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Old Oct 28th, 2012, 10:08 AM
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Tyres - Can I...?

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I picked up my 58 plate JCW yesterday and super pleased.

However, I know I need to put some new tyres on it and I'm now looking for guidance / opinion. It has Pireli PZero run flat 205/40/18's on it.

Research would suggest switching to non-run flat tyres for better handling etc, however my question is, can I move to 215 over 205 and can I go up to 45 rather than 40 - to give more comfort and choice?

Thoughts?

All the best, Nick
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Old Oct 28th, 2012, 12:02 PM
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I replaced all the 205/45/17 Pirelli Runflat tyres on my MINI with Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 215/40/17 non runflats (near same overall diameter) with no problems.
You can use internet tyre calculators to see change in diameter, etc.
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Quote: Originally Posted by npound (original)
... can I move to 215 over 205 and can I go up to 45 rather than 40 - to give more comfort and choice?

You can plus-size to 215/40-18 but not 215/45-18.
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Thanks guys.

Been trying to find the Goodyear F1's but they don't do them in the 205 or 215 options for 40/18.

Any others to recommend from experience? Looking at 150 a corner or under.

Cheers, Nick
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Think I'm going to buy 4 of these: DUNLOP 215/40R18 89W SP SPORT 01

Anyone got them on? Advices please.

Cheers, Nick
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this is good info, i plan on getting a second "winter" set of wheels.
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