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    Hi All

    I went to the local tyre shop today as mine are getting close to the limit, I've got the 225/45/17 Bridgestone RE050A; and they have only lasted 10K with a rotation!!

    The original tyres, 215/50/17 Goodyear NCT last me 24K..

    And so got talking with the tyre guy and he said to me that I should go back to the original tyre size 215/50/17 as he said the lower profile tyres wear quicker!!

    Is this true; Do low profile tyres wear quicker?

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    Is this just the tyre shop trying to make more money as the 215's are ALOT more money??? (about £50 more each!!)

    What tyres and size do you run?

    what mileage do you get from them?

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    IMO he's talking balls. Why would they wear quicker? It's normally down to the type of tyre than it's size.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    IMO he's talking balls. Why would they wear quicker? It's normally down to the type of tyre than it's size.
    Glad you said it... That was close to my words to him... however he still kept up the pretense..

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    You may have got lucky getting 24k from your first NCT
    My 215/50/17 NTC are only going to make about 12k
    That said bridgestones tend to be good for wear (noise and wet performance can be iffy)
    I dont know if size is a factor on wear.

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    as long as you get the goemetry changed you wont have a issue with the lower tyres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roswell View Post
    as long as you get the goemetry changed you wont have a issue with the lower tyres.
    I changed from 215/50/17 to 225/45/17 and have not made any changes to the geometry whatsoever. No abnormal tyre wear has occured since changes tyre sizes.

    The NCT5's (215/50/17) on the front lasted 26,000 miles.
    The NCT5's (215/50/17) on the rear lasted 48,000 miles.

    I fitted Goodyear GSD3's (225/45/17) on the front in place of the NCT5's, but they only lasted 11,000 miles.
    I then fitted Uniroyal Rainsport2's (225/45/17) on the front in place of the wornout GSD3's. I later moved the Rainsport2's to the rear to replace the wornout 48,000 mile NCT5's. The Rainsport2's still had 5mm of tread left on them and had done 11,000 miles on the front wheels.

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    Here is my tyre history, draw your own conclusion :
    0 Good Year Eagle NCT5 215/50R17
    13357 Good Year Eagle NCT 5 215/50R17 x 2
    23225 Good Year F1 GSD3 225/45R17 x 2
    34005 Good Year F1 GSD3 225/45R17 x 2
    44881 Good Year Eagle NCT 5 215/50R17 x 2
    52652 Michelin Primacy 225/45R17 x 2
    62510 Good Year F1 GSD3 225/45R17 x 2
    63676 Dunlop ST 225/45R17 x 2
    71097 Dunlop ST 225/45R17 x 2
    77626 Good Year F1 Assym 225/45R17 x 2
    84519 Good Year F1 Assym 225/45R17 x 2
    92955 Good Year F1 Assym 225/45R17 x 2
    99680 Good Year F1 Assym 225/45R17 x 2
    104221 Good Year F1 Assym 225/45R17 x 2
    112117 Good Year F1 Assym 225/45R17 x 2

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    Which went on the front or back and when were they rotated?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Jesus, what do you people do with your tyres? Eat them?

    If I get less than about 30,000 miles on the fronts I would be seriously disappointed. The current ones (Linglong - there's a reason) have been on for about 20,000 and there is still about 5mm of tread left.

    My last car still had the original tyres from the factory on the rear when I PX'd at 95,000 miles. (Vec B 2.0 DTi)

    16" steel wheels on mine. I think the tyres are 205/55 ???

    I don't rotate the wheels front to rear - I see no real point in doing this.
    Last edited by Ste; 3rd November 2010 at 10:10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    Jesus, what do you people do with your tyres? Eat them?
    No, but at the same time we don't wear slippers and drive like snails

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