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    Vehicle : Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

    Trim : GSi

    Engine : Z32SE

    Year : 2003

    Mileage : 212,060

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    Afternoon all.

    What make of tyre is the best tyres for my 53-plate 3.2 GSi. I'm not made of money but would much prefer some decent tyres, preferably with rim protectors. Any and all advice, along with supplier details, would be appreciated. They are 215/50/ZR17.

    Also, the fronts are running their outside edges worse than the inside. Do Vectras need to be set up on 4-wheel alignment machines or is it just tracking adjustment?

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    Paul

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    Go for 225/45-17 instead ... A lot more common and cheaper.
    ( and a approved size by Opel/VX )

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    Just got 2 new Goodyear NCT5s. The 215/50/17s i.e. direct replacements were £108 each fitted. The same NCT5s in 225/45/17 were £93 each fitted.

    I understand that there is more choice of 225s so prices should generally be cheaper, but how the hell does Goodyear justify charging more for the smaller tyre when they make both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSiFan View Post
    Afternoon all.

    What make of tyre is the best tyres for my 53-plate 3.2 GSi. I'm not made of money but would much prefer some decent tyres, preferably with rim protectors.
    Not heard of rim protectors before, silly question but what do they do/how do they work? Do they help prevent kerbing?

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    Thats pretty much it, yeah.

    Its like a protective rubber part that runs around the circumference of the tyre, right at the edge of the rim.

    They go someway to helping guard against kerbing, but they are not "foolproof" and wont save your rims if you give the kerb a good rattle or catch it at just the right angle.

    Better than no rim protector though!!!.

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    Cheers RSV, will look out for ones with rim protectors when mine are due a change.

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    By the way, the 225s help a little to protect the rim as they are (obviously) wider than the 215s

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