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    Talking help! new tyres?

    i need to buy new tyres soon for 17" 5 spoke gsi alloys that are on the car but i do not want the 215/50/17 (w) eagles that are on there at the moment as i find the handling is poor and i put this down to the tyres so can anyone tell me of an equivalent/price and if a 225 tyre will go on rather than 215? i need 4 off. HELP PLEASE!

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    You can put on 225/45`s, they are a lot cheaper as it opens the choice up a lot ...

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    i was thinking that but going with the 45 profile would increase the gap in the wheel arch and i think it would look as if it needed lowering after that? more money!

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    the 225's look okay, its only making a few mm difference in the diameter of the tyre... I have 225's all round and they're fine.

    My local tyre place has 17 225/45 Avon ZZ3's on permanent offer at £79 per corner, all in.

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    that sounds a good price i will look into that, cheers!

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    i just got 2 18" nankang sport tyres for mine. £67 +vat at local tyre wholesaler. probably naff but got too many other things to shel out on over the next month or so. Better than the £180 per tyre i was quoted for bridstones lol

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    You will be surprised, the Nankang's ain't bad at all!

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    i had nankang sports on my old vectra b v6 and thought they were okay i just got a quote for 225/45/17 w falkins with directional tread for £68! thought that was good.

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    gettin falken ze512 225/45/17 w's for £65 fitted on tuesday from auto image in glasgow, well happy with the price!

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    That is a very good price mate i am in west lothian so might try them myself next time

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