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jatin makkarvia Google

I have honda brio whose tyre dimension is 175 65 14 now i want to upgrade to 185/70R14. Should I go with 175/70R14? I want good stability but doesnt want to hamper the fuel economy and don't want to change the rims also ..please suggest

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Hi Jatin,

If you want to upsize then I will suggest you to go for 185/65R14 tyre size. This size will offer good braking and cornering performance without having much effect on the fuel efficiency. Also consider low-rolling resistance tyres like Bridgestone Ecopia for the best fuel efficiency. Just make sure that you keep the tyre pressure in check and you will have nothing to worry about. For more upsizing options you can use this tool- http://tyres.cardekho.com/tyre-upsize

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Manav Chaturvedi

I intend to upsize the tires on my honda brio from stock 175/65 r14 to either 185/60 r14 or 195/60 r14. My main concern is the effect on Fuel economy which would indeed take a hit but to which extend comparing between the two of them. having said that i suppose 205/55/ r14 is out of the equation. Pros and cons among these three would be of great assistance and finally the expert suggestion.Thanks.

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A wider tyre than stock will result in increased road grip because of the increased contact patch. Also, when you opt for a wider tyre, as a thumb rule, the profile (sidewall height) of the tyre has to decreased as well. This would result in less cushion and substantially stiff ride quality.However, upsizing to 185/60 R14 or 195/60 R14 will negligibly affect the ride quality or fuel economy (1-2 km/l at max.) but there will be significant improvements in  the handling department. You can choose between either of the tyres, you won't face any issues. 

While 205-spec rubber is technically a correct upgrade, please avoid doing that. This will affect the ride quality adversely, performanceof the vehicle willl drop and fuel economy will also go down considerably. 

Ajin

I intend to upsize the tires on my honda brio from stock 175/65 r14 to either 185/60 r14 or 195/60 r14. My main concern is the effect on Fuel economy which would indeed take a hit but to which extend comparing between the two of them. having said that i suppose 205/55/ r14 is out of the equation. Pros and cons among these three would be of great assistance and finally the expert suggestion.Thanks.

Read More

A wider tyre than stock will result in increased road grip because of the increased contact patch. Also, when you opt for a wider tyre, as a thumb rule, the profile (sidewall height) of the tyre has to decreased as well. This would result in less cushion and substantially stiff ride quality.However, upsizing to 185/60 R14 or 195/60 R14 will negligibly affect the ride quality or fuel economy (1-2 km/l at max.) but there will be significant improvements in  the handling department. You can choose between either of the tyres, you won't face any issues. 

While 205-spec rubber is technically a correct upgrade, please avoid doing that. This will affect the ride quality adversely, performanceof the vehicle willl drop and fuel economy will also go down considerably. 

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