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Old 6th November 2007, 17:08   #1
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Default New Tires and Alloys for my Corolla

My Corolla runs on Michelin Pilot Preceda(205/60/R15) tires and done 41K kms till now. The tires are worn out, though I could drive them for 10K kms more, high speed breaking is little shaky. I plan to put new set of tires and replace stock alloys with 16" after-market alloy wheels. I would appreciate your advice on the below points,

1) Are 16" rims recommended for Corolla, any significant pros/cons?
2) Can I opt for 215 instead of 205, what is the ideal tire profile for 15" and 16" rims?
3) What tires would you suggest? I want a good set of performance tires, budget is not a problem. I am not very keen to put Michelin PP (unless no other better option). They are excellent tires in terms of performance but they make too much noise at high speeds (> 120kmph).

Thanks in advance.
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Old 7th November 2007, 01:55   #2
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16 is fine for the corolla.the corolla xrs (2zzge engine) comes with 16inch wheels .check karan561 's profile hes got 17 inch wheels.
do tell me how much you expect for ur current wheels?
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Novice - You can find more answers to your queries here:

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-alloy-wheel-section/26252-read-first-choosing-right-set-tyres-your-car.html

The correct upsize for the Corolla are as following:

215/50-16
195/55-16
205/50-16

In 215/50 R16 there is nothing available in either Michelin or Yokohama. In 205/50 R16 the only option you have are Yokohama S-Drives and they are good tyres.
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205/50 16 Yoko S.drives. Very nice.
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Thank you all for your suggestions. I have decided to get Yokohama S-Drives but I am not sure which profile to select - 205/50/R16 or 215/45/R17.

Which profile would you suggest for a Corolla considering the fact that I would soon be modding/tuning my car for more power and handling. I am even seriously considering a Engine swap(Toyota 2zz series), just saving enough money for the big spend.

Also could someone tell me from where I can source these tires in Bangalore?

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R16 should be fine with your upgrade,but however you cannot fit 215/45 R17 because that would require R17 rims. Considering the availability for 215/50 R16,can you consider sticking with 205/50 R16 or upgrade to the wider 225/45 R16?

205/50 R16 would suffice for your upgrade even if you swap your engine because Yokohama S-Drives are grippy enough to handle the change of power.

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R16 should be fine with your upgrade,but however you cannot fit 215/45 R17 because that would require R17 rims
Yes, ofcourse. I initially planned to put 215 tyres. Since sourcing them in R16 size is difficult I am consideing 215/45/R17 tyres. Will 17" wheels on a Corolla have any adverse effect on handling/comfort?
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Will 17" wheels on a Corolla have any adverse effect on handling/comfort?
1. Handling/braking will improve
2. Ride quality/Comfort will go for a toss
3. Tyres would be more prone to sidewall bulge( If u hit the potholes at high speeds)
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[FONT=Arial]My Corolla runs on Michelin Pilot Preceda(205/60/R15) tires and done 41K kms till now. The tires are worn out, though I could drive them for 10K kms more, high speed breaking is little shaky. I plan to put new set of tires and replace stock alloys with 16" after-market alloy wheels. I would appreciate your advice on the below points,[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial] [/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]1) Are 16" rims recommended for Corolla, any significant pros/cons?[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]2) Can I opt for 215 instead of 205, what is the ideal tire profile for 15" and 16" rims?[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]3) What tires would you suggest? I want a good set of performance tires, budget is not a problem. I am not very keen to put Michelin PP (unless no other better option). They are excellent tires in terms of performance but they make too much noise at high speeds (> 120kmph).[/FONT]

Thanks in advance.
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You must be running the Pilot Preceda 1 since its done 41K, I assume.
As you said they are great performance wise but noise is a bit high on rough roads.
The newer Pilot preceda 2 are supposedly very good in terms of performance (wet&dry) as well as noise is lower from reviews.

Do check out the newer PP2 before counting out the Michelins.
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Default Tyre upgrade for a corolla 03

Firstly, I'd like to know if i have my facts in place. I believe the original tyre size is 195/65 r15.(is there a difference in the indian and international oem sizes?)
Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Secondly, I am not looking to upgrade my rim size although I've zeroed down on Samurai SC-08 lenso rims, I'm looking for the perfect tyre for my car.

Things I am looking for in order of preference.
a) Comfort
B) Grip
c) Duration of use.( I would want them to last at least 30K kms)
d) warranty features.

In terms of size if the OE is 195/65 R15 - my choices are narrowed to 205/ 60 R15 or 205/65 R15 please post your vote on the poll as well.
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Since you are not sure, I think your Corolla (2003) has 195/60 R15. At least mine (2007) has the same size.

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Here are the differences in specs
a) Original tire 195/65 R 15 ( if this is oe)
Sidewall: 4.99 in
Radius: 12.49 in
Diameter: 24.98 in
Circumf: 78.48 in
Revs/mile: 807.36

New Tire 205/60 R15
Sidewall: 4.84 in
Radius: 12.34 in
Diameter: 24.69 in
Circumf: 77.55 in
Revs/mile: 817.02

Speedometer reading with new tire is 1.18% too fast.
When your speedometer is reading 60mph you are actually traveling 59.28mph.




New Tire 205/65/15
Sidewall: 5.25 in
Radius: 12.75 in
Diameter: 25.49 in
Circumf: 80.09 in
Revs/mile: 791.15

Speedometer reading with new tire is 2.05% too slow.
When your speedometer is reading 60mph you are actually traveling 61.2mph.





And if the OE is 195 60 15


Original tire
Sidewall: 4.61 in
Radius: 12.11 in
Diameter: 24.21 in
Circumf: 76.07 in
Revs/mile: 832.96

New Tire 205/60 R15
Sidewall: 4.84 in
Radius: 12.34 in
Diameter: 24.69 in
Circumf: 77.55 in
Revs/mile: 817.02


Speedometer reading with new tire is 1.95% too slow.
When your speedometer is reading 60mph you are actually traveling 61.15mph.



New Tire 205/65 R15
Sidewall: 5.25 in
Radius: 12.75 in
Diameter: 25.49 in
Circumf: 80.09 in
Revs/mile: 791.15


Speedometer reading with new tire is 5.28% too slow.
When your speedometer is reading 60mph you are actually traveling 63.01mph.
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Old 17th September 2009, 17:53   #13
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Vasudeva, thanks for a speedy reply and yes mine shows 195/60 R15 as well. My concern is all international threads speak of 195 65 R15 as OE.
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Ok,Guys I need more input by monday max.As I have to take a call on this asap. Please give me suggestions.
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Default Alloys for Corolla

I have a 2 year old Corolla HE and would like to spice it up alloys.

My budgest is Rs.20k.

Can someone suggest some reliable places in chennai to buy alloys? I don't have much clue about the right alloys for my car. What are things should I be careful about?

Toyota alloys for the same car will cost me Rs.50k is what Lanson says, is it really worth paying that much for stock alloys?
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