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    Default 17" wheels for my veccy

    i have picked up some 17" alloys they are need of a refurb but the price was right so decided to get em, just a couple of things tho, will they fit straight on without any adapters alterations etc, and im guessing because they are bigger than standard this will have an effect on the reading from the speedo, am i right in thinking this and if so what can i do to re-calibrate the speedo.
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    With the right size tyres on, you shouldn't have a problem as many spec vectras have 17's on. The ECU/ speedo/ BC is adjustable though by tech2, vauxcom or other...

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    the tyres that i have on the wheels are 205/40/17 if thats helps...just want to make sure im doing the job right when i change them over, the veccy currently has 16s on

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    If the PCD is 5x110 you should be fine - otherwise adaptors or wobble bolts are needed.

    also if they're hubcentric (hub holds them in the centre) the hole needs to be the right size for the hub to fit into....

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    The tyre is way too small. The reccomended sizes are 225/45/17 or 215/50/17. The tyre is not suitable for the Vectra C and may/will void your insurance as they are undersize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    The tyre is way too small. The reccomended sizes are 225/45/17 or 215/50/17. The tyre is not suitable for the Vectra C and may/will void your insurance as they are undersize.
    thanks for that mate i didnt even realise that...bit of a senior moment i reckon....quick question tho if i got 225 45 17 they would fit on the rim ok...as for the wheel fitting just normal 5 stud...they came off a zafira and been told they will fit straight on my veccy.....well i hope they will or im in bother from other half hahahaha

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    Do you know the width of the alloy, there should be a mark like 6J or 7J inside the wheel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    Do you know the width of the alloy, there should be a mark like 6J or 7J inside the wheel?
    not sure really...its first time i have bought a set of wheels for a car....usually just go with whats on already..ive had a look and the label says "msw rs-5 size 7.5x17 if that tells you anything, not a lot of help to me, i guess theres more to swapping a set of wheels than i thought hahaha

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    Ok it looks as if your alloys are 7.5 inch wide so they are fine for 225/45/17 tyres. I have some for sale as it happens
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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    Ok it looks as if your alloys are 7.5 inch wide so they are fine for 225/45/17 tyres. I have some for sale as it happens
    ah jolly good i have been looking for some tyres what are you selling yours for, not sure when i will be able to swap them over...i only just bought the wheels telling her i would only have to refurb them after xmas she gonna not be happy when i tell her the tyres are no good lmao

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