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Goodyear 72 9.13%
Pirelli 35 4.44%
Michelin 256 32.45%
Bridgestone 232 29.40%
Falkens 7 0.89%
BF Goodrich 12 1.52%
Mrf 35 4.44%
Ceat 3 0.38%
Yokohama 111 14.07%
Dunlop 5 0.63%
JK Tyre 5 0.63%
Apollo Tyres 16 2.03%
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Old 9th June 2007, 09:23   #316
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I checked Innova manual which says

Wheel size: 15X6JJ
Tyre Size: 205/65R15 94S.

Energy MXV8 Tyre spec:

Size -> Load Index -> Speed Index -> MIN->Optimum->Max RIM WIDTH

205/65R15 -> 94 -> V -> 5.5 -> 6.0 -> 7.5

215/60R15 -> 94 -> H -> 6.0 -> 6.5 -> 7.5

225/60R15 -> 96 -> V -> 6.0 -> 6.5 -> 7.5

Source: Michelin Australia

If I go with 225/60R15 tyres optimum rim width is 6.5 although 6 is just fine

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yes but by putting 225/60-15 on 6J you really are on the border. When that happens it results in poor handling as there is more sidewall flex. the sidewall becomes round instead of straight which decreases the handling capability.

The advantage of an upsized tyre is lost somewhat.
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Dont SUV's have wider tyres on smaller rims unlike a normal passenger car.....?

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yes but by putting 225/60-15 on 6J you really are on the border. When that happens it results in poor handling as there is more sidewall flex. the sidewall becomes round instead of straight which decreases the handling capability.

The advantage of an upsized tyre is lost somewhat.
I'm also a victim of having wider tyres on smaller rims due to budget constraints
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A good upgrade to the baleno is 195/60-14. You will need to change to alloys to upgrade to 14".

If you dont want to change from the OE wheels then 185/70-13 is the max you can go upto.

There are several brands. Popular ones are michelin energy XM1's, yokohama AVS ES-100, Bridgestone potenza G-III.
Thanks a lot will upgrade to 14" most probably .
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Dont SUV's have wider tyres on smaller rims unlike a normal passenger car.....?

I'm also a victim of having wider tyres on smaller rims due to budget constraints

SUV's do have wider tyres but is the rim width really less? what's the Safari or the endeavours rim width?

I'm guessing it is for the better ride as SUV's are not really meant for the handling.

Do you still have the overly light steering problem on your zen?
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I'm guessing it is for the better ride as SUV's are not really meant for the handling.
I think there's more to it than better ride quality. Suspension setting though i'm not sure !!!

Yes i still have an overly light steering in my zen

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Yes I agree If I use 6JJ RIM for 225 tyre I will be in border is best option is when I upgrade tyre buy right set of Alloys (6.5JJ) too.

I have short listed few Alloys like Plati, League, Prestige, HR. Need to decide since I have clocked 16K KM on odo still I have time to upgrade
so I can get ready with the budget!

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damn, this thread is so big. I read 10 pages but couldn't find exact information for what tyres i should use for my New Honda City GXI (NHC) model. Currently it have goodyear factory installed tyres and 1 one of the tyres threads have gone little bald. Goodyear and bridgstone both sound good.

My nhc has done 35k and is 3 years old. yesterday, suddenly my car started little bit vibrating on 50+ speed so today I went to my garage and he told me i need to replace rear tyres which was moved to back from front during alignment and rear tyres bearings was also changed due to noise. Is it possible that car is vibrating due to bad new bearings or its something else?
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My nhc has done 35k and is 3 years old. yesterday, suddenly my car started little bit vibrating on 50+ speed so today I went to my garage and he told me i need to replace rear tyres which was moved to back from front during alignment and rear tyres bearings was also changed due to noise. Is it possible that car is vibrating due to bad new bearings or its something else?
I think your wheels need to be balanced too. Also make sure that none of your tyres have any sidewall bulges as that can cause vibrations too. I don't think Wheel Bearings will cause any vibrations, increased noise yes but vibrations no.
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My nhc has done 35k and is 3 years old. yesterday, suddenly my car started little bit vibrating on 50+ speed so today I went to my garage and he told me i need to replace rear tyres which was moved to back from front during alignment and rear tyres bearings was also changed due to noise. Is it possible that car is vibrating due to bad new bearings or its something else?
hey max, Goodyear (i'm sure it must be the OE GPS2) should ideally last 40-44K ( i know it depends lot on driving style)....in your case, assuming sober driving (city+hiway), 35K seems too less. do all the tyres uniformly show the baldness or only some of them?

yes i've also changed rear bearings at 35K (i remember we had a thread quering whether NHC rear bearings last only 35K)odo reading but then never faced any vibration problem related to it. have u changed the bearings @ honda dealer or outside??
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hey max, Goodyear (i'm sure it must be the OE GPS2) should ideally last 40-44K ( i know it depends lot on driving style)....in your case, assuming sober driving (city+hiway), 35K seems too less. do all the tyres uniformly show the baldness or only some of them?

yes i've also changed rear bearings at 35K (i remember we had a thread quering whether NHC rear bearings last only 35K)odo reading but then never faced any vibration problem related to it. have u changed the bearings @ honda dealer or outside??
Hi zakaas, Its only one tire who's sides are went kinda bald, I will be changing this tire today. I also found that stepny tire wasn't tied properly and tying screw was open, its possible that was causing vibration. actually i haven't driven car in last 3 days so i don't know if vibration still exists after tighten screw.

I have changed bearings from outside garage (no honda dealer) they maintain my cars since last 5 years and never had any such problem. I will keep you guys updated.
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I need to change tyres of my Palio Diesel. Dont want to go for any fancy tyres as the car is driven by my dad. Please suggest me tyres that has good ride, looks very good and should not be a problem changing it from left to right or from front to back, basiclly common thread patter all around. Also suggest me what size i can go up on stock rims.
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Preferred brand is Michelin or Bridgestone
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Hey guys need some help my optra magnum has goodyear GT3 tubeless tyres (195/60/15) on 6j company alloys can u tell me if this is a good tyre (only drawback i found was they are very very noisy on rough roads)if not which size should i upgrade to(205/60/15 or 205/55/15) and which brand
thanks in advance for some good advice
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@dockap: GT3 does get very noisy as it ages, so it is not a tyre I would recommend to anyone.
As far as upgrading your tyre, you need to specify what your requirements are - comfort, performance etc. Go through this thread - it's pretty exhaustive, and covers the different brands, their pros, cons etc.
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