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Ramit Anand

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sameet chhedavia Google

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 .



Debabrata Chakrabortyvia Google

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.



Sushant Mehtavia Google

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.



vishwanath vishwavia Google

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.


pramod deshpandevia Google

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.

175/60 R14 Yokohama C Drive is another one to consider for 175-section tyre.



Atul Agarwalvia Facebook

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.


yossarian snoopervia Google

Hi I've a swift vxi 2014 model. Oem tyre size is 165/80/r14. Is it possible to upgrade to 185/70/r14. Will there be any safety issues and downside if any. Also does it affect the speedo and odo accuracy. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Hi Yossarian,

Yes, you can very well upsize to tyres of size 185/70 R14. This will help your vehicle get better road grip and more efficient braking. This is very beneficail if you go over long highway drives or are an aggressive driver.

However, the ride quality could get a little bumpy and the odometer reading would go slightly off, as in would show a few kms more than actual. The impact on fuel efficiency will be negligible. 


Raju Dabhivia Google

i have swift lxi 2016 i have 165/80/r14.i want to replace tires with 185/65/r15 in car.please tell me,please sir suzetion me

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Hello Raju,

You can go for this upsize. In fact, 185/65 R15 is the stock tyre size on Swift ZXI/ZDI. You can go for MRF ZVTV to begin with. This tyre offers good wet and dry grip and has long tyre life, although it is a little noisy.

You can also consider Bridgestone B290. It is better than ZVTV in all aspects. 
If you want great tyres and budget is not an issue then go for Continental ContiConfortContact CC5. You could also look at Bridgestone Turanza AR20 or Michelin Energy XM2.



Simranjit Singhvia Facebook

I want to putt 195 size tyers on 15 inch alloyes to my new swift vdi. What u suggest sir

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Hi Simranjit,

You can go for size 195/65 R15. It will give you better road grip and more efficient braking. Although on the downside, you could find the steering to be a little heavier due to the added weight of wider tyres. Also, the ride qiality could become a little bumpy, but apart from that there should be no tangible impact.


sandeep singh Tomarvia Google

I have Swift vdi 2014 model with tyre size 165/80 R14 with steel wheels. Need to upgrade to alloy wheels. Is upgrading to size of 185/65 R15 with alloy wheel a good option. How it will impact on mileage / Ride quality / comfort / handling / performance.

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Hi Sandeep,

You can very well upsize to 15" tyres and buy alloys compatible with 15" tyres. 185/65 R15 is actually the stock size on Swift ZDI/ZXI.

Tyre in these size will improve the road grip and braking efficiency, without hampering fuel efficiency and ride comfort.


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