Considering Tyre Upsize Your Guide to most Important dos and donts before going for Tyre Upsize to know Differences in Handling, Mileage, Suspension of Car
Tyres plays a key role in Car Drive-ability, Handling, Maneuverability. Remember your Car Contact Pitch on the road is done in form of Tyres and Correct Tyre Pressure plays a key role in the drive response and feedback.
Designed for Different Terrain Conditions, apart from Regular Use, Tyres also available in different classification for those having Specialized needs. For Instance
Tyre Tread varies a lot to determine the best basis drive, condition.
Similarly is Tyre Size. For those having drive
If you are looking to choose New Tyres, refer below on what to look for
Now very Important on while Selecting Tyre is check on
Sidewall Aspect Ratio: It determines the Height of Tyre. Higher the Tyre Sidewall aspect ratio - plush the drive is in City Condition. Anything at 50% or below is Low Profile Tyres and such Low Profile Tyre fit in Wider Tyre which looks good for aesthetic reason and known for Better Braking, Better Stability as the Tyre width is on higher Side.
Change in Tyre Width: Wider Tyres aids better Grip and Handling on Cornering, Highway, Bad Roads, While Smaller Width Tyres offers better for In City Day Use
You can now Calculate Tyre Upsize in Seconds
There are generally 3 Ways in which upsize are done by Car Owners :-
If you choose an aggressive Upsize of over 3% - your Car Handling will be Impacted along with drop in Car Mileage and impact to Car Suspension
|Wider Tyres - Tyre Upsize Benefits||Smaller Tyres Benefits|
|Increased Grip on Road due to More Surface Width Area of Tyres||Low Friction - Ideal for Cars driven in Daily City Ride. Been Sidewall is thicker due to higher Aspect ratio - ride is particularly soft and comfortable|
|Better Stability on High Speed. Ideal if drive Often on Highway||Light Weight - Improved Low Speed Acceleration|
|Improved Balancing & Handling even on Bad Patch Roads. With Sidewall been thinner - it adds a firmness to Ride||Cost Effective been Smaller Tyres costs Significant lesser|
|Macho Feel and Drive-ability. Cars Looks Well Planted with Wider Tyres||Relative Easy Steering Response with Smaller Tyres|
|Net All Benefit: Thus Ride Quality Improves||Net All Benefit: Able to Deliver Better Mileage|
In terms of Tyre Upsize - Make a tradeoff basis requirement and Benefits Mentioned
|Upsizing to Wider Tyres - Downside Risks||Smaller Tyres - DownSide Risks|
|If Upsize Tyres with Agressive Upsize > 3% - Suspension (Link Rod, Lower Arm, Bushes, Shockers etc) are suspectible to even much faster Quicker Wear & Tear||Grip and Handling Feel is always missed in Puny / Small Tyres|
|Mileage would tend to be Impacted. Extent depends on Upsize, Profile. But can dip by anywhere from 5% to 10%||Can Potentially be Risky in Smaller 12 Inch, 13 Inch Wheels with Smaller Tyres - if lacks ABS and applied force brake on high Speed|
|If you care for Light Most Steering Response and drive primarily on City Roads - then should not go in for Upsizing Wheels & Tyres - as a slight weight may take away that super lightness in Steering response.||Lacks Highway Dynamics. Not Ideal for Upcountry Bad Patch Roads or High Speed Drive.|
|Been the Width increases in Upsize - Ride turns out slight Firm due to Lower Sidewall Aspect||Ride Lacks Firmness due to Thicker Sidewall if Driven on High Speed, Upcountry Roads|
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Although Globally Accepted Practice is when Tyre Sidewall Ratio is 50% or less than Tyre Width then it can be called as Low Profile Tyre. For Instance R17 225/50. It means Sidewall is 50% of Tyre Width means 112.5 mm
But for Indian Road Conditions where roads are not in best shape in many areas - we feel that anything under 55% Sidewall Aspect Ratio falls under Low Profile One
The higher the Sidewall aspect ratio, Sidewall is longer and it turns in Plush Ride Experience in City Condition. Lower the sidewall aspect ratios lead to slight Stiff ride. On Bad roads - if a Car with say 50% Aspect Ratio or lower drives on speed then driving on Pothole on such a speed can damage the wheel / tyre because of lower Aspect Ratio
Even the Vehicle Suspension System should be checked in as many customer even go in with Aggressive Upsize in Sedan, Hatchback Cars where suspension tuned for comfort but reducing Tyre Sidewall Profile Ratio to 55% in Sedan, Hatch cars can end up making ride Stiff and Rough.
Low Profile Tyres are what on demand of Enthusiastic Driver who love better Cornering, Better Higher Speed stability and most important are recommended only in SUV Range where Performance Orientation is best seek for. However - one should also know that Suspension of Car should support in to get in the Best from Low Profile Tyres, else the ride can turn out more on Firm side impacting drive aspect of Car.
If Buying New Tyres - its important to buy in Tyres with Latest Manufacturing. Know - how to decode :-
Note - if you choose bigger Inch Tyres - you will be required to change Wheels too. Though - its best to choose Tyres in Same Size having More Width - if tyre size is smaller, but 13 Inch Tyres Specs is relatively smaller to our view - its best to Upgrade to 14 Inch
Indicative Range of Tyres basis Common Size is listed below - Each Tyre Cost
|Wheel Size||Price Range||Wheel Size||Price Range|
|12 Inch Tyres||Rs 2200 - 2600||16 Inch Tyres||Rs 4500 - 10000|
|13 Inch Tyres||Rs 2600 - 3200||17 Inch Tyres||Rs 8000 - 15000|
|14 Inch Tyres||Rs 3000 - 4000||18 Inch Tyres||Rs 15000 - 25000|
|15 Inch Tyres||Rs 3800 - 6000||19 Inch Tyres||Rs 18000 - 30000|
I found the gap between the front tire and fender(wheel well) are different.The driver side had a smaller gap compare to the passenger
side. The difference is around 5 to 6 mm base on my measurement.
I have a tata harrier vehicle and feel i should my car tyres to AT from yokohama without change in any of tyre size ratios, i drive in city most but feel the regular tyres slips in offroading. Pl. suggest
Can I use 165/70 tyre instead of 175/65(recommended) , is it risky to go for lower size tyre. Is it ok to have 3 tyres size 165/70 and fourth tyre of size 175/65
Please guide me choice of Tyre replacement as an expert.
I have a 205/55R/16
Can I them replace with 215/65R/16
I have Ecosports Trend 1.5 2017 and have Good Year assurance 195/65 R15 , can i upgrade it to 205/55 R16. I have run it for 45K km now and want to go for AT. I have read about Yoko Earth 1 tyre but please advise the best tyre to upgrade it to. Thanks.
I have been following your channel, Great stuff! I have booked Hyundai Venue S Plus 1.2 Ltr engine. which is coming with all features which i required expect alloys. Since my budget is not allowing me to go further. So my question to you is can i buy 195/65HR15 allows for the existing 195/65HR15 tyre (which are coming with company fitted). ? please suggest me.
Please advise, what kind of tyres will I use to make my Mecez to be low profile because I’m using 225/50/17 —- to make it low profile what sizes will o go for .
I have hyundai verna. My tyre size is 185/65/R15. I want to upgrade it to 205/55/R17. Will it be a good option???
You should not upsize the car tire up to that much extent. Whole driving dynamics will get compromised. Stability and control will get ruined as well!
To get this done you have to get the entire set up done starting from suspension, mounts, disc calipers and disc brakes, alloys, and everything related to the wheels and aerodynamics of the vehicle.
Plus, you can only upsize the current tyre profile only by a margin of 2%. If it goes beyond that, the safety of your car will be on stakes.
Thanks & regards,
I drive a car with stock tires 175/65 R14 and replaced it with 175/70 R14, for a specific purpose of more ground clearance and more comfort. I usually drive alone so I don't think the 3% increment in tire diameter affected the acceleration.
Now, I'm contemplating on using 185/65 R14 in my next replacement. It will still satisfy the purpose I've stated above, but at the same time it may offer better grip or maybe some handling improvement since the tire is now wider.
Can I upgrade the wheel and tyre R15 185/65 of XL 6 to R16 205/60 or any other.....What will the cost of replacement
No, its better to change to R15 205/60. R16 205/60 is having a Difference in circumference of 4.97%. With R15 205/60, it is 0.89%. In general, 2% is only permissible. If you want to go to R16, then go for R16 205/55, it is 1.67%.
Can i upgrade R15 185/65 to R16 195/55 or any other....What will be the cost of replacement? Also will it affect insurance? What about performance and effect on suspension?
i have a honda city zx with 16"wheels . looking for 17" wheels . can you guide me as to what pcd is and the accurate specs for tyres