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Dizzy Dee



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United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Adriatic Blue

alanm_3 wrote:
I had a puncture on a front tyre many years ago, Porsche dealership told me I would need to change all 4 tyres, some blox about all the tyres having to have the same “N” rating. There were Continental tyres and they’d said they couldn’t get my particular rating.
Funnily enough, I didn’t change all 4.


SWMBO had a recall done on her 2003 Cayenne. it has General grabber A/T on it as it does get used in anger, they refused to take it for a road test as it had the wrong speed rated tyres on, they are rated at H 130MPH, how fast were they going to go on the road test? They very nicely quoted to put the correct tyres on, which was declined.

Post #551707 26th Apr 2020 1:11pm
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alanm_3



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Scotland 2008 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Java Black

I’m surprised they didn’t offer to sell you a set of wheels for the new tyres too.

They just love those kind of situations. Got - 2008 TDV8 Vogue SE in Java black
Had - 2007 S/C in Stornoway Grey

Post #551714 26th Apr 2020 1:36pm
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ur20v



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Wrong speed rating or spec’s mean the insurance is invalid so the dealership were right to reject driving it as they wouldn’t be insured... it’s a pain but the tyres are specced by Porsche for there performance models and are different to to similar models available for other cars, it’s the same for Aston Martin and Ferrari etc, it’s a cost of ownership

If you have non N spec tyres on your Pcar, check your insurance is ok with it otherwise you could be driving a ‘modified’ car and uninsured if you have an accident.

It’s the same world over.

Note the speed rating and load ratings are all specified by the manufacturer of the car if you deviate to a lower spec you won’t be insured either, on any car/manufacturer. Doesn’t mater if the speed or load is in your eyes acceptable or you won’t go over what ever the spec says. It is illegal for tyre fitters to knowingly deviate as well.

Post #551716 26th Apr 2020 1:45pm
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johnboy



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^ I agree Thumbs Up correct tyre size / rating is a must. Insurance companies & JLR extended Warranties will Wriggle otherwise if the time came

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Alistair



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I thought speed rating also reflects the overall performance of the tyre - its ability to handle torque, cornering & more importantly braking forces - and that's why insurance companies can be funny about lower than manufacturers spec tyres.

Post #551758 26th Apr 2020 4:58pm
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