This is funny, by assocition this thread has indirectly named me as mad, scrimpy, dishonest etc. I could lower myself to the same level and discuss 'mugism' but i wont.
One has to go on gut and experience, I have been involved in 4 collisions unfortunatey in my lifetime (no not all my fault
)and have yet to have the tryes checked by any insurer.
When was the last time you heard of a driver pulled and nicked for being 'uninsured' as he had different spec tyres to those 'from factory'???? Bad boy racers with crazy halfruds mods yes, another brand of tyre, slightly different, never have I heard of it. So by definition if one isnt legal with these tyres then we should be stopped and reprimanded right? I wont hold my breath.
So, to those who criticise this......i suppose you have never, lets say gone over 70 on the motorway??????? Thats invalidates your insurane too my friends.
Stones and without sins spring to mind.
The guy just asked for experiences here, not a character assassination, its his business what he does with his tyres as it is mine. As it happens I shared my experiene and it pays absoloutely no similarity to the warning points made here.
Its all bit OTT and rightly pointed out, if putting 225's on 18s is so dangerous and fundimentally wrong why will just about any tyre fitter do so without refusal? My last car had 18s with 225 as standard, and the car before that had 225 front and 235 rear. Oh my im a crim.
Im sure there is some terms and conditions somewhere that makes us feel naughty but life isnt that simple, things are more complex in the real world. Insurers rip us all at some stage in our lives, Alfa Insurance certainly did me when I got my car, they sold me on the basis i get 3 years NCB for company car driving and then changed that once I had bought the policy. Demanded extra premium. If i hadnt noticed and took them to task they would have got away with it. They are less holyer than thou.