20" continentals...less than 12k miles?

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Re: 20" continentals...less than 12k miles?

Post by Bugginbob » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:24 pm

stooby wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:34 pm
Thanks for the contributions to this thread. I thought I’d update the thread with the news that I ended up getting two new Pirelli scorpion verdes.
So far I’ve experienced, snow, ice, wet, slippery roads and even dry warmish tarmac over the last couple of days. So far I’m impressed. They feel great. I just hope I get more than 12k out of them.

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Re: 20" continentals...less than 12k miles?

Post by stooby » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:05 pm

Hi Bugginbob,

Hmm sore point actually as I thought I needed to get the 103 version. So that’s what I got. Then I read somewhere on here that I could have got away with the 99s. D’oh!

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Re: 20" continentals...less than 12k miles?

Post by Bugginbob » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:42 pm

Yep that’s what i’m Thinking as the 99’s are £50 cheaper each. Looked on topix though and mine says 103’s fitted and dealer has told me they have to be 103’s as well.
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Re: 20" continentals...less than 12k miles?

Post by Dashnine » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:36 pm

Bugginbob wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:42 pm
Yep that’s what i’m Thinking as the 99’s are £50 cheaper each. Looked on topix though and mine says 103’s fitted and dealer has told me they have to be 103’s as well.
You have 103 Pirellis from new? Can't see where on Topix it says what tyres you have fitted other than brand? The approved tyres are (99V Pirellis for the 20"):

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Re: 20" continentals...less than 12k miles?

Post by Bugginbob » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:13 pm

Dashnine wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:36 pm
Bugginbob wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:42 pm
Yep that’s what i’m Thinking as the 99’s are £50 cheaper each. Looked on topix though and mine says 103’s fitted and dealer has told me they have to be 103’s as well.
You have 103 Pirellis from new? Can't see where on Topix it says what tyres you have fitted other than brand? The approved tyres are (99V Pirellis for the 20"):
tyres.JPG
No I had 20" 103 Conti's from new. Two dealers have advised they need to be fitted again (the same size and rating, not conti's). No tyre search websites show anything other than 103's available for my HSE Black. When I last checked Topix for original fitment it stated 245/45/20 103 V. Interestingly Topix now looks different from when i last logged in and shows 245/45/20 V as the original fitment so nothing about load rating. Also note that Topix shows 99v pirelli's as an original fitment item. Question for me is whether I want Pirelli 99v's on the front and Conti 103 v's on the rear. I may solve my problem by rotating them and taking a chance on 99v's when I change all 4 - although the tyre label in the car states 103's so if I had an accident and an insurance assessor wanted to be picky i'd have to produce the LR Topix doc that shows Pirelli 99v's are original approved tyres.
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Re: 20" continentals...less than 12k miles?

Post by Past master » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:16 pm

So long as you have that document I think you should be covered. Something similar applies to winter tyres, which are generally H rated. LR approves H rated tyres for winter versions only - same document.
Edit - I see that document as quoted above looks different. I'll have to check it again now.
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