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    I was under the assumption that the 3.0cdti needed extra load tyres... 95w

    According to michelin, they list that 91w are suitable???????

    correct me if i'm wrong but his seems a bit odd...

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    Been a lot of discussion about it, i'm not sure of the final answer. Best bet would be check with your dealer or in the manual.

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    just out of interest brucey, how did you find out your car will disintegrate at 246.3bhp..... lol

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    Hi,

    I've got the 3.0 V6 Vec Estate. This, just like the Signums, has the longer wheel base than the rest of the Vecs and is therefore slightly heavier. The Goodyear site lists 91W for the Vec 3.0 sloon & hatch, but not for the estate. I think the weights are marginal on this, so I contacted Goodyear Technical (VXL were useless). They advised me that my car requires the XL tyres i.e. 94 and above. Didn't ask them about the Signums, but I guess it would be the same.

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    i s'pose they'll be dearer too !??

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    Goodyear eagle F1 XLs are about £6 each more. So not a great deal in it.

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    There is a Michelin help line which is for both trade and public it's the same number which is unusual, I'll get the number when I go into work today and you can call it and annoy them to your hearts content eh

    Bryan

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    As wardy has posted the estate is heavier than the hatch/saloon. Not sure but think the Siggy is slightly heavier. Before I changed my tyres last time I called Michelin and they stated that 91W is suitable as it is within the tolerance of the axle weight(just with about 50kg to spare) and that is what I put on mine. However, the inside edge is wearing on the rears and the 4 tyres were replaced 15k ago now need replacing. I'm going to go back to the Bridgestone OEM XL tyres in the next few weeks.

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    91w's are only just within the weight limit of the tyres on the 3.0 cdti siggy. If its an auto then it needs the next 94w's xl. Mine was fitted with 91w's from the dealer but I have changed them for XL now. Its something like 50kg on the axle below the weight limit on the 91w's, so when you add people and other **** its too heavy for them imo. hth
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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