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Old 10th September 2013, 05:33   #61
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Hey guys, sorry for opening such a old thread but thought it would be better then opening a new one! i just wanted to know what would be the positives and negatives of going from 175/65/R14 to 190/55/R15 or 165/55/R16 ( FE,Ride quality etc)

As per Car bible the 14's have a circumference of 1758.59 and the R16 has 1773.06
the difference is .82% which would cause the speed to show 70.57 instead of 70
Also will the upsize of 195/60 r14 on the stock tire help with the car not touching the speed breakers?

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Your ride comfort would take a big hit! Your tyres will be more susceptible to damages.

Also, 190/55-15 is a non-existent size. Maybe you meant 195/55-15?
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Old 13th September 2013, 21:56   #63
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Your ride comfort would take a big hit! Your tyres will be more susceptible to damages.

Also, 190/55-15 is a non-existent size. Maybe you meant 195/55-15?
Yes sorry i did mean 195/55- 15. So would you recommend stick to 14? and what would be the best up-size in that?
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185/65-14 is a sweet spot. If you want more grip, then 195/60-14 should be good. But options are somewhat limited.
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I am considering replacing tyre for NHC 2005 which has 175/65/R14. What is the best combination available. The most important factors are ride quality, light steering and least noise(this car will not go out of city and is the daily driver). Since Yoko Advance DB doesnt come in 14" i was thinking of upgrading to 15. Can you guys suggest the best possible option for me
I would prefer not to lower the profile much. Does 185/60R15 or 195/60R15 fit without scraping?

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15" means you will lose out on ride quality, light steering.

Stick to 14" in 185/65-14.
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15" means you will lose out on ride quality, light steering.

Stick to 14" in 185/65-14.
Which tire would you suggest in that size for comfort ?
Is Falken a good buy ? It supposedly has 2 years unconditional warranty which covers cuts aswell as per the shop guy
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Falken is unknown in the Indian market as of now. Not sure how good the tyres are.
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I was using 185/65/R14 Michelin XM1+ in my old City. It was very nice and I would say far better than Bridgestone in terms of road noise and grip. With the stock tyre, I had issues in picking up speed immediately after any hump, but when I upsized the tyre, the issue was sorted out (I don't know why and how..!!). The stock tyres were changed at 40K KMs. I sold my car at 66K, and tyre threads were in good condition even after 26K running, it will last another 26K for sure.
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Nikhil, Folks,
Would you recommend XM1+ or XM2 for NHC 2007 that's run 42k as yet on stock bridgestones.. Planning for 185/65/14 as per nikhil's recommendation!
What are the prices like?
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Hi,

Same query here. After doing my research, I have narrowed it to these three options.

Size :
175/65/R14 or 185/65/R14

Brands:
- Michelin XM2
- Bridgestone Potenza G3
- Yokohama C Drive - Only in 185/65/R14

Which one would you recommend?

My priorities in order are :
a> Comfort
b> FE
c> Lasting on Gurgaon roads (or lack of roads)

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I went in for the C drives up from 175/65r14 to 185/65/R14.
- The steering has become very slighter harder (mainly observed during parking)
- Tires hold on to the road and grip well
- The slight increase in GC has made the bottom scrapping reduce by 80%
- Noise is comparatively less but i don't think this is a silent tire.
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I went in for the C drives up from 175/65r14 to 185/65/R14.
- The steering has become very slighter harder (mainly observed during parking)
- Tires hold on to the road and grip well
- The slight increase in GC has made the bottom scrapping reduce by 80%
- Noise is comparatively less but i don't think this is a silent tire.
WOW - 80% reduced? Thats huge!!! Wish you many happy miles without any scrapping!
Where did you replace them, and what was the cost?
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Hi,

Same query here. After doing my research, I have narrowed it to these three options.

Size :
175/65/R14 or 185/65/R14

Brands:
- Michelin XM2
- Bridgestone Potenza G3
- Yokohama C Drive - Only in 185/65/R14

Which one would you recommend?

My priorities in order are :
a> Comfort
b> FE
c> Lasting on Gurgaon roads (or lack of roads)

Thanks.
Hi All,

Wanted to update all on the final status. I have bought Earth-1 tyres at stock size. I wasn't sure on the GC with using 18/65/14 as it was more than 2% that the the stock ones. Bought it at Wheel World, Gurgaon for 4000 per tyre.

Have made a drive to Jaipur and back. The car handle is lighter and ride quality has improved a lot over the earlier Bridgestones.

Have to see how it performs on Gurgaon roads still.

Off topic:
I want to buy the wood grain finish for my car's interiors. I'm planning to detail and paint the car. Any advice or shop where I should goto.

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... The steering has become very slighter harder (mainly observed during parking)
- Tires hold on to the road and grip well
- The slight increase in GC has made the bottom scrapping reduce by 80%
- Noise is comparatively less but i don't think this is a silent tire.
Considering upsize to 185/65R14. Given the state of potholes, is there sufficient clearance in the wheel wells of City 2004? Basic calculation suggests upsize reduces well clearance by 6.5mm.

Quickly, Honda service advisor informs that heavy load would be put on the bearings and they will wear out quickly if one were to upsize.

Michelin XM2 is the active contender. Given srsriharsha's experience, freedom from scraping is motivating.

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