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#1 Bren Wain

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:49 PM

I have recently ordered some new alloys for my mk7 fiesta, they are 17"x7j.

 

I am wondering what profile tyres to get?? I am wanting a low profile look but obviously not too low so that every little stone feels like a pothole.

 

Any suggestions. Thanks 



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#2 nickandlaura2011

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 10:55 PM

I've got 205/40/17s on mine and it's awful. Next tyre change I'm going to try 205/45/17 see if it's any better

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:13 PM

ive got the same as above, 205/40/17 and i agree it does feel horrendous, everytime i hit a small pot hole i have to get out and check to see if ive buckled my alloy because it feels that bad!

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:01 AM

Anything other than 205/40/17 will knock your speedo out.



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:06 AM

By how much thou I can cope with a about 5mph or so

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:16 AM

205/45/17 = 3.37% out (70mph reads 72.36mph)

205/50/17 = 6.88% (74.8mph reading)

 

It is not recommended to go over 2.5% difference.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:04 AM

Hi guys. 

 

Recently fiited mine with Goodyear Efficient Grip 215/40r17 as recommended by a tyre dealer. 

 

Not much change in reading coming from the stock.

 

No rubbing or clicking on full lock.

 

Hope this helps.



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