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    ....is it acceptable to have the wider ones on the front and standard on the back?
    mine will need a pair of fronts in a month or 2, and it's right what people say, the 225/45/17's are cheaper than the 215/50/17s. how wrong would it be to have a pair of 225s on the front, and a pair of 215s on the back? would it still drive ok? be legal? look silly? i would put 225s on the back when the current ones wore out of course, so it would only be a temp. thing.

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    not too sure, i dont see why not, when i changed mine when i had the 17's on i barely noticed the difference in them tbh apart from the price of them, was a little bit more bumpy too and now its even worse with the snow flakes on haha

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    i work in a dealership so if you liked i could ask our tyre fitter for his advise if that would help you?

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    yes, please Paul, if you bump into him. i reckon he'll say it's legal etc, but he doesn't recommend it, and to buy 4 tyres in one hit and not be a tight git.

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    haha, he's a sound lad so il get his opinion for you Mark.

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    right ive spoke to him and what he said is to put the 225/45's on the back of the car until you get the other 2 as this will balance the car out better, hope this helps you Mark

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    ah...yes, i see. that makes more sense. cheers.

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    no problem, glad to help

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    my car came with 215/50/17 and i changed alll 4 for 215/45/17 and they are alot cheaper. May try 225's next time

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    I'm running 225-45's on the front (Bridgestones), 215-50's on the back (NCT5s). No problems I can identify, apart from the NCT5s not wearing quick enough on the back so I can get rid of the ******s.

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