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  1. #1
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    Coopers or Galaxies?

    I am looking for a bit of advice with regards to tyres / measurements for my old srv8.
    The tyres that I am currently using are 235/60r15 w Pirellies 600's at rear and a couple
    of 215/60r15's Nankangs on the front, they used to be Pirellie 600's.
    I used Nankangs due to the very limited availability of tyres at the time.
    Anyway the advice that I'm looking for is that from others that have had to change to
    different manufacturers and sizes.
    What I am looking at is either Coopers all around, 245/60 r15 rears and 215/65 r15 at the front
    (no 60 profile available on Coopers).Both of these tyres are obviously slightly taller.
    The other tyres are the Galaxies which do have a good write up and are available in the 60 profile .
    The whole thing about tyres is a mine field as to what is going to look right and perform correctly.
    As I mentioned earlier the Sr used to have Pirellies all round which I would replace like for like
    but they do not have a particularly good write up and they are a bit overpriced in my opinion,
    Any feed back on this subject would be welcome, then I can get on, stop dithering and order some new tyres!
    Thanks in advance,
    Chris.

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    I didn't realise Coopers did tyres with the requisite speed rating

    Have you spoken to the guys at https://www.northhantstyres.com
    Last edited by dgosumo; 28-09-20 at 02:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgosumo View Post
    I didn't realise Coopers did tyres with the requisite speed rating

    Have you spoken to the guys at https://www.northhantstyres.com
    They are "T" rated at 118 mph tops, Galaxies are V rated at 138 mph I believe.
    The Pirellies were W rated and had a much higher speed rating @ 168 mph !
    I will take your advice and have a chat with the above, I hope they will deliver to a tyre place of my choice ?
    Thanks for your reply,
    Chris.

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    I went with 235/60 15 Galaxies rear and 215/60 15 front. I could of fitted 245/60 as the side walls are more vertical.
    Had them on now 2 years and great tyres. Sticky and great on bends. Like day and night over my old BF Goodrich tyres which they replaced.
    Got them shipped from North Hants and got a local independent fitter to balance all weights on inner rim.
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    +1 for Galaxys - good price, great V-rated tyre.
    I have 235/60 front and 255/60 rear on the Crendon.

    have a chat with Northhants tyres- great people.
    I would say 215 upfront is a bit skinny, and you can probably go to 225.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinW View Post
    +1 for Galaxys - good price, great V-rated tyre.
    I have 235/60 front and 255/60 rear on the Crendon.

    have a chat with Northhants tyres- great people.
    I would say 215 upfront is a bit skinny, and you can probably go to 225.
    Thanks for your suggestions Kevin,
    I was toying with your suggestion with 225's up front,
    just need to locate a pair and was also thinking of Jons suggestion for 245's for the rear .
    This should fill the arches a bit better and should be fine for speedo readings as of present
    with the old Pirellie 235's it reads slightly higher than the actual speed.
    Chris.

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    Im thinking 255 60 15 for the back of my SRV8 as the current 235's look a bit skinny on the rim and 225 on the front. I have seen people with 275's in the past but I believe they can tend to rub. Certainly going Galaxys.
    Paul

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    The exact dimensions are on the NorthHants site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinW View Post
    The exact dimensions are on the NorthHants site.
    I've looked at the sizes and can't seem to locate a decent 225/60 r15 .
    It is surprising how much difference there is between the width rating and the "actual width"
    Looks like I will go with the Galaxies vitour gt's 245/60 r15 rears and 215/60 r15 .
    Would have preferred 225's for front but the 215's show actual width at 221mm .
    Thanks again for you input,
    Chris.

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    ah, you may be right. I went with 235 as I wanted the fattest possible tyre I could get away with when I presented my car on XJ wheels for IVA as I hadn't sorted the knock-ons then.
    I then sold 2 of them, and thn swapped the front over onto the Trigoes when i put the 255s on the rear.

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    Last edited by KevinW; 29-09-20 at 07:07 PM.
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