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    Hi folks,looking to buy two new tyres for the fronts,the ones i have on at the moment are 215/55/16..?Can i change tyre size to ones that are generally cheaper but safe to run with the above sizes on rears..Thanks.

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    Don't think that can be done on 16's mate. Just the 17's which go from 215/50/R17 to 225/45/R17

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    You could opt for the 205/55R16
    However this may compromise the handling as the footprint is a rounder area rather than the rectungular one you currently have
    This is one of the reasons why some people prefer the 225/45R17 over the 215/50R17

    Equally, you may find the 215/55R16 XL tyre is more suitable
    It is can be cheaper but you MUST increase the tyre pressure to take the benefits of the different construction

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    I was looking on http://www.etyres.co.uk/ and it seems that the 205/55/r16 are a lot cheaper,but am i right in thinking that 205 as opposed to 215, is obviously 10 mm difference in tyre width??can it..will it alter the handling of the car.

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