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    I've got a V6 CDTi estate. Does this car require the XL rating?

    The NCT5s that are standard are XL, but I seem to recall someone on here saying that they checked with Vxl & they said they were not needed?

    Help appreciated as I'm not sure if my Goodyear F1s are safe

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    The 3.0CDTi does need extra load tyres. If you have 17" wheels then you need 95W minimum.

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    Look in the handbook. It will tell you size and speed and loading and pressures for all wheel sizes.

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    From what i understand from talking to others, if it's a V6 CDTi then you have to have the extra load tyres..

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    After some checking we have found that the MINIMUM speed rating, on 215/50 R17 tyres is 91W, for the 3.0 V6 CDTI
    As a result, XL tyres are NOT required, but they are recommended

    You will NOT compromise your insurance either by downgrading to the 215/50 R17 91W or the 225/45 R17 91W
    I have now also had this confirmed by three insurance underwriters that I use, and that is good enough for me
    However, they DO recommend you consider XL tyres if you upgrade to 18", or larger, wheels as the load on the tyre rim could be excessive

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    However, they DO recommend you consider XL tyres if you upgrade to 18", or larger, wheels as the load on the tyre rim could be excessive
    Although you can't seem to get 19" in anything higher than 91 rating, and Mark the Cabby had it confirmed by Goodyear that 91 was okay for his car after a bit of a saga with his tyres and one place having fitted 89 rating and them splitting/blowing out!!

    TIS lists 215/50/17 and 225/45/17 as 95W for a 3.0 CDTi. Wouldn't they list a lower load rating if they were suitable? With those sizes having a larger side wall than 18s or 19s, would that be why they list a higher load rating?

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    TIS also lists the 215/50 R17 and 225/45 R17 91W for the 3.0 V6 CDTI!
    Perhaps the 91W is for the 174ps and the 95W is for the 182ps?
    Perhaps this is the confusion
    I checked TIS myself when my Vectra was in for warranty work on Friday, and for the 174ps (which mine is) you can downgrade to 91W on 17" tyres
    Sadly there are no load rating specifications in the Vectra Handbook, just tyre sizes

    However, I wouldn't like to do an emergency service brake application on a bend with 91W tyres, at 70mph
    The load on the front tyre would be quite high, and its almost on the limit for the vehicle weight...
    As a result, I am staying with 95W and XL tyres

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    Vx CC and my dealer have both confirmed that 91W is sufficent for my V6 estate as have Michelin. It does not need XL tyres. See this thread here

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    Thanks for your help on this.

    The F1s I've got are 225/45/17s with a rating of 91Y (I think that Y is a higher speed rating than W) so they should be OK. But when I change them I'll look for some XL rated ones I think.

    Cheers

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    225/45 R17, reinforced / XL / Extra Load :
    you are looking for tyres rated at 94Y
    You could also consider Z rated tyres, there would then be no need to worry whether they are XL

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