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Old 30th August 2010, 08:58   #16
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My cousins bought a pre-worshipped OHC 1.5 (non vtec). He planning to get the tyres replaced, the cuurent size being 175/70/13. What could be the upsize options on the 13'' wheels. Also the options in 14'' and 15'' that is if he plans to change his wheels as well.

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here you go

185/60-14
195/60-14
205-55-14

185/55-15
195/50-15
205/50-15
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Old 30th August 2010, 09:05   #17
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185-65-14 and 195/60-14 are the best upsizes for OHC.
Anything more than that would be an overkill.
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Old 30th August 2010, 17:02   #18
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Also what are the upsize options on 13 inchers?
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185/65-13
But i don't think any tire is available in that size.
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@ristyles & Kpzen: Thanks a Ton!
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Old 31st August 2010, 23:20   #21
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@ristyles & Kpzen: Spoke to the dealer today. He says that yoko does not have any tyre of the size 185/65-13, according to him the next suitable sizes are 185/70-13, 185/60/14 and 195/60/13. Which according to you will be the best choice in this case?

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according to him the next suitable sizes are 185/70-13, 185/60/14 and 195/60/13. Which according to you will be the best choice in this case?
My car is running with 185/70 R13 tyres (Yoko/Michelin/Goodyear). As of now Yokohama A.
This is the best upsizein 13" tyres. Gives you a slight improvement in ground clearence too.
I would suggest you better to go with Michelin XM1 tyres.
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Hi all,

Have purchased a OHC (used one). It has fron two apollo accelere in front and rear are almost worn out. I feel the steering is bit rough/tight. I am okay with changing al 4 tyres and if possible rims too. Let me know the best option from below :

Option 1

Change just two rear tyres with Apollo accelere (Dunno if it can solve steering stiffness)

Option 2

Change all to Michelin XM1+ with stock size 175/70R13 on same asteel rims.

Option 3

If I choose to put alloys, I might as well put some more money and take Lenso 15 SC08 ( love the design and super light) and put 195/50/R15 Yokohoma S Drive.

Let me know which one would make the ride very smooth with steering.
P.S. This is for my dad and I dont want him to struggle with steering stiffness.
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Hi all,

Have purchased a OHC (used one). It has fron two apollo accelere in front and rear are almost worn out. I feel the steering is bit rough/tight. I am okay with changing al 4 tyres and if possible rims too. Let me know the best option from below :

Option 1

Change just two rear tyres with Apollo accelere (Dunno if it can solve steering stiffness)

Option 2

Change all to Michelin XM1+ with stock size 175/70R13 on same asteel rims.

Option 3

If I choose to put alloys, I might as well put some more money and take Lenso 15 SC08 ( love the design and super light) and put 195/50/R15 Yokohoma S Drive.

Let me know which one would make the ride very smooth with steering.
P.S. This is for my dad and I dont want him to struggle with steering stiffness.
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1. OK with changing all 4 tyres
2. Planning to put new alloys
I would say stick to 14" Michelin Energy tyres. They are the best tyres AFAI concerned.

If you want to retain the same tyre size with better steering response, and no steering stiffness, I would suggest then stick to our Option 2

Meanwhile , even after changing the tyres if you still feel stiffness in the steering, Get the Steering Dampers adjusted, If possible change the power steering Oil. Also get a Wheel alignment done.

Don't go for 15" wheels, You'll be scarificing riding comfort due to lesser tyre PROFILE size.
So either stick to 13" or 14" size tyres with matching tyre width & profile.

I have 185/70 R13 Size tyres, This increases the tyre width as well as a slight increase in height of the car.
Stock size is 175/70 R13

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To my knowledge and experiance with Appolo Accelere it is a good tyre .Infact on my recommendation my brother changed to that from his stock XM+ after worn out on his NHC.
May be you can buy 2 new and put that in the front and then do WB and WA will help. Economical option
Yes the comfort is marginally less and the road noise is little high compared to XM1 's but Acclere is worth for that money .

Steering tightness will be due to some other issue as sushrutha mentioned.
"Get the Steering Dampers adjusted, If possible change the power steering Oil"
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Thanks vinu and sushrutha


HI guys, I have an update, during the weekend I noticed that rear tyres were 185/65 and fron had appollo accelere. on the weekend, i got the new tyres in front Apollo accelere 175/70/R13 and got wheel alignment and balancing done. I have felt the steering response is bit better now. On secondary inspection I found that there is spacers on front only. Does this effect steering response. I guess the previous owner had bigger tyres and while selling just changed the tyres and given. Thinking to remove the spacers on next weekend.

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remove the spacers, and put the new tyres at the rear.

There is a thread in here somewhere explaining why the new tyres (if buying only2) should go to the rear.
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Thanks vinu and sushrutha

I found that there is spacers on front only. Does this effect steering response.

If spacers are used for Heightening the suspension, It will not affect the steering response by a greater extent. Only handling will be an issue with spacers.
If you don't find any noise from the spacers, and mostly drive in town/city I would say, keep the spacers, they are good for avoiding the road humps and avoid scraping the belly.
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