Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 15:53:43 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: 9000CS Tire Selection Help

Sleeker GT Phwoar wrote: > In article <>, > says... > > So unless you go racing you don't need Z rated tyres ! > > > If the manual states it should be Z rated, and you don't fit a Z, in the > UK, in the event a claim, your insurance may be invalidated, and you may > leave your self open to not only a charge of driving without insurance, > but also prosecution for driminal negligence for deliberatley driving an > unsafe "in the eyes of the law" machine by not speccing sufficient > quality tyres, along with a large legal bill from your insurance company > to recover anything they have to pay out for injuiry/repair to a third > party (how much does it cost to compensate someone for loss of a > bodypart (hint more than loss of life actually)). They can't deny 3rd > party cover, in a claim against you. But they will claim it back. I'm sure you're largely right. I don't recall any tyre fitting outfit checking this stuff specifically though. Then again only recently have I had a car specced at > 120 mph. I very much doubt a typical insurance claim would be challenged on the basis of a 130 mph type tyre being fitted in place of a 150 mph type though. Unless the accident happened in Germany at a speed between 130 and 150 mph. A nasty thought ! I notice that even the 9000 Aero is only rated at 149 mph max. That would infer a V rated tyre unless there's something to say otherwise. I never saw a requirement mentioned in the manual btw. Graham

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