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    Default Idiots guide to alloy wheels?

    Hi all, Thinking of getting new alloys for my Vectra GSI. Got stock 17" with 235/45/17 tyres on them. Now, i've read a few threads that have said that changing tyres, etc mucks up the speedo ratings, etc.

    I'm pretty happy with 17" wheels but the ones i was looking at come with 205/40/17 tyres (Toyo).

    Being a bit of a novice at this (at 33!!) and probably a stupid question but do i need to fit this size of tyre to these wheels or do any 17" do?

    If so what would be the recommended size? The ones i've got on now are brand new and ideally i'd just stick them on the new wheels.

    Yours ignorantly

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    the reccomended size for 17's is 215/50/17, thou 225/45/17 is an option..the one's that come with the wheels will give you big speedo calibration worries..i'd just reuse the one's off your GSi alloys

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    Cheers mate. So the 234/45/17 would be OK then? (only Goodyear but would save me some cash if i could re-fit them). You reckon i'd have no problems just fitting them on the new wheels?

    Thanks again

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