A quick tyre question

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My fronts are getting pretty low on the mondeo ST24, currently have 215/35/18, would I see much ride improvement on 45 profile tyres?

At the moment with the 35 profile I get absolutley no scrubbing even with a car full of people, if I up the profile to say a 45 would there be chance of scrubbing?

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18's are too big for a Mk2 Mondeo really, it was never designed to have such wheels and you need ridiculous profile tyres to keep the rolling radius right, there is a reason Ford kept 17's for the ST200.

In theory yes 45's will improve the ride comfort but the tyre size is wrong for the car.
 
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I know, I know and am really regretting it. Especially now I only use it for commuting it has a really harsh ride :(

Found some 215/45/18 Falken ZIEX ZE912 for £50 a corner. Thought that was a good price, and reviews are not so bad really.
 
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It's the 452's that are the good Falcons.

You cant buy good 18 inch tyres for 50 quid a corner. Heck you can barely buy good 16 inch ones for that!
 
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[TW]Fox;14900751 said:
It's the 452's that are the good Falcons.

You cant buy good 18 inch tyres for 50 quid a corner. Heck you can barely buy good 16 inch ones for that!

Normal prices for the above tyres are around £120 a corner after looking on various websites, getting them at mates rates.
 
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£120 is not normal price for a 912, they are cheapo tyres. Mates rates doesn't mean your mate will flog you tyres at below wholesale price unless he owes you money :p

Get 452's.
 
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Probabally aquired them some other way then if that is below the wholesale price!

Just looking into the 452's, seems that they are very good value for monies. Thanks
 
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What would acctually happen by fitting 45 profiles btw?
Will my speedo be way out or something?
 
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hmmm could probabally get away with it not rubbing, had some 225 profiles on the last alloys and they were fine.
 
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