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Old 19th June 2004, 13:41   #1
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Can someone please help me as the same car in teh States runs on 17" rims. I am not that sure how these will do on our roads, and figured on fitting a 14" size. Is that good enough?



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Old 19th June 2004, 14:55   #2
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yes 14" with 185/65 tyres will be good. pretty big though.
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try 175/70 R14 tyres
they will work well on indian road

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Old 21st June 2004, 02:30   #4
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Are you sure using a 175/70/r14 will not scrape the body of the car? Will I have to use some thing of a lower profile?
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Hey Californian.....
I had a esteem bout a couple of years back which is still being used by one of my cousins.......i had 14" with 195/60 tyres on it.....they were the Michelin Certis.
And trust me they have amazing grip with an awesome grounding......though i was a really rash n careless driver then,i needed wider tyres.....but if u lookin for a good decent look,u might as well opt for 185/55 on 14"s.
I hope that clears ur mind.
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195 will rob the power - 185 is an ideal commbination of size, grip and looks. also since you are going in for 14" recommend that the 65 or 60 should be the largest profile that you put. and try getting some better suspension for the car - maybe adjustable if you can afford it.
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Old 21st June 2004, 16:55   #7
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yeah 195 is too wide. for 65 BHP i'd rather stick to 175 tyres
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Old 10th March 2005, 09:57   #8
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How abt 185/60/r14 rims. it has the same OD or marginally smaller OD compared to the 155/80/r13. can I fix this.
155/80/r13 - OD = 22.76
185/60/r14 - OD = 22.74
dont mind getting the exact rim sizes also like 4.5j x14, whatever.plz help urgent!!
It should not scrape, thats the whole idea, when in full lock and with 5 people on board.
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with full lock and 5 people teh esteem will scrape even with sotck wheels and tires.
as tom said 175 is good enough. but if you wanna go lower in teh prifle you can go up to 185 not more cos then you will have to stiffen the suspension.
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try out 185/65 r13 ....i use that and i'm quite satisfied....

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yeah go in for a 13 incher try not to go in for 14. and if u dont need the fat rubber look jus go in for 185mm
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i had a esteem a year back with 185/60 profile tyres on 14" rims. they do not touch at all. then i upgraded to 195 /50 on 15" rims . with minor suspension mods. now i drive a baleno with 16" rims with 205 /45 rubber.
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Old 11th March 2005, 14:10   #13
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[quote=XtremeG]i had a esteem a year back with 185/60 profile tyres on 14" rims.QUOTE]

Fianally I came across someone who has used a 185/60/r14.thanx man. Now i am going for that, is there any particular tyre company recommended? How is FALKEN?? Do all companys have the same precision in the tire mm.Or does the same 185/60/r14 differ from company to company.??
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please do not buy FALKEN .i had bought new falken tyres and they only made screaching sound on light breaking and no grip at all.goodyear Eagle F1 or bridgestone G3 will be a good buy.
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i too recommend bridgestone g3 to falken....
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