If the stock tyres on your i10 is 155/80 R13, then you should go for 165/80 R13.
However, if you are going for 14" rim tyres, then 165/70 R14 will be the right size. I would recommend that you get wheels balanced and properly aligned after fitting new tyres. This will ensure proper wearing of tyres and precise steering control.
These two things are contradicting. A softer compound will offer good grip for better braking under emergency situations but will wear out faster. Harder rubber will last long but braking performance will be poorer. You have to find balance based on your usage.
I'd recommend the Michelin Energy XM2. It has only three centre gutters in the centre to hold water on wet roads as there more channels to push it outward. That increases the amount of rubber in contact with the surface. So you get good dry and wet weather grip with more rubber to shred before it's time to replace.
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Falken Sincera is another option that's also cheaper than the XM2 but won't last as long as the XM2.
Both of these tyres will be quieter and grippier than the factory tyres you got with your car. The improvement will be noticeable.
The right upsize would be 185/70 R13. However, please keep in mind that this would make the ride quality bumpy, the handling may not be precise and the fuel efficiency will drop by a few kilometres. Due to the added weight of the wider tyres the steering could also feel heavy.
The benefits of thi upsize is that the vehicle would get more road grip and braking will be more efficient.
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Hi Sidharth Which tyres are suitable for my i10....currently i am using Michelin and it runs around 55000 km currently....now i want to know how much other tyres run like MRF,Bridgestone etc.......this is why if all tyres running are almost same then i will look for some economical opton,Read More
In terms of tread life Michelin and Bridgestone run good for 45000-50000 kms or a bit more, depending upon how you use them. Same is the case with MRF.
So in case you are looking for economical options for your i10 and long tread life is a major deciding factor for you then you can look at buying MRF ZVTS.
Even though it is a pretty good tyre yet please understand that MRF would not perform as good as Michelin or Bridgestone due to factors like tread pattern, compound formulation etc. If it still fits your budget then you can look at buying Bridgestone Turanza AR20. It will cost you less than Michelin Energy XM2 and would perform pretty well.
Both Michelin and Bridgestone are big brands in the tyre industry and produce very innovative and high quality products. What tyre will work best for you will depend on the exact tyre models you are comparing. The good tyres from both the brands are Bridgestone Turanza AR20, and Michelin Energy XM2. Both of them are equally matched tyres in terms of performance so you can't go wrong with either of them.
Yes, you can go ahead and upsize to 165/70R14 tyre from 165/65R14 size. After upsize the speedmeter will be off by about 2.9% but this is negligible. Moreover the ride quality of your vehicle should improve after the upsize as the greater sidewall height will soak up the bumps well.
Please try out tyredekho upsize tool- http://tyres.cardekho.com/tyre-upsize.The best upsize in my opinion would be 185/60R14. Also see the list of tyres available on tyredekho.com- http://tyres.cardekho.com/hyundai-tyres/grand-i10-tyres. The upsize that I have recommended you will not look oversized in your car and should only marginally effect the fuel efficiency of your car. It's possible that you might not even notice it.
Dear sir, My car is Hyundai i10 and standard tyre size is 155/80r13, but now I am using Yokohama A drive 175/70r13, now tyre is about to change and I am looking for bridgestone tyre of size 165/80r13 or similar, please suggest me on that and is it advisable to upsize the tyre.Read More
175/70R13 was a good upsize for the i10 and you can again go for the same size. However, you can also go with 165/80R13. Both the tyre size have less than 3% diameter variance compared to the stock size therefore, its advisable.
Since most of your travel includes highways and presumably bad roads, I'd suggest you to opt for Bridgestone Turanza tyres. They will take any amount of abuse, have longer life and offer decent levels of road-grip under all conditions.
You can check them on the link below,
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