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Roger V wrote:
I bought a pair of rims with S&M tyres on, I should try them. Would the tread type be ok for MOT?


Why would it not be? As long as they’re the same size on each axel. Yes fatter tyres will hit the swing arms, so you adjust the lock stops to prevent that happening.
My van is on 5” Peugeot rims and 145s, I only had to wind the lock stood out a couple of turns to prevent the tyres hitting the arms.


November 30th, 2018, 12:39 pm
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My 2 psi.

Michelin M&S are good.

The best all rounders are Vredestein, Snow + 155/80 x 15 and have good side-walls.


November 30th, 2018, 12:49 pm
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My 2 psi.

Michelin M&S are good.

The best all rounders are Vredestein, Snow + 155/80 x 15 and have good side-walls.


I Disagree with this one, these tyres are dangerous in wet conditions. Sliding all over the place.. I managed to get them in a 4 wheel slide several times, cornering in moisty conditions. Never ever had that with another tyre..

The Minerva doesn,t lock at all, they are wider but lower (about 2cm) then a 125x15 Michelin so they don,t lock.. Also the steering is very light.. So Im happy..

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November 30th, 2018, 6:43 pm
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I guess they are designed for mud and snow, and not for clearing water!

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December 1st, 2018, 12:13 am
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I think the widt is the problem you get less pressure on the ground by widening the tyre. Also seen the light weight of a 2cv. Look the tyre sizes of the french ice and snow races (thophee andros), very narrow.
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December 1st, 2018, 10:45 am
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I have the Micelin M&S tyres and they are great, a nice ride. No issues at all.


December 23rd, 2018, 9:42 pm
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Yep they feel good and fuel economy/top speed is only mildly affected. I've dropped from 46.7mpg to 43. Top speed still about 75.


December 23rd, 2018, 10:34 pm
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I must remember to look to see what my M&S tyres are! Only bought them because I wanted the rims. They have tread on though, so a shame to take them off.

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December 23rd, 2018, 11:08 pm
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They have tread on though, so a shame to take them off.

If they're old Michelins they'll have plenty of tread but probably thumb size cracks in the side walls :?


December 24th, 2018, 11:53 am
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I have also an set of old michelin winter tyres no problems. It depends how they were stored.


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