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    Need to change all 4 tyres on my Veccy V6 Estate - First time buying tyres for an estate so unsure exactly what to go for.

    Obviously 215/50 are the recommended size, but I am looking at Toyo Proxes (T1-R) and the 215/45s are £25 each cheaper.

    What would be the pros and cons of putting these on instead of the 50s - and should these be ok on an estate? Had them on my old Alfa 147 and were great, but that was a much smaller car!

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    225/45/17 is a Vauxhall approved alternative in the manual mate, check under the tyre pressure onfo. Much cheaper than the factory fit ones...

    Vredestein Ultracs for me...

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    I've got the Falken ZE912's on my car (had them on the front for a while now and just today replaced the Bridgestones on the rear with a pair of the Falkens) and I highly rate them; mid range tyre so quite reasonable price, wear reasonably well and drive excellent,very grippy in the wet. Fairly quiet too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    Vredestein Ultracs for me...
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    Th Toyo Proxes T1R's seem to have a very soft sidewall, very noticeable on my Vec B. However, very grippy in both wet and dry. Quite soft and didnt last very long, but sufficient ! Not sure how they would fair up on the Vec C ??

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    I got a 2.2direct Vec estate and had Pirelli P7's very impressed with them great grip in the wet and were cheap as chips from event-tyres.co.uk

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    Ran 225/45/17's on my Vec SRi Estate and it handled beautifully. Very slightly more "feel" from the road than the 215/50's if that makes sense, but I liked it like that.

    Personally I swear by the Michellin Primacy HP tyres, am yet to find anything that matches them for all round grip and longevity.
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    I would go for the 225 45 17's. My brother has these on his Vectra now instead of the 215 50 17".

    215 45's are too small and will look ridiculas.

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    Thanks for the input. Will go for the 225/45's then - Probably not the Proxes if they are a touch soft and long particularly long lasting - will check out some of the above.

    Cheers guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeO View Post
    Thanks for the input. Will go for the 225/45's then - Probably not the Proxes if they are a touch soft and long particularly long lasting - will check out some of the above.

    Cheers guys.

    yeah proxes are ok if you are a tad enthusiastic on the road..but very easy wearing tyre..

    had dunlop sp sportmaxx on my flakes..fantastic allrounders..great grip i wasnt afraid of it in the wet either.. but pricey..

    the Vredestein's get a good writeup on many forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    225/45/17 is a Vauxhall approved alternative in the manual mate, check under the tyre pressure onfo. Much cheaper than the factory fit ones...

    Vredestein Ultracs for me...

    Have found a number of these - Any particular ones I should be looking at, or just the basic ones? Decently priced at £90 for the W's on the basic ones - cant see any real need to go for the Sessanta's unless anyone knows any different?

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