3,75 running great
AO Car Of The Year Winner 2015
Join Date: Dec 2003
Re: 225 or 215/45/17 for my 147JTD
I voted for 215 as I am very happy with them. I think 225 would not bring you much more grip. Consider that wider tyres wear faster, mainly in city driving. In turns or parking there is bigger difference in the speed of inner and outer tyre edge and the tyre is more sliding than rolling. I can feel it by parking with 215 too. Moreover I think 215 is the limit (or slightly beyond) for 7x17 wheel. The sidewalls tend to bend slightly inside and that doesnt look/drive good. 225 on 7" wheel will not look much wider than 215. For 225 you would need 7,5x17 or 8x17. Positive of 225 is, that the ride would be a little more comfortable and parking by curbs safer.
I voted for rosso, but I dont have experience with neither of your tyre options.
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