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    Default Noisy Bridgestone tyres

    As many on here will know from previous threads i have not been happy with the noise that my Bridgestone Er30 r16 tyres make on a brand new 07 plate 1.8 exclusiv.After reading alot about other people complaining about the noise i have complained to my main dealer.

    They came out on a road test with me and did say that they thought they were noisy.(they are fitted on steel rims not alloys)

    They have now come back with a few offers.

    I wanted them to replace the tyres with new ones and they could use my tyres(which are as new) on their network q cars.
    I said that i'd pay for them to be swapped over and balanced and offered up to £30 per tyre.

    They initially came back with a price of £61+vat per tyre fitted for free.They said that this is the cost price to them.

    After saying that i wasn't prepared to pay that they have just rung up and said that they'll fit new dunlops for £45inc vat but they keep my old tyres.

    This still works out at £180 for all 4 which i know is a good deal in general for tyres but considering that my tyres have full tread on them,i'm a bit loathed to pay out £180.

    Basically what do you guys think?

    Also my fitted tyres are 215/55 R16's which according to the brochure are low profile tyres.
    I would like more profile for a better,softer ride but the dealer said that any bigger wouldn't fit.

    I would have thought that i could get away with 215/60 R16's.

    Does anyone know if these will fit?

    I know most of you always want a lower profile tyre for looks but i feel the suspension is a bit harsh and bigger profile tyres might help.

    I can get £20 per tyre on Ebay for my Bridgestones so are the dealers being reasonable or should i push a bit harder?

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    to be realistic id take them up on the offer there only obliged to do a straight swap if the wrong tyres have been fitted.

    if u went to say kwikfit and bought new tyres and returned a week later saying u want to change em cos there noisey they would prob say clear off.

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    I think I`ll take that offer about the Dunlops.....and I agree with you about getting a little bigger profile to make the ride a little softer.

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    Does anyone know if 215/60 r16 will fit?

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    Yes they will fit but your speedo will be 3.3% slow, so at 60 your actually travelling at 62.0mph
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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