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    im running my sri on 215 50 17 did somebody on here say they were an expensive size and that you can go wider for cheaper or have i dreamt it ?

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    That is correct, see the handbook
    Alternative is 225/45R17
    Although the tyre is wider the footprint area is the same, just a different shape, hence why VX prefer 215/50R17

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    That is correct, see the handbook
    Alternative is 225/45R17
    Although the tyre is wider the footprint area is the same, just a different shape, hence why VX prefer 215/50R17
    I'm currently on 215/50-17, most likely buying 225/45-17 next month

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    I start tests of another batch of 225/45R17 tyres from Michelin next week (someone forgot about the holidays as the tests were supposed to start last week)
    Will see how these compare to the last pair that didn't too well when compared to the Good Year

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    If you now check prices they are size for size cheaper in 215/50 than 225/45, and as I have found as the 225/45 is a smaller rolling radius, they are about 2.6% less economical than a 215/50 the 225/45 tend to ride that bit harsher too, so I went 215/50 again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Mc View Post
    If you now check prices they are size for size cheaper in 215/50 than 225/45
    I wish, been waiting for that in four years... (Fully fitted prices for XL)
    Good Year Assymetric 225/45R17 94W £110
    Good Year Assymetric 215/50R17 94W £165

    Michelin Primacy HP 225/45R17 94W £115
    Michelin Primacy HP 215/50R17 94W £175

    * Note the Good Year Assymetric is now discontinued
    Last edited by m8internet; 30th April 2011 at 17:52.

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    This season I changed mine 215/50 to 225/45 and I must admit that I feel the difference. Car seems to be more sticked to the road and behaves a bit more sporty. I like that

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    As said the amount of tread on the road is the same BUT as you corner the edge of the tyre will then come into contact with the road giving better grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    I wish, been waiting for that in four years... (Fully fitted prices for XL)
    Good Year Assymetric 225/45R17 94W £110
    Good Year Assymetric 215/50R17 94W £165

    Michelin Primacy HP 225/45R17 94W £115
    Michelin Primacy HP 215/50R17 94W £175

    * Note the Good Year Assymetric is now discontinued

    On ebay right now
    Accelera Alpha 215/50 x 17 £50 225/45 x 17 £52
    Neuton about £4 less for 215/50 over 225/45

    Just two random prices pulled off tinterweb, there is no need to pay more for them if you shop round

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Mc View Post
    Accelera Alpha 215/50 x 17 £50 225/45 x 17 £52
    Neuton about £4 less for 215/50 over 225/45
    Personally wouldn't touch either of them, would need some more detailed specifications and information

    I need high quality tyres on my car and although not legally necessary also need to be XL
    My car had enough difficulty using basic Dunlop tyres a few years ago
    However, these are tyre tests at extreme conditions
    Basically, you pays your money for what you get

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