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    I want to replace the crappy stock tyres of my City '09. What size and brand should I go for? I'll be keeping the stock rims though as I do not want to mess up the fuel mileage. Your help in this regard would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    get yokohama for it...any nice tyre of yokohama..but not that idiotic 357 radial...
    stock size of the tyre is 175 /65/r15
    the best size for it is 205/55R15(i recommend this one)
    the 2nd best is 195/60R15
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    @ahmad
    205/55/15 seems like the best for City 09 and it was definitely the best for Corolla 2001-8 model which had 185/65/14 as stock size.

    But I had to change my Corollas tyres and believe me I went crazy searching the whole of Pindi and Islamabad, and found NO 205/55/15 in ANY brand, ANY model - new or even used...:s

    I found it in only one place, Bridgestone Potenza Adrenaline RE 001, but for 9k/ each. So I rejected them and went for the second option, 195/55/15, which too was scarcely available, but found Yoko A drive in 5500 each...:s



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    I recommend 195/60/15 - its widely available, has the right cushion (my assessment) and 195 is reasonable width. Also, its just 1.08% off the original diameter.
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    @ahmad
    And in case you dont know,

    for 185/65/14,

    195/60/15 is 3.2% off
    205/60/15 is 5.2% off
    195/65/15 is 6.5% off
    205/65/15 is 8.7% off

    195/55/15 is 0.08% off
    205/55/15 is 1.7% off
    205/50/15 is 1.6% off (too low profile)

    And as I have 15" rims in my rolla, getting tyres is a big headache as 205/55 and 195/55 are both scarcely available and I dont get to choose the tyre I want..
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    hmmmm ....thats an important point u put forward... availability can be an issue and i thing it wud still not b available in the market...but its definately the best size for the car wid jusy 0.34% error... the other one is also not bad...1% error means when car wud b driven at 120km/h,it wud actually be 121.2km/h which is a very small difference...so its ok.
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    @HG
    yeah this is a big issue,i also faced this problem when i got new shoes for my car...the size i wanted (195.60.r14) was not available in any well know brand,so i had to switch back to 185.65.r14 which doesnt gives me alot of pleasure but it does the job...
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    Would this size195/60/15 in any way affect the mileage or the suspension? I currently have 65K in my wallet. 45K will go into insurance. Someone told me that I can exchange the stock euro star tyres with the new ones and pay around 10 K. The car is only 17 days old.

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    @ahmad
    Its very disappointing that 205/55/15 isnt available. I got a set in January 2006 , just after I got the car, and the size was fantastic. Ride was smooth and performance was crisp. Tyres were pirelli p5000 drago

    Now I have Yokohama A Drive 195/55/15 , they are good too, but a little compromise on handling. Perhaps its because of brand change, but I think the size also matters a lot...

    Anyway, its also very strange to find most corollas with 15" rims are running with 195/65 or 205/60, which is WAY too large compared to OEM specs...!
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    @indus
    As per my knowledge, suspension will be just fine, as 195/60 has a profile smaller by just 3mm. Should be A OK (Y)

    Mileage will probably become a little worse, as a fundamental rule is that the larger contact area, the more friction, the more energy needed for the car to move at the same speed=more fuel consumption. But braking will (almost) inevitably get much bettter.

    Fuel efficiency wont get much worse if you get tyres designed for fuel efficiency, or have a streamlined, simplistic tread pattern.
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    @HG
    less then 10% of new car owners actually know which tyre size to get nd if that is suitable for their car or not...they usually go to the tyre wala nd say "koe motay tyre dal do" nd they get em...

    @indus
    well,it wud effect the milage a little bit,not much though...but its worth it.nd no it wont cause any hard to suspension as the rim size is stock nd the profile isnt decreased much too,so,go for it widout any doubts...try to find the 205 wala size first...thats better....nd yes i think 10k is enough if u just want to exchange the tyres.
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    @HumanGenius

    Thanks for the prompt reply. So what if I'm unable to find a size 195? Will the 185 suffice? As the stock tyre size is 175.

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    @ahmad
    Seems like youre right (Y)

    @indus
    ahmad is right. I think the stock tyres are valued at maybe 8-10k. And I think you can get some nice 195/60s for 5000 each, so 10-12k should be your budget (Y)
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    @HumanGenius

    Thanks for the price estimate. I'm free in a week's time, so I'll take the time off to find myself some new tyres. Since I live in Isb, I'll exhaust all my energy finding the tyres here instead of RWP. Know of any good tyre shop in ISB. I know of a couple of Aabpara.

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    @indus
    well,185 wudnt b a nice upgrade...usually 20mm increase shud b the minimum to feel the difference...185 was good for the older city(idsi) but as this city is heavier nd has more power too,185 seems to b smaller for it...so try to get 195 atleast.
    search for "tyre size caluclator" in google nd do the stuff urself...put in random number to get the best size for ur car....
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    @indus
    185 would be ok.

    185/60/15 is 0.9% off
    185/65/15 is 2.1% off

    I will definitely recommend 195/60 as the top choice. When I was searching for 205/55 and 195/55, I found that 205/60 and 195/60 are available practically everywhere. And as I said, this seems like the best size - were I in your place Id opt for this size hands down.

    Regarding where to buy - Melody has some nice shops, and also in Blue Area (backside). F-10 also has a sizable tyre market.

    What kind of tyres do you want? Which brand? Depending on that, I can guide you furhter where to go.

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    @ahmadbila

    Thanks for the advice. I guess 195 seems to be the best option.. I'll try calculating the tyre size for my city.

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    @HumanGenius

    Many thanks for the link. Well, any brand would do. Don't wanna show off, as I'm a laid back driver whose more concerned with mileage and a reasonably good grip for a safer drive and reasonably priced as well. Don't want to opt for something that is extremely expensive.

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    @indus
    Keep in mind I am NOT a tyre expert, but I can give you a little guidance.

    Firstly, I will always rate grip/traction above everything else when looking for a tyre, including noise, comfort and life.

    Therefore I recommend Yokohama Db, Dunlop Sp Sport 9000, Yokohama A Drive. I have A Drives (2 weeks old, 900km) and they are fantastic so far. Fuel efficiency has also improved significantly compared to 205/55/15 Pirelli P5000 87V (these are 85V).


    I think whats best for you is A Drive, or SPort 9000. Other members can probably guide you better though!
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    dunlop isnt very reliable now.... side wall gets damaged too often... i wud recomment bridgestone potenza or some nice yokohama...yoko aspec is a nice tyre ,isnt too costly either...
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