- New (car) tyre time
Current tyres are P Zero 215/50 R17. Done 50,000 kms and need replacing.
Bad luck, that looks like a peculiarly expensive tyre size. For example
Sport BluResponse 215/50 R17 £112, 225/45 R17 £84
Mich CrossClimate+ 215/50 R17 £143, 225/45 R17 £105
Sorry, not your original question I know but I would have thought a big seller like the Focus would have a more common size. Will a 225/45 go on your rims?Posted 1 year agoNicoMember
I’ve got cross class mates* (this forum gets harder to read as more and more sit back and let predictive text take the strain) and I like them. They seem to be wearing well and are good in shite weather of all sorts.
*Crossclimates for those whose subscription to Max Power has lapsed.Posted 1 year agoCountZeroMember
I’ve seen Goodyear Vector Gen2 4-Season tyres on several cars at work, and did some google digging, they seem to have pretty positive results across the reviews as a competent all-year tyre, without being stupid expensive. Tread is a bit like the Eagle F1, but with extra sipe action. Considering a pair on the front of my Octavia for the winter, the current tyres are close to needing replacement.
Posted 1 year agotpbikerMember
Just had some Goodyear Eagle F1 Asym 3’s and they seem quiet and great in terms of grip (in the dry – not had any rain to test them in yet
Just bought a set of these for the boxter. Cost me around 150 quid less than the p zeros that were first choice, and happy so far. That said I’m hardly pushing them to the limits of their grip but first impressions are that they are far better than the mid range Nexen set I had on beforePosted 1 year ago
“Will a 225/45 go on your rims?”
I’m not sure how it works tbh – so that would be 10mm wider and 5mm lower profile? If that’s the case, I guess it would work. There does seem to be a lot less around in the size I want which is odd to have a less than average tyre size.
I can get the Eagle F1 A3 for $235 each (down from $349) and that’s a 225/45 they don’t seem to make a 215/50 tyre in this brand/model.Posted 1 year agojamj1974Subscriber
This looks like a useful resource:Posted 1 year ago
Got eagle f1s on my transit sport which obviously due to it being basically a van has all kinds of weird loadings weight wise, theyve not been mega tested as its a van but been very good so far. Used to use vrededtein ssentas on my scoobs which were phenomenal when pushed hard, always found avons never gave any warning prior to letting go in style….Posted 1 year ago
It’s not strictly 5 mm lower profile as the profile is worked out as a cross section percentage of the width or something like that, so as you go wider the profile gets deeper. In this case
215 divided by 50% =107.5mm profile
or 225 divided by 45% = 101.25mm profile
Effectively a 6mm lowering in profile which will affect Speedo reading by a very small amount.Posted 1 year ago
Effectively a 6mm lowering in profile which will affect Speedo reading by a very small amount.
So assuming the speedo is calibrated for the original stock tyres, if I go a fraction smaller, would the speedo show a higher or lower speed? (Just as I know when using GPS my speed shows around 4km/h more compared to the speedo now). Important as they often send out tickets here when you’re just a couple of km/h over here.Posted 1 year agokeithbSubscriber
The tyre pressure label on the door pillar may have a range of acceptable tyre sizes for your vehicle. Go outside these (or even within these) and it may count as a “modification”.
Rim width influences what tyre width can go on it. Generally you can go +/-10mm on width and still be OK. Worth looking up your tyre size as a complete weheelset on something like MyTyres to find out what rim width is likely to be fitted. Then find a website that advises on whether you can go up/down on width on those rims…Posted 1 year agoTurnerGuyMember
Just bought a set of these for the boxter. Cost me around 150 quid less than the p zeros that were first choice
I removed some nearlyu new p zeros from my alfa gt when I first bought it and replace with Eagle F1s which were much better, I think the pirellis performance in the wet is poor, and I am not a petrol head or drive particularly fast – I just always go to a little chicane section near a local airport to work out the proper tyre pressures for new tyresPosted 1 year ago
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