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    Hi All,

    I am looking at replacing my 215/50 r 17 Nct 5 tyres for 4 x Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 225/45 R17 Y whats your thoughts on these tyres as my local fitters say i would need to change all 4 as i am going to a wider tyre is this right?

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    no.
    You only have to match tyre sizes per axle.
    The tyre place is wrong, according to MOT, construction and use, homologation, road traffic act etc etc

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    you will be dropping the diameter of the wheel with the new tyres. I am sure this has an effect on the speedo and speed in general

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    Quote Originally Posted by kns View Post
    Hi All,

    I am looking at replacing my 215/50 r 17 Nct 5 tyres for 4 x Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 225/45 R17 Y whats your thoughts on these tyres as my local fitters say i would need to change all 4 as i am going to a wider tyre is this right?
    I pretty sure you can get away with a pair on either axle, but check.
    Just replaced mine nice got a good deal me thinks £320 for 4 fitted and balanced with shiny valves

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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    you will be dropping the diameter of the wheel with the new tyres. I am sure this has an effect on the speedo and speed in general
    Not enough to make a difference,also put the wider new tyres on the rear,won't look daft also the best place for them for handling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    you will be dropping the diameter of the wheel with the new tyres. I am sure this has an effect on the speedo and speed in general

    ?? don't understand.
    The wheel size are the same at 17".

    The rolling circumference with change by about 2% = = OK

    As long as the tyres on the same axle are the same size, that is OK for the law.

    Speedo out by 2% is not worth worrying about, tyre tread change can be nearly this as the tyre wears out.

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    Agree with Ste.
    I did exactly this, put 2 new 225/45 on rear & put old 215/50s on the front until worn out. Some cars come with wider tyres on the rear as standard, so the fitter is talking out of his AR55

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    If the tyre place is giving that advice, walk away and find one that knows what they're talking about.

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    most tyre centres will try to sell 4 new tyres more profit in the till

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    Quote Originally Posted by merikiito View Post
    you will be dropping the diameter of the wheel with the new tyres. I am sure this has an effect on the speedo and speed in general
    Considering the speedo is not correct to start with, 2% or so make NO difference at all. It would also read slower not faster so its a bit safer with the speeding laws.

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    ?? don't understand.
    The wheel size are the same at 17".

    The rolling circumference with change by about 2% = = OK

    As long as the tyres on the same axle are the same size, that is OK for the law.

    Speedo out by 2% is not worth worrying about, tyre tread change can be nearly this as the tyre wears out.

    Totally agree

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