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    Default Wheels/Tyres and wheel bolt questions

    Following on from this thread http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=30537 I've just bought the facelift SRI wheels from Jamie
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    Sold... cheers Lee, enjoy them matey.
    So thanks to Jamie for letting me have them - and thanks for meeting me in Swindon, that was a big help.

    skinnyseand posed this question:
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    will the steel wheel bolts be enough to hold these
    so I thought I'd ask you all for your opinions. I currently have fitted 16" Vx sxi alloys (not steel) wheels with 205/55R16 tyres. Will the wheel bolts on the 16s be sufficient for the facelift SRI 17s?

    also, when I fit them I'll need to get Vx to adjust the computer to keep the speedo accurate. Anyone know what sort of difference there will be when I put the 17s on with 215/50R17 tyres?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ sxi-nav View Post
    Following on from this thread http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=30537 I've just bought the facelift SRI wheels from Jamie

    So thanks to Jamie for letting me have them - and thanks for meeting me in Swindon, that was a big help.

    skinnyseand posed this question:


    so I thought I'd ask you all for your opinions. I currently have fitted 16" Vx sxi alloys (not steel) wheels with 205/55R16 tyres. Will the wheel bolts on the 16s be sufficient for the facelift SRI 17s?

    also, when I fit them I'll need to get Vx to adjust the computer to keep the speedo accurate. Anyone know what sort of difference there will be when I put the 17s on with 215/50R17 tyres?

    For speedo variation try this. A variation of + 2.4% with the change of wheel size you have indicated. So at an indicated 60 mph you will actually be doing 61.4 mph.
    As for wheel bolts have used a VX bolt for 17" wheel on a 15" wheel on an Astra. So appears to be OK.
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    Excellent site! Thanks John.

    OK, moving from 205/55R16 to 215/50R17 is a 2.4% difference, 60mph on speedo is actually 61.4mph.

    BUT when the 215/50s are shot I'd probably put on 225/45s as a lot of people have done, which gives a difference from the 16s as 0.4% (60mph speedo is 60.2mph.

    SO... as the 225/45 result is practically the same as my current 16s; is it OK to drive on the 215/50s until the tyres are done and not worry about adjusting for the the 2.4% difference? Or is this too much so I should get the comp updated twice, once with the 215/50s and again when I put on 225/45s ???

    EDIT: just seen your amended post John. Many thanks.
    Last edited by LJ sxi-nav; 26th September 2007 at 09:31.

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