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    Default 215/50/17 tyres-HOW MUCH!!!!

    Looked into getting a couple of Good-Years for my signum, and fought hard to get £100 each!!! was told this size tyre are for vectra c and signums only hence the price.Wondered if it would be cost effective to upgrade to 18" alloys that take 'standard' high perf. tyres.
    Apparantly our tyres are more expensive than VW Gti/R32 etc tyres.Help !!!

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    try 225/45/17 mate, they are more common tyre and also cheaper and also approved as a compatable alternative size in the handbook..

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    well you wont wanna get 19,s then .........had a quote for £220,but did get them for £186

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwabo View Post
    try 225/45/17 mate, they are more common tyre and also cheaper and also approved as a compatable alternative size in the handbook..
    Defo go this way mate, loads cheaper and vx approved. Speedo is only 2 mph out at 60 as well.

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    I've now fully transferred over from :
    Good Year NCT5 XL 215/50R17 95W
    to :
    Good Year F1 GSD3 XL 225/45ZR17 94W

    Reduces the price from £150 each to £80 each

    Wear is about the same
    Grip in the wet is slightly better
    Cornering speed is about the same
    Steering is sharper and more precise, however, this does result in the steering responding more at low speed
    Suspension ride is slightly rougher, but Motorway ride is more relaxed
    Road noise is also slightly less

    I've also had a speedo calibration check carried out, and no adjustment was required
    The car is setup on its EU conformity for 215/55R16 tyres
    Last edited by m8internet; 6th September 2007 at 22:45.

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    I got quoted £150 for a 16" bridgestone turanza from Kwik-Fit once, told them to shove it!!

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    would it be safe to have 225/50/17 on the rear but still run 215/50/17 on the front?
    Ive just whipped my fronts on to the rear as the rears are more or less new and front were very close to the wear indicator?

    Any ideas or suggestions welcomed

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    just put 2 goodyear eagles on my vec and cost me £210 inc balancing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    would it be safe to have 225/50/17 on the rear but still run 215/50/17 on the front?
    You want 225/45R17, and yes put them on the rear so the originals wear out at the front
    It's best practice to swap the rears to front, as the tyres wear out

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    ok, the newly placed front ones are really like new, and rears dont wear much so hopefully a few more thousand in them, at which point ill go to 225/45/17 Cheers

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