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Old 1st August 2008, 15:03   #1
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I am thinking of giving my child a new pair of Shoes. Basically looking to upsize from the current 155-70/13" dimension to 185-60/14". Is it a good bet? if yes do i need to hinder the existing suspensions. Also advice me in the Tyre brand to choose from( my personal favourite is Michellin !).

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Old 1st August 2008, 16:07   #2
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According to me the stock tyre of a esteem is 155/80/13 .
The ideal upsize for esteem would be 165/65/14,175/65/14,185/60/14,195/60/14

If you looking for a performance tyre you can go for 185/60/14 Es100 Yoko's

Let me know if you need more information.
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I think the current size on your car would be either 155/80/R13 or 175/70/R13.
185/60/R14 would be a good upsize. But have you arranged for 14" 114.3 PCD rims / wheels ??
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The ideal upsizing would be 175/70 R13 that is standard on the Esteem VXi. Go in for it if you dont want to compromise on ride quality.
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Ideal up size would either be 175/70 R13 or 185/60 R14. I'm not 100% sure the tyres won't touch the arches in 14" without any mods though.
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Thanks all for a quick response,

Bye the way as suggested by most of Team-BHPian's for 185/60/14" upsizing i have the following queries :

i) Will this particular upsize require any Suspension modifications to my car ?. - If 'No' Will it touch the body work ?
- If 'Yes' Please, help me in the intricacies to be looked into so that the ride quality doesn't suffers.

ii) I initially had 'Michelin-XM1 Energy' tyres in mind , but looking at the enormous support for 'Yokohama' tyres from most of Team-BHPian's here and outside , i am in a ambiguous spot to choose from these two. Basically i am looking for a performance oriented,good handling, SILENT and good all(wet/dry) weather durable tyre. I am currently eying on Yokohama's C-Drive or ES100 and Michelin's XM1 Energy or Preceda tyres. Also let me know if i can go with Hot-Tracks or Sai iyenkar tyres in Bangalore for purchase.

iii) (Sorry for a big enquiry list..pls bare with me) Will this upsize from my existing 155/80/R13" to 185/60/R14" increase or decrease the current Ground-Clearance. If it decreases , can i go for 185/60/R13" ?

WasavaTyres,
I am planning to buy HiJoin's Alloy wheel as i could find quite a lot of options for 114 PCD's(Will the upsize require 114.3 PCD ?).
Also, can i go for Chrome alloy wheels ? Is it durable compared to the normal silver alloy ones ?

Thanks in advance for your advice...

Danny
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Ideal up size would either be 175/70 R13 or 185/60 R14. I'm not 100% sure the tyres won't touch the arches in 14" without any mods though.
You are right, the wheel will brush the arches whenever you go through a hump or a pothole unless some suspension mods are done. My advice would be to stick to 13" & go for a wider rubber. Esteem's PCD is 114.3 not 114.
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Also let me know if i can go with Hot-Tracks or Sai iyenkar tyres in Bangalore for purchase.
Personally I would choose Super Tyre Tec for the best deals it offers and excellent customer service.

If I had to choose only this 2 dealers the I would go for Sai Iyengar.

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Thanks for the info Esteem_lover.. Can i get more info on the impact to Ground Clearance if i upsize to 14" or if i go for 13" but 185/60R profile.
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Hi Leinad
I am curious to know if you finally went for the upsize and what exactly you did and your experience. Thinking of going for a change of tyre in my car as well and trying to understand various options.
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Hello Sudipto,

I did eventually upsize to 185/60/14" - Michelin Pilot Preceda tyres. "WOW" - Thats what i can say now. Its almost day-night difference in comfort/performance in comparison to my stock tyres which were from MRF-155/70/13". I recently did a trip to Coorg(with 3 people in back) and tested my new tyres for its agility and performance: boy' Its simply superb . Noise level has reduced dramatically and not to mention the excellent handling comfort in offer. As for as the GC is concerned there was a gain of 1" inch (which was my main concern before the upsize). So the car looks stunning.

Adding on the new tyres i did the following :
- KN Performance Air Filter
- Nitrogen for the tyres
- Hijoin Alloy wheels(5 sets)
- Did with my existing Front bumper and replaced with type-2 Estemm bumper.
- Autocop Power Windows-All doors
- Power antenna
- Rear Spoiler

Will be uploading the PIX soon.....
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As for as the GC is concerned there was a gain of 1" inch (which was my main concern before the upsize). So the car looks stunning.
Will be uploading the PIX soon.....
Hi Daniel
Nice to know your upgrade was successful. When you say you had a GC gain of 1" do you mean you have more ground clearance now or less? As per the calculation on the carbibles site calculator it is a very marginal difference of 0.1 per cent between your stock tyre and the upgraded one's Rolling Radius, which is actually desirable to keep the car's dynamics same as original. So I am a little foxed about the 1" change in the GC.
By the way Esteem stock size is 155x80x13.
Will wait for the pics.
I am going on a 700x2 km trip to Varanasi next month. This will be a drive on the 4-lane GQ with average speed above 100 kmph throughout the day. I am in two minds whether to go for the change before the trip or after. My stock MRFs are still good for a few thousand kilometers more. But I fully understand that new set of rubber will change the experience.
Let me know your thoughts on this.
Bye for now
Sudipto

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Sudipta da, Go and change it now. I am sure you will drive for 500km before your trip to settle the tyre (run-in of tyre) and it will be bliss on highway.

You will appreciate the cornering and handling of your car !! It will be simply amazing

I experienced a mark difference in my Alto rides on high speeds, wet roads, highways after the change to Michelins.

Abhi

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Sudipto, change them as soon as you can. Why prolong the agony ?
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Congrats Leinad.!!
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. As for as the GC is concerned there was a gain of 1" inch (which was my main concern before the upsize)
There won't be any difference at all when u have upsized from 155/80-13 to 185/60-14.
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