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Old 3rd October 2007, 16:46   #1
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Default Maruti Versa / Eeco : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

I own a Versa which has done 38000 kms.It runs on stock 155/80R13 tyres called LT(Light Truck).

Going by the tyre wear,I think I will need a new set of tyres by 50000 kms.

Please advise on the recommended upsizes.In case any of you have a few rules on how to select the right or optimum upsize without affecting the vehicle set up and without allowing tyres to scrape the wheel well,please help.
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Som - You can find the answers to your questions here:

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-alloy-wheel-section/26252-read-first-choosing-right-set-tyres-your-car.html
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Default Maruti Versa DX - Tyre Upsize Recommendations ...

Have been running on the stock tyres and rims for my versa for a few years
now.

The tyres are due for a replacement, and I was thinking of my options:

1. upgrade to better rubber on the stock 13" rims (Is it possible???)
2. upgrade to 14" alloys and put 14" tyres on

What do you think are the better of the above options; and the costs?

I saw a Versa in Bangalore recently which was running on 185/65 R 14 on some suzuki branded alloys. Tyres were Good year NCT 5

Any recommendations? Also any good shops that you have experienced
near JCRoad in Bangalore (I live close-by) for good prices and excellent
service that I should visit to get started with my research?


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Any idea on the maximum upsize on the Eeco ? Also can the tyre width on rear tyres be more than the front ones and rear suspension be modified a bit by adding Koni dampers in order to prevent tyres from touching/scraping the rear wheel well.

Also do adding spacers on tyre upsize really prevent the front wheels from scraping against the insides of the wheel well. Was looking at the Michelin PP 185/60 R14.

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this site's very handy for calculations (keeping within a 3% diff)

Tire Size Calculator - tire & wheel plus sizing
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Default tyres for maruti Eco?

I am looking to change the tyres on my mom's Maruti ECO.

The stock tyres are Appolo and have worn unevenly .the car has done 36000k.

Does anybody here know if you can upsize the tyres to 165 r13 and what brand of tyres would be good?
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have upsized to 195/60R14 MRF ZLos. No issues so far. Do look at 185/195 if you want more comfort.

Also the front tyres on the Eeco/Versa undergo more have a tendency to get worn faster.
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Default Upgrading to wider tyres for Maruti Eeco

Dear members,
I have a Maruti Eeco (April 2015) with OE tire size 155/65 R13. I would like to upgrade to a wider size tire.
What is the maximum size I can upgrade to safely without changing the original rim or scraping the wheel well?
Would it be safe to use 185/55 R13?
Shall be very obliged for any help on this.
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I'm guessing the eeco has 4.5j wide rims as stock similar to the wagon r(?)
185/55 are too wide for the stock rims and so is the 175/55, I have 175/60 on wider rims on my wagon r which scrape the wheel well on bad roads and big speed bumps when the car is loaded. Not sure if it will scrape the wheel well in the eeco too.
The maximum you can go on stock rims is 165/60.
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Dear members,
I have a Maruti Eeco (April 2015) with OE tire size 155/65 R13. I would like to upgrade to a wider size tire.
What is the maximum size I can upgrade to safely without changing the original rim or scraping the wheel well?
Would it be safe to use 185/55 R13?
Shall be very obliged for any help on this.
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Hey, won't increasing the tyre size make the steering really hard as there is no power steering ?
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Hey, won't increasing the tyre size make the steering really hard as there is no power steering ?
Hello humyum,
Yes I suppose it will, but hopefully not by that much - and for a country fed on a steady diet of Ambassadors for over two decades, it will probably add to the fitness quotient!

I look forward to some advice on this.

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I'm guessing the eeco has 4.5j wide rims as stock similar to the wagon r(?)
185/55 are too wide............. on stock rims is 165/60.
Thanks Ashkait,
I guess you are right about the 185s being too wide for the stock rim. I just found an older post (on an earlier thread - 'Re: Maruti Versa / Eeco Tyre Upsize') from 'lurker', dated 21/05/'12, where he has reported using 195/60 R14 on his Eeco without problems. This appears to strain credibility a bit!

I went on the changemytyre.com site (they appear to have done some homework) and checked upgrade -zero plus- for my OE tyres, and their recommendation is that I can change up to 175/60 R13 without going in for a rim change (%age change in dia. is +1.6%) which as per their calculation is within safe limits (up to +2%).

I am hoping for some encouraging replies with the above size of upgrade.

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I just found an older post (on an earlier thread - 'Re: Maruti Versa / Eeco Tyre Upsize') from 'lurker', dated 21/05/'12, where he has reported using 195/60 R14 on his Eeco without problems. This appears to strain credibility a bit.
straining credibility ehh .. what is your issue here. At present I am using 185/70/13 on front and 195 at rear. I rotate this setup to 195 in front and 185 to rear every 2K kms. 185 is on steel rims of mitsubishi lancer with 5.5J. 195 is on alloy wheels.
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Default Re: Upgrading to wider tyres for Maruti Eeco

Does the Eeco come with a stock size of 155/65 R13 in the first place?

That looks more like the size on Alto k10, Estilo and old Wagon R.

The Eeco website lists the tyre size as 155 R13 LT. I think that translates to 155/82 R13 (Light Truck).

The closest equivalent in passenger tyres would be 155/80 R13, which may have a marginally lower profile than 155 R13 LT.

175/70 R13 is an ideal upgrade to 155/80 R13, as long as the stock wheel rims are at least 4.5" in width.

The overall diameter of 175/70 R13 would be slightly less than 155 R13 LT, which would translate to a small speedometer/odometer error and a marginal loss of ground clearance.

Of course, performance would be much better, thanks to the increased width. Ride quality would also improve a good deal, as LT tyres tend to be harder for increased load bearing ability. Steering may become a bit harder on 175/70 R13 tyres.

You can also use 185/70 R13 (on a minimum rim width of 4.5"), as they would be closer to 155 R13 LT in terms of overall diameter.

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straining credibility ehh .. what is your issue here. At present I am using 185/70/13 on front and 195 at rear. I rotate this setup to 195 in front and 185 to rear every 2K kms. 185 is on steel rims of mitsubishi lancer with 5.5J. 195 is on alloy wheels.
Haul up, lurker, the issue is not with you - I've spent some time trawling the net over this. And what I've come up with is that without changing stock rims I cant go to 185. And as I found mentioned elsewhere, others have found the tyres scraping the wells with wider rims (and tyres) when going over rumblers etc.

My point was not that you haven't fitted 195 tyres - I just felt that it would probably result in scraping the wheel wells at times. If it doesn't then I shall add the 195 tyres also on my list of probables.

I didn't go to your post directly since it is a while back and I had no idea if you'd answer soon.
No offence intended.
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hi there, even 195 doesn't scrape wheel well. BUT be prepared for slightly more maintenance of suspension in form of retorquing lower arms and wheel alignment at more frequent intervals.
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