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    Default Tyres for 17" Alloys

    I hope to change my 16" for 17" alloys in the very near future, just want to know what the best tyre size will be so I don't mess up the rolling radius.

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    215/50s as fitted by VXL, or 225/45s which are cheaper (generally) and better choice and are listed in the handbook as an alternative.

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    Check out a rim calculator as well so you can keep the speedo reading accurate I'm pretty sure the 225/45 only throws it out by 0.3 mph iirc, hth.

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    Hopefully i'll have a set of p/worn 215/50/17 Toyo T1r's for sale next month, a year old and approx 9k done on them.They cost me £380 fitted,yours for £230,pm me if your interested

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    Is this correct?

    Current 215 - 55 - 16
    New 225 - 45 - 17
    Difference minus1.34%
    Speedo reads 70mph actual speed 69.06

    Used Rim Calc here;

    http://www.alloywheels.com/tyrecalc.asp

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    Sorry, can anyone advise on the above?

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    the figures you gave aren't what i got....

    at 70 mph, you will be doing 71.39mph
    the difference is 1.99%, so quite minor..

    we've used 225's on our cars and we prefer them..

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    Cheers GSi

    What calc were you using or do you think I was putting the wrong details in. I'm rubbish

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    i was using you calc that you linked to above,..

    i think you where entering the wrong details...

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    I must be doing something wrong, putting 215 in 1st box, 55 in 2nd box and 16 in the 3rd. Well confused

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