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    Default GSi tyres?

    The ebay search lists 215 50 17 91W as the correct tyres.


    I was gonna fot the larger 225 45 17 tyres.

    My current tyres have a load index of 94Y XL, I thought this was the correct fit not the W rated ones.

    Any advice?

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    225/45/17 91 W
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Yep, only the V6 diesel that needs the XL tyres. 215/50 are the factory fitted size, but 225/45 will fit perfectly and are cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapaul View Post
    Yep, only the V6 diesel that needs the XL tyres. 215/50 are the factory fitted size, but 225/45 will fit perfectly and are cheaper
    Actually only the V6 Diesel Auto needs them It is very close to the manual though
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I stand corrected

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    So "W" or Y rated?

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    on a car like the GSi always go higher...Y or Z rated..

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    Minimum spec would be either :
    215/50 R17 91W
    225/45 R17 91W

    You could go up to the reinforced tyres, personally I would recommend it as they cope much better if they suffer rapid deflation or underflation, at speed :
    215/50 R17 XL 95W
    225/45 R17 XL 94W

    Ironically the XL tyres can often be cheaper than the standard tyres

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