Tyre Upsizing: Should You Or Shouldn’t You?

While making a buying decision, we today have multiple choices and automobiles are no different. Though factors like price and performance play an important role but look and aesthetics impact decision making to a large extent especially for automobile enthusiasts. The majority of the auto-enthusiasts are always yearning to have sporty and unique vehicle charisma. This eagerness at a time leads to customization and modifications, and ‘tyre upsizing’ is no exception.

Although tyre upsizing gives a vehicle a bold stance but along with the joy of resolute appearance it also does offer performance drawbacks. Therefore, vehicle owners may like to consider a number of factors before upsizing their tyres.

Technically, tyre upsizing can be performed in two ways:

#1: Mounting wider tyres while retaining the original wheels
#2: Upgrading to larger wheels and installing wider tyres

 

Advantages of Tyre Upsizing

Besides a cosmetic uplift in car’s profile, tyre upsizing brings the following benefits for owners.

Personalization: For many car owners, tyre upsizing is one of the quickest ways to personalise their vehicle and add oomph to its side profile. In other words, wider tyres make your vehicle look cool and boost its style quotient.

Greater Stance: Technically, wider tyres offer a larger contact patch generating more grip on the road. This helps the driver maintain greater control and stability, especially when the vehicle is cruising at a relatively higher speed.
Safe Breaking: Larger tyres significantly reduce the breaking distances offering better control while breaking. This also means little or no skid and therefore, more safety.

Easy Cornering: Suspension plays a key role in corning your car. Wider tyres tend to have slimmer sidewall flex which enables the driver to corner better even when the vehicle is moving at high speed.
Overall Control: Tyre upsizing enhances the overall performance of a vehicle with regards to its balance, stability and traction. This can prove to be an asset for vehicles that have understeering or oversteering nature since wider tyres help the driver balance the vehicle properly thus making the driving safe and secure.

 

Disadvantages of Tyre Upsizing

Despite the aforementioned benefits, tyre upsizing also has a few significant drawbacks that discourage many car owners.

Higher Cost: Tyre upsizing can be an expensive proposition for some, depending on factors such as the type of vehicle and tyres used. However, in general, larger wheels and tyres mean more expenses for the car owner.

Reduced Acceleration: While large wheels and wider tyres mean a great grip on the road, they can cost vehicle’s performance in terms of affecting its acceleration. Wider tyres add to the overall body weight of the vehicle thereby increasing the burden on the engine capacity and slowing down its acceleration.

Weighted Steering: With a larger contact patch, wider tyres and large wheels improve stability. However, at the same time, they mean a heavy steering, which requires more effort from the driver to manoeuvre and control the steering. This can cause a significant disadvantage to drivers who prefer to drive vehicles with a light steering, and in a slow traffic scenario.

Low Fuel Efficiency: Tyre upsizing can also affect the fuel efficiency of a vehicle. With wider tyres and larger wheels, the car has a better grip on the road, which affects the rolling resistance negatively. As a result, the car will need more revs to move efficiently, consuming more fuel in the process.

Wrong Speedometer Reading: Done incorrectly, tyre upsizing can affect the reading in your vehicle’s speedometer. Car owners must exercise care in choosing the right tyre for upsizing. Tyre experts recommend upsizing tyres proportionately; meaning the increase in width of tyres should be equally proportionate to the decrease in tyre’s sidewalls. If the diameter of upsized tyres goes higher than that of the original tyres, it may affect the reading of the speedometer and hamper the performance many other modern systems such as ABS, ETC, ESP and TPMS.

Little Driving Comfort: Tyre upsizing can adversely affect the riding quality. With larger wheels and wider tyres, the length of the sidewalls goes drastically down, leaving little or no sidewall flex for the wheels to absorb shock on bumpy roads. Hence, this makes riding less comfortable for the driver and passengers alike.

 

So, should one upsize or not?

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While tyre upsizing is a compelling proposition from the standpoint of a vehicle’s aesthetic appeal, vehicle owners must factor in a number of aspects related to their regular driving requirements. Moreover, it is highly recommended that vehicle owners consult professional tyre experts in order to determine if tyre upsizing is a wide move for them.

 

How to Calculate Tyre Upsizing?

Tyre size calculator is the key to achieve optimal performance for your vehicle. With the help of tyre upsizing calculations, the best compatible plus size wheels for your vehicle can be chosen. There are two ways to do upsizing calculations:

1) Retaining Original Wheels/Alloys:

Tyre size calculator

When you talk of upsizing your car tyres and retaining the original set of wheels, it means that no modification will be done to the metal portion i.e. the alloy or the rim of the tyre, however, the tyre will be changed as per the fitment requirement and possibility.

For safe tyre upsizing, you must ensure the OD (overall diameter) of the new tyres remains within the permissible tolerance, which is only up to 3% of the OD of stock tyre.

For example, if the OD of the stock tyre is 24.47 inches, then the OD of the new tyre should not go beyond 25.20 inches.

Here’s how to achieve the permissible tolerance.

Tyre Width:

Let’s assume the original tyre size is 185/65 R15 with an OD of 24.47 inches.

So, the width of our stock tyre is 185mm.

For safe upsize, let’s add 20mm to the width of your stock tyre.

So, the width of your new tire should be 205mm.

Sidewall Height:

The sidewall height of our stock tyre is 65% of the thread width.

As per the thumb rule, for every 10mm increase in width of tyre, the sidewall height (or aspect ratio) should be reduced by 5 percent.

In our example, the sidewall height should be reduced by 10 percent since there was a 20mm increase in the width of our tyre.

So, the sidewall height of the new tyre should be 55% of the thread width.

Rim Size:

The Rim size or diameter should remain the same. In this example, it is 15 inches.

Therefore, the max upsize for a stock tyre size (185/65 R15) should be 205/55 R15.

 

2) Upgrading to Larger to Wheels/Alloys:

tyre upsizing benefits

When you talk of upsizing your car tyres thereby upgrading to a larger set of wheels or alloys, it means that you are modifying the company fitted  wheels in order to increase its diameter and make it look more appealing. The tyres of these increased diameter alloys are called low-profile tyres and are fitted as per the possibility of the gap between the wheels and the vehicle wheel arcs. The above example image shows how a company fitted alloy wheel is upgraded to a larger wheel that has low-profile tyres.

If we want to upgrade to a bigger alloy, we still need to stick to the permissible tolerance mentioned in the previous example.

If we want to upgrade to a 16-inch alloy wheel, then the size of the new tyre should be 205/55 R16, keeping the OD within 3% permissible tolerance, i.e., 24.47 – 25.20 inches.

 

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Hi,
I am owning I 20 elite Magna varint with tyre size of 185/70 R14 and i want to change ti 190/65/R14 or 195/65/R14. please cna you suggest me whether to gor for it and if yes which one i should choose.

looking forward for your support and help.

Bharath Kumar
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Bharath Kumar

Hi,

I have Swift VXI which comes with 165/80/R14. I need a upsize for my existing one.
After checking i have found : 195/55/R16

what will be the best upsize alternative you would suggest?

Harshal
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Harshal

Hi even I have Swift VXI and i want to upsizize to 195/55/R16 tyres. So what was the reply you got from the experts will you please tell me.

Ramy
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Ramy

i did a big mistake i guess , i changed the tyre size from 185/65 R15 TO 195 /65/R15 , What is the advantages & disadvantages of that

Subhash
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Subhash

Hi, I have 2013 model Ertiga Zdu, which comes with MRF 185 65 R15 tyres. iam planning for a replacement of tyres and was exploring option of upsizing it to 195 65 R15. Iam looking for Michelin

Subhash
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Subhash

Hi, I have 2013 model Ertiga Zdi, which comes with MRF 185 65 R15 tyres. I am planning for a replacement of tyres and was exploring option of upsizing it to 195 65 R15. Iam looking for Michelin Primacy 3 ST type.
Do you suggest this change?
I was looking for this upsize as my driving includes daily drive in highways of about 60kms. Will this upsize affect my file efficiency?
Thanks,
Subhash

Vivek
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Vivek

Hi, I have a 2013 model Etios V(SP), with OEM GoodYear 185/60/R15 alloys. The shoes have run 45K and planning for a replacement. Was initially contemplating an upsize of 205/55/R15, but got to know from various sources that would be an overkill. I am now considering the following options. 1. Keep original 185/60/R15 – Michelin XM2 or BS Turanza ER-300 2. Upsize to 195/60/R15 – Michelin Primacy3ST or BS Turanza AR-20 My primary driving will be 40% in city, 50% highways and occasional 10% in hilly terrains. I am looking for comfort and better grip, with not much drop in… Read more »

Maharajan
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Maharajan

Dear Team Tyremarket,

Hi, I have 2014 model Elite I20 Asta , which comes with Apollo Ainac 195/55/R16 tyres. I am planning for a replacement of tyres and was exploring option of upsizing it to 205/55/ R16. Iam looking for either Continental or Yokohoma tires….
Do you suggest this change? Will this upsize affect my car pick up/ performance?

Regards

Maharajan

Sujit
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Sujit

Hi there

I own a Nissan xterra. I am planning to change the tyres. Existing one is bfg KO. Now I have ideas to put bfg KO2 which is a more stronger tyre and also heavier. What can be the side effects of the same? Will it effect my car suspension?

Amit
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Amit

I have xuv500 and the tyre size 235/65/r17 can I upgrade to 265/65/r17

Clement
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Clement

Original wheel size 215/45R17 change to 225/40R18, is this within the tolerence? Will it hit car fender on bumpy road or vibration at high speed?

Shalin Shah
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Shalin Shah

Hi,

I have 2013 Hyundai i20 Asta and the current tyre size is 185/65 R14.

I want to upsize it to 185/70 R14 as it will help to increase some ground clearance. Will this affect in any of my speedometer reading, mileage, etc?

Or should I stay with the current size?

I looking for high comfort, low tyre noise and ground clearance (if possible). I am planning to buy from any of this brand Pirelli, Yokohama and Bridgestone. Please if you can provide your suggestion, Thanks 🙂

Ankit Singh
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Ankit Singh

What would be best upsize for my swift dzire zdi with 185/65 R15. Should i upsize or not?
TIA

Vikramdas
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Vikramdas

I own a Hyundai eon with 145/80/R12. would like to upsize to 165/65/R13. pls suggest.

VIVEK SHIVANAND NAIK
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VIVEK SHIVANAND NAIK

Hello,

I have a Ciaz VXi+ with tyre size 185/65 R15. planning to upgrade to 195/65 R15… what all effects do you see with this change…

planning for Yokohama Bluearth / Earth1

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Team Tyremarket.com

Dear Vivek

You can upsize 185/65R15 with 195/65R15 as it is within the permissible limit of tyre upsizing. You can buy anyone in between Yokohama Bluearth & Earth-1 E400. Please click on the below mentioned link.

https://www.tyremarket.com/Product/4563/Car-Tyres/Yokohama-Blue-Earth-AE50-195-65-R-15-Tubeless-91-V-Car-Tyre
https://www.tyremarket.com/Product/2790/Car-Tyres/Yokohama-EARTH-1-E400-195-65-R-15-Tubeless-91-H-Car-Tyre-

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Sleazy Fanai
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Sleazy Fanai

Hi, i have dutsun redigo, i have upsize from 155/80 r13 to 185/60 r14, can i use 205/60 r14 on the rear only?

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Dear Sleazy Fanai

We would not recommend to use 205/65R14 in place of 155/80R13 which is the stock tyre size. 205/65R14 is not in the permissible limit of tyre upsizng when we upgrade it from 155/80R13. It will be better to use the present upsize 185/60R14. You can buy the same from the below-mentioned link.

https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/185-60-R14

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Tushar
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Tushar

Hey,
I own a Maruti Suzuki Stingray Vxi with Rim size of 14″ and tire fit is 155/65 R14. I want to upgrade it to 15′ rim size, what will be the perfect tire fit for these set of alloys and will the upsize affect the fuel economy?

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Dear Tushar

Tyre upsize will affect the fuel economy of the vehicle. For more information please read the below-mentioned article on tyre upsizing.
https://www.tyremarket.com/tyremantra/tyre-upsizing-benefits-drawbacks/

Also for 155/65R14 tyre size, you can’t upsize it in 15″ tyre size.

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Rohit
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Rohit

Hi

I own Tata Tiago NRG. It comes with 175/65R15 tire size.

can I upsize it to 15 inch Alloys. If Yes, Will it hit fender or body in potholes.

Should I go with it or simply replace with same size alloys.

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Team Tyremarket.com

Dear Rohit

Yes, you can upsize 175/65R15 tyre size with broader 15″ tyre size. You can any of the tyre mentioned below

195/60R15 (most suitable upsize)
Pirelli Cinturato P6: https://www.tyremarket.com/Product/3886/Car-Tyres/Pirelli-P6-CINT-195-60-R-15-Tubeless-88-V-Car-Tyre
Yokohama Blue Earth AE50: https://www.tyremarket.com/Product/4564/Car-Tyres/Yokohama-Blue-Earth-AE50-195-60-R-15-Tubeless-88-V-Car-Tyre

185/65R15
Michelin Energy XM2: https://www.tyremarket.com/Product/3507/Car-Tyres/Michelin-Energy-XM2-185-65-R-15-Tubeless-88-H-Car-Tyre
Pirelli Cinturato P6: https://www.tyremarket.com/Product/4025/Car-Tyres/Pirelli-P6-CINT-185-65-R-15-Tubeless-88-T-Car-Tyre

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Ankit
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Ankit

Hello there ,
I’ve old I20 (2011 ) model . The ground clearance of my car is 165mm. I want to increase the ground clearance slightly say to 170mm.
As my tires are also worn out, new tyres need to be installed. So if I upgrade from 185/65R14 to 185/70R14 ,will the ground clearance increase or not?
Current stock tyre are of Apollo make, should I look for other brand or it is good to go again?

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Dear Ankit
Based on your requirement the best upsize for 185/65R14 tyre is 205/60R14. By fitting 205/60R14 tyre size the ground clearance will get the increase by 8mm to 9mm. 185/70R14 tyre size is not under the permissible limit of tyre upsizing so we would request you not to change your stock tyre with 185/70R14.

Apollo is also a good brand but if you wish to choose any other brand you can select the tyre as per your requirement by clicking on the below-mentioned link.
https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/205-60-R14

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Mario
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Mario

Hi there,

Just wanted your opinion if I can use a wider tyre.

I drive a 2015 Mazda CX-5 2.2 Diesel Auto AWD. The original tyres are 225/55/19 tyres on a 7J rim.

I need to replace all 4 tyres soon and wanted to know if I can use a wider tyres, either 235/55/19 or 245/50/19. Can I use any of these tyres or both perhaps to get better handling and stance as the OE tyres are abit narrow for my liking.

I have heard that incorrect tyres can damage the transmission.

Would appreciate your feedback on those please.

Thanks
Mario

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Team Tyremarket.com

Dear Mario

You can replace 225/55R19 with both 235/55R19 & 245/50R19, both the sizes are under the permissible limit for tyre upsizing. To buy 235/55R19 tyre size you can click on the below-mentioned link or call us at +91-8088-090-090.

https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/235-55-R19

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Team Tyremarket.com

Sasidhar
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Sasidhar

Hi my car is Renault Triber which has steel165/90/r14, I would like change to Alloy 195/60/r15 Continental, is it good choice, do I need to correction in odometer? What is the impact on Milage for city traffic after this change?

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Team Tyremarket.com

Hu Sasidhar

Yes, you can upgrade 165/80R14 tyre size to 195/60R15 as it is under the permissible limit of tyre upszing. Yes, you need to recalibrate the speed-o-meter of the vehicle as it will show slightly wrong information while running the vehicle.
195/60R15: https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/195-60-R15

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Team Tyremarket.com

Thangam Shivaji
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Thangam Shivaji

Up size 175 65 r14 to which size

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Team Tyremarket.com

Dear Thangam

You can upsize 175/65R14 with tyre size 185/65R14, you can buy the same by clicking on the below-mentioned link.
https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/185-65-R14

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Vijay
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Vijay

Hi ,

I own a Jetta 2.0 TDI , running on stock 205/55 R16 , i am planning to upgrade to 225/55 R16 , while retaining the stock alloys . Is it feasible , please advise .

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Team Tyremarket.com

Dear Vijay

Volkswagen Jetta comes with tyre size 205/55R16 but you can’t upsize it with tyre size 225/55R16 as it is not under the permissible limit of tyre upsizing. You can upsize 205/55R16 with tyre size 215/55R16.

https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/215-55-R16

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Deven
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Deven

Would like to know if you recommend an upsize to R16 205/55 for an XL6 R15 185/65
And suggest if there would be any reduced efficiency of the vehicle

sudarshan
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sudarshan

HI, I my current tyre size is 175/65/R14 with steel rims. I want to upsize it with 16inch alloy wheel, i want to know whether it will effect my car’s performance and will my car tyre hit the fender on turning ?
If the 16″ alloy are not perfect then for which size alloy should i go for my car.

Team Tyremarket.com
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Dear Sir,

16 Inch upsizing is not recommended, you can upsize for 195/55 R 15.

Thanks

sudarshan
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sudarshan

will R 15 tyre effect my performance of the car ?
interms of average and handling…!

Dr aviansh
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Dr aviansh

Honda City ZX from 175/65R14 to 175/70R14 will cushion the ride quality? Secondly the effect on fuel economy and acceleration. Please let me know. Thank you.
Dr Aviansh

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Dear Sir,

Any kind of change will have an effect on fuel efficiency and acceleration. But in your particular case, the difference can be seen in decimals.
When you change from 175/65 to 175/70 your tyre’s sidewall height is going to increase by 1 cm approximately. And this will decrease the space between the wheels and fenders.

Thanks

Dr aviansh
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Dr aviansh

Thanks. Where’s your store located? Also please share your number.

Leon
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Leon

Hi

I recently got a skoda rapid with 185/60/R15 and the top end comes with 195/55/R16.

I am looking to put a 17″ alloys with 205/45/R17 Michelin Primacy tyres. Is this recommended or should I upsize to 16″ alloys with 195/55/R16 Michelin XM2

Team Tyremarket.com
Admin

Dear Leon, If your current rim size is 15 upsizing to 16 with the right tyre will work decently but upsizing to 17-inch rims will require you to get spacers and some suspension work done so that later on you will not have issues like uneven wear of tyres or weakened suspensions etc. Up-sizing to 195 55 R 16 will be fine while other options are 205/ 50 R 16 if you are looking for wider tyre options. Michelins are good tyres with really good handling and grip in city and touring conditions. Links for sizes are as follows: 195/55… Read more »

Shrinidhi kamath
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Shrinidhi kamath

Hi, I read in the other posts about mahindra thar’s recommended upsize to 255/65 for the same rim size of R16. Could you suggest if I can use R15 off road rims. If so what could be the tyre size? Within 3% variation.

Team Tyremarket.com
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Dear Sir,

Yes, you can use 15 inch rims and you can use 31/10.5 R 15 tyres. Link: https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/31-105-R15

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Thejus shenoy
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Thejus shenoy

Honda City 2016 model.need tyres which give comfortable back seat drive as its very bumpy now and reduce body roll.Stock tyres 175/65r15.drive is 70% city rough roads and 30% highway.please guide

Robin Abraham
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Robin Abraham

I have nissan micra automatic, need to up size from 175/60/R15, which size to choose? can I chose 185/60/R15

PAVAN Y S
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Hi im pavan raju here, i own an innova crysta which has a stock 17″ inch tyre with the figures 215/55 R17. Can I upsize the tyre to 235/55 R17? Is it safe for the car components and will it be comfortable to drive?

Team Tyremarket.com
Admin

Dear Pavan Y S,

235/55 R 17 is not recommended for up-size. We suggest you consider 225/ 55 R 17 instead. Follow the link for options: https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/225-55-R17

Thanks

Steve
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Hi I have a Mini one with 175/65 r15 can I change them to 195/55 r16 without any problem

Team Tyremarket.com
Admin

Dear Steve,

Yes you can upsize with 195/55 R16 but there will be drop-in fuel mileage by 2kms.

Thanks

Navjot
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Navjot

I own a Hyundai eon with 145/80/R12. would like to upsize to 175/70/R13 with alllow wheels. pls suggest.

Team Tyremarket.com
Admin

Dear Navjot,

Up-sizing to 175/70 R 13 is not a good idea. You can opt for 155/70 R 13 and this tyre size is used by Hyundai itself for the higher variants of the EON. Please follow the link for tyre options: https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/Hyundai-EON-tyre-prices.

Thanks

Arian
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Arian

Hi
I have a mitsubishi lancer 2017 with the oe tire size of 215/45R18 and I want to resize to 225/45R18.Will that effect my car in long term use or harm my car?

Team Tyremarket.com
Admin

Hi Aruan,

Yes, you can upsize to 225/45 R 18. Note that any change even in the slightest variation will change the dynamics of the car in terms of acceleration, mileage etc. However, the choice of tyres you have made will show changes in the fractions and should generally cause no harm to your car. Please follow the link to explore options: https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/225-45-R18

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zak
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hello, i am about to replace tires on my recently bought mercedes-benz W124 1992 that came with 6.5″X15″ rims and 195/65R15 tires, i want to upgrade the tires to 205/60R15 front and 215/55R15 rear
is it safe to go that far

Charlie
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Charlie

oem size are 165/70-14 can i upsize to 185/55-15 or 205/50-15?..or are there better options? Thanks

If i stick to 14 inches, is 175/65-14 the best?.. or can i go to 185/60-14?

Car is an automatic nissan micra 1250cc

Thank you

Junaid khan
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Junaid khan

I want to up size my i20 (2010) tyres from 175/70 R14 to 185/65R14 for more riding comfort. Is it justified

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Admin

Dear Junaid,

Up -sizing from 175/70 14 to 185/65 R 14 is a safe and good option. Performance of your car shall improve in the margins in terms of acceleration as the change percentage is less than -1%. Since the tyres you have opted for has a wider contact patch, grip shall be marginally better too.

You can opt for bridgestone/ yokohama/ goodyear or continental tyres. All of them provide a balanced performance in terms of grip, durability and fuel consuption. Follow link to explore further: https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/185-65-R14

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Junaid
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Junaid

Thanks you for ur elaborative reply

Biswajit Halder
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Biswajit Halder

Is its better to change Ertiga VXI CNG which comes with 185/65 R15 to 1. R15 205/60 – It is having a Difference in circumference of 0.89%, Change in Ground clearance is 2.77 mm 2. R16 205/55 – It is having a Difference in circumference of 1.67%, Change in Ground clearance is 5.20 mm Which one will be better for both city and highway driving, less impact on suspension and engine and driver comfort? Is it better to get these changes done while buying the new car? Or to do them after-market, as we will be able to sell the… Read more »

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Dear Biswajit, Breaking your queries into parts… First and foremost: Up-size. It is always better to stick to the stock tyre size as every car manufacturer spends a bomb on their R&D before settling on anything and the stock tyres are meant to complement the vehicle’s purpose. But if you really want to up-size, we suggest you stick to the option with the least circumferential difference. In your case, 205/60 R 15 is a better option as this car doesn’t have the options of 16-inch wheels in any of its models as an OE. 205/ 60 R 15 will surely… Read more »

Kishansinh Hadiyal
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Kishansinh Hadiyal

Hello team tyre market,
I have maruti suzuki ciaz zdi plus. I want to increase in ground clearance. can i upgrade 195/60 R16?? Stock tyre size is 195/55 R16 and still on stock tyre Appollo alanc 4g. Is this right upgrade or not?? Suggest me good brand for tyres too.

Team Tyremarket.com
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Dear Kishansinh, Since your objective for up-size is to increase ground clearance you can opt for 205/55 R 16 instead of 195/60 R 16 as the up-size you mentioned will increase the ground clearance but will also shorten the space between fender and wheels which is again a problem. If you are comfortable with Apollo Alnac 4G, you can go for the same as Apollo provides a decent tyre life and grip under city driving conditions. But if you are looking for something more grippy you can pick between Goodyear Assurance Triplemax and Yokohama Earth-1 E400. Follow link to explore:… Read more »

Kishansinh Hadiyal
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Kishansinh Hadiyal

Thanks for reply on my query regarding up sizing and tyre brands.

Thanks team tyre market 🙏

Malkit
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Malkit

Hello team
I am using swift vxi AMT 2018, OEM size 165/80/R14 I want upsize it to 195/60/R15 is it a good decision ?

Ashok Bishnoi
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Ashok Bishnoi

Hi,

I have Swift Dzire VDI (2013) which comes with 165/80/R14. I want upsize with 195/55/R16, is it possible please suggest…

Team Tyremarket.com
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Dear Ashok,

Yes, You can upsize for 195/55 R 16 the difference in circumference is 0.21%. Below are the best tyre brands sold in this size https://www.tyremarket.com/Goodyear-Assurance-Triplemax-195-55-R-16-Tubeless-87-H-Car-Tyre, or https://www.tyremarket.com/Continental-ContiMaxContact-MC5-195-55-R-16-Tubeless-87-V-Car-Tyre

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Ashok Bishnoi
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Ashok Bishnoi

above combination 195/55/R16 that effect my car in long term use or harm my car ?

NAVEEN KUMAR GADEGELA
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NAVEEN KUMAR GADEGELA

I own Chevrolet beat LT petrol vehicle and I have changed company fitted tyres from 155/70 R14 to new 165/70 R14 tyres as 155/70 R14 tyres are not available in market..plz let me know if any disadvantage as I have increased width of tyre by 10mm.

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Dear Sir,

Hi there, Please note that any kind of up-size will have a percentage of change in performance ranging between acceleration and fuel consumption but when done right the difference will be negligible. up-sizing from 155/70 R14 to 165/70 R14 not cause any harm to your car. Please follow the link to explore: https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/165-70-R14

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Manikandan
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Manikandan

Swift stock is 165/80 R14. I want to upsize for better ground clearance. what’s your advice.
But don’t want to loose milage and power of the car.

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Dear Sir,

Please not that any kind of upsize will have an impact on the car’s performance. But keeping the up-sizing within a 3% margin will keep the difference at a negligible point. And choosing to upsize for the purpose of ground clearance will actually not give you a huge difference. you will need to go for a combination wheel/tyre up-size and suspension work to really see the difference. However, we suggest you consider 185/70 R14 which is well within the 3% margin. Follow link to explore options: https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/185-70-R14

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Syed Uzair Andrabi
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Syed Uzair Andrabi

I want to upsize my car’s tyres from 185/60 R15 to 16″, what tire size will be the ideal one without having any negative effect on the car?

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Dear Syed, Please note that any kind of up-size will have an impact on the car’s performance. But keeping the up-sizing within a 3% margin will keep the difference at a negligible point. You can consider sizes like 185/55 R16 with a difference of 1.3% or 205/50 R16 with a difference of 1.7% or 196/55 R16 with a difference of 3%. Follow links to explore options: – 185/55 R16: https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/185-55-R16 – 205/50 R16: https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/205-50-R16 – 196/55 R16: https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/195-55-R16 We urge you to consider the first 2 options before you choose the 3rd option as it has a higher difference percentage… Read more »

Ankur Jain
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Ankur Jain

I have Tata Tigor which has tyre size of 175-60-R15,
I don’t want to increase my tyre width.
I want to upgrade to 175-65-R15, because it would give me better sidewall height.
Please give your suggestions on this.

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Dear Ankur Jain, Increasing only the sidewall height will usually compromise the space between the fender and wheel. We suggest any kind of up-size has to be done proportionately. Assuming that you wish to increase the sidewall height for the purpose of better ground clearance, we suggest you opt for a combination of wheel/tyre up-size along with suspension work. Only up-sizing tyres will not make a huge difference in terms of ground clearance. But the option you have in mind of 175/65 R15 stands with a different percentage of 2.96% which is within the 3% margin we suggest, so you… Read more »

Ankur Jain
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Ankur Jain

Thank you for your kind suggestion.
I wanted to do this upsize to increase the ride quality/ plushness as 60 section tyres usually provide harsh ride.
Also 175-60 R15 has limited options, while 175/65 R15 has multiple options to choose from.

Firoj
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Firoj

I have Ford figo trend petrol model. Want to upsize. Pls suggest upsize. Present size is 175 65 R 14

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Dear Firoj,

Ford Figo Trend can be up-sized to 195/60 R14 or 185/65 R14. But 195/60 R14 will be a better option as the difference percentage is just +0.9%. You can check the options by following the links given.
https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/195-60-R14
https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/185-65-R14
Note that any kind of up-size will have an impact on the car’s performance. Up-sizing under a 3% maximum difference margin will be a safe up-size in all aspects and the changes in the performance will be barely noticeable if any.

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Hemant
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Hemant

Any suggestion in up sizing tyres of Foed Fiesta Zxi 2009 Classic from current 175/65 R14?

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Dear Hemant,

Ford Fiesta Zxi 2009 can be up-sized to 195/60 R14 or 185/65 R14. But 195/60 R14 will be a better option as the difference percentage is just +0.9%. You can check the options by following the links given.
https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/195-60-R14
https://www.tyremarket.com/Search/Car-Tyres/185-65-R14
Note that any kind of up-size will have an impact on the car’s performance. Up-sizing under a 3% maximum difference margin will be a safe up-size in all aspects and the changes in the performance will be barely noticeable if any.

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Sujay
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Sujay

Hi.
I’m looking to upgrade ride stability and grip. My current tyres are stock 205/55 R16 on Skoda Octavia.
What is your advice/recommendation?

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Dear Sujay,

You can choose between Yokohama Advan A460 or Continental ContiMaxContact MC5 or even Bridgestone Turanza T005. All 3 are designed for highway driving conditions and provide good grip and stability for high speed maneuvers. The Yokohama Advan series are designed for sporty performance, the Bridgestone Turanza Series is designed for more touring- cruising style of driving and the Continental like the name suggests, is built for primarily maximum contact patch. Please follow links to explore further:
– Yokohama Advan A460: https://www.tyremarket.com/Yokohama-Advan-A460-205-55-R-16-Tubeless-91-V-Car-Tyre-
– Continental ContiMaxContact MC5:
https://www.tyremarket.com/Continental-ContiMaxContact-MC5-205-55-R-16-Tubeless-91-V-Car-Tyre
– Bridgestone Turanza T005:
https://www.tyremarket.com/Bridgestone-Turanza-T005-205-55-R-16-Tubeless-91-V-Car-Tyre

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Dear Sujay,

“You can choose between Yokohama Advan A460 or Continental ContiMaxContact MC5 or even Bridgestone Turanza T005. All 3 are designed for highway driving conditions and provide good grip and stability for high speed maneuvers. The Yokohama Advan series are designed for sporty performance, the Bridgestone Turanza Series is designed for more touring- cruising style of driving and the Continental like the name suggests, is built for primarily maximum contact patch. Please follow links to explore further:
– Yokohama Advan A460: https://www.tyremarket.com/Yokohama-Advan-A460-205-55-R-16-Tubeless-91-V-Car-Tyre-
– Continental ContiMaxContact MC5:
https://www.tyremarket.com/Continental-ContiMaxContact-MC5-205-55-R-16-Tubeless-91-V-Car-Tyre
– Bridgestone Turanza T005:
https://www.tyremarket.com/Bridgestone-Turanza-T005-205-55-R-16-Tubeless-91-V-Car-Tyre

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Ankur Shukla
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Ankur Shukla

hi..i
I have ford freestyle diesel with stock tyre size of 185/60 R15….I am looking to upgrade the tyres in same alloys…what would be the better upgrade

1- 195/55 R15

2- 195/60 R15
I am looking for low noise and durable tyres..pl suggest…195/60 R15 is giving more options..kindly suggest some options also…

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Hi Sir, In your case it would be better to opt for 195/60 R15 as this will have a positive difference percentage of 1.9 percent compared to the 195/55 R15 which has a negative difference percentage of 1.24% which means that your ground clearance will be reduced. Since you are looking for tyres which provide good durability and emit low noise you can pick up Maxxis MAP3 or Bridgestone Turanza ER60. But keep in mind that achieving tyre durability means using a hard compound which does not aid in absorbing impacts on a bumpy road and achieving a smoother/ quieter… Read more »

Ankur Shukla
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Ankur Shukla

…Thanks…or is it just ok to go with stock size 185/60 R15…what would be pros and cons of upgrading to 190/60 R15…

Shivraj
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Shivraj

Hello,
I’ve VW vento 1.6 Diesel Highline 2012 Model with stock (185/60 R15) Wish to upgrade to 205/55 R15. I want to know how much impact will be on kmpl? Currently I’m getting 15kmpl in mix condition, I mean with 50% city and 50% highway run.
Thank you in the advance.

RENJITHDR
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RENJITHDR

I want to upsize 155/65 r13 of alto k10(old model) to180/55 r14. Is it OK? What about the chance of Tire scraping? Please make a detailed replay.

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Dear Sir, First and foremost, tyres for PCR segment will have “5” in the ones place. So 180/55 R14 tyres do not exist. Next, we have gone through every possible combination of sizes that might be safe for an up-size, however we are sorry to let you know that none of the 14 inch tyres available come under the safe 3% difference margin. That means any kind of up-size for your car will end up having an adverse effect on your car, it’s performance, durability and handling. And yes, they will surely be scrapping the fenders. We suggest you to… Read more »

RENJITHDR
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RENJITHDR

What about 185/50 R14?