Hello K.B Pathi,
Please do not upsize from 165/70 R14 to 165/80 R14. This is an invalid upsize. For an upsize to be deemed valid, the diameter difference between the old and new size should not be more than 3 %. In your cae it is more than 5%. This upsize would be very risky and will make the car very unstable, especially at high speeds.
I would suggest that you go for 175/70 R14 tyre size. This would offer better high speed stability and improved braking.
Hello Ramdas Nair,
If your Q3 is 30 TDI S or 2.0 TDI edition (fitted with 16" wheels) then go for 235/60 R16. For other variants ( the ones fitted with 17" wheels ) there is no valid upsize in 17" rims and recommended upsize in 18" would be 245/50 R18.
The stock tyre size on Santro Xing is 155/70 R13. The recommended upsize for this would be 165/70 R13. This size would offer better road grip and more effective braking without any compromises on performance or handling.
In case you want to go fo 14" rims then 165/60 R14 would be a good option.
If increasing ground clearance is your major concern, then tyre upsizing will be of no help. This is because wiith bigger rim and and tyre width, the side profile has to decrease in order to maintain diameter difference of less than 3%.
An increase of 3% in ground clearance will practically make not much of a difference.
A more viable option for improving fround clearance is to use After Market Spacers. A decent quality pair of these would cost you around Rs 500/- approx. Use these and your vehicle should be able to get a better ground clearance.
Sarfaraz Hussain Muhibvia Google
Dear Siddharth I want to change tyres in xuv 500 w8 which have done 58000kms and now I want to go for up size 265/65/r17 Yokohama geolander A/T against original size 235/65/r17. Should I go for it please suggest. How will it effect vehicle performance and comfortRead More
We won't recommend you to upsize to 265/65R17 as the diameter difference between stock and this size is over 5% (we recommend upsize it dia difference is under 3%). A better upsize would be 255/60R17 (dia difference in this case is 0.16%). But keep in mind that the upsized tyre will most likely stick out of the wheel arches. After upsizing the grip levels will definitely improve but some negative effects include heavier steering and slightly increased fuel consumption.
As we know that tyre dimensions are often written in this way- 225 (section width)/45(sidewall= 45 percent of section width)R17 (diameter of rim).
Now, we can calculate the overall diameter of tyre. This equals to (sidewall height multiplied by 2) + Rim diameter.
Step-1 (finding sidewall hieght)= 225mm x 0.45 = 101.3mm (45% of 225) Now, 101.3mm is sidewall hieght.
Step 2 (multiply by 2 and add rim diameter)= (101.3 x 2) + 431.8 (17 inch depicted in mm)= 634.4mm
Now, 634.4 mm is the diameter of tyre whose measurement are 225/45R17. Similarly, we will find the dimensions of second tyre size and find the percentage difference between them.
To find the percentage difference- work out the difference (increase) between the two numbers you are comparing. Then: divide the increase by the original number and multiply the answer by 100. If your answer is a negative number then this is a percentage decrease.
Chintan Mehtavia Google
I have a fluidic verna 1.6 crdi sx 2011 model. The car has run about 44000 km. Do I need to change my tyres? If I do then which tyres should I buy? I have Bridgestone original tyres. I have seen Yokohama tyres with the following configuration 205/55R16. Will these tyres be compatible? Pls advise....Read More
Generally a set of tyre lasts for around 50,000km. You will have to decide for yourself if you need tyre replacement by looking at the tread depth. Talking about switching to 205/55R16 tyre size, then yes you can use 205/55R16 tyres if the stock tyre size is 195/55R16. We have Yokohama A-DriveandYokohama AVS DB in that size. A-Drive is a performance tyre whereas AVS DB is comfort oriented tyre.
Yes, you can go ahead and upsize to 205/55R16 tyre size from the stock size of 195/55R16. The diameter difference between the two size is 1.77% (we recommend upsize if dia difference is under 3%) This size is available in Yokohama A-Drive. and you can go for it. The Yokohama A-Drive is a performance tyre so the grip levels of the car will improve considerably with the combination of increased contact patch and good tyre. In term of cost, the initial investment is very similar for both tyre sizes. However, the fuel efficiency might drop slightly with upsize but it will be negligible and not a drastic difference.
Yes, you can fit the 215/45R17 tyre size in the Ertiga. That said, I think it's better to switch to 16-inch rim and go for 205/55R16 tyre size. With the 17-inch size the ride quality will get harsh and there is a possibility of damaging the rims if you drive on bad roads. Go for Yokohama A-drive in that size.
Yes, you are right 185/55R15 is a good upsize option for your car. However, I will recommend you to upsize to 195/55R15 just because there are much more tyre options available in that size. Go for Apollo Alnac 4G or MRF ZLOtyre. Apollo is an 'do it all' kind of tyre but the MRF ZLO has slightly softer tyre compound for extre grip.
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