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Tyre and rim fitment guidelines.

Technical Information

Browse the Dunlop tyre range to find the tyre for the application you need! Choose the tyre that fits your vehicle to see the max speed and load index. You can also request a quote for the tyres you need!
Max Speed
Load Index
KG per Tyre
Speed Symbol
Max Speed (kmph)
The SPEED SYMBOL indicates the maximum speed at which the tyre can carry the load corresponding to its Load Index under service conditions specified by the tyre manufacturer.
Load Index
KG per Tyre
The LOAD INDEX is a numerical code associated with the maximum load a tyre is permitted to carry at the speed indicated by its Speed Symbol under service conditions specified by the tyre manufacturer.

Did you know that as per international tyre design standards, your tyres must be fitted onto a specific rim width to keep you safe on the road?

Due to the popularity of after-market rims in the taxi market, we’re focusing specifically on the new Dunlop Vantrek V1 Whitewall tyre available for the mini bus/taxi market. However, these cautionary measures would be relevant to any tyre fitment scenario!

The table below shows the allowable rim sizes (in inches) for the various tyre sizes we have available in the new Dunlop Vantrek V1 Whitewall tyre.

Highlighted below are the specified rim sizes that your tyre fitter should follow.

Tyre Size J-dimension of rim (Rim width) Maximum Pressure (kPa)
During Fitment Operational
195 R14 C 5" 5.5" 6" - 275 kPa 450 kPa
195 R15 C 5" 5.5" 6" - 275 kPa 450 kPa
205/75 R14 C - 5.5" 6" 6.5" 275 kPa 450 kPa
× Make sure the rim diameter is as specified by the vehicle manufacturer.

Fitment to rim sizes outside of these regulations will place abnormal stress on the tyres, and could lead to tyre failure – something that we do not want!

As an added measure, we encourage tyre fitters to apply double inflation to ensure full and proper seating of the tyre on the rim.

Double inflation:

It all sounds complex – but your fitment centre will guide you.

Should there be any queries on the above, please feel free to contact the Technical department on 031 242 1111.