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Old 30th March 2016, 09:10   #346
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Considering the same tyre continental Comfort contact5 in three sizes.

175/70r14 84
185/65r14 86 (the real stock size for lancer) and
185/70r14 88

Which would suit the best for

1. Quietness considering the width and sidewall height.
2. Steering lightness
3. maximum increase in ground clearance.
Bump. Please suggest.
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185/70-14 is hit or miss.... you might have wheel well scraping issues. Same with 175/70-14.

185/65-14 seems the best bet. Though it will result in the least ground clearance among these three.... It's very minor and you shouldnt have a problem with 185/65014
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Old 30th March 2016, 11:47   #348
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Wow...the Continental Tyres Thread has come alive in the past few days, just when i am planning to go for a Tyre Change this Friday.

Need some advice from Tyre Gurus.

I am currently running on 185/70 R14 Yoko A-Drives on my Ritz D.
I was planning to go for the same size in Conti CC5.

However, i see that CC5 are also available in 195/65 R14.
Can somebody advice if it makes sense going for 195/65 R14 or should i stick to 185/70 R14? What are the pros and cons of 195/65 R14 over 185/70 R14 ? Will it have any impact on Pick-up and Mileage ?

I am looking for a Beefy Look for my Ritz having Lenso Raiden Project D Alloys but wouldn't want to compromise on Safety.

Kindly advice as i only have a day to make the decision.
Apologies if this query has been answered earlier.
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Old 30th March 2016, 12:44   #349
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Can somebody advice if it makes sense going for 195/65 R14 or should i stick to 185/70 R14? What are the pros and cons of 195/65 R14 over 185/70 R14 ?
In terms of size upgrade, 195/65 is correct. Wider tyre can give more traction/grip at corners.
But, more importantly is your Lenso alloy wide enough to support additional width in tyre? What's specs of Lenso alloy that you have?
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Old 30th March 2016, 13:08   #350
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In terms of size upgrade, 195/65 is correct. Wider tyre can give more traction/grip at corners.
But, more importantly is your Lenso alloy wide enough to support additional width in tyre? What's specs of Lenso alloy that you have?

Please find attached Pics of Alloy Specs and the Alloys.
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Please find attached Pics of Alloy Specs and the Alloys.
Alloy specs say 14X5.5J, 5.5 is just wide enough to support 195 width tyres.
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Alloy specs say 14X5.5J, 5.5 is just wide enough to support 195 width tyres.
So, is it a Risk or can i go ahead with it ? Also, any Pros n Cons compared to 185/70 R14 ?
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Just got a quote from Lokmanya Tyres Pune
CC5 185/70 R14 : 4200/-
CC5 195/65 R14 : 4600/-

But he said 195/65 is a slow moving tyre and most people dont go for it. Only enthusiasts do.
He was also not very sure about the Manuf. Date of these 195 section tyres. He will check and let me know.

Still undecided which one to go for.
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But he said 195/65 is a slow moving tyre
That's because 195 width tyres are preferred in 15" rather than in 14". 195/60R15 has usage across many cars.

If 195/65R14 tyres (from dealer stock) are having DOT code earlier than 3515, these would be more than 6 month old.
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Ok, so 195 Section Tyres is mostly ruled out due to it's -ve effect on FE and less demand in 14".

So, the choice is now between 185/70 and 185/65 in R14 Size.
185/65 r14 seems to be a favorite with Figo, but not sure for Ritz.

Which one would be better for Ritz which is a Tall boy Car ?

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Hi,

I changed from crappy OEM Goodyear Duraplus to 185/70 R14 CC5s recently.

Though I would have loved wider tyres, I decided to stick to commonly available sizes. I had a bad experience once with a completely damaged tyre (185/70 R13 on my previous car) and lost more than an hour hunting for a tyre in a relatively remote town on the highway in Pune. I was scared to drive without a spare tyre till Belgaum and then buy a tyre. I was on a 15 hour drive from Pune to Kundapur on the coast and the more than one hour delay resulted in us landing at midnight at our destination.

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Ok, so 195 Section Tyres is mostly ruled out due to it's -ve effect on FE and less demand in 14".

So, the choice is now between 185/70 and 185/65 in R14 Size.
185/65 r14 seems to be a favorite with Figo, but not sure for Ritz.

Which one would be better for Ritz which is a Tall boy Car ?

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Ok, so 195 Section Tyres is mostly ruled out due to it's -ve effect on FE and less demand in 14".

So, the choice is now between 185/70 and 185/65 in R14 Size.
185/65 r14 seems to be a favorite with Figo, but not sure for Ritz.

Which one would be better for Ritz which is a Tall boy Car ?
185/65 14 will be the correct size in my opinion. Reason being, on the 185/70, the sidewall height would be more and Ritz being a tall car , it will make it more top heavy.

I would also recommend going for the 195/60 as the wider patch will be helpful in more stability and better cornering. I don't think fitting the 195 is a problem. I came from a 175 to a 185 and now to a 195 all on the same 14 inch alloy wheel. And of the lot, the car felt the most stable on the 195. It is a Figo.

Here are some pictures so you can see the difference in height and width between the 185/70, 185/65 and the 195/60.

Look for the 195/60 if it is available in the brand you are looking at since the sidewall is lesser than the 195/65 and almost the same as the 185/65.
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Which one would be better for Ritz which is a Tall boy Car ?
Opt for 185/70 in 14". 185/65 will result in 3% difference in OD (overall diameter) and is more than recommended 2% difference. Check attached image for calculation of overall diameter.

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So Finally played it safe and got 4 Conti CC5 Tyres in 185/70 R14 Size.
Cost : 4200 each.
Got buyback of 200 per tyre for my 55k kms run A-Drives.
So, 16k for 4 tyres and 500 for Alignment & Balancing Weights.
Got 4 Wonder Valves and Nitrogen filled as Complimentary.
Will post feedback of Tyres after some running in.
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After covering around 500 Kms on my new Conti CC5's here are my observations:

- Good Road Grip. Car feels planted.
- Braking seems to have improved a bit compared to my earlier A-Drives.
- Car seems to pull ahead more eagerly on CC5 than A-Drives. Though it can just be my mind playing with me.
- It goes over small Bumps or uneven roads more smoothly than my earlier A-Drives. On larges ones and bad roads, the body jerk is felt inside.
- Road Noise seems OK. I cannot find much difference compared to A-Drives probably because A-Drives were not that noisy either.
- Yet to check impact on FE. Since the past month, my Ritzy's FE seems to be dropping down. Need to check further.

- Am still trying to experiment and find the right Nitrogen Tyre Pressure. Currently it is 30 psi on all 4 Tyres. My earlier A-Drives used to run on Normal Air. I am not too much in for this Nitrogen Gimmick. But the Tyre Guy had already filled in Nitrogen before i noticed and it was complimentary.

Do i need to reduce it a touch more for a more smoother non bumpy ride ?
Any recommended Nitrogen Tyre Pressure for 185/70 R14 ?

Finally, some Pics of my Ride with the new Conti CC5's.
Cheers Guys...
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