You should go for Michelin Energy XM2 or Bridgestone Turanza AR20. Both these tyres offer superb wet and dry grip, precise handling and comfort. But out of these two, Michelin would offer a better ride comfort while Turanza would be more durable over rough roads. So, decide accordingly.
If you want something cost effective then go for Yokohama Earth-1 tyre.
Upsize Options :-
For your vehicle, there are 2 tyre upsizes suitable- 185/65 R15 and 195/60 R15.
You can go for any of these, depending upon your requirements. However, we would suggest that if you have a moderate driving style and are not very aggressive on the accelerator, then perhaps 185/65 should do the job for you. It would offer better road grip and more responsive braking without hampering the handling.
Size 195 may make the steering feel a bit heavy, due to the added weight of wider tyres. So, choose what suits your needs the best.
Tyres in 195 would cost you more. A better option would be to buy really good tyres in 185 size. But then, the decision has to be yours.
Recommended Tyre :-
If you are looking at an economical tyre which offers pretty good performance then I would recommend that you go for Bridgestone Firestone FR500 tyre. It comes equipped with an innovative tread compound that offers good wet and dry traction.
In case you want something better then go for Bridgestone Turanza AR20 tyre. If offers pretty amazing performance, superior wet and dry traction along with great ride comfort and long tyre life. You could also go for Michelin Energy XM2 if your priority is ride comfort.
If you want a tyre that is fuel efficienct, then Bridgestone Ecopia EP150 would be a good choice. The company claims that this tyre can improve fuel efficiency of a vehicle by up to 7-10%. The grip level on this is quite good, although not as good as Turanza AR20 or Michelin.
I am assuming that you want tyres for Honda City Idtec. ( As you did not specify vehice model in your question ). SUitable size in 195mm width would be 195/60 R15.
I would suggest that you should go for Michelin Primacy 3ST tyres. These offer excellent wet and dry grip, exceptional ride comfort, precise handling and long tread life.
However, if you have an aggressive driving style and want high-performance tyres then Bridgestone Potenza GIII tyres would be a great choice. These tyres offer exceptional wet and dry grip and crisp handling. But since these are high performance tyres, the ride comfort and tread life will not be as good as with Michelin Primacy 3ST.
Hope this helps. Drive safe !
If you want to improve ground clearance of your vehicles then upsizing will not solve the problem. That is becasue upsizing can increase diameter by only 3% at max, which will have negligible impact on the ground clearance.
So, I would suggest that you go for after-market spacers, which are not costly but highly effective.
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Upsizing is a very common practice and if done correctly, has no side-effects. On the contrary, it helps you get better traction and more effective braking. You can very well go for 185/65 R15 84T as it is a valid upsize.
And if the stock Goodyear tyres haven't performed up to your expectations then you can go for other brands as well. Honda uses Bridgestone tyres also for OEM. You can go for Bridgestone B290.
In fact, many Honda vehicles come equipped with Michelin Tyres also. So, you not necessarily have to stick to the stock specs.
The usual trade off in upsizing is that the steering feels heavy, fuel efficiency drops and handling loses its precision. But this happens only when the upsize is not valid or the tyres are very wide. In your case, the increment is only of 10mm in width, nothing big.
And the stock Goodyear Assurance tyres are not bad, so, they shouldn't have worn out so easily. This time when you get new tyres make sure you get wheels properly balanced and tyres aligned.
Also, make it a habit of rotating tyres after every 5000 kms. This way, you will be able to extract mazimum tread life out of each tyre.
If you are looking at an economical tyre which offer oretty good performance then I would recommend that you go for Goodyear Assurance Triplemax tyre. It comes equipped with a slilca based tread compound that offers good wet and dry traction.
In case you want something better then go for Bridgestone Turanza AR20 tyre. If offers pretty amazing performance, superior wet and dry traction along with great ride comfort and long tyre life.
If you want a tyre that is fuel efficienct, then Bridgestone Ecopia EP150 would be a good choice. The company claims that this tyre can improve the fuel efficiency of a vehicle by up to 7-10%. The grip level on this are quite good, although not as good as Turanza AR20.
I will be more than happy to assist you. But in order to do that, I would require a bit more input from your ends, as to what exactly are your priority areas while choosing a tyre- is it grip, comfort, tyre life, budget etc.
Let me know a bit more about these and I will try to assist you in best way possible.
If you want tyres that offer decent performance but have longer tread life, then MRF ZV2K would be a good option. The downside is that these tyres are a bit noisy, especially at high speeds.
In case you want something better, then Yokohama Earth-1 would be a very good option. Not only are these tyres reasonably priced, but they also offer great traction, comfort and handling. Even the tread life is quite good.
However, if you want something top of the line, then go for Michelin Energy XM2 or Bridgestone Turanza AR20.
Both these tyres offer superior traction, excellent handling and a very comfortable ride quality. While Bridgestone is more durable on rough roads, Michelin tyres offer better ride comfort and enhanced tyre life.
You can look at Apollo Alnac 4G S. It is a good economic option and offers good traction and comfort.
If you want something better then go for Bridgestone Turanza AR20. It offers great traction, comfort and enhanced tyre life.
In case you want a tyre that gives superior comfort along with superior traction and budget is not a constraint for you then Michelin Energy XM2 would be a pretty good option.
Tyre upsizing is not a recommended method to raise the ride height of any vehicle. However, you can safely upsize to 195/60R15. The diameter variant of this size is 2.86 (we recommend anything under 3%). This will only raise the ground clearance negligibly. I am afraid you will have to make modification to the suspenssion mounts by installing spacers if the ground clearance is bothering you that much. That said, we don't recommend it as it alters the driving dynamics of the vehicle. To checkout other tyre upsize options follow this link- http://tyres.cardekho.com/tyre-upsize
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