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    Guys,

    This is an observation that I've made about the new Honda City which has been launched in Pakistan, India, Thailand and Malaysia. Below tye and wheel configuration used by their local manufacturers:

    Pakistan165/80R13
    India175/65R14
    Malaysia & Thailand 185/55R15

    What do you suppose is the reason for this and does it make a difference on economy if we use bigger rims?

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    all of them have almost same overall circumfrance.

    185/55/15 comes in pakistani steermatic.

    bigger rims dosnt effect economy, its thr weight which is responsible.
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    I've got this configuration in my City

    185/55R15

    but it skids a lot even @ 70Km/h. Can any suggest a size in which the circumference remains the same but dsnt skid.

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    @Kami

    my city used to have 195/60/15 (Yokohama ES100),, the car had amazing grip and handling...dont know why your car skids at 70KM/H
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    kami bro dont know which city u have coz the stock 185/55/15 tires on my steermatic have pretty strong grip
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    i have 185/65/14, i find the grip satisfactory at 70-80kmph.
    my brother who is used to driving 215 performance tyres on civic find the grip of honda City horrible at 70-80kmph

    our city has pirelli p6000, civic has formula 901s. i had fm901s on city before aswell. and they were better in grip than p6000, but was noisy as hell.

    akbargr8s yoko ES100, and retrogrades brigde RE050? are gripy noisy tyres aswell

    it'l be better if u mention the tyres u r using.
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    I have dunlop leman tyres. Do u think if I switch to low profile ones having config 175/65/R14 would help me in road grip? Also please suggest a less noisy brand of tyre.

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    Help me out guys. Answer my question.

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    bro the basic reasons may b...
    1)saveing money
    2)road conditions
    3)economy

    now it depends which way the comapnies saw this phenomonon....

    i hav 185/70/r13 in my city.grip is nice.though the tyres suck(federal).im soon gonna change em wid sum nice bigger tyres.but i can still feel nice grip at 80kmph.
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    dunlop leman are very hard tyres
    they give a very long life but zero road grip
    had to throw them out of the car although tyre had alot of tread remaining
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    small rims need bigger sidewalls to maintain the height/circumference. ride becomes softer, but handling poorer.

    i think 165/80/13 in Pakistan have been introduced b/c of road conditions, they save cost as well.
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    well, some are talking about the new city and some are talking about the old EXiS city, i own a 2003 EXI 1.3 city manual, it has dunlop tyres 185/55R15, they run excellent and the grip is excellent even at high speeds.
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