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Old 22nd October 2011, 15:08   #16
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Question Tired of scrapping speed breakers on my ANHC! Are 195/65 R15 the answer?

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Default Re: Tired of scrapping speed breakers on my ANHC! Are 195/65 R15 the answer?

You can check for more tips on how to tackle a speed breaker.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ing-belly.html (Art of taking Speed Breakers(humps) without scraping the belly.)

Also, I guess 65 profile is a bit too much. A more apt upgrade would be 60. I guess fellow city owners can comment better.

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Default Re: Tired of scrapping speed breakers on my ANHC! Are 195/65 R15 the answer?

The right upsize keeping in mind the stock tyre size would be 195/55/R15, 195/65/R15 would increase the ground clearance yes, but would most probably make the tyres scrape the insides during extreme turns, would make the rear wheels touch the insides during load conditions.
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Default Re: Tired of scrapping speed breakers on my ANHC! Are 195/65 R15 the answer?

195/65R15 would be more than 10% of correction. 195/60 R15 would be ideal.
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Thanks for the link there... very informative.

I am aware of regularly use the 'angled approach, one wheel at a time ' method, and this is by far the best method of avoiding scrapes.

However, during wheel to wheel choked traffic conditions, you cant put this method to use for lack of space

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Two people I know have made this upgrade (against the opinions of most experts) and are currently very happy with their choice...
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Default Re: Tired of scrapping speed breakers on my ANHC! Are 195/65 R15 the answer?

I would suggest a 185/70/R15 bridgestone turanza for the car keeping in mind the road condition in ghy. 195 would be a bit overkill for the car. And i cant recall any road there where you will require the awesome grip of the michelins or the yokohomas. Where are the big bottom scrappers that you speak of? May be after seeing all the 'mini mountains' in bangalore everything else feel comparatively small!

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Default Re: Tired of scrapping speed breakers on my ANHC! Are 195/65 R15 the answer?

You might 1st want to check this thread and contact the dealer to see if has one of these for the ANHC's. Pretty neat job and doesn't require to dismantle the existing suspension setup. Increasing side profile of the tires only helps to a certain extent and cant be a complete riddance of the problem you are facing. You need a stiffer suspension and not bigger side profiles for the tires.

If you have the money to splurge go ahead and get yourself better struts and springs. The right up-sizes in 14 and 15 are 185/60-14 , 195/60-14 , 205-55-14 and 185/55-15 , 195/50-15 , 205/50-15.

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Well, my original query was that I'm tired of scrapping the underbelly of my New Honda City while negotiating some huge and poorly designed speed breakers in our neighborhood. This usually happens when the car is loaded up with 3-4passengers.

While this does not happen too frequently, the experience is painful enough to make me paranoid. I try to avoid these routes and needlessly have to take other longer / inconvenient routes. I wanted to deal with this.

The other day I met an old acquaintance who's a reputed tyre dealer here. I discussed this issue with him, and he promptly suggested me to upgrade my 175/65R15 Goodyears to Yokohama 195/65R15 A-Drives.

The pluses of this upgrade would be:

- Ground Clearance Increase of 13mm (195*.65) = 126.75 - (176*.65) = 113.75
- Better Dry/Wet Grip (195 profile vs 175 profile)
- Lower Road Noise
- Better Ride Comfort

As per him, they have done this conversion on a few Honda Citys and the owners were very satisfied with the mod...

I was tempted. Very tempted!
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Old 25th October 2011, 19:30   #25
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Default Re: Upsizing the Size (Diameter) of your tyre..

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Two people I know have made this upgrade (against the opinions of most experts) and are currently very happy with their choice...
Great to hear this!

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195/65R15 would be more than 10% of correction. 195/60 R15 would be ideal.
As per the tyre upgrade guide, this is more like 4.27%



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I would suggest a 185/70/R15 bridgestone turanza for the car keeping in mind the road condition in ghy. 195 would be a bit overkill for the car. And i cant recall any road there where you will require the awesome grip of the michelins or the yokohomas. Where are the big bottom scrappers that you speak of? May be after seeing all the 'mini mountains' in bangalore everything else feel comparatively small!
185/70 would be a 5.2% increase in diameter

These insane breakers are newly constructed around Bharalumukh / Athgaon area.

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You might 1st want to check this thread and contact the dealer to see if has one of these for the ANHC's. Pretty neat job and doesn't require to dismantle the existing suspension setup. Increasing side profile of the tires only helps to a certain extent and cant be a complete riddance of the problem you are facing. You need a stiffer suspension and not bigger side profiles for the tires.

If you have the money to splurge go ahead and get yourself better struts and springs. The right up-sizes in 14 and 15 are 185/60-14 , 195/60-14 , 205-55-14 and 185/55-15 , 195/50-15 , 205/50-15.
Thanks for that lovely link, very quick and easy mod there, but sadly don't know where to look for these 'spacers'.

However, the full suspension upgrade is out of the question as I want this solution on my brand new Honda city of which I've taken delivery just yesterday...and cant think of messing with the warranty!
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Question Re: Upsizing the Size (Diameter) of your tyre..

Bumping up this thread after a few years

Has the original poster/anyone else done this upsizing? My tires are due for replacement soon.
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