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    Can someone please help with a few questions as Iím not too sure about a few things?

    Iíve been reading through the treads on changing from 215/50/17 91w tyres to 225/45/17 and it makes a lot of scene to do so with the price difference and more choice of tyres

    I also understand that the 91 type of tyre is more of the standard load as the 94 is an extra load tyre but will moving onto the 94 or XL tyre type make much of a harsher ride to the SRI (1.8vvt) suspension? and is there any other postive or negative changers the tyres could make to the car?

    Iíve also been looking at numerous tyres of the larger 225/45/17 size and found that most of them are 94 or XL is there a reason for this?

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    You will notice a slight difference on the ride with the XL type as basically the sidewalls are a bit stiffer.

    What tyres are you looking at in that size for them to be 94? When I had 17s, and switched to 225/45, there were from memory a good selection of non-XL tyres.

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    I've been looking at
    TOYO CF1 TOYO CF 1 - 225/45R17 94W XL
    FALKEN FK452 - 225/45R17 94Y XL
    FALKEN ZE912 - 225/45R17 94W XL
    All XL's
    I've also seen
    GOODYEAR EAGLE F1 ASYMMETRIC - 225/45R17 91Y on CAMKILLS but on GOODYEARS Official Site it states that is
    225/45R17
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    94
    Y
    XL

    So I'm a bit confused about the GOODYEAR

    Do you have any advice or recommendations?

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    If the 215/50 tyres you've got at the moment are Nct-5 or similar these are normally a touring type tyre (more comfort),the 225/45 tyres are more likely to be a sports tyre so there's a small chance you'll feel a difference anyway,so don't worry about Xl or not buy the best tyre that suits your budget,and don't be tempted by super budget tyres (wanli,sunny and similar),you get what you pay for with tyres.

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    Also be aware the Goodyears wear VERY quickly. Think less than 8k before they need replaced.

    I'm running Bridgestone Turanza ER300 in 225-45-17 91V, and they're slightly firmer ride than the NCT5, but consequently handle better. The ER300 is a 320 treadwear tyre too, and by my calculations will last nearly 40k on the front. That said it still grips better than the NCT5.

    Personally, I wouldn't go for a XL tyre on the VVT SRi - I think it'd be pretty rough and choppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _ZS_ View Post
    Also be aware the Goodyears wear VERY quickly. Think less than 8k before they need replaced
    Not from my previous experience, 8K wear suggests they were fitted to the front only
    I am able to get 20K miles, swapping rear to front as they wear

    The Good Year website isn't very informative, it is quite general so that any visitor from any country can be advised (it even has US only tyres on it!)
    I suggest you look around the retailer websites and see what is on offer, comparing 225/45R17 and 215/50R17
    Another thing to note is that W rated tyres can be marginally more expensive than Y rated tyres
    Compare 225/45R17 91W and 225/45R17 91Y, typically you can save at least £5 a tyre simply by upgrading to the Y rated tyre (bizarre!)

    I have to agree, the Eagle F1 Asy 225/45R17 91Y is about the best buy at the moment from Camskills
    I was searching earlier, about £91 (ex fitting)

    Finally, most people won't notice the difference between fitting a standard and XL tyre, where the standard tyre pressures are used
    The main difference comes in where higher tyre pressures are used (typically at 35psi and above)

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    Thanks for the replyís guys much appreciated.

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