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Hi!
I've been looking into alternative tyres to the original fitment 255/65R15 106V AVONs on my Turbo R, as these are difficult to get and, at 960€ each :eek:, horribly expensive.

I've spoken to the local TÜV / MOT man, and he has agreed that the following would be allowed alternatives:

1. 235/70R15 101V (available from AVON)
2. 255/60R15 102V (available from Vitour - I have these on my '71 Corvette, and am quite happy)
3. 275/60R15 107V (also available from Vitour)

I gather that the 235s were original fitment on the ealier Mulsannes, but would they be a step back in handling?
What about the 275s? Will they fit in the arches without scraping etc.?

Cheers

Es
 

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255/70/15 are easily found, would guess these would be ok, have a look on tire calculator . Com
The German technical service are hard to please, and the tyres need a rating of at least 100 V - which narrows it down a lot!
 

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Here is what would be accepted by the french Controle Technique :



Not sure 275 will fit the wheel arches.
The German TÜV also doesn't like aftermarket wheels on cars with historic registration, so I could probably only get away with what was on the last of the SZ series....
 

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TÜV sagt nein :D Die scheinen Ende oktober wieder bei MOR für mehr als die Hälfte lieferbar sein.
"My" TÜV says 235/70, 255/60 or 275/60 will all work, the 255/60 being very marginal from a size point of view. He wants to see at least V speed rating and 100 load index.
 
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