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Right folks my car is so low and the suspension is hard I burst my tyre at the weekend so much so it doesn't hold any air, so I think am just going to get 2 new front tyres I am wanting the pilot super sports I have noticed many of you speaking about putting on 245 Tyers on and the standard fit are 235/35/19 if I remember correctly I just want to ask why is every 1 putting on a 245 and not a 235 secondly where's the cheepest I can get Amazon have the 235/35/19 for 130 per tyre with free postage any 1 know of any better deals??
 

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245 is more surface area so technically you should get better grip, If your car is standard i would just stick to 235, you will barely notice a difference anyway.

Tyreleader seems to be the cheapest at the minute for a lot of people.

Also dont rule out Eagle F1's, also a very good tyre and a bit cheaper than the PSS's
 

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It will also give you an extra 7mm of tyre height in total, 3.5mm sidewall all the way round
Just about to say, it will be a taller tyre, hence affecting the gearing & speedo will be out (albeit by a small margin) plus dont forget to tell your insurance. :yep:

Personally, i'd stick to the recommended size, as this is what Ford tested & set up the handling to. :wink:
 

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Just about to say, it will be a taller tyre, hence affecting the gearing & speedo will be out (albeit by a small margin) plus dont forget to tell your insurance. :yep:

Personally, i'd stick to the recommended size, as this is what Ford tested & set up the handling to. :wink:
Agreed, gearing, speedo and handling will be affected as it is effectively altering the geometry. it will also increase tyre wear as the contact patch on the road will be different and sit at a slightly different angle. Usually you will see increased tyre wear on the inside edges of the tyre.
 

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I assume that as the tyre is larger then the speedo will show a slightly higher speed as it travels further for each revolution. Never had any tyre wear problem's with 245's but then I am running Ultra's so wider and I believe with a built in spacer and of course they were made specifically for the RS. Yep always tell your insurance company if you change tyre size.
 

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Just about to say, it will be a taller tyre, hence affecting the gearing & speedo will be out (albeit by a small margin) plus dont forget to tell your insurance. :yep:

Personally, i'd stick to the recommended size, as this is what Ford tested & set up the handling to. :wink:
How come tell insurance about different tyres? Never heard of anyone doing that before or am I reading this completely wrong? :blink:
 

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Ive got 245s on the fronts, they do offer much better protection to the rim. Tbh if youre worried about fuel consumption to such a small amount (cant affect it by more than a couple mpg max) then sell the RS & buy a diesel :nice: . Cant say ive felt any other difference other than maybe a tad more tyre noise.
 

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How come tell insurance about different tyres? Never heard of anyone doing that before or am I reading this completely wrong?
Because if you have an accident with incorrect sized (& thats what they are) tyres, they can blame those for the accident or just void the insurance as they weren't told about them, same could be said if you haven't told them about wheel colour change or any change to the car at all!
 

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Imo having slightly larger tyres would not give an insurer any right to deny a claim. If the car has been deemed road worthy (mot'd) then how can they blame the tyres? Obviously it will be down to the t&c's of your policy, as we know insurers are there solely to make as much £ as possible. Moral is, always read the Ts&Cs.
 

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Imo having slightly larger tyres would not give an insurer any right to deny a claim. If the car has been deemed road worthy (mot'd) then how can they blame the tyres? Obviously it will be down to the t&c's of your policy, as we know insurers are there solely to make as much £ as possible. Moral is, always read the Ts&Cs.
Exactly mate, insurance companies as we all know, will do anything to get out of a claim. :yep:
 

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What happens if you buy a second hand car with lowering springs, spacers, wider tyres etc etc and you don't know anything about cars, how can the insurance company hold you responsible, it was bought as seen
I know someone who recently bought an RS and they had no clue it had a 3" milltek down pipe, everything else was standard
 

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What happens if you buy a second hand car with lowering springs, spacers, wider tyres etc etc and you don't know anything about cars, how can the insurance company hold you responsible, it was bought as seen
I know someone who recently bought an RS and they had no clue it had a 3" milltek down pipe, everything else was standard
Insurance is a contract of upmost faith. The insurer bases their contract on your information, so your information should be to the very best of your knowledge. To what degree an owner of a used vehicle should make enquiries to any modifications made to the vehicle is one of those grey areas.
 

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What happens if you buy a second hand car with lowering springs, spacers, wider tyres etc etc and you don't know anything about cars, how can the insurance company hold you responsible, it was bought as seen
I know someone who recently bought an RS and they had no clue it had a 3" milltek down pipe, everything else was standard
As Rich says, but yes, you are right, i have bought up the subject myself before. :yep:
 
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