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Old 1st October 2008, 14:57   #16
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does any one have any experience with upsize in rim size with the fiesta. 195/60/R15 ? how does the car behave, ride quality, dynamics etc? anyone?
I have seen one Fiesta running with that setup. 195/60-15 is too tall for Fiesta and looks awkward too..
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What is the difference b/w 185/65 R14 and 195/60 R14? and when should one choose either? My SXI would come with 14'' alloys.
If u are gonna do a lot of highway trips and high speeds then get 195/60-14 else 185/65-14 is sufficient for city driving..



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He used to be on rims, one day he hit a pothole hard, rim got bent and the tubeless lost all air. An hour later he was on aura alloys.
IMO u should get 195/60-14 XM1. I hope the rims are at least 5.5j.

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If your FIL lives near you, I would recommend he get 185/65/R14. It would give an edge wrt ride quality and resist rim bends better than 195/60.
Moreover,Michelin XM1 has amazing grip too for speeds upto 140.
Both 185/65 and 195/60 will give better ride quality than current stock tires.
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Old 2nd October 2008, 20:33   #17
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better stick to ur original rims. already it comes with alloys, why do u want to upgrade it? as suggested by many i too feel 14" will give u better ride quality and to some extend better FE.
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Not with a Fiesta, but did something similar with my Ikon. I upgraded the stock 175/65 R14s to Yokohama S-Drives195/50 R15s. Would have liked to have 195/55 R15s but wasn't recommended because under a full load there was a high probability of scraping against the wheel wells.

Ride improved because of the Yokohama rubber, steering became a bit heavier, but not enough to make any real difference. Handling improved substantially. Grip is phenomenal, and the road noise has gone down a lot too.


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does any one have any experience with upsize in rim size with the fiesta. 195/60/R15 ? how does the car behave, ride quality, dynamics etc? anyone?
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Old 7th October 2008, 18:18   #19
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Kpzen/iraghava, thanks for your valuable inputs. I stuck with 14'' alloys. But I upgraded to 195-60 R14 Michellin PP1.
a) The cost quoted by the dealer was almost the same for XM+ and PP1.
b) The ride comfort in PP1 certainly seems better than stock MRF tyres
c) Since I do some amount of highway, I thought I will experiment this time. This will be the first time I would have used a PP1 in any of my cars so far.
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