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    Flat tyre and snow!

    Well just my luck got a flat today
    0oC outside, snowing and had to change to the spare

    Fun times

    Where could be best for 205/40/17 tyres?
    Im a student on a budget but want something half decent.

    Could I go with 205/45 if my car was lowered? (which I plan on doing soon as my suspension needs replacing)

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    Kumho Ecsta KU31 mate

    Can be had fitted and balanced at any good garage

    Good budget tyre in all seasons
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    halfords have poverty specs for 45 quid a corner in 215/40/17 (which if its a mk4 is the size it should have on) or the poverty spec 205/40/17s for about £42. Toyos in that size can be got for about 60 a corner and they are pretty good
    It would definitely go better with an engine in it

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    Would rather pay an extra 10 or 20 a tyre and have something decent than rubbish tbh. Just don't know about the 40 or 45 mm thickness

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    40/17 is defo the best 45 will b too fat nock your speedo readings out a wee bit and looks **** !

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    Quote Originally Posted by x1nick View Post
    Would rather pay an extra 10 or 20 a tyre and have something decent than rubbish tbh. Just don't know about the 40 or 45 mm thickness
    The second figure is the wall profile as a percentage of the width.

    So it's not 40/45mm it's 40 or 45% of the 205.

    MK4's sit better on 215/40x17's.

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    Any openions on the Nankang NS2 tyre?

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    Yep, keep your flat one. It's safer.

    Had them on my Astra when i first got my 18" rims.
    Very poor grip in the wet/damp. They all ended up cracking between the sidewall and tread too.

    You can get alot better tyre for not much more £'s.

    I currently run Avon ZZ3's.

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    hi mate

    i would recommend just getting that one fixed, people i use are http://www.justtyres.com/, been to two of their branches now with puncutres and every time they've been really friendly and helpful, examined the tyre and fixed it and put it back on for me and all for a tenner!! also gave me other tyres a full inspection for me whilst the car was there!
    really couldnt recommend the service enough!!

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