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Old 16th August 2009, 12:49   #61
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You can, but you would need to invest in a set of 15" rims as well which woud cost you around 20k extra.
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Old 16th August 2009, 20:38   #62
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The question for upsizing was raised because the recommended upsizing for Optra from the stock size of 185/65-14, if i plan to use 15" rims is 205/50-15 or 205/55-15. So the question as to if i can upsize to 195/60-15 or should i go for 205/60-15. Please advice.
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Folks any advice on the upsize ?
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the optra can easily accomodate 205/55 R15 or 195/60 R15 but the speedo/odo error will be huge.

If you can live with that, then no problems. The optra Magnum comes with 195/60 R15.
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Hi Nikhil thanks for the input. i intend to go with 195/60-R15. Will there be a negative effects on the suspension/shocks.

I am fine with the odometer discrepancy. However just curious isnt there anyway to recalibrate whatever it is that manages the ODO and SPEEDO?
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There shouldnt be any negative effects on the suspension. I dont know about the recalibration. Better ask your service centre.
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I would really suggest to go with the minimum upsize that you can live with.
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Yesterday bought four Michelin Primacy LC at Madhus for Rs.4700 on my Corolla. I went for stock type, 195x60R15. Thanks to the reviews by Nikhil and other reviews that helped me narrow my choice.

I was thrown another interesting option of GoodYear tyres removed from Fiat Linea by the owner for replacing with wider tyres for Rs.2300. Was not sure how reliable that will be. Has any one tried such options? How do you decide whether the tyre are actually removed from original car and not used at all?

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Hi Nainar,

I am with Madhus! I would have loved to meet you!

Anyway, the GT3 removed tyres we offered are 100% pukka. I think you will need to trust us(or any other dealer) on that.
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Guys this might be a bit OT but require a definite reply asap-
My cousin wants to change the tyres of his Swift VDI.
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1.he is interested in upgrading to 15 or 16 inches. Which one is recommended?
2.Which one should he opt for - Yoko A drive, S drive or Michelin Primacy LC? Or any other options which is suitable?
3.- How much mileage will be affected if its upgraded?
4.- Will it effect the ride quality as well?
5.- He is thinking of getting the alloys as well, does it influences the decision for tyres?
Suggestions awaited.

Also suggest any good tyre shops where one can bargain for discounts in NCR region.

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Go with 15" inch, 195 60 15 is the best suited upgrade for ride and steering control. Mileage drop will be also negligible. Ride will be slightly compromised, if thats a priority he can try 185 70 14 in 14" rims. Pick up alloys in 6J width.
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Go with 15" inch, 195 60 15 is the best suited upgrade for ride and steering control. Mileage drop will be also negligible. Ride will be slightly compromised, if thats a priority he can try 185 70 14 in 14" rims. Pick up alloys in 6J width.
Thanks and which tyre is best suited if we go with 15'inch choice?
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^^^^^^Suggestions required urgently!
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Yoko S drives are good according to many, so are PP2 from Michellin
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You can go for the Conti CPC 2. Lovely tyre. Very well reviewed. Slightly harder sidewall than Michelin which means it is going to be more durable. Also, will have much better grip in wet and dry than the Michelin. However, Primacy LC is going to be quieter and more expensive.

My vote for the Conti.

Edit: S drives not available in 195/60 R15. PP2 is available only in 205/60 R16 or 205/55 R15. S drives are available in 205/55 R15.
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