W speed rated rear tyres

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W speed rated rear tyres

Post by benjamino » 06/11/18 12:57

I've just bought a 2004 MR2 and it needs new tyres. I see in the manual it says the rears should be W speed rated. This seems a bit excessive and seriously reduces the selection available - particularly if you want to find a matching brand and model for the front which seems to be recommended.

So I think there are two options:

- Use V rated for the front and rears (a few options to choose from that have the front and rear specific sizes in the same model).
- Or use mis-matched brands/models for the front and the rear.

Unless anyone knows of a tyre that is available in the 15" + 16" sizes with W rating on the 16"?

Thanks!
Ben




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Re: W speed rated rear tyres

Post by benjamino » 07/11/18 17:45

Found this tread covering the same topic if anyone else is interested. https://www.mr2roc.org/forum/index.php?topic=58307.25

Contacting insurance to confirm they are happy with V rated instead of W is a good shout - mine were happy about it. So that gives you much more choice. I'm going for the Uniroyal Rainsport 3.

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