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    Need tyres for my Vec, has the standard sri wheels, i know they are 215/50 but does any1 know what other ones fit?? Cheers

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    225/45 ....

    Avoid Talon Triangles.... £37.50 a pair...

    Allright in straight lines..

    but hit a bit of dew and ur sideways!!!

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    Thought that but wasn't 2 sure, thanks for the info, is it ok having 2 225/45 on the front and 2 215/50 on the rear??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnynufc View Post
    Thought that but wasn't 2 sure, thanks for the info, is it ok having 2 225/45 on the front and 2 215/50 on the rear??
    No.

    Have the bigger tyres on the rear.

    This is what im running at the mo

    Front = 215/50
    Back = 225/45

    When I get some more money off th egood old money tree I'll change the fronts to good 225/45's

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    Thats ok, just have to swap them around then, ive needed 2 fronts for a while and ive came across 2 225/45s at the right money, so need 2 get that sorted soon, Cheers m8

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    Ideally, always put the tyres with the most tread (ie the newer ones) on the rear
    That also means the older ones (usually the unwanted ones) wear out first

    You may find the ride a little unusual during the transition from 215/50R17 to 225/45R17
    There is less lateral flex, whuch gives a harsher ride
    However, since you will have a mix of tyres you won't notice it that much, but you will when you replace the next set giving you a full set of 225/45R17

    One final note, like for like brand to brand, the 225/45R17 is generally cheaper!

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    Just to note, it is ok to have the 225's on the front and 215's on the rear. Just not good pratice to put new ones on the front and old ones on the rear, although I had them like that for ages and it was 100% ok
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Just to note, it is ok to have the 225's on the front and 215's on the rear. Just not good pratice to put new ones on the front and old ones on the rear, although I had them like that for ages and it was 100% ok
    Same here. Especially important if you've still got a pair of NCT5's. Fine on the rear, rubbish on the front.

    Currently have 225/45/17 uniroyal rainsport2's on the front, and the original NCT5's on the rear.

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