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    Default GoodYear Tyre Question Regarding Sizes !!

    I need to buy 4 new tyres for the car, I need 2 for the front of the car asap and I will need 2 more for the back in less than 2 months time. I want a good half decent make as I drive around 18,000 miles a year.

    My current tyre size is 215 / 50 / 17 I have looked online and seen Good year NCT 5's for £364 all in and fitted.

    However I have read on the forums that some people have bought and used Goodyear Eagle F1 GS03 the tyre size being 225 / 45 / 17. I can get these fitted for £372.

    Both tyres are being sourced from Blackcircles. Does anyone know anywhere cheaper ??

    If I was to change all the tyres to 225 / 45 / 17 how will this affect my car, I know the tyres are going to be broader and also more low profile, but what will that mean for me as owner of car ??? Will the car feel any different in driving ?? etc etc

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    Camskill have got them for £79(was £69 recently) then you just need to find a place that will fit them for cheap.HTH

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    Cheers for that link.

    With me changing tyre size completely, what does that mean ?? Will the car feel any different in driving from my old size 215 / 50 / 17 ??

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    Maybe a slightly firmer ride, but nothing too drastic. The speed will be slightly out as well, mine is about 5mph slower with the 225's

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    I am amazed you can get four NCT5 tyres for £364 as they are normally about £115 each
    The F1 GSD3 is normally much cheaper at about £90 each
    If you can get the NCT5 for that price, I'd stay with that
    The reason being is that the F1 GSD3 is about to be phased out and the NCT5 has a slightly better ride quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1319 View Post
    Camskill have got them for £79(was £69 recently) then you just need to find a place that will fit them for cheap.HTH
    Camskill still have them at £69.50. The £79 price is for the XL (extra load) ones.

    http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.php?plid=m4b405s16p0

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    Quote Originally Posted by kineticmix View Post
    Will the car feel any different in driving ?? etc etc
    Since I got rid of 2 of my NCT5's (215/50/17) and fitted 2 F1 GSD3's (225/45/17) the handling of my car has improved 100%. See http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=42440 for more info.

    As said, your speedo will slightly over-read if fitted on the front. At 70mph (indicated speedo reading) my sat nav says I'm doing 67 mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Camskill still have them at £69.50. The £79 price is for the XL (extra load) ones.

    http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.php?plid=m4b405s16p0
    Just looked again and realised what confused me.

    Agree with you as well on the handling, so much better than the NCT's, but softer as well remember. I've worn mine down quite a lot in the 2months they've been on, but it's all down to how you drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Since I got rid of 2 of my NCT5's (215/50/17) and fitted 2 F1 GSD3's (225/45/17) the handling of my car has improved 100%. See http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=42440 for more info.

    As said, your speedo will slightly over-read if fitted on the front. At 70mph (indicated speedo reading) my sat nav says I'm doing 67 mph.
    Where abouts is the speed on the sat nav?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidjs68 View Post
    Where abouts is the speed on the sat nav?
    Press and hold down the Settings button until 'testmode' appears on the display. Release settings button and then press the Nav button and you can scroll through the hidden menus. Also some more hidden menus can be found by pressing the the Audio and BC buttons.

    To exit 'testmode' either press and hold down the settings button again or remove the ignition key.

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