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    your wisdom is needed please

    ok i am unsure what to do!! my car went for its MOT today to the two rear tyres are getting wore (2mm left on each) they passed it but obviously they will need changing soon at a cost of around £100!!

    but i want some alloys now i can't really afford the alloys at the mo but don't really want to put two new tyres on as in the summer i will definatly be getting a set of alloys so i am thinking of stretching the financies slightly and getting a set of rims

    i could just about squeeze £500 out of my overdraft which should be plenty!!

    i have been looking at wolfrace katanya's (spelling) and have found them brand new on ebay for £500!!

    i need to know what size tyre to go for

    now i want to keep the rolling radus as close to standard as possible! and want 17's as the rubber is slightly cheaper come tyre change time!! i also want to lower the car at a later date so that needs to be considered and i dont want a rubber band for a tyre either!!!!

    one final thing i want them for overall performance as well as looks and i only have a 1.6 so dont want them to slow the car down to much!!

    below is list of new tyre sizes and how much difference there is in the rolling radus from standard (195/60/15)

    205/40/17 come up about 3% smaller than standard
    215/40/17 come up about 1.8% smaller than standard
    205/45/17 come up about 0.2% bigger than standard
    215?45/17 come up about 1.7% bigger than standard

    which size would you suggest?? 205/45/17 look the obvious choice but all the tyre packages i've seen so far come with 205/40/17 so will it cost alot more to get 205/45/17

    would it be better to go for the 215 option as there is a bit more width for grip??

    one final question

    wolfrace katanya's are 7" wide so what would be the ideal trye for this width anyway, will 215 even fit??

    really sorry for the long post just wanted to get everything in, in one go!!

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    go for 205/40/17 mate probably be cheapest too
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    215/40/17 is the standard size for a vauxhall 17" wheel and tyre combo
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    For that size of wheel, most shops offer 205's because they are slightly cheaper than 215s.

    I worry about the 205s fitting the rim, so I went for 215s.
    I also chose 215s because thats the size vauxhall chose for their 17s.


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    cheers guys!!

    going to go with 215/40/17

    at least it will give me slightly more tyre wall as well!!! just got to find out how much it'll cost to get these tyres put on the rims!!

    where do you guys suggest i get them from??

    the place on Ebay was rochford tyres in essex anyone had dealings with these??

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    lol.....thats where I got mine from.

    most people have had good service, although mixedupste had to wait an extra week for spigot rings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M40COO
    lol.....thats where I got mine from.
    lol

    if you don't mind me asking how much did they charge for the bigger tyre size

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    I bought wheels only ! ...

    looking at the website though...works out at £525 plus £20 delivery for 215s

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