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  • sameet chheda asked 23 Oct 2017 12:51:45
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    I have Honda city ivetc 2009 model I want to increase my tyer size because lower body touches every speed breaker.. Pls suggeste
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    Hello Sameet, Even though I can suggest you an upsize, yet, it won't solve your problem. Upsized tyres actually have reduced side profile (sidewall height ), so the increase in ground clearance will be minimal. A more viable solution to improve the ride height is to use after market spacers. A decent pair should cost you anywhere between Rs 500/-  to Rs 1000/-. This would be a better option than upsizing. If you still want to upsize, then go for 10mm wider tyre, 185/65 R15 . Regards, Ramit

    Answered 23 Oct 2017 12:51:45
  • debabrata chakraborty asked 23 Oct 2017 12:36:40
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    Ford Figo diesel 2013, upside recommendation please
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    Hello Debarata Chakraborty, For Ford Figo, the stock tyre size is 175/65 R14. Upsizes possible in 14" rims are 185/65 R14 and 195/55 R14.  In case you want to upsize to tyres in 15" rim size, then go for 185/55 R15 or 195/55 R15. For best handling and ride comfort, we would recommend 185/65 R14 or 185/55 R15. Go for 195mm width tyres only if you are a very aggressive driver and need good braking response and vehicluar stability at very high speeds. But this size would make the steering feel a bit heavy, the fuel efficiency could drop slightly and the ride quality may also get affected. Regards, Ramit

    Answered 23 Oct 2017 12:36:40
  • sushant mehta asked 02 May 2017 04:38:18
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    Want to upsize baleno tyres
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    Hi Sushant,   I'm assuming that you have the non-alloy wheel variant of the Baleno. Upgrading from the stock 185/65 R15, you can go for 195/60 R15, without changing the rim. However, if you're planning to go for a 16-inch alloy, then the easiest route would be the Alpha variant's 195/55 R16.   --Mahesh

    Answered 02 May 2017 04:38:18
  • vishwanath vishwa asked 02 May 2017 04:14:00
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    which tyre is better upsizing for marthi wagan R
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    Hi Vishwanath, If you're driving the LX or LXi variants, then the stock tyre size would be 145/80 R13. You can go wider without changing the rim if you opt for 165/70 R13 but this is not a popular spec so your options will be limited. If you're ok with changing the rim, then you can safely jump to the VXi-spec 155/65 R14, which will give you one size wider rubber and one size bigger wheels. If you already have a VXi, then 165/60 R14 is your safe bet. But this one too is a rare one to find. --Mahesh

    Answered 02 May 2017 04:14:00
  • pramod deshpande asked 27 Apr 2017 04:54:58
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    I m gng to plan to upgrade types for my grand I 10 175/65/R14 82H is there any milage problem please reply me
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    Hi Pramod, If you go for a harder compound tyre, you get low rolling resistance. Which means, they are easy to spin at the cost of reduced grip. A softer compound will grip the road well at the cost of slightly reduced fuel efficiency. As the contact patch increases, the same thing happens; you increase grip and fuel efficiency reduces. There are extremes on both ends of the spectrum; the key is to find a balance. You've chosen a good tyre size for the upgrade but you could face problems with the increase in the overall diameter of the tyre. The speedometer and the odometer could also be affected. As you increase the width, you'll have to decrease the sidewall. 175/60 R14 will be closer to the stock tyre circumference but because of its weird combination, it's very rare tyre spec and not easy to come by. I'd advise you to stick with the factory spec and choose a softer tyre to improve the grip and handling. Here are some options: 165/65 R14 Earth 1 is a very quiet tyre with grip levels better than the factory fit tyres. https://tyres.cardekho.com/yokohama/earth-1e400/165-65-r14-79t-tubeless 175/60 R14 Yokohama C Drive is another one to consider for 175-section tyre. https://tyres.cardekho.com/yokohama/c-drive-a539/175-60-r14-79h-tubeless   --Mahesh

    Answered 27 Apr 2017 04:54:58
  • atul agarwal asked 08 Feb 2017 09:31:02
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    Hi ramit , I am having a swift and i want to upgrade its tyre size - so should i only upgrade the tyres or should i upgrade the tyres and suspension too ?
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    Hi Atul, If you are using Swift LXI/LDI or VXI/VDI variants, then the stock tyre size would be 165/80 R14. Plausible upsizes to this are 175/80 R14 and 195/ 70 R14. If you go for 195 then you might experience bumpy ride quality, heavier steering and a slight drop in the fuel efficiency. In case you are using ZXI/ZDI variants, then the stock tyre size is 185/65 R15 and plausible upsize would be 195/65 R15. You do not have to make any upgrades to the suspension system. General benefits of upsize include improved road grip and efficient braking. Regards

    Answered 08 Feb 2017 09:31:02
  • vinay kashyap asked 21 Dec 2016 12:51:04
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    i have Chevrolet aveo 2007 model. i have 185/60/R14. i want to replace tires with 185/70/R14 in same car. please tell me
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    Hi Vinay, I am sorry to inform you that this upsize cannot be recommended. This is because the diameter difference for this upsize is over 6% whereas it should be less than or equal to 3% for a valid upsize. Going for 185/70 R14 will hamper the stability of the vehicle and would also change the centre of gravity. This could lead to serious accidents, especially over sharp turns or at high speed. In 14" rim size the only valid upsize is 195/55 R14. Regards

    Answered 21 Dec 2016 12:51:04
  • rahulraj asked 14 Jan 2016 01:07:22
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    My 7 year old Scorpio - mahindra make, needs all tyre replacements.my usage is both on and off road and both wet and dry surfaces. My current oem size is 235/70/R16. Which is the best choice? Is an upsize advisable and if yes please suggest the most suitable one. Thanks and regards.
    A.

    Hi Rahulraj, Considering your usage I will suggest you Bridgestone Ecopia EP850 tyre. These are low-rolling resistant tyres that can improve the fuel efficiency of your vehicle by 10% without compromising the performance. If you want to upsize then you can consider 255/65R16 size also as the diameter variance compared to the original size is just 0.76.  Regards

    Answered 14 Jan 2016 01:07:22
  • siddhanth saxena asked 14 Jan 2016 12:57:20
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    Hi Siddharth, I had a concern regarding the tyre size of Datsun Go+. They are 13 inches. Can we upsize the tyres in it? If yes, Kindly suggest the exact dimensions of the tyres. Regards, Siddhanth Saxena
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    Hi Siddhanth, If you want to retain the 13 inch rims then you can upsize to 185/60R13 tyre size. The diameter difference in this case is 2.30% (We recommend the upsize if diameter difference is under 3%) However, if you want to change rims also and use 14 inch rims then I will suggest you to go for 165/60R14 size tyres (dia difference- 2.95). But keep in mind that you will have very less tyre option to choose from if you plan to use 14 inch rims therefore the best upsize according to me would be 185/60R13. Also checkout our Upsize Calculator. Regards

    Answered 14 Jan 2016 12:57:20
  • harvinder singh asked 14 Jan 2016 12:52:44
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    Hello Siddharth, can you help me choose bike tyres? I have a pulsar 150 and looking for a broader rear tyre. I have always heard of mrf and ceat but when I saw michelin that seemed to be having more grip. Shall I go with that? And what is the max tyre size that I can go with?
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    Hi Harvinder, I will recommend you the upsize of 120/80R17 for your Pulsar 150. You should definitely go for Michelin Pilot Sporty tyre if your usage will be on the good tarmac. However, this tyre might wear faster than the MRF Revz. If your usage will be on rough road conditions then CEAT Vertigo will suit your bike better. Also see: 5 basic Tips for purchasing Motorcycle Tyre Regards  

    Answered 14 Jan 2016 12:52:44

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