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    Can I put 205/55/16 tyres on my 2004 1.9 CDTi (120)?

    It currently has 215/55/16 on its steel wheels and I can almost replace all 4 with the smaller tyres for the price of 2 215's!

    Obviously I'd have to do all 4 in one go (for the first time) but would this cause any problems?

    There seems to be less choice for the 215's than the 205s so the 205s are quite a bit cheaper.

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    http://www.etyres.co.uk/tyre-size-calculator.htm

    They should be ok as the diameter varience is minimal. It will mean that the diameter is different and therefore if the speedo says you are doing 30 you could be doing marginally more or less

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    Cheers, handy little calculator that. Recommends no more than 2.5% difference and mine comes in at 1.71%!

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    ive got a set of winter 16" alloys with 205/55's on the front and 225/55's on the back, no problems, doesnt look alot different either.

    so you could do them in pairs.

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