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post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 2010, 02:13 AM
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anyone know what size tyre's I can used on my Flame Spoke alloys on my checkmate??

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Avon ZZ3, Bridgestone Potenza re50 non runflat (they're better grip wise than run flats, but if you value runflats then get the re50 runflats )
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any idea on price and where best to buy?
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anyone know what size tyre's I can used on my Flame Spoke alloys on my checkmate??

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205-45-17 if you don't want to look it up.
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ive just replaced my pirelli runflats on my s spokes.
I went for a full set of 215/40/17 falken fk452's

after reading reviews on them i thought id give them a go over the gsd3s that i was looking at.

I must say i am massively impressed. Turn in grip has improved dramatically as has ride comfort and i get very little tramlining that i had before in bucketloads.

Overall i would definately recommend. The 215/40s look sweet on the rims aswell!! :d
sounds like the answer to my problems....thanks
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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!
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Hi Guys,
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.

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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?
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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!

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Falken 452 215/40/17 @ 59 per tyre .
FALKEN TYRES / CAR / FALKEN FK452 FALKEN FK 452 - 215/40R17 87W XL TL :: 59.77 :: Car Tyres - MPV Tyres - People Carrier Tyres - 17" :: R17" - 215/40/17, 215/40 R 17 ::

they are brilliant ,my local tyre dealer struggled to match this price.

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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!
Any advice on this? 215/40 or 215/45? Tnx
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Falken 452

I have 4 215/40/18 falken 452 and i find a very nice tire, look really well and are very smooth on the road.
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Any advice on this? 215/40 or 215/45? Tnx
I'd like to know the answer to this too.
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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?
215/45-17 may make the car look lower but they make the car ride higher. 215/45-17 may rub on lowered cars with aftermarket wheels having lower (< 42mm) offsets.

Smaller diameter tires also mean slightly better acceleration
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Update

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!)

So in summary, happy so far!

Also... if anyone is after some nearly new runflats I have 2 for sale in the classifieds
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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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