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Old 6th October 2006, 06:49   #1
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Question Upsize for verna crdi

Wat is the right tyre upsize for a verna crdi with abs and rear discs ???
Please specify the alloy wheel size and exact tyre size .....

Budget is around 30k before exchange of old wheels and tyres..
There will be a lot of highway travel involved so please suggest keeping in mind handling and comfort ...
THANKS IN ADVANCE

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Old 6th October 2006, 20:05   #2
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The stock size is 175/70-14 which is quite unusual, so upsize's possible is also few considering the right combo of comfort n handling...

195/60-15 is one possible good upsize but with 2.4% diff in circumference..

I wont recommend any tyre below 60 profile on indian roads
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aint ther an company option for 15inch alloys?
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i would advise you to stay with the 14" rims. you could consider michelin pilot precidas for a sporty look & wider tyres without compromising on ride. if you want to stay conventional, then 185/65 or 60/r14 is fine.
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i think you should look at turanzas. they are supposed to be more silent and comfortable than g3s.
I'll second that - picked up a set of Turanza GR80s recently to replace the Yokohamas on my car and suddenly I'm hearing noises from other parts of the cars that I'd never heard before! Bloody good grip, too.
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Make sure you have grip. Bloody thing wheelspins into 3rd gear. Insane.
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Hey Cooldude,

Go For Bridgestone Turanza..


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I'll second that - picked up a set of Turanza GR80s recently to replace the Yokohamas on my car and suddenly I'm hearing noises from other parts of the cars that I'd never heard before! Bloody good grip, too.

Are u talking about Turanza ER60...?
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The alloys from the company are pretty expensive i beleive. ..
Let me find out and i will tell you...


SAD part is there is a 3 week waitin period for crdi with abs :(
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I've heard that the sport version of the Verna hatch comes with 16inchers. So I think it's doable for the indian version too. Any wheels you get, make sure you have tyres with sticking grip! b'coz as V1p3r said it wheelspins like mad.

Any car will wheelspin in 3rd when Mr. V1p3r gets on it!
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Any car will wheelspin in 3rd when Mr. V1p3r gets on it!
U stole the words from my mouf.
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SAD part is there is a 3 week waitin period for crdi with abs :(
Yes & that's because they only have the ABS as an optional extra. So the cars are only manufactured on order, they do not manufacture pieces for stock. Sad really if you ask me, it should have been offered as standard.
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I suggest 185/65R14 (Goodyear Eagle NCT5)
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Originally Posted by kpzen
The stock size is 175/70-14 which is quite unusual, so upsize's possible is also few considering the right combo of comfort n handling...

195/60-15 is one possible good upsize but with 2.4% diff in circumference..

I wont recommend any tyre below 60 profile on indian roads
And Cooldude, why upsize in the first place? Why assume that the Hyundai guys got it all wrong after sophisticated R&D, complex, computerized design and years of testing and experience? And we, in a single moment of uneducated guesswork, can get it right? I would strongly recommend to stick to the stock size tyres/wheels unless the car is to be driven under conditions that are radically different from that designed for. Remember that the latest tyres from companies like Bridgestone, Michelin, etc. offer fantastic grip, performance and reliability -- so if you go in for alloys and some of these reputed performance brands, you will really not need the added grip that upsizing provides. But you will lose out on other parameters like fuel economy, high-end performance (including top speed), ride comfort and maybe risk other long-term damage that we may not be aware of, if you guess wrong and make the wrong upsize. And it is worth the extra expenditure for the company-supplied alloys rather than going in for after-market ones which may not be a good match -- especially in a high-performance car like the Verna Crdi.

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Maybe I came on too strong in my previous post. All I am suggesting is that an upsize should be based on some specific need, not just for looks. From Cooldude's original post, there will be a lot of highway driving involved. But what is the problem with the stock tyres --don't they provide good enough handling already? From the test drive reports in T-BHP, I didn't see any specific problem mentioned in this regard. This is a brand-new car from the Hyundai stable, apparently with tremendous performance capabilities. So it seems quite likely that for Indian highway conditions, the car will already be an over-performer by a long, long way. So why upsize, unless we assume that Hyundai has grossly miscalculated the tyre/wheel specs?

From other posts in this thread, it appears that the high-end model comes with 15" wheels -- so the upsize looked for is apparently already available in the high-end model. I am sure some design features of the high-end model will be different from the standard model, in order to justify the upsize -- maybe suspension, brakes, steering etc. When we make the upsize, we don't think of all these additional factors, we simply plonk in the higher-sized wheels/tyres. That is what makes me apprehensive.

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