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Old 7th March 2018, 20:46   #346
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Firstly, Tyre Empire said that Bridgestone is the only company that supplies the existing size, so no XM2s available. So I'd have to upsize to upgrade, it seems.
It's a very odd size they are providing with the car, that's true. You will hardly find any options in the market.

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Say I did get the existing size from another brand, would it yield a noticeable difference? My family is now questioning whether we'll actually be in such situations that require this additional investment. Currently, expected usage is 90% City runs and 10% highway runs, and I don't have a heavy foot as of now.
Difference in brands does bring in noticeable difference specially with regards to tyre noise. Grip and ride are debatable in city traffic, but areas like wet grip does matter. Secondly, you dont need a heavy foot. Heavy foot with lead to acceleration, but with a light foot you can go 100 on ORR if you find it empty. But like I said it's debatable. I do a lot of highway runs and for me tyres are the first line of defense, then brakes, then seat belts, then airbags.

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The quote I was given was over 9k per tyre, and a buyback of 2.5k per tyre, and that's excluding alignment and balancing. I was appalled!
Thats way too much. Yoko Earth1s are available around the 6k mark and are pretty good tyres as well i.e 195/55r16. But this upsize is of minimal use in my opinion. 205/55/R16 is better but the warranty issue is there.

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By natural upsize, do you mean that higher variants of the City sport this tyre? I already will have the highest variant so how does one go about with higher, is the question.
No no, anyone who changes tyres for their cars, they generally move to this size since the 175s are too narrow. Previously all variants came with 175s.
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Old 8th March 2018, 11:13   #347
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That's way too much. Yoko Earth1s are available around the 6k mark and are pretty good tyres as well i.e 195/55r16. But this upsize is of minimal use in my opinion. 205/55/R16 is better but the warranty issue is there.
I'll look at the Earth1 in 195/55 R16 then, though it's heavier. My priorities are safety and durability given our poor roads. The use of this upsize would be an increase in GC by 5.5 mm overall, which is beneficial considering Bangalore roads and speedbreakers. 205/55 has that warranty issue you mentioned as it'll be evidently bigger. Furthermore, the circumference difference is way over the recommended 2%. 205/50 R16 would yield a difference of only 0.25% but at the cost of lesser sidewall ratio (overall GC still increases by 0.75mm).

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No no, anyone who changes tyres for their cars, they generally move to this size since the 175s are too narrow. Previously all variants came with 175s.
Now, the VX and ZX come with 185/55 R16, so the question is how far Honda will support my upgrade endeavour. If you know a good Service Advisor, let me know.

Here are my options, in decreasing order of priority:
Plan A - XM2, if I get a good deal
Plan B - Earth1
Plan C - Retain the Ecopia, be a nimble driver and not unleash the VTEC in questionable conditions.
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Default Re: 4th gen. Honda City : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

Anyone using Yokohoma S drive 205/55/R15 radials on stock alloys? Any feedback? Also experts take?
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Default Re: 4th gen. Honda City : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

Hey guys, I'm in a bit of a dilemma. My 2014 City's stock tyres have completed 50k (XM1)s.

I'm considering to upgrade to 195/60 R16, probably the Michelin P3STs. However BK tyres in lajpat nagar say that the size isn't compatible with the car. They believe there maybe sidewall rubbing. Is this true ?

Another option is 195/55 R16. They come in with Continental MC5s. He says there should be no compatibility issues for this size.

My main concern is that I do not want to loose the current GC or even the load capacity the vehicle has. Sometimes it may have to carry 5 adults and a trunk filled with luggage.

I hope you guys can help me out.

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Hey Guys,
My stock B250's have completed 44k in 2.5 years and looking almost bald because of Long highway runs on cement roads. I am planning to upgrade/upsize tyres and my priorities are low tyre noise,good riding comfort and good tyre life on cement roads.
Can you guys suggest some silent,comfy and decent lasting (55K-60K)tyres for highway runs?
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Dear all

I would be soon booking Honda City VMT Petrol. Please tell me where I could get my tyres changed to 195/60 R15 in Gurgaon and how much I would get for OEM tyres of my new car ?

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I am just getting a Honda City and often travel on not so great roads. I know its technically incorrect, but has anyone used 195/65 R 15 on the Honda City? Will the sidewalls rub on the car?
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