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    guys if i changed my original spec front tyres to 225/45 r17 would i have to put them on the back or could i put them on the front ok and then when i could afford it change the back ones to the same ones?

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    Put them where you like bud.

    As long as the tyres on the axle are the same size, you've no probs. I put mine on the rear first, only because they had worn first.

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    Check with your insurance - when I put on a pair of 225's to replace 215's I was told my insurance that they had to go on the back.

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    Always the most tread to the rear,if they're part worns with equal tread as the 215's put the wider on the rear as they should have the most grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuzzyD View Post
    Check with your insurance - when I put on a pair of 225's to replace 215's I was told my insurance that they had to go on the back.
    Did they give a reason?

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    Tyre rotation would probably be the reason
    New tyres on the rear, the existing rear tyre should then be crossed over and swapped over to the front
    However, it is only advisory

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    ^^If you have directional tyres you wouldnt be able to cross them over, as they'd be the wrong way unless you turned the tyres around on the rims.

    To answer the first question. It doesn't matter if the wider tyres are on the front or the back (though the back is recomended), as long as the tyres are the same on each axle.

    Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisschild View Post
    ^^If you have directional tyres you wouldnt be able to cross them over, as they'd be the wrong way unless you turned the tyres around on the rims
    That would be obvious and required
    Although I did see a BMW today with both front tyres incorrectly rotated and a space saver on the offside rear

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    General rule is new tyres on the back. Though Vauxhall specifically say new to the front...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Did they give a reason?
    They just said that as they are wider they wanted them on the back.

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