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    Default Help with tyre size

    I've been looking around for new tyres as I am due a new pair on the front.

    I've notice that there is alot of talk about fitting larger width tyres to improve grip.

    My car is a cdti 1.9 120 with standard 215/55/16's. Should I / can I fit the larger 225/55/16's?

    Alex

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    hi ive got goodyear excellence on both my fronts 215 55 16 ive been very happy with them they are just coming up to 20000 miles now

    no road noise well recommended
    i paid around 90 pounds each

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    The handbook doesn't mention the 225/55/16 size but if you are going to increase the tyre width then its best to drop the profile to keep the overall circumferance the same approximately so the better size would be 225/50/16 but overall you won't much difference that I can see

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexjames155 View Post
    I've notice that there is alot of talk about fitting larger width tyres to improve grip.
    Sometimes increasing the footprint on the road can make the grip worse, not better.

    In rain and snow for example.

    For best grip you should be considering buying a decent make and not cheapies.

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