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Gord

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Hi all I hope somebody can help me as I need advice on my back tyres ! I have at the moment Front tyres  are 215 60 16C  (AND 103 101 T whatever that means  in the front ) I need help because the Alphard is  unknown in France  so there is no standard !! The question is . Can I do the same for the back tyres  ? As all  winter or all seasons tyres are compulsery where I am near the mountains this time of the year OCTOBER  

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5 hours ago, Gord said:

Hi all I hope somebody can help me as I need advice on my back tyres ! I have at the moment Front tyres  are 215 60 16C  (AND 103 101 T whatever that means  in the front ) I need help because the Alphard is  unknown in France  so there is no standard !! The question is . Can I do the same for the back tyres  ? As all  winter or all seasons tyres are compulsery where I am near the mountains this time of the year OCTOBER  

 

Hello Gord,

 

According to my JPNZ Owners Handbook the standard tyre size is 205/60/16 95H.

 

I am note sure I understand your issue.

 

I feel sure that all the larger European manufacturers manufacture the suitable size.

I am thinking Pirelli, Michelin, Continental and others offer the tyres you need.

 

So you need the above size rated as All Season or Winter tyres to comply with French Law.

 

I feel confident that a tyre supplier fitter in your nearest large town or city should be able to advise you correctly.

As I see it, the vehicle, Alphard in your case, is irrelevant.

 

Good Luck.

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My problem is there are no tyre spécifications for my Alphard with  the extra weight I am carrying ! 65 lts LPG  65 lts petrol makes 130 kilos PLUS a back fitted  kitchen for day camper I guess  its over  300 kilos extra on the back tyres  so do you think its maybe overkill for the new front wheels and I should maybe put them on the back ?

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10 hours ago, Gord said:

My problem is there are no tyre spécifications for my Alphard with  the extra weight I am carrying ! 65 lts LPG  65 lts petrol makes 130 kilos PLUS a back fitted  kitchen for day camper I guess  its over  300 kilos extra on the back tyres  so do you think its maybe overkill for the new front wheels and I should maybe put them on the back ?

 

Hello Gord,

 

OK, now I understand.

I have a rear conversion but remain unconcerned. Why?

My view is that the original tyres are specified for a full load.

A full load being 6 to 8 people depending on your Alphie version.

As the Alphie is a JDM, the weight allowance will be based on the average weight of a Japanese person.

So with your Alphie, my guess is your seating, with seatbelts, is only 4 or 5; maybe less.

The petrol won't count as that will have been allowed for in the OEM calculations.

 

I think you are being overly concerned; but safety is vital.

 

Concentrate on the condition, and legality, of your tyres.

 

My tyres are fine, but when I need to replace I will fit XL, extra load versions.

 

There is no shortage of Campers, or heavily loaded VWs vans, all over the Continent. They all face the same issue.

I think the answer to your question is to locate a good tyre supplier/fitter and listen to their advice.

 

Your could also email Kwik Fit, or Halfords, in the UK and ask for their recommendation.

However, they are unlikely to have real life experience of snowy conditions in, or near, the French Alps (Or Pyrenees).

 

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3 hours ago, Rojie said:

 

Hello Gord,

 

OK, now I understand.

I have a rear conversion but remain unconcerned. Why?

My view is that the original tyres are specified for a full load.

A full load being 6 to 8 people depending on your Alphie version.

As the Alphie is a JDM, the weight allowance will be based on the average weight of a Japanese person.

So with your Alphie, my guess is your seating, with seatbelts, is only 4 or 5; maybe less.

The petrol won't count as that will have been allowed for in the OEM calculations.

 

I think you are being overly concerned; but safety is vital.

 

Concentrate on the condition, and legality, of your tyres.

 

My tyres are fine, but when I need to replace I will fit XL, extra load versions.

 

There is no shortage of Campers, or heavily loaded VWs vans, all over the Continent. They all face the same issue.

I think the answer to your question is to locate a good tyre supplier/fitter and listen to their advice.

 

Your could also email Kwik Fit, or Halfords, in the UK and ask for their recommendation.

However, they are unlikely to have real life experience of snowy conditions in, or near, the French Alps (Or Pyrenees).

 

 

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