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Please suggest me best tyre upsize for Honda City ivtec 2012. I asked dealer for 195 60 R15 but he says it will be large and tyre will touch body and steering will be heavy. Pl guide me.
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Hello,

Stock Tyre Size is R15 175/65 while the upsize considered is R15 195/60
Considering fit - its an ideal upsize as the total Circumference increases from 75 to 76 Inches - which is around 1.1% - well within limits

In terms of Height & Width of Tyre
> Sidewall Height increases from 4.48 inches to 4.61 inches
> Width increases from 6.9 to 7.68 Inces

Been both Width and Height are increasing - expect firm stability, better handling on bad patch roads. The driving dynamics of the car will even come with improved ground clearance too by couple of mm.

In terms of concerns - With every upsize - its a fact that Steering turns to marginally heavier. Its common whether the upsize happening in Honda City or a one segment up or down car. But to bold on the line - difference is marginal unless one goes in for aggressive upsize.

Know more details on - Tyre Upsize Pros and Cons

However - as the suspension is soft and the fact that wheel arches gap is not large - so with ageing of the car as the suspension turns to be softer - if you drive too often on bad patch roads - there yes is a likely probability that with full load on the car and driven on bad roads - tyre may rub in with the wheel arches.

Hope should help !!


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Upsize to 195/60/R15 to honda city mine is 2011 model is best choice. drove all most 6 month now and following is observation.

1- Noice level gone down
2- Amazing performance, Michelin any day
3- improve GC

4 - drop of FE by 1 which is tradeoff bug ok to me comparing with performance and every day scrap on car due to GC issue.

go ahead this is good choice.

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Hi I also want to go for 195/60R 15 for my Honda City 2013 model can anyone please suggest Tyre company to choose from
Yokohama
Apollo
Michillen
Bridgestone

I personally liked design in Yokohama
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@ Sandip kumar Sarkar

To answer in in brief
> Apollo Amazer 4g Life - Tough tyre where prime objective is to have lesser wear & tear, puncture with relative stronger rubber compound. However downside would be noise levels, will not be as plush in drive as Bridgestone B290 or Michelin are

> Bridgestone B290 - Tuned for regular Indian roads - Ideal on city, highway on most of regular Indian roads

> Michelin XM2 - for those who love soft tyres for plush ride with excellent low noise levels on good roads in city, highway. Downside is wont be good enough on bad roads.

> Yokohoma Earth 1 - For those who love highway, slight bad road drive for excellent grip

Hope should help !!


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I want to upsize my honda city 2016 tyres
From 175/65r15 to 195/60r15
Please suggest me the better option.
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Hi,

I want to increase my true size for Honda city 2017 from 175/65/R15 to 195/65/R16 or I can go for 185/65/15

Pls suggest me which is better to upgrade

Rajesh
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I replaced my honda city 15 model tyre from 175 65 R15 to 195 65 R15 yokhoma db as on tyre dealer suggestion. Later I come to know upsizing can cause damage to suspension , abs and odometer issues can arise. Although its smooth and soft driving not touching wheels arches on normap load amd no touching with turning. Kindly suggest is it safe to keep this size and continue to run or should chamge tyre
Thanks
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@ Yaser

The overall Tyre Circumference change is more than 4% (from R15 175/65 to R15 195/65)
> Diameter increased from 24 Inch to 25 Inch
> Due to Sidewall height also gaining in there is no impact on in city drive

But such an upsize which is more than 4% yes
> Will impact in Mileage
> Impact in Suspension Shockers
> On a car with full loaded and driven on speed on slight bad roads - can scrape in tyre

The size is not recommended
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Can u recommend which upsize is suitable to city or shouldn't do upsize?
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Iam planning to change my Chevrolet Beat PS Diesel tyres stock tyre size is 165 /65r14 to 165 /70r14 can I do it, kindly suggest
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Hello,
I had a 2009 Honda city SV AT which i ran with 195/160/R15 Yokohama S Drive. The suspensions/lower arms had to be changed at 1,25,000 km and i spent close fo 50,000 rs on the same. But i loved the drive comfort.

I now have a 2014 Honda city vx cvt which have run 40k on Michellin XM1 175/65/R15. I am contemplating to upsize to 195/60/R15. However i have been told that upsizing can cause stress on the suspensions, Lower arms etc. Please throw light if it is really advisable to upsize. I am not very happy with the current handling of the car when compared to by old 2009 Honda city.
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Hello,

Its important to note that Manufacturer offers Stock Tyre Size which offers the best equilibrium of
> Mileage
> Ride and Handling
> Overall Steering feedback

Its a combination of above factors, however for those who wish to deviate on above by going in with upsize to have superior comfort and plushness on drive and handling response, the Mileage and Suspension bound to get impact

However, the impact on Mileage and Suspension can vary marginally to significant based on the kind of upsize
As of now can say that for someone driving in city conditions - the stock size is the best size, however wish to upsize to then R15 195/60 can possibly be a better size, but important to note that City Suspension is on soft side, if car driven with full loaded and on speed on even slight bad roads with bounce, the tyre can scrape in wheel well

Hope should help !!
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