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    hello guys,can i put 225-45-17 tyres on the front of my car when i have 215-50-17 on the rear

    vectra 1.9 cdti 150

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    Legally yes, but they are 2% out in terms of rolling circumferences. What is the original size on the front? If it's not the ones you want to put on, then your speedo will be out.
    The 225 are 2% smaller.

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    http://www.tyresite.com/tyrecalc.asp

    Orig size on the front is 215/50/17 and if you want to put 225/45/17s on then according to this calculator you will be doing 68.65mph when you speedo shows 70.

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    Isn't that 2% ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishaman View Post
    hello guys,can i put 225-45-17 tyres on the front of my car when i have 215-50-17 on the rear

    vectra 1.9 cdti 150
    Yes, that'll be fine. I ran my 2.2 direct like that for some 2+ years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    Isn't that 2% ?
    Aye, meant to say that you were spot on !! My omission

    Included the calculator so he could see what we meant.

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    cheers for the replies

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