Had one of my rims in for straightening (potholes again), and got one of the 225 goodyear F1's fitted. Brought it home and, deep breath, offered it up to the hub. It cleared the suspension arm, about 4-5 mm, phew! So I'm good to go with the other three, though first I've to replace all wisbones on both sides, then tracking, and timing belt is due, which will be easier with the suspension stripped, so its off the road for a wee while. Only cost 50 euro to get a big buckle out, and as that included a tyre swap while they were at it, (normally 20 euro for this alone), it was good value.
BTW, went to a certain alloy wheel fixer/vendor on the southside of Dublin, and he declared the buckle unfixable, adding with indecent haste that it wasn't a problem, as he just happened to have a full set of original refurbished, spoke alfa 17" alloys, and I could have them for 600, then 500 euro. Now thats a bargain if you are loking for these rims, but a bit sharp to try and stiff me. Phoenix tyres in Drumcondra fixed it no problem, they have the press for the job. In fairness the other guy does lovely refurbish of alloys, and like I said, a full set of these spoked wheels can cost 1000£, which is about 1250 euro.