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Old 27th September 2011, 20:56   #391
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Will upgrading to 16" impact the ride quality in any way?
Definitely yes, the ride quality will be compromised on 16". Also please note that advans and s-drives have soft side wall and are prone to buldging. Please consider the state of inner roads of gurgaon, the tires cannot take such abuse. You will have to be very careful and slow; simply cannot afford hitting a pothole at over 40-50. However, they are excellent performers, you really wont like any sub standard tire once you use these.

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around 7k
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Unable to source advan neova 205 60 r15 in Delhi ncr. Please help
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Hi, at the risk of I have a question for all gurus. I have 205/55 R16 tires on my Civic as of now, but on Bangalore roads i seem to be scrapping the car at least once a day. Is there anyways I can increase the ground clearance with a different tire size on the 16" rims?
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Hi, at the risk of I have a question for all gurus. I have 205/55 R16 tires on my Civic as of now, but on Bangalore roads i seem to be scrapping the car at least once a day. Is there anyways I can increase the ground clearance with a different tire size on the 16" rims?
It is not advisable to reduce the tyre dia on a civic while upsizing. You just did that which reduced the ride height by 1.2mm You will need 205/60 R16 tyres, which I think is OEM size on Cruze and top end SX4. This however increases the ride height by about 9mm. Btw, I have 205/65 R15 on my civic which increased my ride height by about 7mm.

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It is not advisable to reduce the tyre dia on a civic while upsizing. You just did that which reduced the ride height by 1.2mm You will need 205/60 R16 tyres, which I think is OEM size on Cruze and top end SX4. This however increases the ride height by about 9mm. Btw, I have 205/65 R15 on my civic which increased my ride height by about 7mm.
Thanks vasoo. Would the 205/60 R16 size tyres scrap against the wheel well, especially during large movements of schoers, like while negotiating deep craters we have on Bangalore roads .

Also, can you suggest some good and decent priced brands available in 205/60/ R16 size.
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Thanks vasoo. Would the 205/60 R16 size tyres scrap against the wheel well, especially during large movements of schoers, like while negotiating deep craters we have on Bangalore roads .

Also, can you suggest some good and decent priced brands available in 205/60/ R16 size.
It is just about a cm extra. I dont think wheels will scrape unless you are going for a wider profile tyres. But you need to keep in mind the speedo and odo errors due to the bigger wheels. Brands and prices, I hope experts will chip in. Mine is Michelin Primacy LC.
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Thanks vasoo. Would the 205/60 R16 size tyres scrap against the wheel well, especially during large movements of schoers, like while negotiating deep craters we have on Bangalore roads .

Also, can you suggest some good and decent priced brands available in 205/60/ R16 size.
A profile of 60 is a tad too high for 16" wheels. GC will improve and the ride may be better because of the taller tyre-wall. But it may just foul with the wheel-arches. I suggest you try slightly lower profile tyres, especially if you're going in for 16" wheels.
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I think 205/60-16 is a little too high. It might scrape. If you are very keen to try it, do so but be careful.
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which is the best tyre for performance and ride comfort for size 205/65/r15.
Unable to source yoko advan neova in this size.
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which is the best tyre for performance and ride comfort for size 205/65/r15.
Unable to source yoko advan neova in this size.
Yokohama C-Drives are pretty good. Have a look at them. You might get the DB Decibel series too.
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I think 205/60-16 is a little too high. It might scrape. If you are very keen to try it, do so but be careful.
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A profile of 60 is a tad too high for 16" wheels. GC will improve and the ride may be better because of the taller tyre-wall. But it may just foul with the wheel-arches. I suggest you try slightly lower profile tyres, especially if you're going in for 16" wheels.
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It is just about a cm extra. I dont think wheels will scrape unless you are going for a wider profile tyres. But you need to keep in mind the speedo and odo errors due to the bigger wheels. Brands and prices, I hope experts will chip in. Mine is Michelin Primacy LC.
Thanks for your inputs vasoo, suhaas307 and Nikhil2008. I was checking the overall tire diameter at Tire size calculator. The stock 195/65 R15 diameter is 25 inches, while a 205/60 R16 would be 25.7 inches. Would these extra 0.7 inches be enough to scrape the wheel well? Trying it out with real tires would be hugely uneconomical and impractical.
Any ideas with some research on whether the Civic can take 25.7 inches diameter tire without any problems?
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Thanks for your inputs vasoo, suhaas307 and Nikhil2008. I was checking the overall tire diameter at Tire size calculator. The stock 195/65 R15 diameter is 25 inches, while a 205/60 R16 would be 25.7 inches. Would these extra 0.7 inches be enough to scrape the wheel well? Trying it out with real tires would be hugely uneconomical and impractical.
Any ideas with some research on whether the Civic can take 25.7 inches diameter tire without any problems?
Since my first post is someway down, I want to add that my current Civic tires are 205/55 R16. And the reason I am seeking inputs from experts is to increase ground clearance to avoid scraping big speedbreakers we have on Bangalore roads and improve ride quality a little, it's a bit harsh with current tires and is starting to set off rattles in the car (bloody bad roads).
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Basic rule of Engineering : Use the correct tool for the job. Here use this

Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tyre Bible Page 4 of 4



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I was checking the overall tire diameter at Tire size calculator.
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Thanks for the excellent link khoj. It says the most you can go on 16" rims is 205/55 R16. However, I read on one of the forums that SX4 OEM tires are 205/60 R16. So I am confused.

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How can you compare the SX4 with the Civic? It makes no sense! they are two completely different cars!
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