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  • absara banu asked 19 Jul 2017 12:26:02
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    Hi, I'm having Honda city 1.3 Exi M1. Ground clearance is very low. What way I have to increase. And your opinion about tyre up size. Thanks. Kindly do the needful.
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    Hello Absara, 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. Regards

    Answered 19 Jul 2017 12:26:02
  • 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
  • sarfaraz hussain muhib asked 21 Mar 2016 09:00:27
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    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 comfort
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    Hi, 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. Regards

    Answered 21 Mar 2016 09:00:27
  • maruti motors asked 09 Mar 2016 01:15:47
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    How can we find the diameter difference between two tyres to check if it's under 3% or not ?
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    Hi, 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.    

    Answered 09 Mar 2016 01:15:47
  • chintan mehta asked 01 Mar 2016 11:18:28
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    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....
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    Hi Chintan, 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-Drive and Yokohama AVS DB in that size. A-Drive is a performance tyre whereas AVS DB is comfort oriented tyre.   Regards

    Answered 01 Mar 2016 11:18:28
  • head of dept mech, vtu chennai asked 23 Feb 2016 07:28:32
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    I have fludic Verna of 2013 model and my car speedometer reads 55,000 km. My car tyre is bridgestone 195/55R16. Can i change to Yokohama 205 size. What will be the effect in terms of function and cost. Please reply
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    Hi Sir, 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. Regards

    Answered 23 Feb 2016 07:28:32
  • manish mishra asked 23 Feb 2016 07:02:48
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    Your take on getting ertiga fitted with 17 Inches tyres? WIll it impact the performance of the vehicle?Don't we have option of option of Yokohama tyres for ertiga??
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    Hi Manish, 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. Regards

    Answered 23 Feb 2016 07:02:48
  • dipin das asked 23 Feb 2016 05:56:50
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    Hi, I own a Ford Figo which comes with 175/65/r14 tyre. The perfect upgrade for this size seems to be 185/55/r15. Which all brands/tyres do u suggest me. I look for comfort + looks over performance
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    Hi Dipin, 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 ZLO tyre. Apollo is an 'do it all' kind of tyre but the MRF ZLO has slightly softer tyre compound for extre grip.  Regards

    Answered 23 Feb 2016 05:56:50
  • 10decimal design studio asked 18 Feb 2016 06:21:01
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    I am planing to buy the new Honda Jazz, But i feel the Ground clearance is a bit low, so how can i increase the ground clearence, also i am planning to get a set of new alloys, so how should i go about it, and which tyres to choose (i need low tyre noise and a good grip.
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    Hi, Checkout tyredekho tyre upsizing tool- http://tyres.cardekho.com/tyre-upsizeI will recommend you to upsize to 195/65R14 size. However, as a rule me make sure that we don't recommend a tyre size whose diameter difference is more than 3% from the original size. This means that the change in ground clearance will be neglegible. We think that tyre upsize should not be seen a way to increase ground clearance as it can severely affect the handling of a vehicle. You can go for Continental ContiComfortContact CC5 tyres Regards

    Answered 18 Feb 2016 06:21:01
  • devinamanoj vaidya asked 17 Feb 2016 07:31:49
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    Can I replace all four Tyre of my Grand i10 Sports DRDI 165 65 r14 with 165 70 r14?
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    Hi, 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. Regards

    Answered 17 Feb 2016 07:31:49

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