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Old 2nd July 2014, 17:24   #31
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I just bought the car used ☺. This is in punjab- the land of ridiculous tyres. 14 inch wheels give me the ability to go for a wider sidewall. Hence my question.

what about reduction in unsprung weight? I will be keeping the 195 section just like the stock tyres. Just want to increase the sidewall width.

Can you explain this in some detail?
If I am right, the stock tyre size for the Linea is 195/60/15. This is the best option if you ask me. If you really need more sidewall then the next option is 185/70/14. You need to keep the overall outer dia of the tyre as close to stock as possible. Normally a 3% variation is acceptable.

Unsprung weight will be marginally lower with the 14" Option compared to the 15" one.
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If I am right, the stock tyre size for the Linea is 195/60/15. This is the best option if you ask me. If you really need more sidewall then the next option is 185/70/14. You need to keep the overall outer dia of the tyre as close to stock as possible. Normally a 3% variation is acceptable.

Unsprung weight will be marginally lower with the 14" Option compared to the 15" one.
I changed my tyres to the stock 195/60/15. The GC has gone down and I have scraped the bottom on a few occasions.. I'm going to have to go for the increased GC kit now.
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