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Old 11th September 2006, 14:16   #1
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Hello,

Today got delivery of my new car. What will be the right tyre upgrade for new honda city zx? Default they are Good year gps 2 175/65/R14, tyre dealer says if company fitted tyres are Good year then upgrading to Bridgestone potenza will be costly.

I have two questions...

What is the right upgrade size? 185/65/r14 or 195/60 r14?
How about upgrading to Good year eagle nct 5?

Kindly guide me as I have to take this decision fast.

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Possible options are:

185/60 R14
185/65 R14
195/60 R14

You would ahve to decide exact size & brand depending upon your preferences. What do you prefer grip & sporty handling? Or comfort? You have to decide the tyres accordingly.

My suggestions would be:

Michelin Energy XM1 for Comfort & Less Road Noise.
Bridgestone Potenza GIII for sporty handling & grip.
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get michelin 195/60/14, XM1s or pilot precida if you are changing to alloys.
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Thanks esteem_lover and iraghava for your reply.

Tyre dealer was insisting to upgrade from good year GPS 2 to Good year Eagle NCT 5 - 185/65 R14. Difference will be Rs. 3000 for 5 tyres. Shall I go for this?

For bridgestone potenza he says difference will be Rs. 9000/

I am looking for comfort, good handling and value for money.

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Tyre dealer was insisting to upgrade from good year GPS 2 to Good year Eagle NCT 5 - 185/65 R14. Difference will be Rs. 3000 for 5 tyres. Shall I go for this?
The price is good but unfortunately I have no experience with these tyres so can't really say much. Maybe somebody else has some experience so they might be able to offer some advice.

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For bridgestone potenza he says difference will be Rs. 9000/
He's just overcharging you, the difference should not be more than 4.5-5k. Maybe he doesn't stock Bridgestone's & thus is more interested in selling you Goodyear.

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I am looking for comfort, good handling and value for money.
Go for 185/65 R14 Michelin Energy XM1's, should cost you around 4-4.5k for exchange of all 5 tyres. The ride on them is brilliant & road noise practically nil.
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i think he is taking you for a ride & forcing those good years on you. find out what the MRPs of these tyres (Good Year, Bridgestone & Michelin). if they are around the same, then you could have any of these tyres for roughly the same exchange price.
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Thanks for reply and sharing valuable knowledge.

Will upgrading to following size tyre effect ground clearance or fuel efficiency of Honda City?

185/60 R14
185/65 R14
195/60 R14

Has anyone upgraded to any of this size tyres? Do I need to maintain same tyre pressure (Front 32 and Rear 30) after upgrade or ?

Kindly reply.

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The tires on My City ZX Gxi are nearing the end of their useful life (59 K) and I'll soon need to replace them..

Normal usage is as below

Monthly average : 1200 Km
Mix: 90% City / 10% highway

Current tires: Bridgestone 175/65 R14 (OEM)
Current mileage: 59,000
Life left: 3-4 k

Requirements:
1. No decrease in mileage
2. No deterioration in ride quality
3. No decrease in ground clearance

I enquired at Reliance Auto Mart and the sales rep is suggesting an upsize to 195/60 R14 (Michelin) from the stock 175/65 R14.

Can Tire gurus advise which of these two sizes is the best?
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Go for Michelin XM1+ or Yokohama A Drive in 175/75/R14.No sense to upgrade rubber because that will cause a slight drop in mileage.I myself have A Drives on my City ZX.
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The tires on My City ZX Gxi are nearing the end of their useful life (59 K) and I'll soon need to replace them..


Requirements:
1. No decrease in mileage
2. No deterioration in ride quality
3. No decrease in ground clearance
If you are specific about the mileage, then do not go for upsizing, it will decrease your mileage but will give you stability and grip especially at high speeds.
If you do not upsize then the ground clearance will not be altered.
Check out all the tire options available for your size and their characteristics and decide.

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