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Old 30th October 2020, 17:28   #361
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I own a new 2015 Honda City with company fitted Goodyear 175/65/15 (on steel wheels), which have run 41k mostly in the city (Mumbai)

I am looking to upgrade my tyres as my service center has been recommending the same for the last 1 year but more so because I intend keep the car for longer and rather upgrade now than later

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Looking forward to your kind and expert responses.
Also posting my purchase and dealer review on this thread once I finalise the purchase in the next week or so.

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I upgraded my Honda City tyres after the stock Goodyears hit 4 years & switched to XM2 (bought online) - absolutely no issues in Mumbai roads and I recommend the stock sizes for driving mostly in the "city". I was blown away by the comfort and silence of the XM2 and in fact enjoy the soft ride. Look online for deals, and get a neighbourhood / roadside tyre guy to fit the 4 tyres and drive to an alignment shop for balancing / alignment - it might still turn out cheaper especially if your old tyres are not worth much in exchange value. An alternate option can be the Yokohama Bluearth series - if you can find them significantly cheaper than XM2s.
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[quote=MoinDanawala;4920390]IFrom what I have come across dealers recommend upgrading to 195/60 while the authorised service centers recommend sticking to 175/65 or max upgrade to 185/60/QUOTE]

I am personally shifting to Continental CC5 185/65 R15 as that seems to match my requirements. If you are looking for absolute best with not much constraint on budget, then go for Michelin XM2 or Primacy 3 ST. These are the most highly recommended ones in the forum.

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I upgraded my Honda City tyres after the stock Goodyears hit 4 years & switched to XM2 (bought online) - absolutely no issues in Mumbai roads and I recommend the stock sizes for driving mostly in the "city". I was blown away by the comfort and silence of the XM2 and in fact enjoy the soft ride. Look online for deals, and get a neighbourhood / roadside tyre guy to fit the 4 tyres and drive to an alignment shop for balancing / alignment - it might still turn out cheaper especially if your old tyres are not worth much in exchange value. An alternate option can be the Yokohama Bluearth series - if you can find them significantly cheaper than XM2s.
I just now bought my first ever purchase online (from Amazon) for tires. Found a dealer who ships 2020 Aug/Sept manufactured tires which I absolutely loved. Am expecting to be delivered tomorrow. Glad to see someone has bought online and found it to be alright!

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I am getting my honda zx 5th gen on friday, plan to change the tyres the next day itself, the stock tyres are bridgestone ecopia 185/55/16.

My requirements are least road noise and fantastic grip for spirited driving, budget is not a constraint, also what is the recommended upgrade size? Shall i stick to 195 section or can i take it up a notch to 205?

Please give your valued inputs

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Hi,
I am getting my honda zx 5th gen on friday, plan to change the tyres the next day itself, the stock tyres are bridgestone ecopia 185/55/16.

My requirements are least road noise and fantastic grip for spirited driving, budget is not a constraint, also what is the recommended upgrade size? Shall i stick to 195 section or can i take it up a notch to 205?

Please give your valued inputs

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Got the michelin primacy 4 205/55/16 and the ride is sublime and grip is par excellence the rate was unbeatable march 2020 tyres.

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These are the alloys I got for my city , after 5 months of overhaul and paint job. Hope it gels with the overall style. Wanted to maintain the OEM spec as close as possible, tyres are triangle tyres 195/55/15. Alloys are GTR .
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Got the michelin primacy 4 205/55/16 and the ride is sublime and grip is par excellence the rate was unbeatable march 2020 tyres.

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Hey, thanks for letting us know. My friend recently purchased a City 2020 ZX and was asking me about tyre upgrade. It'd be great you could post a couple of pictures. Also, if you don't mind, can you please share the prices too? Thank you!

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Hey, thanks for letting us know. My friend recently purchased a City 2020 ZX and was asking me about tyre upgrade. It'd be great you could post a couple of pictures. Also, if you don't mind, can you please share the prices too? Thank you!

Drive safe,
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Bro got the primacy 4 205/55/16 - 9k a tyre
Brigestone oem buy back was 5 k a tyre
Paid a diff amount of 16k for 4 tyres

The perfect upsize i feel the car does not look under tyred or over tyred just the right balance for the new city . The drive is sublime, excellent grip handling and most silent tyres ever ����
Did not want to change alloys as i liked the oem setup hence just changed the tyres
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Hi,

Booked the 5th Gen Honda City ZX today. I had upgraded the tyres of my 4th Gen Honda City on the day of delivery and want to do the same this time as well since I feel that the OEM 185/55 R16 tyres do not do justice to the car.

There are two upsizes within a Circumference difference of less than the recommended 2%:

1. 195/55 R16 : Circumference difference is 1.78%. Ground clearance increase will be a much needed 5.5 mm

2. 205/50 R16 : Circumference difference will be only 0.17%. Ground clearance increase will be 0.5 mm. Hence, these seem to be the best upgrade recommendation.

Can someone help me with the following queries:

- If I opt for the 195/55 R16 tyres, will the additional ground clearance impact the suspension in any way since I shall get 5.5 mm more than the factory settings?

- If I opt for the 205/50 R16 tyres, will the additional tyre width make the tyres scrape against the sidewalls during sharp turns or cornering?

- I have shortlisted the Yokohama Blu Earth GT and the Continental UC6 tyres for the upgrade as they give similar performance to the Michelin PS4 at a lesser cost. Any pointers to which one between the above two is preferred? Avoiding road noise and stronger sidewalls apart from the other common factors is a major requirement for me.

Will greatly appreciate a response which will help me plan my tyre upgrade.

Thanks a bunch in advance,
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1. 195/55 R16 : Circumference difference is 1.78%. Ground clearance increase will be a much needed 5.5 mm

2. 205/50 R16 : Circumference difference will be only 0.17%. Ground clearance increase will be 0.5 mm. Hence, these seem to be the best upgrade recommendation.
Out of the 2 options, 195/55/16 is the better choice. It will not really impact the suspension in any way. Your ride quality will also improve a bit, along with the extra ground clearance.
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Many thanks for your response, Yakuza...

I also feel that upgrading with 195/55/R16 will give me a slightly better mileage than the 205/50/R16 tyres.

Any recommendation from anybody between the Yoko Blu Earth GT and the Continental UC6 for the upgrade?
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