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Tyres 2003 Convertible

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Jimmyboy, Jan 16, 2011.

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    Jimmyboy New Member

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    Hi, I need to get my front tyres replaced following a puncture this weekennd have a question which I hope someone may be able to answer please.

    My tyre size is 235/40ZR 95Y. I know what most of that means but is the speed rating the ZR or the Y?
    ZR's seem to be a lot more expensive than Y's.

    Any info very much appreciated.

    Many thanks
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    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The speed rating is Y.

    R means it's a radial, I'm not sure what ZR means, maybe someone else can help you there.
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    CHRIS555 DOPE with added OCD

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    Most 235's are pretty expensive unfortunately :(
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    Speed Symbol "N" For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 140 Km/h (88 Mph)
    Speed Symbol "P" For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 150 Km/h (94 Mph)
    Speed Symbol "Q" For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 160 Km/h (100 Mph)
    Speed Symbol "R" For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 170 Km/h (106 Mph)
    Speed Symbol "S" For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 180 Km/h (113 Mph)
    Speed Symbol "T" For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 190 Km/h (119 Mph)
    Speed Symbol "U" For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 200 Km/h (125 Mph)
    Speed Symbol "H" For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 210 Km/h (130 Mph)
    Speed Symbol "V" For vehicles with a speed capability not exceeding 240 Km/h (e.g. 225/55 R 15 91V)
    Speed Symbol "W" For vehicles having speed capability not exceeding 270 Km/h (e.g. 225/60 R 15 96W)
    Speed Symbol "Y" For vehicles having speed capability not exceeding 300 Km/h (e.g. 275/40 R 18 94Y)
    Speed Category "VR" For vehicles having speed capability over 210 Km/h (e.g. 195/50 VR 15)
    Speed Category "ZR" For vehicles with a speed capability over 240 Km/h (e.g. 205/40 ZR 17)
    ZR+ Speed Symbol "W" Tyres marked with both designations for vehicles with speed capability over 240 Km/h but not exceeding 270 Km/h
    ZR+ Speed Symbol "Y" Tyres marked with both designations for vehicles with speed capability over 240 Km/h but not exceeding 300 Km/h
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    Thanks for the info everyone.

    Seems extreme to have tyres for a spped capability of up to 300km/h, can't see me get that out of my diesel!

    I remember after changing them a year or so ago that they have to be the extra load tyres too due to the weight of the car, which again adds to the price.
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