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    I'm thinking of replacing my steel wheels with a set of alloys, my old ones are 16's though, would 17's affect the speedo reading or ecu etc, ta.

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    As long as you put the right sized tyres on then the speedo will be the same, The correct size for 17`s are 215/50`s though 225/45`s are cheaper and can also be used.
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    Thanks Bainie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bainie
    The correct size for 17`s are 215/50`s though 225/45`s are cheaper and can also be used.
    Just to add to that, the 225/45/17 are actually listed by Vx as an alternative to the 215/50/17 so you can go with them knowing that they shouldn't cause any problems.

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    So how come 225/45`s are cheaper? They are wider and lower profile!

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    Because they are a much more common size. A lot of other makes/models of cars use this size. As they are produced in bigger numbers then they are cheaper than a size that is less common.

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    As this is a popular question, I have put up a post in it's own right.

    Under Car Chat titled Swaping Wheels and tyres.

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    Thanks for your advice lads, would there be a noticable difference in road holding, comfort, ride etc with the 17's on.

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    As far as I am aware, the Vectra C was never offered with 225 45 17" tyres?

    Duncan,

    Where did you find this out?

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    Also, does anyone (Bainie) know, whether the wheel nuts from my steels will fit alloys, or are the alloy nuts chrome ?

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