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Old 12-01-2004, 04:04   #1 (permalink)
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Tyres for Fairlane G220

Is there a problem in running 235/50/17 on a Fairlane G220? Standard fitment to these vehicles is 225/50/17.
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No problem. Would hardly make any difference to the speedo calibration, if any. A little bit more grip too.
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Re: Tyres for Fairlane G220

Well, they're only 10mm taller overall so I can't see any problems. The only problem you might have is if you run 225s on one end and 235s on the other. I've heard of traction control going nuts because front and rear wheels aren't spinning at the same rate, and the car thinks it's losing traction.

But yeah, those Dunlop LM602s aren't cheap at all at $300 a pop!
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Re: Tyres for Fairlane G220

225 size rubber seems to be a little more expensive to, from past experience as our BA Futura has G220 rims on it from factory...

We put bridgestones on this time and they have done about 16,000 kms and still look over 50%... compared to about 20,000 kms out of the OEM Dunlops.
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Re: Tyres for Fairlane G220

235/45/17 would be closer to the same size as 225/50/17's i would think... Probably cheaper and more range too..
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Re: Tyres for Fairlane G220

235/45R17s are 13mm smaller, but still legal - just! Much much cheaper too.

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You only got 20,000 kays out of the original tyres?! These things get at least 30,000 kays of city driving. Just today we put the 3rd set on a Fairmont at 89,000. Heavy right foot perhaps? hehe
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