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    I currently have a 06 plate vectra Sri 1.8 and the tyres currently on the alloys are 215/50/17 is there any other size I could use without affecting the performance to badly?

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    225/45/17. VX-recommended alternative size. More choice and cheaper than 215/50/17.

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    Will this affect the way the car drives and handles?

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    You may notice some loss of lateral control of the vehicle, but it is minor
    The tyres also look skinnier
    The tyre footprint is also a different shape, but the contact surface area is the same

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    Ok thank you it's just one of my friends who is fittin the tyres for me said the handling would b majorly affected and the ride would b very harsh!

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    The difference is not large enough to be noticeable between 215/50R17 and 225/45R17
    It would be more noticeable on something like 205/65R17 to 235/30R17

    Equally you would only get a harsher ride if you swapped from standard tyres to XL / reinforced ones at the same time
    That is due to the higher tyre pressures that are required

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