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#1 potter

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 03:28 PM

I am trying to find a manufacturer that can supply semi slick road legal tyres  175/55/17 or another size that will fit the original front wheels (e.g 185/50/17 I believe will fit)

I would be very grateful for a reply as I am at my wits end. 

Thanks in anticipation, Dave



#2 mbes2

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 04:04 PM

I thought it was 195/45 17 that were being used by some owners as a replacement for the rare 175 size

 

A few owners that use the facebook club page have made this change, post on there and you will get good experience feedback too.

 

Thanks 



#3 vocky

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 04:06 PM

finding suitable tyres is the main reason owners change the wheels and why standard wheels are not worth very much



#4 paul_mck

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 04:08 PM

Ive seen folks run 4 x rears, any benefit in that?



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Posted 29 May 2019 - 05:42 PM

I don't think you'll find any. People change the fronts to 16" not only because theres a  wider choice of tyres but also because they turn in better with 16" on the front. Cheap way of doing it is with some Astra 16" wheels



#6 paul_mck

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 05:47 PM

2 x rears on ebay now for £85



#7 Foxy

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 07:27 PM

Ive seen folks run 4 x rears, any benefit in that?

No, it’s horrible.

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 07:24 AM

I don't think you'll find any. People change the fronts to 16" not only because theres a  wider choice of tyres but also because they turn in better with 16" on the front. Cheap way of doing it is with some Astra 16" wheels

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There are 16" Astra snowflakes that are similar in design to the VX turbo wheels, spray them all black and you'll not really notice






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