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Old 4th July 2007, 23:50   #1
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Question NHC Tyre Upgrade Advice

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I have a New Honda City GXi model with stock 176/65/14" tyres and aftermarket alloys.

Now I want to go for 15" wheels (is it a good decision?) I have selected a lenso model. My question is what will be the best fit for this wheel.

I am considering 195/50/15" goodyear f1 gs-d3 tyres. is it a good choice. Does upsizing to 15" have any negative effects?

Will the ride comfort/braking be effected and will there be any drop in mileage?

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Here are a few existing toopics to solve your queries:

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-...zer-250-a.html

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-...tment-nhc.html
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i need a more specific answer for my case. plz reply...
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Hi
I have a New Honda City GXi model with stock 176/65/14" tyres and aftermarket alloys.
Now I want to go for 15" wheels (is it a good decision?) I have selected a lenso model. My question is what will be the best fit for this wheel.
I am considering 195/50/15" goodyear f1 gs-d3 tyres. is it a good choice. Does upsizing to 15" have any negative effects?
Will the ride comfort/braking be effected and will there be any drop in mileage?
Thanks
Sunil Varma
Stock tyres are 175/65-14.
195/50-15 can be fitted on the NHC.

15" upsize wont cause much problems on the NHC as its only the first upsize. Although ride comfort may become a bit hard.

Mileage may drop slightly with the use of 195/50- 14 tyres due to larger contact patch on the road and more rolling resistance. Dont think that they'll cause a big worry cause of the wonderful FE given by the NHC.
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Now I want to go for 15" wheels (is it a good decision?) I have selected a lenso model. My question is what will be the best fit for this wheel.

I am considering 195/50/15" goodyear f1 gs-d3 tyres. is it a good choice. Does upsizing to 15" have any negative effects?

Will the ride comfort/braking be effected and will there be any drop in mileage?
Well the upsize is correct but the drawbacks of the same are:

Harsher ride than the stock size
Increased chances of tyre problems due to low sidewall height & poor conditions of our roads

But that said there are many people running that size on Honda's without any problems as such but do be prepared to make a sacrifice on the comfort front. Braking should not be effected but rather should improve marginally with the wider contact patch & better rubber.

Also do look at other tyres other than the F1 GS-D3, there are many, better options available.
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Mileage may drop slightly with the use of 195/50- 14 tyres due to larger contact patch on the road and more rolling resistance. Dont think that they'll cause a big worry cause of the wonderful FE given by the NHC.
is the NHC really that fuel efficient? mine gives just 10kmpl and i am worried. :(
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is the NHC really that fuel efficient? mine gives just 10kmpl and i am worried. :(
NHC is hailed as the mileage king in the segment (petrol), isn't it?

May be the NHC owners in the forum can share their FE figures.
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Guyz, i'm planning to upgrade the OE wheel set on my NHC. Even after reading through a hell lot of posts through TBHP and others on the internet, i am in a gr8 dilemma. The tyre size calc. on Car Bibles: The Wheel and Tire Bible show the following figures for the sizes i zeroed on--

Stock - 175/65 R14
Possible upgrades - 1. 195/55 R15 (2.13% speedo and odo error)
2. 195/60 R15 (5.47% speedo and odo error)
3. 205/55 R15 (4.01% speedo and odo error)

Now i want a bigger set of wheels, but if i go in for choices no. 2 & 3, the odo would overread by 2000-2500 kms after 50,000 kms. (Which i think is a lot !) But if i go in for choice no. 1 then i dont get much improvement in overall size of the wheel. Also, i have to keep in mind that the wheel wells are able to accomodate them. So, kindly give your opinions on the same.

Next, the tires. This time i really wanna try out yokohama's, but am confused b\w the models -- AVS ES100, AVS Sport, S drive. I want grippy tires, but not the extreme ones (very low FE, and plus they would be expensive too). Or as someone pointed out, are Potenza GIII's better ??? I am utterly confused !!!

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And ohh i forgot to ask, are the soft compound yokohama's very prone to punctures, cuts etc ? If thats the case i might need to consider only bridgestones. And how about michelins ?
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If you want the best, get the Michelin Pilot Preceda 2. Its better than both those yokos.
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i think the best out of them is 195/55 r15. i suggest you go for 195/50 r15. it will have the least error. also get yokohama s drives. if they are too pricey then you can get es100s.
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Please help.... Even my car turned around 41K and time to changes my tyres... I have read the responses on various topics on tyre upsize... Would be please advice me, if it is ok to stick to michelin 195/60R14 to my NHC. Will the FE drop ?
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Yes, there will be a marginal drop in FE of your car. I think you can expect around a 1kmpl drop.
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Stock - 175/65 R14
Possible upgrades - 1. 195/55 R15 (2.13% speedo and odo error)
2. 195/60 R15 (5.47% speedo and odo error)
3. 205/55 R15 (4.01% speedo and odo error)


Next, the tires. This time i really wanna try out yokohama's, but am confused b\w the models -- AVS ES100, AVS Sport, S drive. I want grippy tires, but not the extreme ones (very low FE, and plus they would be expensive too). Or as someone pointed out, are Potenza GIII's better ??? I am utterly confused !!!

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195/50 R15 is very good option for you.
options for you in this size are
PP 4900/=
PP2 5300/=
S.Drive 4600/=

In 195/55 R15 only S.drives will be available for around 4500/=
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Please help.... Even my car turned around 41K and time to changes my tyres... I have read the responses on various topics on tyre upsize... Would be please advice me, if it is ok to stick to michelin 195/60R14 to my NHC. Will the FE drop ?
195/60-14 would give u decent ride quality and better grip than stock ones.
Yes, there could be marginal drop in FE.

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If you want the best, get the Michelin Pilot Preceda 2. Its better than both those yokos.
PP2 are great tyres and i feel the AVS sport and S drives are in the same league.
Have u driven all three tyres in the same manner in the same car to prove that?
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