I see lots of comments in favour of 215/40/17 and it seems fine regarding the speedo showing rather less then more km's on the clock. But what worries me is the look when you fit a smaller diameter tyre (215/40/17 is smaller than 205/45/17), having that in mind shouldn't the 215/45/17 suppose to look better on the car - it could even make the car look lower - as there is a smaller gap between the wheel and the wheel arch? Any experiences or photos of both options would be helpful. Tnx!
Looking to replace my 17" runflats soon, never had to replace tires before as did low mileage. I have the Cooper D and do not want the runflats but would like some which will help reduce the road noise. Don't wish to spend too much on them but don't want the budget ones. Any help would be appreciated.
Also has anyone used etyres the mobile Tyre fitters, if so was you happy with them.
Thanks guys for any help you can give me.
i am also thinking about changing from run flats to non run flats, but hear storys of tyres not seating on the rims and coming off, is all this just scare tactics by companys just to make people buy the more exensive run flat or has anyone had it happen?
I run Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 215/45/17 on my Clubman Cooper S and can report, fantastic cornering grip both wet and dry, however if you do push them, they wear out quite quickly, I have just replaced them after 9,800 miles!
I've just had 4 215/40/17 Toyo Proxes T1-R fitted.
I've only done about 25 miles on them so will post a better review in time.
First impressions are that they definatly ride better than the Michelin runflats, they seem to 'thump' over bumps rather than 'crash' over them. I can't comment on the handling yet as it's wet here and they still need a few hundred miles to bed in. They look fine on the car, almost no different, from the rear they are ever so slightly wider (10mm in fact).
Here's a quick pic to illustrate the difference in the two tyre sizes
(apologies for the filthy car, I will wash it when it stops raining!)
hey minicharged have you got a quick update on how they tyres are doing? performance in dry/wet?
ride quality up to now?
and road noise?
have you experienced any tram lining?
cheers also interested in the same tyres you have.
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