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    Hi guya,

    My car currently has 215/50 R17 tyres on the standard 17" SRI wheels. They will need replacing soon, do I have to replace them with the same spec or can I alter the profile etc? At the moment, the car looks like it has too much rubber on the wheel lol!

    Any help much apreciated!!

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    Go for 225/45/R17's thats an alternative

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    I put 225-45's on, and to be honest I think they look too thin now, so I'm thinking of going back to the 215-50's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Go for 225/45/R17's thats an alternative


    That's the way i went mate and in my opinion they look much better and the tyres are cheaper and you have a larger range to choose from. However, this leaves a slightly larger gap in the arches. Just means you'll have to get it lowered too (that's my next job)

    Here's some piccys to help sway you :




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    if you change to the 225/45 does this affect thr speedo?

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    There was a post recently with a link that gave comparisons. IIRC, the 225's at 70mph on the speedo give an actual speed of 68.8mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    if you change to the 225/45 does this affect thr speedo?
    Put the 2 different sizes in the tyre calculator on the following site to see the differences.

    http://www.tyretraders.com/Tyrecalculator/

    I made the change a while ago and there's not a great deal of difference. If you stick to the speedo readings then your actual speed will be slightly lower, so little chance of getting a speeding ticket.

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