Tyre profile 18"

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Post by Vendee » Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:40 am

I'm getting a bit confused about the tyre size on my soon to be delivered Vignale. I've seen posts on here saying that the 18" tyres are 50 profile but on the dealer spec sheet it says the car comes with 215/40/18 tyres. What is right? To be honest, I would much prefer the 50 profile for the better comfort rather than the looks and handling of the 40 profile.

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Post by sinlessUK » Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:19 pm

215/50 18
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Post by Vendee » Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:04 pm

sinlessUK wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:19 pm
215/50 18
Thanks.

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Post by DesertIslandBlue » Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:37 pm

Standard wheel/tyre sizes

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Post by Vendee » Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:48 pm

DesertIslandBlue wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:37 pm
Standard wheel/tyre sizes
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I take it the August date on your image is for August 2021? The reason I ask is the dealer sent me this spec sheet in June this year and its dated March 2021. It shows 215/40/18 tyres on the Vignale

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Post by lightfoot » Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:29 pm

I have had a look at the PL Specs and they haven’t changed since the Vignale was introduced. Below is the latest Spec.

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Post by Vendee » Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:12 pm

lightfoot wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:29 pm
I have had a look at the PL Specs and they haven’t changed since the Vignale was introduced. Below is the latest Spec.

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Right...... so I will be getting the 40 profile tyres. That's a shame :(

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Post by DesertIslandBlue » Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:17 pm

Vendee wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:48 pm
DesertIslandBlue wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:37 pm
Standard wheel/tyre sizes
F3E55806-2C74-410F-A557-1D67972591A0.jpeg
I take it the August date on your image is for August 2021? The reason I ask is the dealer sent me this spec sheet in June this year and its dated March 2021. It shows 215/40/18 tyres on the Vignale

Image
Apologies for that, mistakenly attached the wrong image, that’ll teach me to post whilst on the move (not driving though!).
Interestingly it would seem the profile for all 18” wheels have been reduced - wonder why they did that?
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Post by Vendee » Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:46 pm

DesertIslandBlue wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:17 pm


Apologies for that, mistakenly attached the wrong image, that’ll teach me to post whilst on the move (not driving though!).
Interestingly it would seem the profile for all 18” wheels have been reduced - wonder why they did that?
No idea. The 40 profiles seem to be 30% more expensive than the 50's.

I might be tempted to go back to 50 profile when the original tyres need replacing in a few years time.

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Post by MagneticGrey » Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:52 pm

Vendee wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:46 pm
DesertIslandBlue wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:17 pm


Apologies for that, mistakenly attached the wrong image, that’ll teach me to post whilst on the move (not driving though!).
Interestingly it would seem the profile for all 18” wheels have been reduced - wonder why they did that?
No idea. The 40 profiles seem to be 30% more expensive than the 50's.

I might be tempted to go back to 50 profile when the original tyres need replacing in a few years time.
There is a significant difference in the rolling diameter (nearly 7%) so you probably won't be able to do that without making other changes to avoid messing up the effective gearing and the speedometer / odometer readings.
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