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    Default Real Advice Needed-Selection of Rims n Tyres for 2010 Corolla XLi

    This post is in relation to selection of rims and tyres for a brand new Corolla XLi 1300cc. In my opinion I think its better to upgrade to 17" as 16'" would not make any difference and look the same but the 18" on a 1300cc is um, really, a bit too much in the longer run. As per the tyre size calculation software 205/50-R17 (Sorry folks for not considering the 225 profile, technically the XLi may not be worth it) seems to be the most appropriate choice. My question??

    1. Which tyre in this profile is best suited specially keeping in view the quietness and a comfy ride? I dont want to ruin the suspension and hate squeaks, creaks and rattling that follow when the car's structural integrity becomes weak.

    2. Speaking of 205/50-R17 profile size, the weight and quality of rims would matter. In case I opt for Lenso or HRS coupled with the tyre you guys suggest, would the overall weight remain closer to stock?

    3. To keep it simple, guys, the car I'm talkin of is a 2010 XLi. Its basically a family car but I need your help with a lil mix and match here. Smooth ride with cool looks. You know what I mean?

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    I've checked Peshawar's market. Couldn't find the tyre of that profile. The closest available is 215/45-R17 but thats gonna make the ride hard......and THAT.....I dont want.

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    Just came back from a friend's place. Met few people who claim that though the current tyres that come pre-installed from the factory on local Corollas (General Eurostar i presume?) are no match to Yokos or Dunlops YET they are far better than the previous generation tyres that came with 2003-2008 (previous shape) Corolla XLi/GLi.
    Any thoughts or comments on this one guys?

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    Agreed. The tires are quite good and IMO do not need replacement. Especially in GLI which has ABS/EBD/BA, I have never experienced any braking problems. Considering that I literally hated the braking on my previous gen corolla, this is really something.

    My advice is that if you intend on keeping the stock 15" size, then use the eurostart tyres for 20k kms and then replace them if you want to

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    @mani1
    Thanks for the first reply. I guess you are right, driving the Eurostars for 15-20k and then replacing would be wise as even now, I'm gonna have to loose some bucks when trading in, so why not continue with them. And putting Lenso light weight rims may do the trick in bringing out the look of the car. In Peshawar Lensos are quoted in a price range varying from Rs.24000 to Rs.27000 (15" size).

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    Sir

    You should go for 205/60 R15 Kumho KH11 or Michelin Primacy HP, they are the best.

    I would advise to replace now because when Eurostar gets old they will fetch you very little money and also good tyres and rims would also become pricier day by day.

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    Well you got there a point.

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    i will advice u yoko C drive
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    205/50R17 is ur size
    I must tell u that 50 is a low profile and for the city it is not very advisable and 17 inches tyre is okay...but not more than that because thats puts negative effect on ur ride comfort and destroys the suspension...

    for the tyre U can either go for C-drive Yoko or the sb-decible(new one)..both r good
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    but the best recommended ones r
    Dunlop Sp 60 or Bridgestone Potenza..
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    Sir

    for quiet ride and comfort yokohama DB Super E spec, or AVS db V550, keep the profile @60, for sporty handling, S drive.

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    Whatever u go for ur & car health keep the Deviation within 3% of original size as for just looks you shouldnt kill drive pleasure and suspesion.

    15" is not bad at all keep it till it ends, in my opinion driving with factory fitted Steel rims would b much better then after market low quality so called Alloys
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    The connotation of "Ride becoming harder or Steering wheel becoming heavier" is due to what? increase in the TREAD WIDTH or DECREASE IN ASPECT RATIO or both?

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    My friend got chromes on his GLi fitted on stock tyres its the best decision. Use them for 15k km and sell them. If you replace them now you would only gain few hundred rs for tyres. Btw friends gli drives like a charm even wid the rimx
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