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naval pradeepvia Google

I recently bought Hyundai Elantra diesel AT, it currently runs on Hankook 205/60/16 and I am looking to replace the OEM tyre and alloys. I am not sure what size of tyre should I go for. The options i had in mind were: 215/60/16 215/55/16 215/55/17 215/50/17. Also which brand of tyre should i opt for, i want a comfortable ride without compromising on grip and performance. If i upsize to 17 inch will it affect the suspension and the fuel efficiency a lot ?

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Hello Naval Pradeep,

You should go for 215/60 R16 tyre size as it will offer better road grip and more responsive braking without impacting the ride quality and handling.

Rest of the sizes mentioned by you are low profile tyres which would hamper the ride quality due to reduced side profile.  The rims/alloys may also get damaged easily over rough tarmac.

You should go for Michelin Primacy 3ST. These tyres offer excellent ride quality, superior grip, precise handling and a very long tread life.

You may also go for Bridgestone Turanza T001. This tyre is on par with Michelin in terms of grip and performance but lacks slightly in terms of ride quality.

You can upsize to 17" alloys. It will not have any impact on fuel efficiency or ride quality. In fact, opting for tyres in 17" rims would offer better road grip and more responsive braking.

But it is an expensive affair.

Regards,

Ramit.

 

 

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