What tyres to fit to Vito 120

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by rizzer, Oct 20, 2011.

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    Time to fit new tyres. Size 225/60 R16 102H. Came with Goodyear NCT5 but apparently not available now, I generally prefer Michelin anyway because of the better mileage. I have been ringing around today and got the impression its an odd size tyre and also the Goodyear and Michelin are difficult to get. Would appreciate any thoughts and comments, thanks all.
     
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    Every Vito I come across seems to be always wearing Michellin.
     
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    I've stuck with the factory-fit Continentals on mine. Very happy with them.
     
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    Hi Rizza, looking to replace all the tyres on my 120. It was shod with NTC5's from factory which were excellent. Have tried the Continentals which I did not like and Michelins which I did like.

    The continentals are everywhere but I am desperate to track down the Goodyear's.

    1. Did you have any luck?
    2. Did you consider changing tyre size to something more common/easy to get hold of?
     
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    Hi Van Vitesse. After much ringing around and searching on internet I opted for Goodyear Efficient Grip 225/60R16 102V (H rated not available)which were available from our local ATS at sensible money, I could get slightly cheaper on line but didnt think it was worth the effort of getting them fitted. They have been on now for 2000miles and I am happy with them so far. I was reluctant to change tyre size in case it caused any issues with insurance. Hope thats useful to you. Regards Rizzer.
     
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    18"?? so that 245/45/18?
    I have used Hankooks they where ok, then continental's, then went to Vredestein, very good.
    I am now running 19" Barum Bravuris 2, 255/40 ZR19 100Y XL Very good, made buy Continental.
     
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    18"!! Wow your boots are to big for me, and as for the 19" ers on a work van.......mmmmm I'd get through a set a month on the site I work at!

    Zenman, sure we are talking about the same vehicle, a Vito 639?
     
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    In you sig you say you have 18" amg's?
     
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    Lol, took them off years ago. Tyres were getting abused and weren't really practical for work use. I put the oem steel wheels back on but I am starting to regret it with all of the aggro of getting decent tyres in the right size at a price I do not have to sell a kidney for!

    Might dig the AMG 5 slots out as a temp fix.
     
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