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    wrong wheels?

    Hi guys
    Just bought a mark4 astra 1.8 sxi. It's got budget 195/60/15 tyres, not sure about the actual alloy wheel size. In the technical blurb it says it should have 205/50/16 tyres. The wheels do look a tad small generally, which is why I started to wonder what's going on here. I'm wondering if the previous owner put small wheels and tyres on for some reason, or were some sxi's made with this smaller spec. If they are smaller for the car will it affect handling and speed etc. The car doesn't feel quite as fast as I would have thought but that's probably just me.

    Bit hacked off if he has, I'll have to make a trip to scrappy up the road which sells recon alloys.

    Astra 1.8 sxi, 2000 x reg, x18xe1

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    Correct me if im wrong but the early sxi and sport models came with 15`s as i remember it wasnt till about 2001 that 16`s were the norm. About the time the door emblems changed from the red sticker to the silver badge type.

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    probably standard tbh......

    if ur gonna replace them then get bigger quality rims....not just 1 inch bigger and still OE spec.....just my opinion of course

    15s with the tyres u mentioned will be perfectly ok so no worries about it affecting anything....apart from the tyres themselves as to if theyre proper budget shite!

    does it have ABS therefore 5 stud or non-ABS and 4 stud?

    Being a 1.8 its either/or

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    Cheers for the prompt reply goose. I suspect you're right, hope so anyway, don't like to think I've been done. I've read another thread on here about wheels and he's got same size wheels/tyres as me, so you're probably right about earlier spec sxi's with 15 wheels (they look a bit crap next to grown up 16+ on other astras - they'll have to go!).

    I'm a bit paranoid as the previous owner had tampered a lot, badly in most cases, sorting it out as I go along.

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    @GeordieBandit

    It's 4 stud so non ABS I guess, I don't feel the judder under heavy breaking. And yes, real budget rubbish, Corsa tyres whatever they are, and one scrubbed out firestone tz200.

    Small wheels on an astra look naff though, tucked under the arches. I'll probably get bigger rims at some point when money allows, but until then i'll stick some 205's on it.

    I'm getting used to this astra, there's a sharp handling car in there somewhere, just need to sort a few things first.

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    on 16's should be 195/45/16 and on the 15's should be 195/50/15 i think i am correct in saying that ddeffo am on 16's well its wot i have ! lol

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    my SXI 16"s are 205
    Mk4 3 door sxi

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    my 16" wheels on my 1.8 sri are 205/50/16

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAZZA View Post
    on 16's should be 195/45/16 and on the 15's should be 195/50/15 i think i am correct in saying that ddeffo am on 16's well its wot i have ! lol
    These sizes would be more suited to an early Corsa.

    Astra's should be:

    15 inch wheels: 195/60/15
    16 inch wheels: 205/50/16
    17 inch wheels: 215/40/17
    18 inch wheels: 215/35/18

    This maintains roughly the same overall diameter through each wheel size.

    And going back to the original question, if you say you have 195/60/15 tyres then this means the actual alloy size is 15inch, and yes the early spec SXi's came with 15's as standard, think they're about 8 spoke.

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    Am i right in thinking these are the wheels you have then??

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