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#11 of 40 Jetta winter tires ?
Nov 11, 2008 (7:05 pm)
I am buying some used winter tires and understand I should use 195/65/15. I have some 15 inch steel rims and have the opportunity to buy 205/65/15 Nokians. Would they be ok on these rims for my 2007 Jetta 2.5 ? Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Is the diff between 195 and 205 significant ???
#12 of 40 Re: Jetta winter tires ? [skatergreg]
Nov 11, 2008 (7:12 pm)
I would say both yes and no. You generally want the tires to be slightly less wide as you want the tire to not " float" as much, but dig in and bite. It sounds like your stock tire size is 195/65/15 for non winter tires. If that is true, I would go with that size rather than the 205's.
#13 of 40 Re: Winter Tires for 98 Jetta GLX [daniellenrose]
Dec 14, 2008 (12:27 pm)
Hi, I have a 2005.5 Jetta in Wisconsin with 205/55/16's. Although there are few true winter tires available in low profile sizes, you can search in "All Weather Touring" catagories and will probably find your size. Even though I have General Altimax's on my other vehicles (excellent in rain and light snow), the Jetta is too light for these. Look at Pirelli P4, Yokohama Avid TEZ or Goodrich Traction T/A's. I went with the Yokohamas and am very pleased with the snow and dry performance, although I will have to wait for next April for rain.
#14 of 40 Re: Winter Tires for 98 Jetta GLX [rob140]
Dec 14, 2008 (1:03 pm)
.."Even though I have General Altimax's on my other vehicles (excellent in rain and light snow), the Jetta is too light for these"...
I am unclear, would you mind elaborating? WWW.tirerack.com polls seems to gush all over the above, and is a GREAT bang for the buck. It almost makes me suspend the fact that it is made by General tires !!??
(past General tires have been far from stellar)
#15 of 40 GOODYEAR TRACKER 2 WEAR
Dec 21, 2008 (10:44 am)
I bought a set of tracker 2's at 74000 miles. They advertise "50000 mile guarentee". Now, I am not holding them to the total advertised milage, but I have 94000 miles on my truck, I bought them at 74000, and they are worn across to where they won't pass inspection. I went back to wal mart, and they said since I didnt buy their "tire protection package" at 10 dollars a tire, they won't do a thing. 20 thousand miles from a 50 thousand mile advertised rating? They threw me a number for goodyear (which turns out to be a number for STORES to call(you need a store number to get ANYWHERE on it) and gave me the brush off, acting like I was going to start a fight. (they had three people all standing face to face with me and acting like they were trying to intimidate me) What recourse can I have? I told them I COULD have bought the protection package (which they have taken the lifetime balancing OFF of) and road hazzarded the crap out of them, but I was trying to be honest. I guess thats what honesty gets you now. HELP what can I do?
Dec 23, 2008 (12:04 pm)
Car had the low tire pressure light on (think thats what the tire sign and "!" is for ), ok I have a tire that needs air............all of em did.......cold as it was recently, understandable.....so I got my air compresser going. Got em up to 35 psi.
Another nice thing VW does for you. My first VW, wont be my last.
#17 of 40 Tire sizes (standard) on jetta
Apr 07, 2009 (10:17 am)
I got a 2007 Jetta 2.5.
The standard tire size is 205/55/R16 91H.
I've had one tire replaced with the same tire except it's 90H.
My question is How important is the H number, what does it mean? am I risking anything going from 91H to 90H on the tires?
Thanks for your help.
#19 of 40 Re: Tire sizes (standard) on jetta [vantive]
Apr 07, 2009 (11:38 am)
For your application there is no difference between a 90H and a 91H. These specs are the load rating for the tire, and both 90 and 91 are well above any load you would ever have in your Jetta.
The number is the load index--maximum vertical load 90 is 600 kg and 91 is 615 kg.
I think the "H" is the speed rating of the tire--130 mph maximum.
"The speed rating indicates the maximum speed (miles per hour) the tire is rated under normal conditions. The ratings are as follows:
M — 81
N — 87
P — 93
Q — 100
R — 106
S — 112
T — 118
H — 130
V — 149
W — 168
Y — 186"
#20 of 40 Question about alignment/tire wear problems
May 20, 2009 (8:39 pm)
I just joined this forum, looking for some help. I have a 03 Jetta GLI (95k miles) and I've had a lot of problems with the inside of the front tires wearing much faster. With the current set of tires, I had a front end alignments done and had it re-checked in 6 months. They told me it was still in spec, but he indicated he had seen problems with Jettas. The inside 1.5 inches of tread are completely gone, yet there is 1/4 inch of tread on the rest of the tire.
Does anyone know if there is a generic problem maintaining proper alignment or if there is something in the suspension that needs to be replaced to prevent this? Thanks.