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Old 2nd July 2022, 08:03   #466
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Hi Everyone,

So I have a Honda City Vx 2016 which has done 18K kms and is still on factory fitted Goodyears (175/65/R15). Though there is still decent amount of tread left in the tyre, the ride feels bumpy above 40 Kmph. The tyre shop from which I got the Wheel Balancing done says that the tyre rubber has become hard due to age.

Is this be a valid reason ? I know ideally we should get the tyre changed around 4 years but the car hasn't seen much use lately.

I did however got a quotes from nearby shops for replacement of all 4 tyres -

MRF ZVTV 185/65/R15 - INR 4700
MRF Perfinza 195/60/R15 - INR 5600
Yokohama Earth 1 185/65/R15 - INR 5000
Bridgestone B290 185/65/R15 - INR 5500
Apollo Alnac 4Gs 185/65/R15 - INR 4500

Car is mainly going to see mix usage of city roads (Delhi) - 60 % and nearby highways - 40%. Expected milage per year ~ 3K Kms a year and driving style is sedate. Which one among these would be best suitable for my use case ?

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Please don't get 185/65/R15 - it's the wrong upsize. 195/60R15 is correct.
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Has anyone upgraded city's stock 16 inch tyres to 205/55 R16 size? I realise its above the recommended 2% deviation. However I would like to know if it is a better upgrade option than the 195/55R16 size?
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Has anyone upgraded city's stock 16 inch tyres to 205/55 R16 size? I realise its above the recommended 2% deviation. However I would like to know if it is a better upgrade option than the 195/55R16 size?
I upgraded to 205/55. I wanted to upscale width as well as diameter to raise the GC slightly. I haven't experienced any issues.
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Default Re: 4th gen. Honda City : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

Hi Everyone,

I am purchasing 4th gen Honda City and am getting Goodyear Tripplemax tyres as factory fitted option.

I am planning to upgrade to 195/60/R15. Should I do it immediately after taking delivery? And if so will I get a 100 exchange value on the factory fitted tyres?

Also could someone please suggest some good tyre options. Running would mostly be within city with few highway trips in a month.

Thankyou in advance!
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I am planning to upgrade to 195/60/R15. Should I do it immediately after taking delivery?

From my experience, you should immediately go for an upgrade. I made the mistake of not changing it immediately after taking the delivery and thought I would do it in a couple of years. However, the plan didn't work out as my drive was not as much as I expected it to be because of the arrival of a secondary vehicle and the COVID outbreak leading to WFH. However, I did it recently after my car completed 5 years despite the usage being around 22K only. My stock tyres were MRF ones. I've upgraded those to 195/60 R15 Yokohama Earth1. Though my first preference was Michelin XM2/Primacy, I couldn't get any dealer having the latest stocks. My dealer had Yokohama Earth1, Bridgestone B290, Continental UC6 & Apollo Alnac 4GS. Selecting Yoko was a no-brainer for me as the B290 and Alnac were slightly older in stock and the dealer told me that Continental warranty is not as good as the other brands mentioned in my list. Also, the ones I purchased on 03-Aug-2022 were manufactured in the 29th week of 2022. So it was as good as fresh from the factory.

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will I get a 100 exchange value on the factory fitted tyres?

You will definitely not get a 100% exchange price for the factory-fitted ones unless you opt for an upgrade with the same brand with some authorized dealer who is generous enough to offer a piece-to-piece exchange. However, I would suggest you talk to multiple dealers and try to crack the best possible deal. Once you crack the deal, please take the car to the tyre shop straight from the Honda showroom.

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Also could someone please suggest some good tyre options.
You may consider the below options and see which one suits your requirements and budget the best. Based on your requirements, I would suggest any one from the top 5.
  1. Michelin XM2
  2. Michelin Primacy 4ST
  3. Bridgestone Ecopia
  4. Bridgestone B290
  5. Yokohama Earth1
  6. Continental UC6
  7. Apollo Alnac 4GS
  8. MRF Perfinza


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My Petrol SV, 4th Gen City has completed over 5 years and completed 39k. So, it is time for a change and I am contemplating if I should remain in stock size or up-size. SV comes with steel hubs. For now, it will be mostly in-city drives and maybe 10 - 20% on the highway.

If I were to upgrade the tires (I am running in stock 175/65/R15) to 195/60/R15, I guess I will have to upgrade the spare wheel too. But most of the members are quoting the cost for 4 wheels. Does that mean that you can still retain the lower sized spare and use it for emergencies at lower speed?

Some members indicated that if I upgrade the spare, the floor will get raised. Does it impact your luggage carrying capacity as the floor will not have even support and may get bent?

Note: Had taken extended warranty for 5 years that got expired. I do not have any plans to renew the warranty. So, voiding warranty will not be a concern though.
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My Petrol SV, 4th Gen City has completed over 5 years and completed 39k. So, it is time for a change and I am contemplating if I should remain in stock size or up-size. SV comes with steel hubs. For now, it will be mostly in-city drives and maybe 10 - 20% on the highway.

If I were to upgrade the tires (I am running in stock 175/65/R15) to 195/60/R15, I guess I will have to upgrade the spare wheel too. But most of the members are quoting the cost for 4 wheels. Does that mean that you can still retain the lower sized spare and use it for emergencies at lower speed?

Some members indicated that if I upgrade the spare, the floor will get raised. Does it impact your luggage carrying capacity as the floor will not have even support and may get bent?

Note: Had taken extended warranty for 5 years that got expired. I do not have any plans to renew the warranty. So, voiding warranty will not be a concern though.
Few pointers here that might help you in taking an informed decision.
  1. Your expected usage indicates that you won't experience the difference much if you use a wider profile as you would primarily be using it inside the town where the average speeds are quite less. With wider profile tyres the car feels more planted on the road, which certainly increases the vehicle stability and road presence.
  2. If you are thinking of upsizing or widening your tyres then you should consider replacing the steel rims with alloys as well.
  3. Upgrading the spare wheel is not mandatory at all. You can simply run with 195/60R15 tyres. In the worst scenario if you ever have to replace the spare wheels then you might just need to keep the speed limits in check (under 80 kmph) until you get the damaged/punctured tyre fixed and put it back for use.
  4. Selecting the wider tyre won't impact the boot space at all nor will it bend the floor.
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