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Old 14th January 2010, 10:33   #1
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Guys I wanted to know if upgrading from a 15" to a 17" on the laura will be a good decision or not ?

Will the handling of the vehicle go for a toss and also would it damage the suspensions ?

The PCD of 112 will remain the same irrespective of the size increase.

If its ok to upgrade then what is the recommended tyre profile ?




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Old 14th January 2010, 10:49   #2
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If I were you I would only get the higher quality light alloy rims from BBS, OZ racing, Enkei.. The lighter alloy rims means less weight which would not hamper the suspension and may even improve the handling. Though the wheels ,may turn out expensive but will be well worth it. For tyres the only good choice would be 205/50/17 or 225/45/17 keeping it close to the overall diameter.
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If I were you I would only get the higher quality light alloy rims from BBS, OZ racing, Enkei.. The lighter alloy rims means less weight which would not hamper the suspension and may even improve the handling. Though the wheels ,may turn out expensive but will be well worth it. For tyres the only good choice would be 205/50/17 or 225/45/17 keeping it close to the overall diameter.
@ Invinsible, thanks for the real quick reply.. I have looked at some designs in Lenso that I really liked. I would not mind going in for either BBs or OZ but the real challenge is getting it in 112 PCD. As far as lenso's are concerned I have used them previously and I had no problems with those.

Personally I too was thinking of going in for 225/45/17.
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Guys I wanted to know if upgrading from a 15" to a 17" on the laura will be a good decision or not ?

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be aware of the speedo error that you will have to live with.
i.e.
Inaccurate Speed display on the speedometer...
Inaccurate distance covered on the odometer ...

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be aware of the speedo error that you will have to live with.
i.e.
Inaccurate Speed display on the speedometer...
Inaccurate distance covered on the odometer ...

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I am totally aware of the odometer and speedometer error.
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be aware of the speedo error that you will have to live with.
i.e.
Inaccurate Speed display on the speedometer...
Inaccurate distance covered on the odometer ...

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As long as the overall wheel diameter remains the same or within 1% +/-, shouldn't make an difference.
I am not too sure what's the tyre size on laura with 15", I suppose its 195/65r15. In which the overall diamter comes to 634.5mm. In which case both 205/50/17 & 225/45/17 comes very close to OE spec i.e. 636.8mm & 634.3mm respectively.

Chances of getting the speedo is likely to be rare.

Reg the PCD as far as I understand you should be able to find the PCD size in OZ wheels. look for details on their site. But expect to pay nothing less than 75k for them.
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You can check this site by entering the Stock specifications and your upgrade specifications to check for speedo error
http://www.kouki.co.uk/utilities/vis...ize-calculator
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be aware of the speedo error that you will have to live with.
i.e.
Inaccurate Speed display on the speedometer...
Inaccurate distance covered on the odometer ...

- Fillmore
As long as the overall wheel diameter remains the same or within 1% +/-, shouldn't make an difference.
I am not too sure what's the tyre size on laura with 15", I suppose its 195/65r15. In which the overall diamter comes to 634.5mm. In which case both 205/50/17 & 225/45/17 comes very close to OE spec i.e. 636.8mm & 634.3mm respectively.

Chances of getting the speedo is likely to be rare.

Reg the PCD as far as I understand you should be able to find the PCD size in OZ wheels. look for details on their site. But expect to pay nothing less than 75k for them.
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I happened to read one of the threads where our fellow bhpian wanted to upgrade from a 15" to a 17" in his civic and I read the 205/50/17 profile tires give good ride quality as compared to the 225/45/17.

I just wanted to know if going in for a 17" with a 205/50/17 profile would not mean scraping of tires against the wheel arches and spoiling the stock suspensions.

Please guide
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I happened to read one of the threads where our fellow bhpian wanted to upgrade from a 15" to a 17" in his civic and I read the 205/50/17 profile tires give good ride quality as compared to the 225/45/17.

I just wanted to know if going in for a 17" with a 205/50/17 profile would not mean scraping of tires against the wheel arches and spoiling the stock suspensions.

Please guide
no it wont, the wheel diameter is just like stock, which wheels u have currently in ur car 15"?
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