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    I have a V6CDTi Est and am looking to get a set of Kumho's which seem decent enough for a reasonable cost. The original tyres are 215/50/17 95W(Nct's).

    I can purchase a straight swap size wise for £90 a corner or buy 225/45/17 94Y XL at £70 a corner.

    Will the different size alter anything and would it be legal regarding the insurance?

    Tia

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    Your speedo will slightly read faster than it currently does. Not really an issue. Better to over read than under read anyway.

    The alternate tyre size (225/45/17) is mentioned in the handbook, so no laws broken - providing you fit the same sized tyres on the same axle.

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    Thanks for the quick response BD

    Kumho KU31 - 25/45 17 94Y XL full set ordered at £68 each

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    thats what i paid for my tyres that size , included etyres coming to my workshop and fitting them as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by marktaylor View Post
    thats what i paid for my tyres that size , included etyres coming to my workshop and fitting them as well
    Are they good tyres? When my Sunews need changing, I shall be in the market. The Sunews are remarkably good for £52.50/corner! But being budget tyres, they have their limitations - namely when it rains! But they are wearing really well, are nice and quite and even look good!

    Anyway, I am watching this with interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marktaylor View Post
    thats what i paid for my tyres that size , included etyres coming to my workshop and fitting them as well

    £68 does include fitting at my local tyre shop

    Just went on to Etyres and they want £90 for the 225/45 17 XL Kumhos
    Last edited by nellsey; 21st September 2010 at 17:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSiFan View Post
    The Sunews are remarkably good for £52.50/corner! But being budget tyres, they have their limitations - namely when it rains! But they are wearing really well, are nice and quite and even look good!
    I should have said that the £52.50 was a fitted price, IIRC. But would I recommend Sunews? Only with caveats about wet performance.

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    Have had the Khumo's on for about 1500 miles and I must say I am very impressed all round. Great tyre imho.

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