Will up sizing my car tyres, help in more ground clearence for my honda city ivtec 2009 model.
If you want to improve ground clearance of your vehicles then upsizing will not solve the problem. That is becasue upsizing can increase diameter by only 3% at max, which will have negligible impact on the ground clearance.
So, I would suggest that you go for after-market spacers, which are not costly but highly effective.
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Ramit, I am using a Honda diesel City 2014 with 175 65 R15 84T on original stock non-alloy rim. The good year tyre has worn out in less than 28000kmsand the front tyres are bald totally. Honda did not do tyre rotation at all, which I also not knew since i am not an expert in this domain. Now, I need to change the tyres for the good... Honda SA tell me that i can only go for stock specs of 175 65 R15 84T where as I have seen some of the Honda idtec diesel 2014 SV models have replaced to 185 65 R15, which I also want to ... ( but the honda SA says this will affect some thing like the axle pin or EPS or some tech stuff... ) please advise as it is due today. and i would request your answer even in my whatsapp 984040130Read More
Upsizing is a very common practice and if done correctly, has no side-effects. On the contrary, it helps you get better traction and more effective braking. You can very well go for 185/65 R15 84T as it is a valid upsize.
And if the stock Goodyear tyres haven't performed up to your expectations then you can go for other brands as well. Honda uses Bridgestone tyres also for OEM. You can go for Bridgestone B290.
In fact, many Honda vehicles come equipped with Michelin Tyres also. So, you not necessarily have to stick to the stock specs.
The usual trade off in upsizing is that the steering feels heavy, fuel efficiency drops and handling loses its precision. But this happens only when the upsize is not valid or the tyres are very wide. In your case, the increment is only of 10mm in width, nothing big.
And the stock Goodyear Assurance tyres are not bad, so, they shouldn't have worn out so easily. This time when you get new tyres make sure you get wheels properly balanced and tyres aligned.
Also, make it a habit of rotating tyres after every 5000 kms. This way, you will be able to extract mazimum tread life out of each tyre.