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    Default Tyre time...

    Need some new tyres in the next month or so.
    I have the Prime Sport with 16 wheels.

    Are there any other options than the oem Continentals?
    Seems most other brands either the front size OR the rear, but not both.

    Also, anyone found any all weather tyres?
    Winter I can find.

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    Default Re: Tyre time...

    Can only speak from my experience, and this was because I went through a pothole. On older smarts (pre-453) front and back are slightly different specifications (don't have the specs at hand). I believe this is still the case with the 453, so I had to replace both front tyres. Also the Prime 16" over here. I didn't get Conti's. They had some other make available though. Will check and get back for you.

    Third-time smartie owner in South Africa. Currently the proud owner of a red & white late 2016 smart ForTwo prime 999cc with manual transmission.

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    Default Re: Tyre time...

    Vredestein Quatrac 5 205/45 R16 83H with rim protection All season tyres
    Vredestein Quatrac 5 185/50 R16 81H with rim protection All season tyres

    These are all season tyres. They have rim protection which makes the sidewalls stiffer and therefore you get a harder ride.

    195/55R15 rear tyres and 185/60R15 front tyres will fit on standard 15" rims. You have a much greater choice of matching tyres and get a better ride.

    Bridgestone Turanza T005 195/55 R15 85H Summer tyres
    Bridgestone Turanza T005 185/60 R15 84H Summer tyres

    ContiPremiumContact 5 195/55 R15 85H Summer tyres
    ContiPremiumContact 5 185/60 R15 84H Summer tyres

    Nokian Weatherproof 195/55 R15 85H All season tyres
    Nokian Weatherproof 185/60 R15 84H All season tyres
    Last edited by smartboost; 6th June 2018 at 23:56.

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    Default Re: Tyre time...

    Visit Asda Tyres, you can put your reg in and will show you tyres suitable for your sizes...

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