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Old 08-26-2004, 01:42   #1 (permalink)
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245/45 17

The Dunlops are about ready for replacement and I'm thinking of giving a 245/45 17 (as opposed to the 235/45s I have now) size tyre a go - they will sit on BA 17x8 rims and sit under King lows. I'm hoping they might improve ride comfort a little and not lose too much cornering stability.

Has anyone had any experience with this size tyre and what did/do you think of it... how were they different to the 235 tryes drivability-wise?
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"Audrey"I dont think you will notice a huge difference. By the way are the 17's a lot bumpier than the 16's 215 /60? I am considering getting AU2 17's or BA 17's.-Shane
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I had 225/50 16 prior to the 235/45 17 and the ride was a lot more comfortable. The 17s definately made the car much sharper in the performance department but the harder ride took a little getting used to. If I could find something in between the two I'd be happier... hence the 245/45 idea.

Do you know someone who might swap with you for a couple of weeks so you could try them out and see what you though before spending the $$$? Where are you located?
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Yeah, not a bad idea, I get the feeling I might stick to my 16's. Western 'burbs Melbourne,
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AUGhiaV8 - I saw some Bridgestone G-III's at the wreckers, nothing wrong with them, and they were 245/45/17's... I was going to ask how much, but no one was there to help me...

I have 225/65/14's and its like driving with 4 great big marshmellows... Soon to be changing to 17's
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Re: 245/45 17

I have 225/45/17's on one set of my wheels, and 235/45-255/40, on the other set.
the wider ones are definately more comfortable.
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AUGhiaV8 - I saw some Bridgestone G-III's at the wreckers, nothing wrong with them, and they were 245/45/17's... I was going to ask how much, but no one was there to help me...

I have 225/65/14's and its like driving with 4 great big marshmellows... Soon to be changing to 17's
Thanks OED666... I might check 'em out. Which wreckers? ABC?
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Re: 245/45 17

245/45R17 is a really weird size, and you shouldn't notice an improvement in comfort or handling. The tyre will only be 4.5mm taller, meaning the sidewall will go up by 2.25mm. Bugger all!

If you want comfort, I'd got back to 16s. There's not much of a choice when it comes to 17s.

Fairmont AU2 - yes they are. A LOT bumpier. The 215/60R16 is a much taller tyre than the 235/45R17 - 21mm to be precise.
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AUGhiaV8 - Yea it was ABC Spares... What are you up to tonight??? Keen to come out to Willowbank for a Test 'n' Tune???
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