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175/55X17 V 195/45X17? Any Noticable Difference?

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#1 Benz



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Posted 03 January 2019 - 12:59 PM

I'm getting a set of standard NA wheels powder coated and some new tyres before Spring comes bouncing along.


The existing Bridgestones have plenty tread, but getting on a bit in terms of age, so thought I would replace - not necessarily with the same.


So...assuming I go to 195/45 x 17 on the front, am I likely to note any real difference in handling or steering effort? 


Vix will be used to commute to work when Spring comes, and I need a decent set of tyres which will cope fine with occasional rain.  Has anyone on here got any recommendations when it comes to general use tyres - guessing anything from Falken, Hankook, etc will work just fine?


Thanks all.

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 02:13 PM

I found it was able to brake with less lockups

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 07:44 AM

I'm running Hankook and they are absolutely fine.

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 03:06 PM

I am running 195 x 17 winter tyres at the moment.


Car has much lighter steering and rides better than on AD08R x `16 which would be my comparison tyre.



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