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Old 17th February 2010, 11:20   #1
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I know there are a few threads on this, but I had specific queries. So if this needs to be merged with some existing thread, please go ahead.

I drive NHC (77 bhp) with the stock configuration, 175/65/r14 on Goodyear. This tyre is bad, but I still survived for 24K KM. I am now thinking about alloys and new tyres. My problems/questions are

1. The rear wheels tend to lock at moderatly high speed breaking. There is no ABS, but can I reduce the effect of it (not the locking, but the effect of locking). It becomes quiet frightening for the passengers though I have never lost control. Any other suggestion (?) apart from tyre upgrade is also welcomed.
2. The right front tyre seems to weather more than the left one. Is this common? I was trying to climb a steep slope once (and I failed with this car), and there was burning rubber smell from the right tyre but not from the left.
3. I have decided on 185/65/r14 (ride comfort) though 185/60/r14 has less speedo error, but not on the make. Should I go for r15 though I dont feel comfortable about it?

To summerize, I need some confience while braking and high speed turning. Ride comfort is also important.
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Old 17th February 2010, 11:24   #2
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going by what you want go for 195/60 r14. it is the best combination. there are many options available in that size depending on the budget.
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195/60 R14 is overkill for the NHC Gxi. For the Vtec, it's good. 185/65 R14 would be right for comfort and 185/60 R14 would be good for handling. Go for the Michelin XM1+.
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Which is better for comfort 195/60/r14 Vs 185/65/r14?

What about the other questions?
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You cant do anything about the braking. Just get better tyres and hope for the best.

185/65 R14 is better for comfort.

195/60 R14 is too much for the 77bhp.

15" is totally pointless. Will ruin your ride quality and you will risk more damage to your tyres. You will also spend extra money for no reason.

There is no reason for oyur right front tyre to wear out more. You may not have got proper Alignment and wheel rotation done.
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Done 800km on 195/60/R14, XM1+ after upgrading from S322 on my NHC Vtec
Difference noticed:

1.Steering seems to be got little heavier; adds some life to steering here
2.No more understeering when taken to winding roads Ghat section
3.Feels to be more cushioned now

Maybe I will get to know it better after another thousand kms
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Now its 2000+ on XM1+, I see the ER60 offered more steering feedback. But the comfort offered by XM1+ gives me more value. If had at least 50% in city driving, I won't recommend in going for 195.
I was little softer on my new tires till now, lets see how it goes
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Why wouldn't you recommend 195?
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i have the Bridgestone AR10 Successor of ER60 185/60r14

It have so much better feedback.. and the handling has improves quite a lot .

Straight line high speed stability make you much confident.

Crossing 110 earlier on the nhc on stock tires felt very risky, Now even at 140-150 i feel planted like gum.
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Why wouldn't you recommend 195?
After ~4000km with 195, even the city driving also good... don't know whether the initial sluggishness was due to running-in / I had soft pedal with the new tyres
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