free fitting
These are XL tyres and rated as C C 71

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