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    Default 215/50-17 to 235/45-17

    Hi folks love the site. I`m now onto my third set of tyres and just about to hit 40k.

    1.9cdti 150 plus chip.

    Cow I get away with the 235/45-17`s on my standard sri rims. Checked out a few tyre calculators. Looks likw the closest match and the tyres arent crazy expensive in that size.

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    i would say yes. ive just changed from 215/50/17 to 225/45/17 and they dont really look 10mm wider so im sure 235's would be just fine

    go for Pilot SPORT PS2, lush tyres

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    Mine has just hit 50,000 and has just had its second pair of Goodyear NCT5's on the front and still has the original NCT5's on the rear which are about half worn. I would be interested to see how they 225/45x17 or 235/45x17 fit though, from what I have read they may be a cheaper option when it comes to replacement.

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    They do, cos I have 235/45 17s on now but they are a tight fit and you may find (as I did) that the rims get damaged during fitment (by three different places!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel View Post
    I would be interested to see how they 225/45x17 or 235/45x17 fit though,.....

    225/45/17 are an alternative size reccomended by vauxhall in the owners manual.. the only thing by going to a 235 is that the tyres are 'non standard' and may cause hassles when it comes to an insurance claim..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwabo View Post
    225/45/17 are an alternative size recommended by Vauxhall in the owners manual.. the only thing by going to a 235 is that the tyres are 'non standard' and may cause hassles when it comes to an insurance claim..

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    I don't honestly think any insurance company would refuse to pay out on the grounds you had slightly wrong size tyres fitted. If the wheels are standard I can't even imagine they'd look at the tyre sizes.

    However, as Nutron said, fitting 235mm tyres to a 7J wheel width is very tight. I know 225/45 aren't the closest size match, but they're recommended by Vx in the manual as an alternative 17" tyre size, and they're much cheaper than the 215/50.

    Stick with 225/45/17 IMO

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    So in insurance terms it's better to fit a correct size cheap and nasty tyre than a quality oversize tyre!

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    Just to give them something else to wriggle out on, yes.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    In all probability you'd be OK, even for a claim.

    But if there was a fatality I'm sure the police (some on here may confirm) and your insurance company will go over the car in detail. Slightest issue and the insurance co will do a runner. Just not worth the risk.

    Either declare it as a mod, or don't do it IMHO. As others have said 225/45 is listed as an option by VXL.

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