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    Hello all, I am planning on getting a set of BK999's and am looking at tyres to go with them (i don't fancy trusting the budget tyres that come with them). I've been looking at threads on here and Falken ZE 912's seem to be a good option for the money I have available.

    One question I have though is, is it worth paying the extra money for 235/40 18's rather than 225/40's? I looked at a couple of wheel calculators and there only seems to be about 8mm difference in the diameter. Is there really a noticeable difference in how they look on the car or how they feel on the road?

    Any other tyres at the same price (or less!!) that would be a good option? I'm not into fast driving really but I want to feel that they will be safe in the wet and offer reasonable grip in the dry.

    Thanks for any help,

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    I've found Vredestein 235/40/18's for 95 quid each mate...

    edit: assuming they fit on the standard multispokes...

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    With 225/45 being the correct size for the Vec, there won't be much in it with the 235's. Thats the size I'm going for next.

    They do fit Penfold, don't worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    I've found Vredestein 235/40/18's for 95 quid each mate...

    edit: assuming they fit on the standard multispokes...
    thanks for the reply but they're a bit over my budget really the Falkens are about £60-78 depending on the size.

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    I just did the same, and had the same dilemma as to what to get. I went for the 235/40/18's in the end on BK999's, all inc delivery was £675, with Avon tyres.
    Would probably have been a little less for alternate branded tyres.
    Think the 225's would have looked a little too small in the arches...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schui1024 View Post
    I just did the same, and had the same dilemma as to what to get. I went for the 235/40/18's in the end on BK999's, all inc delivery was £675, with Avon tyres.
    Would probably have been a little less for alternate branded tyres.
    Think the 225's would have looked a little too small in the arches...

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    PM sent, thanks for the reply

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    fitting the 235's as supposed to the 225's makes a difference of 4mm on the tyre sidewall therefore you're speedo will read 0.8mph more than what you're doing.

    eg - going 60mph, you're speedo will read 60.8mph.

    In other words Go for it!!! Physically fitting the tyre will be no problem at all

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    Hi i noticed a difference when i put a set of 18 inch snowflakes on my SRI vectra the originals were 215/45/17 i have now got 225/40/18 i noticed that my steering pulled more with the wider tyres especialy on cats eyes if you want a larger tyre why not try 235's on the rear and 225's on the front, i'm just about to fit a set of barum's 225/40/18/ w rating fitted all in for £330.00 at National Tyres they are made by Continental, i have had them before and they are good value for money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teamtom View Post
    fitting the 235's as supposed to the 225's makes a difference of 4mm on the tyre sidewall therefore you're speedo will read 0.8mph more than what you're doing.

    eg - going 60mph, you're speedo will read 60.8mph.

    In other words Go for it!!! Physically fitting the tyre will be no problem at all

    HTH
    The speedo won't be effected as you can change the tyre group on tech 2 which calibrated the speedo to suit the tyre size.

    But I think 235 40's are in the same group as 215 55 16, 215 50 17, 225 45 18 and 235 35 19".

    If the wheels you are putting on are 8" wide, then go for 235 40 18", if they are a 7.5" rim then 225 45 18" are the correct size, but 225 40 18" were fitted to Eurpoean Vectra C's and the tyre group on Tech 2 can be changed to keep everything in check.

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    Thanks all for the replies

    I've gone for the 235/40's with a set of BK999's, should be here on friday

    and thanks to schui for the link, saved me a good amount of money.

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