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    Looks like I will need some new tyres in the near future. Any recomendations. I have Goodyear NCT 5 215/50/17 at the moment, should I get the same again or go for 225/45/17, I have heard that the ride is not as good with the lower profile, is that correct, can any one come up with some with the kirb protectors, any help would be appreciated as there seems to be laods to choose from and I would like to think I made the best choice.

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    Have Falken ZE512 215 50 17 on mine with kerb protectors but wouldn't recommend to be honest - not the best in the wet and wear fairly quickly but very reasonably priced. Just for what its worth.
    Cheers Mark

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    The best tyres we've run yet Ed has to be the Goodyear Eagle F1's...and there was no real deteriation in ride when we went over to 225/45's...

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    I've been really pleased with my Goodyear Excellence which I moved to from NCTs. Much quieter and smoother ride. £100 each fitted for 215/50s from Micheldever Tyres

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    I have 25/45/17's and noticed no difference in the comfort at all. Its such a small difference - 5mm - in sidewall its nothing.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    The best tyres we've run yet Ed has to be the Goodyear Eagle F1's...and there was no real deteriation in ride when we went over to 225/45's...
    Concurred, after just two days with them on .. if you mean the GS-D3 type, that is:-
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    imo, absolutely perfect for the vectra. I just hope they last well.

    F1 asymmetric

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    yep.. top one's look like the tread pattern on her sigbum..

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    All I need now is to find somewhere who will fit them without damaging the rims.

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    Does putting lower profile tyres affect the speedo etc as there is a reduced diameter compared to the original?

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