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Old 28th June 2017, 23:46   #91
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Could you share pictures as to how the wheel well looks after upsizing?
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Could you share pictures as to how the wheel well looks after upsizing?
Please find the picture of the new wheels vs Wheels of another similar car running on stock Alnac 4G for reference.

Note : Bottom ones are 205 55 R16. [Michelin Primacy 3 ST]
Top ones are 195 55 R16 [Apollo Alanac 4G]

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Please find the picture of the new wheels vs Wheels of another similar car running on stock Alnac 4G for reference.

Note : Bottom ones are 205 55 R16. [Michelin Primacy 3 ST]
Top ones are 195 55 R16 [Apollo Alanac 4G]

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How's the ride quality now with the 205 55 16? I read somewhere that the correct upsize should be 215 50 16. Hence, wanted to get your feedback.

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The ride quality is much much better than the stock ones. Can't really say if it attributes to the tyre compound or the the extra cushioning due to profile change.

Regarding 215, I would personally not go for it. The steering has become harder even at 205. My car is driven most of time in Bangalore - don't really want a harder steering. Also the car seems slightly less agile on these existing tyres - a mean acceleration. Now i don't know if is due to the clutch or the tyres itself. Maybe after the clutch replacement , I would be able to give a concrete answer.
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Looks like there was a typo from my end. I meant 205 50 16 instead of 215.

Can the readers please throw some light here? I checked the online tyre size calculators and the diameter difference is within 3% for both the specs. One is -1.53% while the other is 1.77%. Don't want to trust the shop keepers here. The OEM tyre size is 195 55 16.

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Looks like there was a typo from my end. I meant 205 50 16 instead of 215.

Can the readers please throw some light here? I checked the online tyre size calculators and the diameter difference is within 3% for both the specs. One is -1.53% while the other is 1.77%. Don't want to trust the shop keepers here. The OEM tyre size is 195 55 16.

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Hey Rahul,

I had the exact same doubt . I chose to go with 55 profile primarily because of 3 reasons.

1) Easy availablilty - translating to cheaper costs (comparative).
2) Better ride quality - The ride is already harsh with the low profile . My suspension components and lower arm already took a hit from the same and I got it replaced it under warranty.
3) Low profile not so suited for India/Bangalore - I suffered a tyre sidewall cut at 2k odd reading after going over a pothole. Same for 2 more of my friends.

Hope this helps you !
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