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Freetrack tyre advice, size mainly

Discussion in 'Altea - includes XL and Freetrack' started by Hytesta, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Hytesta

    Hytesta Full Member

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    I am looking at getting some new tyres as one of my current slowly goes down and the rest are getting a bit worn these days.
    I am most likely going to get Michelin CrossClimate+ but I really want to know is would changing the size from the standard 225/50/17 to 225/45/17 make much difference?
    There is a vast price difference between the 2 and changing all 4 tyres will result in about a £100 difference simply by choosing the 225/45's

    Have any other Freetrack owners changed to 45's?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. ALTEA4

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    I agree the prices for the 50 are very steep , luckily for me the previous owner had fitted Goodyear 4seasons gen 1 as better ratings than gen 2. Found them to be a capable choice. When it's time, if cost effective, I'd consider buying some 18" wheels as the tyre prices also drop but I do like the freetrack originals.

    Here's your answer from tacomaworld if using 225/45/17 , only accurate if speedo reads 100% true:

    Speedo Reading Actual Speed
    20 mph (32.19 km/h) 19.31 mph (31.08 km/h)
    25 mph (40.23 km/h) 24.14 mph (38.86 km/h)
    30 mph (48.28 km/h) 28.97 mph (46.63 km/h)
    35 mph (56.33 km/h) 33.8 mph (54.4 km/h)
    40 mph (64.37 km/h) 38.63 mph (62.17 km/h)
    45 mph (72.42 km/h) 43.46 mph (69.94 km/h)
    50 mph (80.47 km/h) 48.29 mph (77.71 km/h)
    55 mph (88.51 km/h) 53.12 mph (85.48 km/h)
    60 mph (96.56 km/h) 57.94 mph (93.25 km/h)
    65 mph (104.61 km/h) 62.77 mph (101.02 km/h)
     
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  3. Hytesta

    Hytesta Full Member

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    Cheers for that info, very useful :)
     
  4. ALTEA4

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    Had my cruise set today at 50 and gps was showing 48 , topped up to 52 to get a gps of 50mph.
    Would be good if someone with 45's fitted gave some readings, as well as someone running on 18".
     

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