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Old 5th July 2006, 23:16   #1
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Red face upsize for OHC?

I am planning to upsize the footwear on my OHC to 205/50/15. I understand that 17'ers are a no no but would 16'ers also be pushing it .. if not, then what aspect do you guys recommend?

I just want to keep the car for a year .. so how much should the alloys and tyres put me back by? and any idea what i should get for brand new 14" pirelli's fitted on OEM alloys that came with the exi-s?
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205/50 R15 is fine. Ride quality might reduce but if you're looking for stability and traction, they'l do the job.

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Red face ASAP inputs reqd. : Tire Upsizing for Old Honda City

hi all .

As per Universal Tires in Kailash Colony (for those who know Delhi)
-- "if i want to go in for 205/50/15 then i need to get my car raised. instead 195 should be ok."

is he right?

if yes, what are are the pros/cons as well as expense/procedure to get this done.

or should i stick to 195'ers?

As of now i am using the OEM size i.e. 175/70/13.
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hi all .

As per Universal Tires in Kailash Colony (for those who know Delhi)
-- "if i want to go in for 205/50/15 then i need to get my car raised. instead 195 should be ok."

is he right?

if yes, what are are the pros/cons as well as expense/procedure to get this done.

or should i stick to 195'ers?

As of now i am using the OEM size i.e. 175/70/13.
No need to raise the height for that tyre size i am sure there are many Hondas running that size including mine, only thing is to check is for proper Offset of the Alloys which you use, mine alloys are at 35 Offset check for pics of my tyre/alloy in my BHP Garage Hall, IF your alloys offset is incorrect than even 195 will touch.
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No need to raise the height for that tyre size i am sure there are many Hondas running that size including mine, only thing is to check is for proper Offset of the Alloys which you use, mine alloys are at 35 Offset check for pics of my tyre/alloy in my BHP Garage Hall, IF your alloys offset is incorrect than even 195 will touch.

Hey ..

Thx for the info ..
quick question .. what are alloy offsets ?

and shan2nu was of the opinion if i'm less than 130 bhp then i don't need 195's .. but wouldn't 205 look better . and do the 205's impact mileage .. say vs. the 195's

.s. ignore the fwd i sent you, hadn't seen this reply then.
saw your ride mine .. abso-f***inglutely-amazing
tc.

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  • how do i search out all the modded OHC's from the gallery?
  • how much does upsizing affect mileage ?

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Thx for the info ..
quick question .. what are alloy offsets ?
The offset of a wheel is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel.

It can be Zero, Negative or Positive Offset

Zero is the Hub Mounting Surface is even with centerline of the wheel

Positive
The hub mounting surface is toward the front or wheel side of the wheel.

Negative
The hub mounting surface is toward the back or brake side of the wheels centerline.


Also check our member "MANSON" he has 195 on his OHC, btw which tyre are you going for suggest Potenza GIII or Yokohamas AVS both are good
Source : Tirerack.com

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If you dont mind about the ride quality than go for the 17''ers, your call will look hot.
No offence but Bad Idea Dude, will not only effect the ride quality but also Suspension,Handling & fuel consumption. imo not practicle but ultimately its owners choice what he wants.
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and shan2nu was of the opinion if i'm less than 130 bhp then i don't need 195's .. but wouldn't 205 look better . and do the 205's impact mileage .. say vs. the 195's
Actually, i said if your car doesn't produce more than 130bhp then 195s are more than enuf.

Rocam needs 205s (infact a bit more) bcoz his car produces close to 175-180bhp.

205/50 R15 or 195/50 R15 - it's your call now.

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guys .. from what I understand ..

1 .. 17'ers are out .. it looks 'trying too hard' types

2. I need to take a call on 195 vs. 205 ..

for this please let me know if ..

a) mileage will be affected to what extent vs. the OEM for both of these

b) does the rubber REALLY matter .. I'll be driving this car for max a year after which I either inherit dad's accord AT or buy an Octavia RS .. with that in mind I was thinking of Silverstones .. they have a nice pattern

say what ??
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b) does the rubber REALLY matter
Yes it does......and broader isn't always better. You have to consider the fact that the tyre size you choose should be able to provide you with the best combination of stability, comfort, braking, acceleration and FE.

Going too broad on a light car will increase your chances of "Aquaplaning" in wet conditions.

Chalk down your priorities and then choose your tyre.

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OK guys, I've got the wheels for my OHC last Sunday. Finally!!

I put 195/50/R15 and Tires are Silverstone.

I haven't had the time to take pictures but I'll try to get the camera along with me on Sunday's meet.

More fun that ways.
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Congrats dude. Let us know how the Silverstones are doing after a few 100 kms.

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my ride when it had just got the alloys


gives a fair idea about the profile


just the alloys
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