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Old 23rd December 2007, 06:12   #76
 
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what would be the difference in GC if i switch from 175/65R14 to 195/55R15.will it increase or decrease and by how much?
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what would be the difference in GC if i switch from 175/65R14 to 195/55R15.will it increase or decrease and by how much?
Ideally your upsize should be 195/50 R15, but 195/55 will do just fine. With 195/55, your GC will increase by about a quarter of an inch, or a little over 6 mm.
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Old 23rd December 2007, 20:21   #78
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Best tyres for Esteem ?

My Esteem currently runs on 155/80 R13, was recommended 175/70 R13 or 185/65 R13. My question is, already my car scraps the bottom on speed breakers , will it get worst with the other recommended tyres ??? Should I just stick to 155/80 ?
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Also, can I stick to --/80 R13s and increase just the tyre width from 155 to 165 or even 175 ? Since I heard 175/70 does not foul the tyre well.

Need to take a decision asap so please help,

Thanks in advance.
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My Esteem currently runs on 155/80 R13, was recommended 175/70 R13 or 185/65 R13. My question is, already my car scraps the bottom on speed breakers , will it get worst with the other recommended tyres ??? Should I just stick to 155/80 ?
With 175/70-13 and 185/65-13 your esteem's GC will reduce by 2mm and 4mm respectively.
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Thanks kpzen, what about if I stick with --/80 and increase width, does the logic hold true if 175/70 doesn't foul tyre well, then 175/80 shouldn't either ? Next question being is 175/80 R13 available in any brand of tyres in India ??
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175/80/13 is a very wrong upsize for the Esteem. Ideal upsize is 175/70/13, all new Esteems came with this size.
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Hey Guys,

My 800 is running on stock tyres and stock rims.

Please could somebdy advise me on the upsized rims and tyres I might be able to put.
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Look at the excel sheet in the second post, krazy driver. That ought to have recommended upsizes for the 800.
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I have a set of 12" Alloy Rims i want to put for My Zen,The OE Size is 13"

When i downgrade to 12" what size is Recomended for me?

I checked the Excel sheet but found none there :(

Please help.
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I have a set of 12" Alloy Rims i want to put for My Zen,The OE Size is 13"

When i downgrade to 12" what size is Recomended for me?

I checked the Excel sheet but found none there :(

Please help.
you will need 12" 114.3 PCD alloys and 145/80-12 tyres.
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Or you could get yourself a set of OE 12" Zen rims.
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Or you could get yourself a set of OE 12" Zen rims.
Isnt the oe 13"?Or did you mean M800 rims?
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Isnt the oe 13"?Or did you mean M800 rims?
All MPFI Zen(s) came with 12" rims.
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hi

before i became member of this club, i changed my stock swift diesel tyres to 205/60/r 14 with HR alloys(on dealers advise.). i feel i am doing ok. will there be problems.please let me know. i do lot of high way driving
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