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    Default Help! 2006 Vectra C Estate. Change Wheels to 17 inch from 19inch

    Hi guys,
    Car is a SRI Estate 2006, with 235/35R19 Snowflake alloys.

    We want to swap to new 17 inch rims (non-VX) with 215/50R17. The supplier (alloywheels.com) aren't sure they will fit, nor are VX main dealer. I appreciate most folk go up to a larger size, but we need to go to a more friendly size. Supplier thinks as I have standard 19s the calipers / discs may be too big.

    Does anyone know?! I know the sizes are correct, but can't get any information on whether there are any problems fitting. I see there are 285 or 305mm discs (I think!)

    Cheers!

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    Almost any 17" rim will fit over all brakes up to the VXR calipers and 345mm discs and even those can fit with the Elite style 17" rim.

    Why you ditching the snowflakes though? tyre cost or ride?

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    Brilliant - thanks! Looking into brake suppliers, there are 302mm discs and 285, and two types of calipers as well. just a bit nervous of paying out for new wheels and tyres and finding they dont fit! The VX is completely standard with 19" but the roads around here are shocking and we keep getting through tyres. Am hoping that by going onto 17s the ride will be better, tyres cheaper, and last better!

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    Anyone know of any problems that could be an issue "almost" needs to be certain!

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