Tire Upsize Guide


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I'm planning to change my stock tyres (grand i10) and have been offered by a dealer - 165/70 r14 yokohama earth 1. Is this a good option?
185/60R14 should be the ideal upgrade.
165/70R14 will give advantage on GC and ride, compromising the handling.
 
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I own a Skoda Rapid Elegance 2012. Currently it has Yokohoma 205 profile tires and it's time for a change. My friend at the local Skoda dealership is strongly recommending a downsize to the stock size of 185/60/R15 for better mileage and comfort. He is recommending Pirelli tyres. I am a sedate driver with 80% city (read potholes) and 20% highway driving requirements. Will a switch from 205 to 185 size tyres benefit me?
 
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I own a Skoda Rapid Elegance 2012. Currently it has Yokohoma 205 profile tires and it's time for a change. My friend at the local Skoda dealership is strongly recommending a downsize to the stock size of 185/60/R15 for better mileage and comfort. He is recommending Pirelli tyres. I am a sedate driver with 80% city (read potholes) and 20% highway driving requirements. Will a switch from 205 to 185 size tyres benefit me?
I recommend 195/60 R15, I'll provide better grip and comfort than 185/60 R15, mileage loss should be negligible. I'll not touch the wheel arches either, new Skoda rapid comes with 195/55 R16 which are bigger than 195/60R15 in circumference, so you're good to go!
 
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I recommend 195/60 R15, I'll provide better grip and comfort than 185/60 R15, mileage loss should be negligible. I'll not touch the wheel arches either, new Skoda rapid comes with 195/55 R16 which are bigger than 195/60R15 in circumference, so you're good to go!
Thanks Chairmansaab. I got confused during the last service when 3 to 4 Service Advisors approached me and expressed surprise that I had 205 tyres. They all began speaking about negative impact on suspension, low mileage and bumpy rides, which I have not experienced so far. Anyway they began saying I can expect far more better performance from Pirelli 185/60 R15 tyres than my 205 ones. And left me confused.

Thanks for your advice. I'll stay clear of them and search for 195.
 

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