T6 Caravelle tyre upsize

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Mario Ferreira
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T6 Caravelle tyre upsize

Post by Mario Ferreira » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:27 am

Hi guys, just bought a new T6 Caravelle. Currently has 235/55/17 tyres. Ride is a bit harsh at the recommended tyre pressures. Looking to go for a bigger profile like a 235/60/17. Has anyone put bigger tyres on a T6? Pros and cons? Thanks in advance

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Re: T6 Caravelle tyre upsize

Post by missioner » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:36 am

Spend some time and do some maths before you do the tyre swop.

The hieght of the sidewall is expressed as a percentage of the width of the tyre, so calculate the difference in tyre hieght between the 2 sizes.

Why is this important? The gearing and braking are very dependent on tyre diameter to work correctly and changing tyres to oversize ones can reduce braking force and fuel consumption.

Try to keep the overall circumference as close as possible to the original size when you do this.
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Re: T6 Caravelle tyre upsize

Post by Jetta2 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:19 am

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Re: T6 Caravelle tyre upsize

Post by kingr » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:33 am

Hi Mario,

Wheel Index is not in the business of tyres :lol:

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