Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by varoon9999, Jul 5, 2012.
Talk with sujith thomas from bangalore.. he is trying.
not sure on 17'' but i have seen 205/50/16 in one civic.seems like they do have 17" inch too.
Thanks Varoon ji, can you please PM me contact number of the shop from where you purchased it. Must say these are the best looking tyres i have ever seen. Also can you please post a picture from rear of your car with two tyres completely visible?
Are you thinking of planking this size into punto/linea
Punto to be precise
Both nimish and romsi has got 215/45-17 for their puntos... you may get that more easily that the spec you mentioned !
This is the wrong size your opting for then.
the difference in speedo error is quite significant at 3.8% ie: @ 100 kmph you'll actually be doing 96.2 kmph (compared to 165/80/14)
the best fits would be 205/45/17 or 215/45/17
with 205/45/17 the speedo error will stand at .5% ie: @ 100 kmph you'll be doing 99.5kmph
with 215/45/17 the speedo error will stand at -0.9% ie: @ 100 kmph you'll be 100.9 kmph
So in my view I would suggest 215/45/17 for a couple of reasons
1. personally experienced them so will opt for them above 205/45
2. slightly thicker sidewall with no decrease in GC.
3. Increase in GC over 165/80/14(if thats what you are using).
4. The punto being 1200 odd kgs heavy in 205/45 section you'll need to keep tyre pressures above 36PSI resulting in more tyre noise.(experienced this also)
5. Giving our road conditions 215/45 is a much safer bet as against 205/45 with the least possible compromise.
Chethan bro, here you go.
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205/40/17 would not be a good option. Try 215/45/17 in case u are using 7J alloys and if its 7.5 J use 225/45/17
I think the rear profile of the tyre is even better than the side profile as one gets to see a whole lot more of the the tyre.
I have a question here, I was planning to go for Michelin as a replacement for my stock tyres. In other threads I have read that the side profile is soft for Michelin. Would it impact performance, considering that I try not to drive on uneven roads and that only 5% of my drive will be on uneven roads?
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