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Old 23rd October 2006, 17:15   #1
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My Corsa swing is running on stock 175/70 R13 tyres on steel rims.

I am planning to switch to tubeless with Aura alloys. With the ever increasing dimensions of humps in Bangalore, I am finding ground (hump) clearance to be bit of a problem now a days and I intent to go for 14 inch tyres.

It would be great if someone could suggest if 175/70 R14 or 175/75 R14 would be a better option. I am leaning towards 175/75 R14 since the factory fitted alloy variants of Corsa came with that specification and it may not need any suspension adjustment and it gives a better ground clearance.

Please share your thoughts

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185/60-14 potenza GIII for very good performance.....
Or same size Turanza ER60 for comfort ..
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185/60-14 would be the best bet. if you are looking for comfort go for the turanza ER60 else the potenza G-III.

Also while buying the tyres make sure you get the 4yr warranty for th tyres.
Buy them from bridgestone performance shops. i found they give the best rates as well as warranty.
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Thanks, guys.

I just checked up the Bridgestone site. How about Potenza G-III 195/60-14 since the primary reason I am going for the upsize is to increase the hump clearance. Any cons?

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Thanks, guys.

I just checked up the Bridgestone site. How about Potenza G-III 195/60-14 since the primary reason I am going for the upsize is to increase the hump clearance. Any cons?

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The Swing has a peculiar rear wheel arch that some part of the stock tyre itself goes inside when with half load....

So 195/60-14 is a taller than 185/60 n it can make the wheel foul with the wheel wells...Ya sure the 195/60 will increase the hieght....
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Hi,

I recently changed to Michelin 185/70 R13 with Aura alloys..
Ground clearance has increased and the ride is smooth over rough surfaces.
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I changed to michelin 185/70 r 13 with aura alloys..
ground clearence has increased..
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this corsa is parked near my coching centre so i used to see it everyday and finally took the pics today.

sorry for the pic quality, its from a vga camera phone p910i.


Mods if these should be posted in some other thread then please move the post to the appropriate thread.!
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Hey Faithless..!!!!

That looks like 17" alloys with 205/40-17......
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yes i guess they r 17" alloys and they look damn hot but the ride must be hard

hey guys any idea which alloys are those and how much do they cost?
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I am leaning towards 175/75 R14 since the factory fitted alloy variants of Corsa came with that specification
Wind: Corsa's factory fitted alloys are 175/65R14, not 75 (for all variants of the Corsa, including the Swing, Sail or Sedan)

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My Corsa swing is running on stock 175/70 R13 tyres on steel rims.

I am planning to switch to tubeless with Aura alloys. With the ever increasing dimensions of humps in Bangalore, I am finding ground (hump) clearance to be bit of a problem now a days and I intent to go for 14 inch tyres.

It would be great if someone could suggest if 175/70 R14 or 175/75 R14 would be a better option. I am leaning towards 175/75 R14 since the factory fitted alloy variants of Corsa came with that specification and it may not need any suspension adjustment and it gives a better ground clearance.

Please share your thoughts

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from what you have said, your wheel circumference is going to increase by almost 8% & that is huge & will naturally have an impact on the speedo & odo readings. go through this to find out how

Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tyre Bible

hope that helps. cheers
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Saw this car yesterday the wheels look very big n odd for the car....

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Wind: Corsa's factory fitted alloys are 175/65R14, not 75 (for all variants of the Corsa, including the Swing, Sail or Sedan)

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from what you have said, your wheel circumference is going to increase by almost 8% & that is huge & will naturally have an impact on the speedo & odo readings.
Thanks esteem_lover and sAP...
I have decided to go for 175/65 R14 Turanza with Aura alloys.
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