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    Hi All,

    Changing tyres hopefully tomorrow from 215/50 R17's on the front to 225/45 R17's.

    I have found that front wheels need aligning quite badly - excessive wear around the inside edge of the old tyres. And think that this is going to cost in the region of £30 (I hope).

    Have a budget of around £85 a tyre, so give me a few recomendations so that I can get some prices from local tyre traders in the morning. Left it a bit late to order them from the tinternet - any more mileage and the cord may be making an appearance on the inner edges.

    Anyone from Wirral area have any places to recommend for tyre fitting and tracking etc??

    Andrew

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    goodyear Eagle GSD3's will come in at around £88 each..cracking tyre....

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    Is that inc. Fitting mate? bit skint after Xmas - plus paying for a wedding too. Don't believe in skimping on important bits of rubber tho!

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    yeah, that was all in.....

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    Has anyone used Top Gear Tyres in Ellesmere Port? Looks pretty good for a Supplier/Fitter and for them to do my wheel alignment too!

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    [quote=andrew the bobby;471419]Hi All,

    Changing tyres hopefully tomorrow from 215/50 R17's on the front to 225/45 R17's.

    they won't let you put the wider tyres on the front if your not changing the backs aswell.

    Also when i done this there was not one tyre dealer in northampton that would only change two as i was changing to a completely different profile like yourself.

    i know people on here have just changed two at a time.
    i also changed to the F1 GSD3 and i can vouch these are fantastic tyers

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    I have Goodyear Eagle NCT 5's on the back at the moment. They have covered around 9k and are unmarked. Can I put these on the front and the 225/45 R17's on the back? Cannot afford to scrap 2 decent tyres.

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    Yes thats the only way you can do it but like i say most tyre fitters dont want to only change two when they are different profiles

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    From previous - the difference from 215/50 to 225/45 is only marginal - from others it win't make any difference to handling at all - so why do so many fitters regard this as a problem - anyone else had this experience?

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    i think it's just a case of getting more money out of you.
    as it's not illegal and your car won't fail the mot because of it

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