Even if it is not the highest sold tyre among those designed for the small collector’s Citroën, the 135 15 tyre does have a central place for numerous vehicles like the 2CV light vans, all the Méhari be it Méhari 4x2 or Méhari 4x4, some Dyane models and mainly the Acadiane derived from the Dyane and even the Ami 6 and Ami 8. Being a reference point for all the enthusiasts of these symbolic models, the Méhari Club Cassis thus naturally sells numerous collection tyres of this dimension on its website, either in a pair, or individually or in lots of 4 or 5 parts.
Slightly larger than the tyres fitted for almost all the 2CV sedan, the 135 15 tyres have a width between the sides of 135 mm as against 125 mm for those of the 2CV. They also have, as indicated by their name, a radius of 15 inches, i.e. 380 cm, which is the diameter common to all the tyres of the small Citroën since September 1959. Note that the diameter of the tyre corresponds to its insertion diameter, i.e. the diameter of the rim on which it is to be fitted. It is with the appearance of the 2CV light van in February 1951 and the famous AU model that the width of 135 mm was first introduced in the range of tyres designed for the 2CV. The first light van models had a rim diameter of 400 mm till 1959. From then on, the light vans reduced the diameter of their tyres to 380 mm by switching from Michelin Pilote 135 x 400 to Michelin Pilote 135 x 380. Then, from September 1961, there was a change in the model with the switch to Michelin X 135R15, or 135 15 if the R is removed that indicates the radial structure of the tyre that is prized by the establishment of Clermont-Ferrand that invented it. Finally, the reference model, the Michelin ZX 135 SR 15 often called Michelin 135R15 or 135 15 was created in 1967. The main difference between model X and model ZX was the number of sipes to connect with the road given that otherwise they have the same dimension. It is the latter model that would be fitted as original equipment for the vast majority of the small Citroën assembled with 135 throughout the 70’s and mainly the Méhari, as well as other vehicles of the time like Renault R10. Our range of new 135 15 tyres obviously includes the Michelin tyres that are the reference for all the collectors who wish to install original equipment in their vehicle. We also offer alternative options from the Toyo, Vredenstein as well as MCC brands. In fact, the 135R15 MCC represent a very significant portion of our light van and Méhari tyre sales volumes because they offer, and at a super competitive price, genuine driving comfort, low noise level, reference durability as well as an exceptional quality of road-holding, braking and grip for this price category. Our website also offers the “All-terrain” or “All-weather” versions of the 135 15 tyre and mainly the X M+S 89 Michelin model. It refers to the Winter and Off-road version of the X, M tyre, M meaning Mud and S meaning Snow while 89 indicates the number of studding recesses on the tyre for winter use on icy roads. The MCC brand also offers an “all seasons” variation or a variation of its flagship product called “All-terrain and Snow” that is much more economical than the original Michelin product. This MCC 135 15 tyre is entirely remoulded on a new frame. It has reinforced sidewalls to be able to effectively navigate challenging terrains and can also be studded if required. The pressure of the 135R15 tyres changes depending on the vehicle models and the conditions of use. They go from 1.4 Bar for the front wheels of Méhari on the road to a minimum of 1.2 Bar for driving on sand and a maximum of 1.7 Bar or 1.9 Bar for a Méhari 4x4. The rear wheels require between 1.2 and 2 Bars depending on the tyre models and the conditions of use of your Méhari. Find all the inflation pressures in the dedicated section of our technical website. To purchase your car tyre online, browse through our wide range of new 135R15 tyres to select the item that best suits your use or budget without compromising on quality. Our section dedicated to Méhari wheels also includes complete wheels, rims and trims as well as various accessories