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Hello all,
I am trying to nail down the specs on a new T6 but am stuck on which tyres are best.
The VW website gives the following descriptions.
Coming as standard are: Tyres 205/65 R16 C 107/105T with optimised rolling resistance
Optional, at no additional cost: Tyres 215/65 R16C 106/104T optimized rolling resistance

Now my current T5 has 215/65 R16C 106/104T on and i think it looks alright. If anything wider tyres are cooler right? :cool:

On Black Circles website the 107/105 figures are described as load ratings increasing in increments of 25kg per unit.


So i have 2 questions:

1. Why the two figures? Is it 106 or 104? How can it be both?
2. The new van will be a T32, which is the same as my T5, and i believe this mean it is 3200kg fully loaded. So do i really need the extra 100kg considering that 104 = 900kg x 4 = 3600kg?

Thanks for reading.
All thoughts appreciated.
 

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For load rating you should check the axle weights rather than just dividing the total by 4 since the weight may not be evenly distributed.

But, presumably if VW are offering both options on a T32 then both are valid options.

I thought the T32 needed minimum 103 rated tyres, in which case both are okay since both are higher than a 103 rating.
 

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Hello all,
I am trying to nail down the specs on a new T6 but am stuck on which tyres are best.
The VW website gives the following descriptions.
Coming as standard are: Tyres 205/65 R16 C 107/105T with optimised rolling resistance
Optional, at no additional cost: Tyres 215/65 R16C 106/104T optimized rolling resistance

Now my current T5 has 215/65 R16C 106/104T on and i think it looks alright. If anything wider tyres are cooler right? :cool:

On Black Circles website the 107/105 figures are described as load ratings increasing in increments of 25kg per unit.


So i have 2 questions:

1. Why the two figures? Is it 106 or 104? How can it be both?
2. The new van will be a T32, which is the same as my T5, and i believe this mean it is 3200kg fully loaded. So do i really need the extra 100kg considering that 104 = 900kg x 4 = 3600kg?

Thanks for reading.
All thoughts appreciated.
There are two figures quoted as the load rating varies depending if the type is used on a single wheel (per side ;)) axle or a dual wheel axle T:
 
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