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    Is it me or has anyone else experienced different handling having replaced their 215x50x17 tyres for 225x45x17. At first it felt like the car was going to have a bit of tail wag and the back end was starting to drift. Having thought about it and driving it consciously a little hard into the corners it now feels like its on rails, but the initial feeling from the driving seat was a little nervy. The tyres are Toyo Proxes T1R 225x45x17. Any comments folks?

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    I have toyo`s on my 19`s and they are very sticky tyres and I get a fair bit of tram lining / rail roading, I put it down the 19`s but perhaps it is the tyres ? Maybe they are just sticking to the road more. I have a set of 17`s coming tomorrow with 225/45`s on so will be able to answer again when they are fitted, be interesting if it is the tyres or profile ??

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    I'm on 19's as well with 235/35 tyres. A little bumpy at times but corners really well.

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    got 225/17's on mine...goodyear F1's...sure stick like **** round the corners

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    it's more than likely becuase they're toyo's...
    everybody says the same when they move on to Toyo's.
    Sooo grippy!
    i wouldn't drive it too hard mind.. they don't last long!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatty
    i wouldn't drive it too hard mind.. they don't last long!

    Tell me about it, mine have a fair wear on them and they are only 4 months old

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    Could have just been because they were new tyres MJED, and just needed a bit of bedding in.

    I switched from 215/50/17 (NCT5) to 225/45/17 (Michelin Pilot Sport 2) and, in conjunction with Irmscher suspension, the car just stuck like s**t on a blanket to the road. Not that it didn't handle well with the NCT 5's and the Irmscher suspension, but the switch to the 225/45's (and that particular tyre) made a noticeable difference.

    The ony 'downside' was a slightly noisier ride and slightly more tram lining on painted lines etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan
    The ony 'downside' was a slightly noisier ride and slightly more tram lining on painted lines etc.
    I noticed that - they do seem a bit better now (although it could be me getting used to the difference) have noticed a little bit of over steer.

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    New tyres on the front will give you a little understeer until you scrub the shine off, most new tyres will need around 100 miles or so before the grip really 'comes in', or so I was told by my friendly neighbourhood tyre fitter.

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