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    Default Tyre size for 17's

    What would you go for on standard 17's on a facelift SRi?

    215/50/17 or 225/45/17 ?

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    225/45/17s as they are cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    225/45/17s as they are cheaper
    Really? I'll have a look around for a deal.

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    My car was gliding on 50's. I'm on 45's now and I think they give a choppy ride...not as comfortable
    MUCH MUCH cheaper though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celes View Post
    My car was gliding on 50's. I'm on 45's now and I think they give a choppy ride...not as comfortable
    MUCH MUCH cheaper though
    I agree.. mine is on 45's... better handling in the corners, however is a harsher ride.. however alot cheaper.. (about £50 a tyre for premium brands)..
    however do not buy Bridgestone Potenza's the vectra's eat them.. a full set lasted me 10K!!.. i'm on Michelin Pilot Sport 3 now and 5K on and no real signs of wear..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreams3577 View Post
    I agree.. mine is on 45's... better handling in the corners, however is a harsher ride.. however alot cheaper.. (about £50 a tyre for premium brands)..
    however do not buy Bridgestone Potenza's the vectra's eat them.. a full set lasted me 10K!!.. i'm on Michelin Pilot Sport 3 now and 5K on and no real signs of wear..
    Where you getting premium brands for £50? I've looked on Blackcircles and a few others and they seem to start at £60 for the budgets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreams3577 View Post
    mine is on 45's... better handling in the corners, however is a harsher ride.
    Thats interesting ... Why do you think it is? I thought they're both similar profile, just the 225-45's being a wider tyre than the 215-50's.. I ask cause I drive an SRI, and thought I might put 45's on next time I change, but I wont if it makes a harder ride, the SRI suspension is hard enough for me already ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROY GBIV View Post
    Where you getting premium brands for £50? I've looked on Blackcircles and a few others and they seem to start at £60 for the budgets.
    I think he meant £50 cheaper per tyre

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    Quote Originally Posted by nibblitz View Post
    Thats interesting ... Why do you think it is? I thought they're both similar profile, just the 225-45's being a wider tyre than the 215-50's..
    The side wall profile is slightly smaller as well. Something like 3mm.

    I've gone from 250/50/17 to 225/45/17 on my Elite. Can't really say the ride is any harsher than before. Maybe it depends on the tyre and how stiff the side wall is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreams3577 View Post
    I agree.. mine is on 45's... better handling in the corners, however is a harsher ride.. however alot cheaper.. (about £50 a tyre for premium brands)..
    however do not buy Bridgestone Potenza's the vectra's eat them.. a full set lasted me 10K!!.. i'm on Michelin Pilot Sport 3 now and 5K on and no real signs of wear..
    I'm destroying my S3's, was staggered by the grip they gave, think i've done about 6000 miles, and the fronts are down to less than 3mm

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