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    Hi All,

    I will be replacing the standard tryes on my 09/2003 Holden Vectra CDXi (GSi) with the following;

    Fulda Exelero 225/45ZR17 91Y (Made In Germany)

    Any thoughts on these tyres or the difference in size?

    Will the profile make the car no look as low?
    Will it effect the speedo?
    Are there any insurance/warranty related issues with the change in tyre dimensions?

    Glenn

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    Glenn, Firstly the size and profile over here is actually reccomended in the handbook as a replacement, I think most of us have gone this way. I'm using Goodyear F1's, after getting mugged in France last year for a pair of the original Michelins ( cost near on £380! ) Goodyears were £366 fitted for all four corners! Literally half price!

    The first thing I would check though, is the load rating. Are you sure you are on 91Y at the moment? I thought the V6's were on 94?

    Yes it will affect the speedo. But don't worry, your dealer will be able to put this on their computer and recalibrate it for the new tyre size.

    Hope this helps.

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    I think it's only the 3.0V6 that's on 95, think everything else is on 91.

    The speedo difference is minimal. I think the 225/45 is the same menu choice in Tech 2 as the 215/50 (so I was told! )

    As for looking as low Glenn, the overall radius of the 225/45 is slightly less then the 215/50 so the gap between the arches will be a tiny bit more - it's not much TBH!

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    Thanks Guys,

    Well it is a 3.2L V6 and the OEM tyres are Goodyear Eagle NCT 5 215/50R17 91W.
    I feel confident that the Fulda Exelero's will be good for the Vectra, anything is better than the Goodyears.
    So 225's seem to be the norm, thats good to hear.

    Glenn

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    I got the new tyres put on, heaps better!!!

    Although I think I will have to take it to get a Tech 2, as when I cruise at 100Km/h I am pulling apprx. 1750rpm. But it feels like I am only doing 90Km/h, as all the trafic passes me.

    Yet another visit to Holden.

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    Thankyou Holden,

    Tech 2 done today at no expense!

    It took the tech about 5min to get to the correct menu, once there he selected the appropriate group of tyres (that included 225/45ZR 17) and all done!

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