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Old 24th February 2008, 14:55   #1
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Exclamation Elantra GLS replaced with 195/65 R15 - Any safety issues?

Hi,

I recently changed my Elantra tyres to good year 195/65 R15 , the original tyre was 195/60 R15.

I was unware of this change and when i came back home i noticed this change, i immediately called the tyre dealer and enquired and he said there won't be any problem with this new 195/65 R15.

I am worried for my safety and safety of my family while driving with this non-standard tyre.

Please enlighten me if this will have any safety issues?

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the tire may foul with the wheel well on full lock or when 2 or more people are seated behind.
i would suggest you get the stock size.
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the tire may foul with the wheel well on full lock or when 2 or more people are seated behind.
i would suggest you get the stock size.
dude their will be no problem other then wheels touching the body as hell spawn said and their might be some speedo error also
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Old 25th February 2008, 10:44   #5
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I checked for the wheel touching the body with full load and i couldn't notice any sign of tyre scratching the body even while turning also..?

I am worried on how ABS and TCS funcitions?

will there be change in Fuel efficiency ? decrease or increase?
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Hi,

> will there be change in Fuel efficiency ? decrease or increase?

The difference in circumference is 3.09%. That means if your odo shows you have run 100kms, the actual distance covered is 103.09 kms. So add 3% to the distance while calculating fuel efficiency and it should be fine. Otherwise it would show a decline.
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Apart from the odo error there would be no diffrence whatsoever in performance or safety for you car. And no,ABS & TCS will not be compromised on either.
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I checked for the wheel touching the body with full load and i couldn't notice any sign of tyre scratching the body even while turning also..?

I am worried on how ABS and TCS funcitions?

will there be change in Fuel efficiency ? decrease or increase?
Actually fuel efficiency will go down as rolling resistance in this case will higher as the profile is higher.

There will be impoved comfort but reduced handling and safety.
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There will be impoved comfort but reduced handling and safety.
This is just for my knowledge. What makes you say that safety would be compromised ??
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Which brand of tyres are these. The best thing to do is sell them to the dealer or to some person and fit the OE ones. You have increased the side wall height by 5 mm. It will give you better ride, but will surely spoil the handling of the car.
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Your best bet is to seat 5 large sized people in the car and throw in some luggage into the boot. If the tyres dont scrape the wheel arches on speed breakers then your all set.
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This is just for my knowledge. What makes you say that safety would be compromised ??
In the same width higher profile tyre, the tyre foot print is narrower, which leads to compromises on grip and braking..
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In the same width higher profile tyre, the tyre foot print is narrower, which leads to compromises on grip and braking..
I don't believe the footprint would be narrower. It remains 195mm, the sidewall height will change, AFAIK
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I don't believe the footprint would be narrower. It remains 195mm, the sidewall height will change, AFAIK
Ditto, by any stretch of imagination the footprint would remain at 195 mm regardless of it being a 60/65 profile tire. You're wrong there my friend
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OT-Which brand are those tyres[195/65]
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