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All About Upgrading Tyre Size

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by moksh, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. moksh

    moksh Regolare

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    Mumbai/Germany
    Linea 1.3
    This Is A Special Thread For People Who Need To Research About Tyres.Please Dont Ask If i Put this ....Rather Than This What Will Happen.On The Basis Of Tyre Calculator The best Broadness and Profile Have Been Put Up.Percentage is given
    which represents change in your speed For Eg:So when your
    speedo reads 70kmph, you're actually travelling at 70.74.kmph.
    It Is recommended An Upsizing only if the Difference Is -/+ 2%


    Linea(195/60-15 (ACTIVE AND DYNAMIC))
    15"

    185/65-15 =1.06%
    195/60-15 =0%
    205/55-15 =-1.38%
    205/60-15 =1.95%
    215/55-15 =0.41%
    225/50-15 =-1.46%

    16"

    195/55-16 =0.96%
    205/50-16 =-0.59%
    215/50-16 =1.04%
    225/45-16 =-0.99%

    17"

    195/45-17 =-1.25%
    195/50-17 =1.92%
    205/45-17 =0.21%
    215/40-17 =-1.82%
    215/45-17 =1.67%
    225/40-17 =-0.52%

    18"

    195/40-18 =-0.29%
    205/40-18 =1.01%
    215/35-18 =-1.19%
    225/35-18 =-0.05%


    Linea(205/55-16 (Emotion))

    16"

    205/55-16 =0%
    215/50-16 =-1.66%
    215/55-16 =1.74%
    225/50-16 =-0.08%

    17"

    205/50-17 =0.78%
    215/45-17 =-1.04%
    225/45-17 =0.38%

    18"

    205/40-18 =-1.69%
    205/45-18 =1.55%
    215/40-18 =-0.43%
    225/40-18 =0.84%

    Punto (165/80-14(Active & Dynamic))

    14"

    165/80-14 =0%
    175/75-14 =-0.24%
    185/70-14 =-0.81%
    195/70-14 =1.45%
    195/65-14 =-1.69%
    205/65-14 =0.4%
    215/60-14 =-0.97%
    225/60-14 =0.97%

    15"

    165/70-15 =-1.23%
    165/75-15 =1.44%
    175/70-15 =1.03%
    175/65-15 =-1.79%
    185/65-15 =0.31%
    195/60-15 =0.74%
    205/60-15 =1.19%
    215/55-15 =-0.34%


    16"

    165/65-16 =0.21%
    175/60-16 =-0.52%
    185/60-16 =1.42%
    185/55-15 =-1.57%
    195/55-16 =0.21%
    205/50-16 =-1.32%
    215/50-16 =0.29%

    17"

    165/60-17 =1.65%
    165/55-17 =-1.02%
    175/55-17 =0.76%
    185/50-17 =-0.45%
    195/50-17 =1.16%
    205/45-17 =-0.53%
    215/45-17 =0.92%



    Punto (195/60-15 (Emotion))

    15"

    185/65-15 =1.06%
    195/60-15 =0%
    205/55-15 =-1.38%
    205/60-15 =1.95%
    215/55-15 =0.41%
    225/50-15 =-1.46%

    16"

    195/55-16 =0.96%
    205/50-16 =-0.59%
    215/50-16 =1.04%
    225/45-16 =-0.99%

    17"

    195/45-17 =-1.25%
    195/50-17 =1.92%
    205/45-17 =0.21%
    215/40-17 =-1.82%
    215/45-17 =1.67%
    225/40-17 =-0.52%


    205&215&225 Punto (Active & Dynamic) 215 & 225 Linea (Active & Dynamic) is Not recommended by me ask your tyrewala
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  2. kr_vasudev

    kr_vasudev Superiore

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    Bangalore
    I bought new shoes for my beast. Did not do much of a research, I am happy with Good Year performance, except for Road Noise. I always drive all windows up

    Eagle F1 GSD3 - Tyres - Goodyear India (7.5K each)

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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013
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  3. moksh

    moksh Regolare

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    347
    Mumbai/Germany
    Linea 1.3
    Nice Wheels(TYRES) Bro What Size Are They....?
  4. kr_vasudev

    kr_vasudev Superiore

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    611
    Bangalore
    Thank you, they are 16" Ride is super soft and surprisingly road noise is way less than GY NCT 5 (Below is from GY Website)

    205/55 R16 91W TL
    Audi A4, BMW 3 series, Mercedes C Class / SLK, Skoda Laura / Superb, VW Jetta, Fiat Linea
  5. deba

    deba Amatore

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    Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
    itanagar
    Grande Punto 1.3
    New 15" alloys with Yokohama SE100 195/60r15 tyres .

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    I'll put in my experiance of my new tyres and alloy after i do a fair bit of driving with it. The first thing i noticed was contrary to what i have read the steering felt a bit light at city speed then earlier maybe its because of the new tyres, i am not sure. Altogether there's a feel good factor :D:D and eager to do some real driving this weekend :car.
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  6. deba

    deba Amatore

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    Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
    itanagar
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Got up in the morning and was really excited about the day as i had planned a weekend drive outside town with the new tyres and alloy in my Punto. The drive comprising mostly good roads, some stretch of unpaved roads plus those huge potholes which appear suddenly out of nowhere on the highway (a monsoon gift) when you are cruising at triple digit speeds and you really have to work the steering and brakes to avoid going into them and the car and the tyres were well up to the task. Clocked some 160 odd kms and the experience brought a huge smile on my face and felt the money i put into it was surely worth every penny.

    1. Like i had mentioned earlier the steering felt lighter at city speeds so i was a bit worried that the high speed feedback may have been compromised a bit. But to my great relief and pleasure the steering feedback has surely increased and it felt much better at high speeds too. I could feel it as i had driven the stock JKs for more then 12000 kms.

    2. Ride quality too has improved a bit credit goes to the wider tyres and upsized wheels i guess. I would say the ride has become a bit firmer not stiffer which is to my liking.

    3. Handling is where there has been a great improvement. Tight cornering at high speeds feels much much more relaxed now and there is no screeching of the tyres as earlier. The JKs use to give away a bit too soon which was one of my main grouse against it other then its poor braking performance and looks.

    4. Braking has also seen a huge improvement. No more skidding while braking hard. The tyre just doesn’t give up.

    5. But the road noise has surely increased a few decibels then earlier in high speeds. Nothing to bang your head around as many had written in this forum and other forums too. Its not that bad at all believe me and nothing that the stereo wouldn’t drown.

    6. And ofcourse the looks, i have already got quite a few compliments from friends and family and also the guy and his friend who came in a Ritz to the same shop to check tyres where i was getting my new wheels installed. I feel the black alloy with the shiny protruding outer edges goes well with the Oceanic blue color of the Punto. And the ES100 tyres gives a muscular and manly stance to the car, specially when the front tyres are facing outside.

    All in all i am very very satisfied and happy with the upgrade.. So CHEERS and Happy Driving guys....
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2013
  7. sathishgv

    sathishgv Regolare

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    Paradip, odisha
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Thought this would be a nice way to start things going in this thread. While searching for tyre upsizing calculator i fumbled upon this site (courtesy: Team-Bhp member: Slalom)
    Custom rims, wheel tire packages for your ride - RIMSnTIRES.com

    Found it interesting so sharing it here. By the way what's the rim size in punto 90 HP? I am thinking of changing my stock GY III tyres which has clocked 33+ kms. From the reviews i am inclined to upgrade to 195/65/r15 as it increases GC by 10 mm which i badly need in my place. But i have C-Drive in the spare wheel and there is no c-drive in 195/65/R15. Also what is the offset between rims and tires?
  8. shams

    shams Esperto

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    Bangalore
    since the spare is 195/60 R15, it would be recommended to change that as well if you upsize to 195/65 since the 65 profile tyre is taller in height.
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  9. sathishgv

    sathishgv Regolare

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    Paradip, odisha
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    That i will decide based upon the price i will get back for that spare tire which is unused till to date. But reading the reviews i feel that yoko C- drive is the front runner in my search and there is no 195/65/R15 in C-drive so either i will go for yoko c-drive stocks for all the tires or completely change the tire company to the one which offers 195/65/R15.
  10. sathishgv

    sathishgv Regolare

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    Paradip, odisha
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Well as I have already told I am looking for GC increase and also quieter and longer life tyres without compromising ride and handling. From the discussion I could figure out that 195/65/R15 is the right spec for me but now I should find a brand for the rest of my expectations. Oh one thing I forgot "cost", dont know how I am going to meet all my expectations on tight budget ::confused::confused:

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