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Old 21st March 2010, 09:30   #1
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which is the best upsize for a ford figo,which comes with 175/65 r14 tyres.did a little research and found 185/55r 15 to be the perfect upsize,but that tyre size is not available in any of the brands,which is the next best upgrade,thank you.


Tyre code Diameter Circumference Difference
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205/50 R14 561 mm 1762 mm -1.67 %
185/55 R14 559 mm 1756 mm -1.93 %
195/55 R14 570 mm 1791 mm 0 %
205/55 R14 581 mm 1825 mm 1.93 %
175/60 R14 566 mm 1778 mm -0.79 %
185/60 R14 578 mm 1816 mm 1.32 %
165/65 R14 570 mm 1791 mm 0 %
175/65 R14 583 mm 1832 mm 2.28 %
175/50 R15 556 mm 1747 mm -2.47 %
185/50 R15 566 mm 1778 mm -0.72 %
195/50 R15 576 mm 1810 mm 1.03 %
165/55 R15 563 mm 1769 mm -1.33 %
175/55 R15 574 mm 1803 mm 0.6 %
165/60 R15 579 mm 1819 mm 1.56 %
165/50 R16 571 mm 1794 mm 0.23 %
175/50 R16 581 mm 1825 mm 1.98 %
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Old 21st March 2010, 20:18   #2
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If you want to stick to 14" and stock rims, I would suggest 185/60 R14. There are many options in this size.

Else, you can upgrade to 15" and get 195/55 R15. This is the standard size in the Fiesta 1.6 S.
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Old 21st March 2010, 20:35   #3
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185/60 or the 185/65 R14 is more than enough on a figo.
195's would be overkill for a car like the figo.

Take a look at Joe's figo. He has upgraded to 185/60 R14
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ip-report.html (Ford Figo Titanium TDCi : Initial ownership report)
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Tyre code Diameter Circumference Difference

165/65 R14 570 mm 1791 mm 0 %

195/55 R15 596 mm 1872 mm 2.13 %

wont the difference be a lot?
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Tyre code Diameter Circumference Difference

165/65 R14 570 mm 1791 mm 0 %

195/55 R15 596 mm 1872 mm 2.13 %

wont the difference be a lot?
2% of difference should be ok as long as you are not worried too much about speedo errors.

195s will not be an overkill for Figo.

If you want to play safe, get the 185/60 R14.
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There's a mistake in the tyre size considered in the first post.
The Ikon came with either 175/70/R13 or 175/65/R14.
The best upsize wrt handling/ride quality is 185/60/R14 (plenty of sporty and comfort oriented models available)

For bling 15's , the size available is 195/50/R15
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Guys, I will be getting my Figo TDCi next week and am doing some research for a tyre upgrade. Below are some of my queries, I could use some help here

- So what is the best tyre upgrade for a Figo 1.4 185/65/R14 or 185/60R14.
- What would be a good brand/option for this size ?
- Are Michelin PP2's available in india if so at what price?
I am looking for a set of tyres with good handling and ride quality, noise is not an issue for me.
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Very honestly, the stock 175 patch is more than enough for the Figo's power characteristics; neither engine is a scorcher. Plus, the chassis dynamics are anyways well sorted out.

I'd stick to the stock size, enjoy the ride quality, but upgrade to a better brand (say, Michelins or Yokohamas). At the max, an upsize to 185/60 R14 (if you really want to).
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hi:

Am getting my figo 1.4 tdci delivery tomorrow. One question, if the car is shod with Apollo Accelere, would it be advisable to upgrade to Yoko A drives. I am looking atthis from the point of tyre noise. And in case the car comes with Goodyears, should I change to Yokos? I do not plan to upsize the rims or tyresize due to warranty issues, just plan to get 14" alloys andchange the tyre brand if advised.

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Just changing the tyre width, say from 175 to 185 nullify the factory warranty ? Or is it only with changing the rim size ?
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@happy

The dealer says tyre size or rim size chage, both will void warranty
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As per my dealer the warranty gets void if I change the rim size not the tyre width, confusing
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I got 195's on my Fiesta which fit in very comfortably. 195 would not be overkill on the Figo and would give it WRC looks very easily. In fact my next change would be 205's for the Fiesta. 195 is a cake walk for Figo. It also depends on what kind of look you want on the car. If it is serious sportscar look, you need to get fatter ones. If you want it to look like another 100's of Figo's, go for 185's but I would not waste my money on up-sizing just by 1 grade. It would barely make any difference in looks if that is your priority.
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Default Tire & Alloy Wheel Upgrade for Ford Figo

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My cousin is expecting delivery of his Ford Figo this week by Wednesday.

He wants an upgrade on the tire & alloy wheels.

The Figo I believe comes with 175/65 R14 on steel rims.

What would be the optimum upgrade for the Figo?

What would be the upgrade choice If I am up sizing to 15" alloy wheels?
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Tyre sizes remain IDENTICAL to the Fiesta. 185/65 R14 or 195/60 R14 or 195/55 R15 or 205/50 R15.

What is the width of the stock steel rims? If it is 5j, then I will advise a maximum of 185/65 R14 on the OEM steel rims. If it is 5.5j, you can fit even 195/60 R14.
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