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Need 4 new tyres serious money!!!
I have 7J wheels and have the choice of 205 or 215 wide tyres, there isn't much in in price wise but my manual sats that the slightly less wide 205 are better for winter I guess as more weight and dig into the road. anyone any opinions on this what advantage would the slightly wider tyres be?
These tyres are about £80 to £90 each which is a bitch!
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Simon
 

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hi hanloncole, 205/55/170 or 215/50/17 is going to keep your speedo reading the same as standard. the 205/55 would give a slightly plusher ride but not ta lot of difference between the 2 except that the 215 will look a bit wider and cooler. you could even push to a 225/50/17. but on the hole the skinnier the tyre the less friction ergo better mpg but again with such small differences you wont really notice also narrower tyre less road noise.
 

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Cheers Rocketron, like the less road noise and possible fuel saving although small think will go for 205 over the wider 215.
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Simon
 
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