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Old 30th January 2010, 00:27   #16
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185/60 14 gives you really bad ride quality. I frankly wouldnt suggest that. Please go in for 13" alloys and 175/70 R13. Your bank balance will thank you and so will your buttocks and spine.
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Old 30th January 2010, 00:33   #17
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I did no changes to suspension, but the car surely feels more manageable on turns/high speeds.
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Can you tell me about the 'ful load' ground clearance/and wall clearances wrt stocks? ANy rubbing?
<I saw your alloys.. fourteeners look good!>
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If you wanna go for 14" , 185/60R14 is the best thing from 155/80R13.
Technical line.......I do not think there is any except for the bling factor, nearest circumference matching and a small amount of extra road grip than 175/70R13.
And 175/70R13 gives you -.52% difference in circumference from stock, whereas 185/60R14 gives you -0.1% difference (perhaps another reason to go for 185/60R14?)...
-0.1% difference in circumference wrt stock, means lower profile as compared to a -0.52% ..

Thats right?
I think 14s make a good choice here.

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185/60 14 gives you really bad ride quality
Agreed.
If you want the bling of 14s, then consider 175/65/R14. Do choose the rim with the correct offset.
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If you want the bling of 14s, then consider 175/65/R14.
Are you sure? I think its 175/60/R14.
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I am having 185/60-R14 for my i10 and I don't see any issue with the ride quality. I see it has been more stable and comfortable.
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I am having 185/60/14 on my i10 and i should say the ride quality on bad roads is pathetic.

However, on good roads, the Handling, Braking and high speed cornering seems way superior than those malnourished stocks.

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Are you sure? I think its 175/60/R14.
No, I'm not sure.
But, 155/80/R13 = 175/70/R13 = 175/65/R14
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I think 14s make a good choice here.

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Full load ground and wheel well clearance is fine on good roads, but on potholed roads the suspension bottoms out - more the load, lesser the speed required to bottom out. I drive carefully on bad roads to avoid this - or avoid bad roads altogether.
Never had wheels touch the wheel-well - be it on load or while full steering. The tire was touching the front mud flaps my a couple of millimeters, so I removed the front molded mud flaps, and hope to put in a thinner and wider rubber mud flap in the monsoons.

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185/60 14 gives you really bad ride quality. I frankly wouldnt suggest that. Please go in for 13" alloys and 175/70 R13. Your bank balance will thank you and so will your buttocks and spine.
Nikhil - I agree on the bad ride quality, but thats only on bad roads. On my daily drive, I encounter very few bad patches, if any - so not a daily problem for me. But I do drive on roads that allow me to push till 120 kmph if I wish to (not that I do that speed everyday) - daily.
I guess that was on my head when I upgraded.

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I am having 185/60/14 on my i10 and i should say the ride quality on bad roads is pathetic.

However, on good roads, the Handling, Braking and high speed cornering seems way superior than those malnourished stocks.

my i10
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Nikhil - I agree on the bad ride quality, but thats only on bad roads. On my daily drive, I encounter very few bad patches, if any - so not a daily problem for me. But I do drive on roads that allow me to push till 120 kmph if I wish to (not that I do that speed everyday) - daily.
I guess that was on my head when I upgraded.
I'm not commenting on your upgrade! . But as a general rule, for Indian roads, 185/60 R14 on an i10 is not recommended.
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