No tyres for GR Yaris!!

No tyres for GR Yaris!!

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GT43T

Original Poster:

6 posts

54 months

Monday 22nd February
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My GR Yaris Circuit Pack finally arrived on Friday. I collected it Friday evening, drove home from the dealer, drove to get petrol - and the tyre pressure warning light came on. Checked it out in daylight on Saturday morning and I had a large screw through the tyre!
Having to replace any new tyre is always annoying, particularly when it has done less then 30 miles. However, when I checked on Black Circles there were no Michelin PS4S available. Nor at Kiwk Fit. Nor anywhere else I tried.
Speaking to Toyota this morning, there are none in the country! The earliest delivery is expected is 3 March. In the meantime the car is unusable! The wait to actually drive the car continues, even though I have now taken delivery. Very frustrating - not least as the first 30 miles were fantastic!


rich350z

227 posts

126 months

Monday 22nd February
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Could you replace 2 tyres on the same axle to a different brand?

Gary C

7,634 posts

143 months

Monday 22nd February
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rich350z said:
Could you replace 2 tyres on the same axle to a different brand?
Not repairable as a temporary solution ? or has it scraped the tyrewall

GT43T

Original Poster:

6 posts

54 months

Monday 22nd February
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I was told it could not be replaced at that spot, unfortunately.

Gary C

7,634 posts

143 months

Monday 22nd February
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Some of the more, err, 'independant' places might plug it, but I wouldn't want them touching the wheels I suppose.

CeramicMX5ND2

2,385 posts

37 months

Monday 22nd February
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That's not repairable - To near to the sidewall of the tyre to be safely vulcanised.

GT43T

Original Poster:

6 posts

54 months

Monday 22nd February
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rich350z said:
Could you replace 2 tyres on the same axle to a different brand?
I probably could. But the PS4S are part of the Circuit Pack - and great tyres - so I’m keen to stick with those. Plus I’d prefer to buy one new tyre rather than two!

sherman

8,223 posts

179 months

Monday 22nd February
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I would stick anything I could on it until I could get the right tyre back on it. Just dont drive it like you stole it until you can get the correct tyre.

GR_WILL

654 posts

42 months

Monday 22nd February
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GT43T said:
I probably could. But the PS4S are part of the Circuit Pack - and great tyres - so I’m keen to stick with those. Plus I’d prefer to buy one new tyre rather than two!
Can the supplying dealer not pinch one from their demo or another customer car going out in March, then order a tyre and replace that one?

GT43T

Original Poster:

6 posts

54 months

Monday 22nd February
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They don’t have a demo. I’m waiting to hear from Toyota Head Office - I’m sure they must have some spare tyres for their press car(s)?

Holgate86

183 posts

4 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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I remember this kind of thing being an issue with the original Volvo XC90, an odd size that ended up putting a number of cars off the road for a period of time.

When I looked at ordering my GR in November, I was undecided about a CP or standard car and checked out the tyres to replace the Dunlops and there were stocks then, perhaps some people have already changed. Have you checked all the big internet suppliers like Camskill etc to see if they have any squirrelled away?

H86

Holgate86

183 posts

4 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Two left at oponeo.co.uk, better be quick!!

https://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre-finder/t=1/car/r=1/2...


H85

GT43T

Original Poster:

6 posts

54 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Holgate86 said:
Two left at oponeo.co.uk, better be quick!!

https://www.oponeo.co.uk/tyre-finder/t=1/car/r=1/2...


H85
Thank you! I hadn’t spotted them there. Much appreciated. Tyre ordered. Hopefully it will be here soon. Many thanks

Holgate86

183 posts

4 months

Wednesday 24th February
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You’re welcome, I’ve had plenty of experience in the past ordering unusual winter/summer tyres, and it’s nice to help a fellow (future) GR owner.

amokwa

466 posts

161 months

Wednesday 24th February
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GT43T said:
Thank you! I hadn’t spotted them there. Much appreciated. Tyre ordered. Hopefully it will be here soon. Many thanks
Good news, this brings up the space saver issue. Does anyone plan on getting one ?

coded2112

98 posts

185 months

Thursday 25th February
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Is there a space saver option from Toyota? If so yes definitely!!

GR_WILL

654 posts

42 months

Thursday 25th February
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You can’t fit a space saver in a GR Yaris. The 12v battery resides in what would be the spare wheel well.

coded2112

98 posts

185 months

Thursday 25th February
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Dare I ask Is anyone contemplating a run flat tyre?

Nurburgsingh

3,570 posts

202 months

Thursday 25th February
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Why cant you fix a puncture in that position ?

I know you're 'not allowed' - but why? does anyone know the reason ?

coded2112

98 posts

185 months

Thursday 25th February
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I guess it is in a position of most flex so will be more liable to failure.....