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Old 19th August 2007, 13:48   #31
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Avoid goodyear... there are lot better options available for the price. Look for Michelin Pilot Sport/Precedas. Much better tyres. However the ride is going to be really harsh if you put 17" rims.
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Old 19th August 2007, 14:08   #32
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the michelins he quoted was about 8.5k per tyre compared to the 5.5k of the good years and so the difference is a little too much,and i know the ride quality will be quite harsh but then in 16" theres alot of availability issues of the tyres as well as rims because the price diffence between 16" n 17" upgrades is almost nothing thats why demand is much more for 17"..also will i have problems if the car is loaded with say 4 people will the tyres touch the arches?
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dosent anyone check wheel offsets when upsizing tyres? or is it just me who is quite anal about offsets???
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dosent anyone check wheel offsets when upsizing tyres? or is it just me who is quite anal about offsets???
Do you need to check offset even if you keep the rims the same and upsize only the tyres? I am planning to do this so do I need to look at this too? Complete newbie here.
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Old 19th August 2007, 19:48   #35
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no you do not. just make sure that the tyre is not too wide for the rim.
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Old 20th August 2007, 11:04   #36
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hey guys i desperately need some help!..my civic is due next week and i have to pick up rims and tyres before that time..i went and found out at car shringar couple of days back..he suggested me good year GSD3 225/45/R17..is this size tyre fine for the civic and more importantly is the tyre good itself?..im more keen to go in for yokos but am not able to find anyone in bangalore who has stock of them..please help!
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@ nos_nitrous - Don't go for 17". Indian roads are not suitable for 17s. Get 16s instead.
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Old 20th August 2007, 11:31   #38
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exactly personally i wanted to upgrade to 16" but there is hardly any choice available in bangalore for 16" for the rims as well as tyres..and supposedly there are many civics which have 17" put on them and theyre running fine..im going today to check out one of them.
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Nos - These are the correct upsizes for a Civic:

205/55-16
215/55-16
225/50-16
205/50-17
215/50-17
225/45-17

The last size is apparently quite a hit with Civic owners moving on to bigger wheels.

As for the GSD3's, well they are ok tyres, nothing special and there are better tyres available out there. But, they are cheap (grey imports) & quite good VFM so the average consumer prefers them. If you're on a strict budget go for them otherwise see options from other companies.
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But shuvd, I think upgrading from 15s to 17s will decrease the FE of the car. If its OK with you then surely i suggest 17s for your car.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 11:19   #41
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hey i had another doubt...when changing frm stock 195/65/R15s to 225/45/R17s wont there be an odo error as well?...cuz i did my calculations and the outer circumference of the 17s is more than that of the stock 15s...and hence in reality more distance is covered by the 17s in one rotation compared to the 15s but probably the odo is set to calculating distance with the 15s..
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the price i was qouted was 27k for the rims which are LENSO SAMURAI SC 01
Is this for 4 rims or 5?
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its for a set of 4..is it reasonable or is he quoting too much??
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@ nos_nitrous - Check this out
Tire Size Calculator - tire & wheel plus sizing
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according to this the circumference of both the setups is almost the same..
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