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Old 13th August 2009, 21:41   #1
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Default Oversize tyres for my petra

Its time for thierd set of typres for my petra after 82K kms.

Recently most roads in Karnataka have deteriorated so much that underbody scaping has become order of the day.

Keeping this in mind I have been thinking of going for 195/65 R14 against present 175/65 R14.

With this I expect to get additional 14mm GC more, a smoother ride.

On the flip side, I get 4% speedo error, slightly low handling...

Now I need advie on 2 counts...
1. can some one help qualntify the loss of handling? How bad do you think is the compromise? After 80K + I do not plan to use this car aggressively.

2. does any one enlighten me about any issues that mey crop up in the wheelwell

any other issues I might have misssed out


Experts please help out

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Old 13th August 2009, 21:58   #2
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Just see if the car jerks more over uneven surfaces more, when you install 195s. I read a post in PUG recently, from a member who installed 195s in his S10 and reported more cabin jerks.

BTW, I recently upsized from 165s to 185, Michellin XM1. The tyre noise reduced, less rolling resistance, and ride is much better compared to the crappy GPS which I had earlier.

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Old 13th August 2009, 22:06   #3
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Two possible issues...

1) The tyres *might* touch the chassis while in full lock.

2) With full load, the top of the tyres might scrape the wheelwells

Other details: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...your-tyre.html (Upsizing the Size (Diameter) of your tyre..)

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Why not 185/65 R14? That will give you some extra rubber between the car and the road.
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i am watching this thread carefully as my petra has also done 88k km .my tyres are still ok but will be changing some time this year .
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i am watching this thread carefully as my petra has also done 88k km .my tyres are still ok but will be changing some time this year .
Is it 88K with the first set of tires? If yes, which are those tires??
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My Palio is running on 195/55 R15. no scrapping.
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Please look into this Site to know about the upsizing. Good GC is becoming as we developing more. :(

Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tyre Bible Page 1 of 2
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Please look into this Site to know about the upsizing. Good GC is becoming as we developing more. :(

Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tyre Bible Page 1 of 2

Can't agree more! We are developing deep and high

I did go through the bible though, but my question was more specific to find if any palio/petra/sienna owners have gotten creative with tyres and match my intentions.
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