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Old 1st May 2008, 00:15   #31
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Hi Guys,

I'am up sizing my Verna from stock 175/60R14 to 195/60R14. Please let me know whether this is the correct up size or should I get 185/60R14 Bridgestone or Yokohama.

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Sajan - The Verna's stock size is 175/70 R14 and yes 195/60 R14 is a good upsize for it.
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Hi Guys,

I'am up sizing my Verna from stock 175/60R14 to 195/60R14. Please let me know whether this is the correct up size or should I get 185/60R14 Bridgestone or Yokohama.

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please search the forum, before posting.

there are tyre upsize calculators available. please search for them.
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Sajan - The Verna's stock size is 175/70 R14 and yes 195/60 R14 is a good upsize for it.
Hi iraghava,

Thanks for the input, I went through the thread and bit confused as sam has 185/60R14 yokohama on his verna that put me into a confusion whether 195 would be a bad choice, losing out on ground clearance and the car would be bouncy and lots of noise from the tries.

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Sajan, 195 will make the ground clearance go up and the ride to be on the soft side. Also the grip levels will be better than the 185's.

Also Sam picked up 185/65-14 and not 185/60-14 for his car.
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Sajan, 195 will make the ground clearance go up and the ride to be on the soft side. Also the grip levels will be better than the 185's.

Also Sam picked up 185/65-14 and not 185/60-14 for his car.
Hey vid6639,

Thanks for the update. Can you please tell me what is the ideal pressure for all 4 tries, should it be 30 all round or 28.

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185/65 R14
195/60 R14
195/65 R14

all three are OK, depending on your driving requirements you can opt from any of them..
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Hi guys,

I am currently running Bridgestone 322s 175/70R13
Now, when i upsize, it is in my best interest to keep the diameter of the new tyres+rim combo as close to the old one right ?

So, in an ideal world [where atleast the roads would be pothole free] upsizing to 185/25R19 whose rolling radius is around 3 mm less than my original tyres is also a feasible option.

Now unfortunately we do not live in an ideal world, so while these tyres will fit perfectly, they will provide a rather uncomfortable ride coupled with the obvious side effect of damaged suspension and rims.

Am i right in assuming the above ?

Now i am planning to get an upsize to 205/55R14 or 205/50R15

Now where the R15s would look cooler, the R14s would drive smoother.

Again, am I right?

Lastly considering that i drive consume one tank a week in the city itself, but also love long drives [bombay - goa], would the 15" be better than the 14"s [with its corresponding tyre ofcourse]

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Hi guys,

I am currently running Bridgestone 322s 175/70R13
Now, when i upsize, it is in my best interest to keep the diameter of the new tyres+rim combo as close to the old one right ?
That's correct.

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So, in an ideal world [where atleast the roads would be pothole free] upsizing to 185/25R19 whose rolling radius is around 3 mm less than my original tyres is also a feasible option.
Yeah, but in the real world there would be a few problems. Like for instance, the fillings in your teeth or probably your teeth would be knocked loose within the first week, the tyres wouldn't last more than a couple of weeks and neither would the wheels & most importantly, you won't find any tyres in the first place since no company in the world makes such a size!

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Now unfortunately we do not live in an ideal world, so while these tyres will fit perfectly, they will provide a rather uncomfortable ride coupled with the obvious side effect of damaged suspension and rims.

Am i right in assuming the above ?
Yes.

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Now i am planning to get an upsize to 205/55R14 or 205/50R15

Now where the R15s would look cooler, the R14s would drive smoother.

Again, am I right?
Correct again on most cases. But another problem, no company has a 205/55 R14 available in India. Better upsizes for the OHC are 195/60 R14 or 195/50 R15 or 205/50 R15.

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I am planning to change my OHC tyre, The stock Rim size is 13 inch 5 J

When i check the appollo tyre site is see there are multiple options

http://www.apollotyres.com/downloads...ar_acelere.pdf

For 185 section tyres for 13 inch they are recommending 5.5 J even though 5 - 6 J are ok .

What will be advantage and disadvantage if i put 185 section on my car.My current one is 175 /70 R13

if i put 185/70 R13 will my GC increase ?
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185/70 R13 should be ok. Technically, it is the wrong size though. Your GC will increase if you put 185/70 R13.

I would suggest you stick to the stock size of 175/70 R13. You can go in for Apollo Acelere. It's a really nice tyre.
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185/70 R13 should be ok. Technically, it is the wrong size though. Your GC will increase if you put 185/70 R13.

I would suggest you stick to the stock size of 175/70 R13. You can go in for Apollo Acelere. It's a really nice tyre.
sir, pardon me, why is 185/70 R13 is technically wrong size?
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185/70 R13 should be ok. Technically, it is the wrong size though. Your GC will increase if you put 185/70 R13.

I would suggest you stick to the stock size of 175/70 R13. You can go in for Apollo Acelere. It's a really nice tyre.
sir, pardon me, why 185/70 R13 is technically wrong size?
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Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tyre Bible Page 2 of 2

Read this. Scroll down until you find the topic titled, "Why would I want to change my tyre size anyway?".

Anything with a 2% variation is considered acceptable.
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185/70 R13 should be ok. Technically, it is the wrong size though. Your GC will increase if you put 185/70 R13.

I would suggest you stick to the stock size of 175/70 R13. You can go in for Apollo Acelere. It's a really nice tyre.
Thanks for the suggesion by the way any idea how much Apollo Acelere (175/70 R13) cost in bangalore .Any good dealers for that near old airport ?
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