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All About Tyres Size

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by moksh, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Thanks Phew...I have changed to 185/70/14 from 165/80/14...as u have recommended :)....changed it to Bridgestone GIII Potenza.
    Will see hows the experience!
    Thanks for the suggestion!
  2. DeLineated

    DeLineated Timido

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    Capitalism makes me want to tear my hair out at times. Prices of some goods are so atrociously high , it defies sense and reason. Like loads of goodies for the few, which most of the populace can't afford, contradicts many of capitalism's principles (but hey, many expert economists have contrarian opinions on what capitalism is or isn't !)

    Take 16 inch tyres for example. Usually I am familiar with tyre replacements, so I assumed I would spend 25k for new shoes for my Linea. Typical 15 inchers cost from 4.5k to 7.5k for the more premium performance tyres. Not so 16 inchers. I just realized the first shock of having a TJet+ (over a regular TJet or regular Linea ) - the 16 inchers cost a bomb ! It can't really be the amount of rubber - there's not that large a quantity of extra rubber required for a 16" over a 15" one.

    End of rant ! Tyre suggestions for Linea TJet+ ? Should I stick to 205/55-R16 stock profile , or will a 205/60 or 205/65 create any wheel well clearance problems for suspension movement or steering limits ?

    I am looking for tyres that ,while offering good handling and braking will survive bad roads, potholes etc (thus no tyres that are prone to sidewall cuts) , comfort next in priority and road noise last. I assume even most soft-rubbered tyre will last 25000km at least.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2013
  3. Phew

    Phew Esperto

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    My pleasure....

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  4. Roadking

    Roadking Amatore

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    Is anyone using 195/55/R15 for their Punto here? is there any difference in GC when compared to the stock size 195/60/15?
  5. bharathj85

    bharathj85 Regolare

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    Naresh,

    there will be slight variation in the GC. Infact GC will be low in 195/55 tyres.
  6. Phew

    Phew Esperto

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    Bad size....to high a difference in sizes

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  7. Roadking

    Roadking Amatore

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    Ok trying to understand the concept here, so here are my noob questions I am running 165/80/14 and I am looking at 195 or 205 sections on a 15 incher.... i have seen most of them run 205/55/15 so does that mean its a bad size?

    If its not then why is a 195/55 a bad size? does the width of the tyre help with the GC or is the sidewall the main factor

    question directed at @Phew as well

    I am able to find my targeted tyre at 195/55 or 205/65 only can someone help me with this.....
  8. 205/55 r15 is the correct upsize from 195/60, though this profile has very less options.
    205/65 and 195/55 apart from the error it will add there are chances of it touching the wheel well are very high.if you are going for 15 inchers, stay with the 195/60 oem size as this has a lot of choices.Dont screw your cars dynamics and suspension for the sake of beefy sporty looking tyre.
    Just my 2cents , experts here can throw some more light on this.

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  9. fiat583

    fiat583 Novizio

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    because 195/55 means 195 is the width and a sidewall of 55% of 195, not 55 mm!! so, the height is much lesser compared to 205/55
  10. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    The best upsize from 165/80 R14 would be 185/70 R15. Considering that some variants come with 195/60 R15, you can safely use that size. The width of the tyre has nothing to do with GC. In your existing case, you have 165/80 R14. Here

    165 mm = Your tyre width
    80 % of 165 = 132 mm is the side wall height, or profile of your tyre
    R stands fro Radial, type of tyre construction
    14 inches is the diameter of your Rim

    Rajan

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