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    Im looking at tyres for my sri and i cant believe how expensive they are for the standard size!!!!!

    a friend has mentioned that you can put a different size on as they are a bit cheaper!!

    Im having a mare with the search engine tonight so does anyone know what the other size is that you can fit??

    are there any downsides to fitting a different size??

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    oh and whats the current tyre of choice for the veccy?

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    how do you think i feel lol

    I've got 19inch snowflakes with low pro's on

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    i'm assuming you have the standard sri alloys? with the 215 50 17 tyres on them? if so then the cheaper tyres are the 225 45 17, i put 4 of them on mine when i got the car in november and it cost me £284 for kumho ecsta tyres fully fitted and balanced

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    Quote Originally Posted by shb1988 View Post
    i'm assuming you have the standard sri alloys? with the 215 50 17 tyres on them? if so then the cheaper tyres are the 225 45 17, i put 4 of them on mine when i got the car in november and it cost me £284 for kumho ecsta tyres fully fitted and balanced

    cheers for that !!! what are the kumhos like then ??

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    Normally standard tyres on 17" are 215/50/17, try looking for 225/45/17 as alot of people go for these.
    As for the last comment i've got 19" snowflakes too and will need some new rubber in the next few months, Deztroyer at the mo is running the Neuton NT5000 in 17's but they also do them in 19's at approx £90 each. They are reportedly very good and i've heard that they are made by Yokohama.

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    cheers Hyperhart they sound really cheap for Yokohama's

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    Quote Originally Posted by simmo3187 View Post
    cheers Hyperhart they sound really cheap for Yokohama's
    They are not actually Yokohamas, they make them. Search for Neo Brothers as they are the sole distributer in the UK plus they also sell them on ebay.

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    super super cheap! cheers for the info

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    i just bought 2 18" tyres (225/45/18) for £143 from local wholesalers. They are budget ones (accelerator ) or some make but look good and i have them on rear and good grip even i wet so happy.

    Prices must be higher as i got 2 pirelli a year ago for nor much ore expensive but hey ho

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