Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Aussie in Sweden
As stated, 225/45R17's should be fine.
Regarding the Goodyear F1's.....lets just say I'm not the biggest fan at all. As they are quite a soft compound they can quite quickly go out of shape. I had F1's on my car when i bought it from PO and the fronts were so badly out of shape the first thing I did was go and get a set of Bridgestone RE002s and put them straight on the front. The rear F1's weren't quite so bad so left them on (as I couldn't afford to change all 4), however about 4 months later they developed a horrible rumbling noise at low speed due to them developing a number of lumps and bumps through tyre wear. So 2 weeks ago I got them off the car for some more Bridgestone RE002s and could not be happier. More grip, less noise and no rumbling from the rear or bumpy feeling at low speed.
So my advice would be to avoid them like the plague. Though some have suggested that I got some from a dud batch that came out a few years ago. But my personal experience is enough to make me avoid them altogether. I love the Bridgestone RE002s, they're a great performance tyre whilst still being firm enough to get some reasonable mileage out of them and they are great in the wet or dry. I had them on my Porsche 944 when I was living up in the tropics and even in a monsoonal downpour of ~100m (4") in about 30-45mins they still had grip so they definitely get a tick from me.
Though there are some other really good options out there if the RE002 isn't what you want (being a performance tyre, they are slightly noisier than average tyre but quieter than the F1's in my case, probably because they were so soft and out of shape)
2000 Alfa 156 Sportwagon 2.0 TS CF3
2002 Alfa GTV 2.0 TS CF3
1983 Porsche 944