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In Topic: Got A Question About Tyres? Ask The Michelin Expert!

Today, 10:19 AM



I can't understand (sorry for being honest) how the tyres are difficult to find, as we supply over 40 variants in that size in the UK (and ROI) market


215/45-17 and 225/45-17 are close enough on the overall diameter to work, but you have to change 4 and be aware that you may have clearance issues as they are wider.. you'd need to check that, and ensure that the wheel size is ok.. Is it 6.5 x 17??



As far as I can tell, outside of the big cities, brand choices are limited for that particular size e.g my local Ford garage only has a set of Kumho tyres currently in that size and previously I got a set of Avon ZV5 from them. Also as a result of this, the prices tend to be more than the more common tyre sizes or they have to be specially ordered. 


I'm not 100% sure of the wheel size. It might be 7x17?



In Topic: Got A Question About Tyres? Ask The Michelin Expert!

Yesterday, 10:26 PM


Firstly thanks for taking the time to answer our questions.

I have 205/50/R17 tyres fitted on my Focus Tdci which needs 4 new tyres. This size is harder to find here in Ireland. Would you recommend any other sizes that would fit without altering the car balance or speedo?


In Topic: Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

02 October 2015 - 07:32 AM

It's all for the best as I reckon it will lead to less arguments and a happy couple.

As for the new car, maybe a Focus Mk 2.5 1.6 Ecoboost? Practical, economical and with lots of potential for mods. Your sound system can be transferred easily. There are remaps available for that engine which turns it into a "warm" hatch according to Mountune

In Topic: Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

27 September 2015 - 09:48 AM

Looks really good. Think you got a bargain there for the seats at that price

In Topic: Recommendations For An Aftermarket Stereo For Mk2.5 Focus

21 September 2015 - 10:10 AM

I have a Pioneer headunit without SatNav(AVH-2500BT) and the sound quality is very good. It also works with the steering wheel controls. Would you consider using the SatNav on your phone and get a decent double din headunit e.g Pioneer, Sony which will have all the other features? Dynavin also do aftermarket headunits that look very OEM. They are not cheap sadly.