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    Default Common Question ref tyres, but please help

    Hi all, I know this is a common question, but I am thinking about swapping my tired looking standard Vec C SXI wheels for new.
    I would like to upgrade to 17" but would like to keep the dimensions exactly the same, the tyres are currently 215/55/16 so what would I need?
    215/45/17?, also the wheels I have seen say width = 7J? Is this 215?

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    215/50/17's or 225/45/17's
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Thanks, do you know if the 7J is 215 width?

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    I think the 7J refers to 7inch wide on the wheel..... I'm not sure but a call to a tyre place would tell you or someone will be along later to give you the right answer....... I don't know what width the standard 17" VX rims are but they fit 225's ok. HTH
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    225/45-17's are the more common, i.e. cheaper tyre - 215/50-17's are an odd size almost unique to Vectra/Signum models.

    Also, 225/45-17's - whilst not standard - are permitted to be fitted to Vectra's... i.e. your insurance won't be null & void.

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    I have just called BK Racing ref the snowflake lookalikes and they have none left to fit a Vec C...damn!

    Does anyone know of companies that sell replicas for the snowflake/SRI/VXR alloys?

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    Will the 215/45 change my speedo reading?

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    http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalcold.html

    It will work your tyre sizes out with the error in the speedo reading
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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