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    GSI rims... tyre advice needed!

    Iím just looking at tyres, as Iím picking up some GSI alloys tomorrow, does anyone know the size of the tyres I need?
    Iím guessing 215/40/17?
    But would 215/45/17 fit comftably? As Iíve found some Eagle F1ís for £60 each on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...tem=7925033639
    Although these are GSD2 and not the latest GSD3, is there a major difference?
    Any advise on where to get these tyres cheap (preferably the GSD3) would be much appreciated!
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    215/45 is too big for the Astra, they will look stupid. You need 215/40 on the GSi rims, Toyo are good VFM, but Eagle GSD3s can be got for about £80 each fitted (don't forget that when you buy tyres on the net you are looking at around £10 each to have them fitted and balanced)

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    Ok cheers,
    I went into Geforce today and ordered four 215/40/17 GSD3ís, coming in tomorrow priced at £90 each fitted and balanced, so not too bad!
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    re: GSI rims... tyre advice needed!

    Sorry - I totally disagree. If you want your car to handle, if its lowered or not, plump for some 215/45R17s, they look fantastic (hardly any different to 215/40R17) but the difference in handling speaks for itself, especially in the twisties (B Roads) I have had both (Eagle F1s) and the 215/45 are awesome. And if your car isnt lowered then they fill the arches just that bit more (ps, they fit perfectly too). Vauxhall openly admit that the trye should of been 215/45 and in fact some very late GSis came with 215/45 tyres. The coupes are better on 215/40s but then they dont handle period!!!!!

    In fact - mine need replacing so I'll prob get the ebay ones now you've shown me the link!



    PPS - Sorry for late post!

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    i was wondering this too

    as i need two new tryes as well

    would puting 45's on the rear and having 40's on the front be ileagl or woould it effect the handling?
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    Blah too bad, Iíve already left my credit card details with Geforce :? , oh well I guess the ones Iím getting are the GSD3ís rather than the GSD2ís
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    The 215/45 tyre wall size is about 6mm taller than the 215/40. Vauxhall actually fit 215/45 to the Zafira GSi, because it has a higher kerbweight and stiffer antiroll bars.

    215/40 is a cheaper tyre in the High Street, because it is a lot more common

    The taller tyres will also affect acceleration. I had 205/40 on my Megane Coupe and then 215/40 and even with that size change the acceleration was different

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    Well with thanks to J1SGO for going out of his way to meet up and sell me his GSI rims, my Astraís now modelling a much sportier look!
    One thing thatís bothering me a little though, I got the F1 GSD3 215/40/17ís fitted; but the tyre pressure seems very high!
    Iím reading 36PSI on the front and 33PSI on the back, tyres fitted by Geforce. Does anyone think this is a little high?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chriz1000
    One thing thatís bothering me a little though, I got the F1 GSD3 215/40/17ís fitted; but the tyre pressure seems very high!
    Iím reading 36PSI on the front and 33PSI on the back, tyres fitted by Geforce. Does anyone think this is a little high?
    Sounds about right to me.

    I run 38psi front 34psi rear

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    I was on 33 front and 30 rear but i would usually use about 36 front and 34 back. Depends on where i am driving really.

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