Fair enough, I guess on Corsas there's so many being broken and so many wheels for sale it's probably not a far stretch to be able to find decent tyres used.
Every inch countsOK, I did a swap of all four. This is an indication of how 45s on the front and 55s on the rear would look. I'm bearing this in mind for the purples because one pair of 45s are fine (albeit a budget make) and 55s are much easier to source for decent partworns.
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And now with them all round. I need to get the flaky black paint off the Opel centre caps.
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It might be an '02 plate, but it looks like a '99. If you like it, "stop me and buy one". Enough of the ice-cream van jokes.
If interested, apart from the "doesn't look lowered now" change to the looks, a few other things after taking it down some country lanes. The bump-burr doesn't happen, so those 55s were definitely contacting when the road dips and rises. The steering feels lighter and more chuckable although the weight of the four black wheels in the back could be a part of it. Weirdly, I'd noticed with the black 55s that the acceleration seemed more leisurely and now it seems to seems to have its zip back. I wouldn't have thought that 1" extra diameter would make a noticeable difference, if any, but that's how it feels.
I agree I bought my 17" Pentas for £80, rattle can refurb (£20) and 20 minutes to fit them, it was a no brainer!That's pretty much how it is. When I bought the Tour and four of the five alloys were shod in old cardboard, I paid £160+ fitting for a new quad of Nexen 4Seasons and they're £60/corner now. A set of alloys with decent summer rubber just for Malaga were a pittance and, similarly, those PINK!!! (just been round to JB Motors and Martin had a giggle) alloys probably put people off but can't argue with a late-2019 set of Mich PS3s for £50 and no ache of fitting and balancing - just an hour with the hydraulic and the 12V impact wrench.
When I see partworn 2016 Hoodafooks for £20 each and factor in £15/corner to have them fitted, that really doesn't make sense but wheels+tyres (good ones) for small money seem to be pretty common at the moment.