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156 17' tyres load capacity


I'm about buying a 156 V6 2.5 1998 equipped with 17' wheels
I've noted that the factory equipment for 17' optionals is 215/45 R 17

Question about the tires load figure:
does the 87 load capacity would be sufficient for the 2.5 V6 ?
or is it recommended to use 91 or even 95 load capacity ?
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Re: 156 17' tyres load capacity

Certainly the recommendation for the 2.4 JTD is to go for the Extra Load capacity.
Most people go for Goodyear F1 GSD3s and they are only available in Extra Load in 215/45/17 anyway. (91 I think). The V6 is a similar weight, so it's probably advisable.

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Re: 156 17' tyres load capacity

Yes I'd recommend going for the XL rated tyres too.
Strictly speaking the XL rated tyres should also be run at a higher pressure in order to meet that rating.
The std pressures are between 2.2bar & 2.5bar (the higher figure for full load).
The XL tyres should be run between 2.6bar & 2.9bar (the higher figure for full load).
But you may find that 2.5bar will be enough.
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