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Old 25th April 2007, 02:24   #106
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recently came across hankook 195/75 14 and 185 75 14, expecting some comments.
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Old 25th April 2007, 11:51   #107
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recently came across hankook 195/75 14 and 185 75 14, expecting some comments.
195/75/14 would increase the tyre's diameter compared to the standard tyres 175/80/14 that come on Adv. It will improve the cushioning effect of the tyres and being wider the handling shouldn't suffer either. The car would become higher with improved ground clearance. However, one would need to check if the wheel wells can take that size. Also expect under-readings on the speedo and tachometer since the wheels would rotate at a slower rate at any given speed.

Adventure owners normally upgrade to 195/70/14 and report improved performance and handling while cornering though ride quality comes down a bit, thanks to reduced cushioning resulting from lower tyre dia/aspect ratio.

IMO, 185/75/14 would be useless on the Adv. It'll reduce ride quality without improving handling significantly.

Incidentally, 185/80/14 is also available from SIAM tyres, a Thailand make. It'll provide the biggest dia but then it would need to be checked if the wheel wells can accommodate that size.

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Good piece of information, what about using 185 80 14 in front tyres and 195 70/75 14 in rear ?
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Good piece of information, what about using 185 80 14 in front tyres and 195 70/75 14 in rear ?
The Owner's Manual of my Maruti 800 strongly warns against fitting different size tyres on different wheels of the car saying that doing so would disturb the vehicle's dynamics and result in an unsafe driving condition.

Would this hold true for all vehicles? Can't comment for you do have different size tyres on many vehicles like motorbikes (rear wheels and tyre are smaller, eg. Eliminator, Avenger, etc.), tractors and some trucks too.

Incidentally, if you turn the steering/front tyres of the Adventure fully, you would notice that there is very little gap between rear end of the tyre and the inside portion of the car body (the side towards the engine). So, I wonder if that space would accommodate 185/80/14. One would need to actually fit the tyres and then test. I would love to have 185/80/14 on my Adv. since it would raise the car and enhance its SUV character.

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Does anybody know how goodyear ducaro GDI is ? It also offers 195/70 14 size.
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Does anybody know how goodyear ducaro GDI is ? It also offers 195/70 14 size.
Ask V1p3r I think he has a set on his car.
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Four_tire also has a set of Ducaro's on his car
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has anybody used RE-88 on a fiat adventure ? Is it harder than stock pirellis ?
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has anybody used RE-88 on a fiat adventure ? Is it harder than stock pirellis ?
Why are you stuck on the RE-88's? There are much better tyres out there for similar or slightly more money.
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ok i spoke to tyre dealer about xm1 and they told me that it is uni directional and better than my stock tyres.
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ok i spoke to tyre dealer about xm1 and they told me that it is uni directional and better than my stock tyres.
Well we too were saying something on the same lines to you. Anyways either way you got the correct advice.
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ok i spoke to tyre dealer about xm1 and they told me that it is uni directional and better than my stock tyres.
XM1 is not an uni directional tyre......
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Thank you,

In another thread i got an advice that ducaro has good riding comfort and longevity but lacks grip in wet conditions. My stock tyre already doesnt have good traction on wet surfaces.
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Thank you,

In another thread i got an advice that ducaro has good riding comfort and longevity but lacks grip in wet conditions. My stock tyre already doesnt have good traction on wet surfaces.
Michelins n Bridgestone Potenza GIII will always be a better option than Ducaro..

PS: Please dont post the same query in different threads
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ruling out potenza g 3 as they dont have 195/70 14 or 175/80 14 for an adventure.
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