Tyres for 4x4

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nigel_t
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Tyres for 4x4

Postby nigel_t » Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:33 pm

I have a Daihatsu Fourtrak and need to replace a tyre that burst on the way to the airport (great timing!!)

Anyway, got the spare on and took the old tyre to a big tyre dealer.

After much head scratching and 'sizing up' my original with what they had. I was told "Sorry English tyre size is different but we can put this on". It was a tyre more suited to a tractor and considerably larger than my existing tyre.

Can someone tell me where I can purchase a 'UK' tyre or whee I can find out what ES tyre I need to fit to my 'Rocky'.

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Postby chrisuk » Sun Jan 29, 2006 3:04 pm

He's trying to sell you dead stock, english tyres, yeah right.... he must think people are stupid, pity you need it right now and it wasnt just a bit later cos I could have brought a set down for you, if you are interested in a set and cant get it right over there let me know and I can get prices for you, my local dealer does me good on trade, just to confirm, if you look on the remainding tyres you'll see numbers with strokes like 185/85/15 and then if possible the brand and model, it will go something like Dunlop dualler or Firestone tracker, Firestone and Dunlop are the manufacturers of the tyre.

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Postby Faire d'Income » Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:14 pm

There is no such thing as a UK tyre, just the dealers lack of stock which is probably closer to the truth.


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