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Postby Alchemist » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:08 pm

Can anybody recommend a supplier of tyres for the Moggy I have been greeted with sharp intakes of breath from the usual sauces and Kwik fit wanted to charge £100 each claiming that Bridgestones were the only ones they listed....Well i have some Japanese sounding ones on the back "Kuono"? so there must be others available
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Re: Tyres

Postby Custard » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:46 pm

Probably Kumho.

What size are you on? (I am on non standard 15" wheels so not relevant)

I found Bridgestones just now but guessed at 145 14 and 80 profile.

http://www.blackcircles.com/order/tyres/search

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Re: Tyres

Postby Alchemist » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:30 pm

Yes bang on in fact a local discount supplier are offering the Bridgestone at £56 fitted so have ordered one from them, then a major change around of wheels... :D
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Re: Tyres

Postby ruairidh » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:53 pm

I have nankang on the pick up 145s I think and had no problems.
Try a local independent tyre fitter avoid kwik fit as they are far to expensive and will tell you that you need other stuff done.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Alchemist » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:32 pm

:shock: lol I only got a quote from them originally because they are at the end of my road and naively I thought that Moggy tyres would be easy to get and cheap due to the undemanding performance of the 948CC engine... I usually avoid them like the plague
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Re: Tyres

Postby Rick1963 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:15 pm

Here's some 155's https://www.camskill.co.uk/products.php?plid=m4b0s381p0
Got the Nankang ones all round on mine and no problems.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Alchemist » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:30 am

OK am a little dense when it comes to Tyre Numbers..will a 155 fit a wheel that has a 145 tyre on it? damn good price if they do :?
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Re: Tyres

Postby greendefender123 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:43 am

Yes the 155s fit but theyre not the best size. Iv got 155s for mine and lots of other people are running them. So you shouldn't have any problems.

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Re: Tyres

Postby Alchemist » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:33 am

As it turned out when I got to the tyre fitter it appears that the two tyres that came with the car ( the one on the spare wheel and the one off the rim in the boot) were both 155 tyres which complicated things a bit in that they had to put the two 145s that were on the back on the front then the 155's on the back before fitting the 145 that I had ordered from them on the remaining rim as a spare wheel... looking at the price difference between 145s and 155s I can see why people have switched.
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Re: Tyres

Postby greendefender123 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:18 pm

Just abit confusing then. With 155s they normally run the pressures abit higher.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Alchemist » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:00 pm

Any idea of the tyre pressure I guessed at about 26lb
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Re: Tyres

Postby greendefender123 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:52 pm

Seem to be between 28 and 34 psi. Try between those and see how get on and what feels best for you. Pressures need to be higher with radial tyres.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Alchemist » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:49 pm

Thanks for that will pump up a bit more I assume that the 22lb listed in the handbook is for 145 cross ply tyres...
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Re: Tyres

Postby Custard » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:27 pm

Probably though technically there is no such thing as a 145 cross ply.

Tyres labelled with the nominal width in inches e.g. 5.00 or 5.20 are Cross Ply and Radial Ply always use mixed measurements giving the nominal width in millimetres and the wheel diameter in inches. (The profile e.g. 80 is the depth of the tyre between the road and the wheel expressed as a percentage of its width.

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Re: Tyres

Postby old english white » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:43 am

We've had this discussion before..... The original owners handbook for later Minor 1000s (when 145/80/14 radial ply tyres became an option) states
24psi front and 26psi rear. £56.00 fitted is an excellent price for the Bridgstone tyres. Last time I checked, Bridgestone were the only make I could find of that size. I have them on my car and find them very good but the slightly wider (and cheaper) Nankang 155/80/14 tyres are also a good buy if you want to save some money. I don't see any need to increase the pressure greatly but to some extent that is an individual choice. Don't go below it. Start off at the recommended pressure and go from there - adding one or two psi at a time until you are happy. As you say, it can become complicated when you have tyres of BOTH sizes!
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