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Old 25th August 2008, 09:47   #1
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I am looking forward to upgrade stock tyres and Rims on my accent which currently runs on Stock Bridgestone 175/70/R13,I am thinking of upgrading to 14 inchers or at the most 15".
What will be most appropriate upsize, considering that I do not lose out on the ride quality part,if possible please help me out with tyre brands and names and approximate prices as well since I do not have much info about car tyres.
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185/60/R14 for a balance between ride quality and handling.
for even more bling with slightly lesser ride quality: 185/55/R15.
For better Performance:
14": 195/55/R14
15": 195/50/R15
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What will be most appropriate upsize, considering that I do not lose out on the ride quality part,.
185/60-14 or 195/60-14 would be the best option for u.
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185/60-14 or 195/60-14 would be the best option for u.
Even I am thinking of 195/60/14
What would be best tyre in this size?
Michelin,Yokohoma,Bridgestone's
Budget is ~3K per tyre




What about speedo error will it increase?
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195/60-R14 profile will kill the initial acceleration a bit, but the cursing on it will be heaven.
the steering wheel will become harder and it will be felt.it can make a lot of difference in the FE too.

stick to 185/60-R14 its a better up size.

well the tyre prices have gone up by a lot off late, the stock 175/70-R13 is like 2700 bucks or may be more per tyre, so if you are looking at the upgrade then the price is around 3500 per tyre i guess.

try and get the michelin xm1+ or the yokos they both have good range of tyres compared to the bidgestones. but make sure you check for the month/week/year of manufacture of the tyre and buy one that is not older than 6 months older from the month and year of manufacture, that because the rubber ages.

and about the speedo meter error part, the 185/60-R14 has 0% error where are the 195/60-R14 has 3% speedo error.
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Even I am thinking of 195/60/14
What would be best tyre in this size?
Michelin,Yokohoma,Bridgestone's
Budget is ~3K per tyre
Tire options in 195/60-14
Michelin PP2,
Michelin XM1,
Yokohama A drive,
Apollo Acelere.
But, u won't get any of those tires in your budget. Apollo should be around 3200.

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What about speedo error will it increase?
Your speedo would under read by 2.5%.

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195/60-R14 profile will kill the initial acceleration a bit, but the cursing on it will be heaven.
the steering wheel will become harder and it will be felt.it can make a lot of difference in the FE too.

stick to 185/60-R14 its a better up size.
Now this is a factor worth considering since Accent GLE does not return great FE figures.To what extent it can affect FE figures,considering the fact that I am getting around 12Kmpl in normal Driving cycle?
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If FE is a concern, stick to 185/60 at the most. Anything above will decrease your car's FE.
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If FE is a concern, stick to 185/60 at the most. Anything above will decrease your car's FE.
This is upsize I will go for

I am being quoted a price of 3.5K for Michelin XM1 185/60/14 is this price okay?
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This is upsize I will go for

I am being quoted a price of 3.5K for Michelin XM1 185/60/14 is this price okay?
Even i am planning to change my stock Accent tyres in the next few months. And, i reckon i will also go for the same size as i don't want my silky smooth steering feel to go bad.

Also, did you check the pricing of other brands, can you list them here?

Q for tyre experts, does the 185/60/14 upgrade considered purely a safe upgrade and not help performance in any way?
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It will help performance for sure especially since you'll be buying better tyres than what come stock on the car.
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Now this is a factor worth considering since Accent GLE does not return great FE figures.To what extent it can affect FE figures,considering the fact that I am getting around 12Kmpl in normal Driving cycle?

see its a petrol car, the initial acceleration will not be that great as a diesel or Crdi accent, and apart from FE you will curse the tyres when you drive in the city because of the more frequent gear changing would be required.

so stick with 185/60-R14 tyres(0% speedo error) or you can get the 185/65-R14 tyres(4% speedo error) but make sure you put them on 6J alloys or min 5.5J rims/alloys they both will definately go really well on the car with out any sidewall rubbings or fender touches with any of the above upsizes, i say go for 185/65-R14 on 6J rims/alloys it will give you good performance along with good ride comfort, trust me on these up sizes i run 195/60-R15 on viva.

as per FE decrease with your normal usual driving (i have heard many tyre shop owners say this so dont curse me if it is not so correct), for every 10mm increase in width 1kmpl is lost so it would be 11kmpl with the upsize suggested above. if you decide to rev the car you will have to find out the mileage yourself.


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Even i am planning to change my stock Accent tyres in the next few months. And, i reckon i will also go for the same size as i don't want my silky smooth steering feel to go bad.

Also, did you check the pricing of other brands, can you list them here?

Q for tyre experts, does the 185/60/14 upgrade considered purely a safe upgrade and not help performance in any way?
avi you have driven my car and you know the grip levels of my baby, and i think you have now strongly decided on the 185 profile after you have seen my steering feel, if you want better performance and cornering then you sure know you will need to go low profile say atleast 185/55-R? if available which i am unsure of, i know the 195/55-R15 is sure available.

and rest is for gurus to say i have no more knowledge on the same.
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If FE is a concern, stick to 185/60 at the most. Anything above will decrease your car's FE.
Does that mean the stock tyres (175/70/R13) are the right size for the best mileage?

How does 175/70/R13 behave with respect to cornering, road-grip/breaking? Are they safe for higher speeds?

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Does that mean the stock tyres (175/70/R13) are the right size for the best mileage?

How does 175/70/R13 behave with respect to cornering, road-grip/breaking? Are they safe for higher speeds?

Regards
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just did 160km/hr on those crappy tyres i mean the stock one's
it gets scary above 140,I am not goin to rip her until I change the rubber.
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My accent GLS has done 40K KMs on the stock tyres. Although there is still some life left in them, they are well past their best.
I have an up coming trip (blr - goa - udupi - blr) and want to change the tyres primarily for safety and comfort reasons (getting goose bumps thinking about driving from udupi to blr).

I am planning to go in for 185/60/14 bridgestones. Any idea what the prices these day are? I have asked some of my friends on JC Road to inquire but would also like experts here to answer. Also are there alternate brands (at what price?) that I can consider?

Note. I am not on alloys and not planning to change to alloys either.
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