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Copen Tyres

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by spillerlhj, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. spillerlhj

    spillerlhj Copenworld Newbie

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    Went to buy a new tyre from Merit Tyres UK for my Copen yesterday and had a bit of a shock.

    The only manufacturer now making tyres of Copen size is Bridgestone. Availability was zero for at least the next four weeks. Thankfully at extra cost they could get one from another dealer.

    Does anyone know of any other supplier of Copen tyres? Has anyone tried any other wheel size?
     
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  2. copenpants

    copenpants Copenworld Member

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  3. hiramscodd

    hiramscodd Copenworld Regular

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  4. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    I bought new Bridgestones for my Copen a few months back from tyre shopper. They had a choice of about five makes and their prices were the best I could find on the web. Just been on their website and now they don't list any tyres for the Copen. Tried Black-Circle's and they only had Bridgestone Potenza's listed. They also had around five makes to choose from a a few months back. It's all a bit strange.
     
  5. copenpants

    copenpants Copenworld Member

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    Its really not that hard to find tyres on the big world wide web..?
    Mytyres has 6 brands available now..tyre leader has 10 brands.....
    Simply google "165/50/15 tyres" and take your pick
     
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  6. darkgun9

    darkgun9 Copenworld Newbie

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    I just changed my tyres to 165/50/15 by Falken. I heard Toyo has that size as well.

    Good Luck!
     
  7. Runners

    Runners Copenworld Member

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    I've noticed that a lot of places are now only stocking the bridgestones. I use ETyres, they have mobile mechanics and the longest I've had to wait has been 3 days. I can't fault them for their work nor price, so I'm happy with the bridgestones.
     
  8. dharush

    dharush Copenworld Newbie

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    I turned up at my local tyre fitters on Saturday having pre-ordered my 165/50 R15's Bridgestone Potenza's
    The chap checking me in looked at my current tyres and the receipt and declared I had ordered the wrong tyres as those currently fitted were 195/50 R15.
    I have only had the car a couple of months and I thought I must have had a senior moment when I ordered them through their web site.
    While in the waiting room I checked again on my phone and discovered I had been right all along and managed to get the correct 165/50 R15's fitted.
    I can say however the oversize tyres did not give me an issue I only replaced them because they were near their limit.
    The new tyres do look rather thin and I am tempted to try 185/45 R15 when these wear out
     
  9. MultiplexMan

    MultiplexMan Copenworld Regular

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    You had no rubbing with the 195/50-15?

    I am looking at trying 165/55-15 as there is very limited choice in 165/50-15 in Australia. Tyre options have certainly not improved here :cry:
     
  10. PaulGee

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  11. MultiplexMan

    MultiplexMan Copenworld Regular

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    ^I do not think they ship to Australia...
     
  12. jez77

    jez77 Copenworld Regular

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    You need to be careful importing tyres to OZ.
    They need to be complienced here so you might be on shaky ground if you have an accident with imported tyres.
     
  13. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    Likewise for the EU. All tyres in EU countries must have the E mark on them.
     
  14. MultiplexMan

    MultiplexMan Copenworld Regular

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    Australia only requires that tyres are compliant - not complianced.

    Australia adopted the UNITED NATIONS - UNIFORM PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE APPROVAL OF PNEUMATIC TYRES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES AND THEIR TRAILERS in 2007.

    Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 23/02 – Passenger Car Tyres) 2007

    https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2007C00769
     
  15. dharush

    dharush Copenworld Newbie

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    It was my first Copen and I didn't notice any problems.
     
  16. dharush

    dharush Copenworld Newbie

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    The original tyres give a tyre profile height of 82.5mm the 165/55 will give a profile height of 90.75mm which is less than the 97.5mm with the 195's I had on.
    You could try 175/50/15's which give a profile height of 87.5mm and the slightly wider tyre should be OK for clearance.
     
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