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    Default Tyre Brand / Size/ profile Suggestion for New Corolla 2014

    Salam to all fellow pakwheelers.

    I have searched forums for tire query for new corolla 2014 but couldnt find answers. hopefully this thread will also help a large number for new corolla buyers.

    Now coming to the point, below are my queries:

    1) Which Company and brand to be considered for new corolla. i have shortlisted following:

    a) Michelin energy XM-2 - good wet, dry, fuel efficiency and noise rating.
    b) Continental CC 5 - Nearly as good as XM-2 but have 1 ply sidewall (Continental advertise it as goody but have heard about CC5 getting side walls being shredded)
    c) Yokohama advan db - good rating except wet one and have marginally high noise level as compared Michelin energy.

    2) What is the ideal tire diameter .

    a) 15 inch : visually looks get compromised.
    b) 16 inch : Would it affect fuel efficiency? would it affect noise level in cabin? would it affect comfort level and wear & tear of suspension parts. (would benefit me to install prius rims)

    3) What is the ideal profile .

    a) 195/65
    b) 205/55
    c) 205/65

    Please advise best option available considering above points and evaluate on the basis that a major portion of my running is on highway with potholes, sudden braking and high speeds.
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    for sake of best fuel economy stick to OEM size, and switch to Yokohama ASPEC from fresh batch. change in profile & width is directly proportional to fuel efficiency & handling of vehicle, plus the speed-o-meter error of approx 10% if switched from bigger to smaller or vice versa.

    Noise level of rubber tyre is based on pattern & its foot print over the pavement.

    very recently i changed from General to Yokohama with no change in size or profile and fuel economy got better noise is down car is more stable and handling around corners is comfortable
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    and you are the 3rd member using an avatar already in use by 2 other members
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    Quote Originally Posted by capsat View Post
    for sake of best fuel economy stick to OEM size, and switch to Yokohama ASPEC from fresh batch. change in profile & width is directly proportional to fuel efficiency & handling of vehicle, plus the speed-o-meter error of approx 10% if switched from bigger to smaller or vice versa.

    Noise level of rubber tyre is based on pattern & its foot print over the pavement.

    very recently i changed from General to Yokohama with no change in size or profile and fuel economy got better noise is down car is more stable and handling around corners is comfortable
    Isnt yokohama ASPEC discontinued
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capsat View Post
    and you are the 3rd member using an avatar already in use by 2 other members
    Sir, i was the first to use this avatar. and i guess there is nothing wrong in using identical avatar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by capsat View Post
    for sake of best fuel economy stick to OEM size, and switch to Yokohama ASPEC from fresh batch. change in profile & width is directly proportional to fuel efficiency & handling of vehicle, plus the speed-o-meter error of approx 10% if switched from bigger to smaller or vice versa.

    Noise level of rubber tyre is based on pattern & its foot print over the pavement.

    very recently i changed from General to Yokohama with no change in size or profile and fuel economy got better noise is down car is more stable and handling around corners is comfortable
    yes i have searched and found that 8 to 10% error occurs due to size change. But will it affect suspension comfort and noise? coz corolla and prius in other countries come in 16 inch.
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    Saw a brand new corolla at J Rashid getting new tyres.....they were Michelin XM-2, cannot recall the profile, I think it was 195....

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    Actually i have got crush on these wheels so was thinking will there be any harm in putting these wheels and tyres
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    indeed Prius wheels are 'chic' an instant crush, go for these wheels and switch to Yokohama rubbers as per US Corolla wheel profile
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinyoti View Post
    Isnt yokohama ASPEC discontinued
    i got 4 tyres from March 2013 batch about 1500 km back for bargain price. from Shahid Tyres Bahadur Shah market opposite Radio Pakistan in Karachi
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    I'm considering 215-50-17 for upcoming grande, fuel saving is a non factor. Tyres being considered are yokohama S drive! the only concern I have is increased ride height by approx. half an inch but I guess it would cover the excessive gap! wheels I have shortlisted are of prius but in 17 inch hope to get these for 40k!

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    Quote Originally Posted by capsat View Post
    i got 4 tyres from March 2013 batch about 1500 km back for bargain price. from Shahid Tyres Bahadur Shah market opposite Radio Pakistan in Karachi
    Sounds great one of my favorite tires, haven't bought tires lately but last time I inquired they said db series is coming islnstead of aspec, the corolla would need a replacement in another 10k kms will for sure go for these
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadabid View Post
    I'm considering 215-50-17 for upcoming grande, fuel saving is a non factor. Tyres being considered are yokohama S drive! the only concern I have is increased ride height by approx. half an inch but I guess it would cover the excessive gap! wheels I have shortlisted are of prius but in 17 inch hope to get these for 40k!
    Wouldnt 17 be too much for corolla suspension?
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    I drove a grande with 225 40 18 and even that was quite comfortable on bumps and pot holes. Suspension won't be affected as 215 45 17 is one of the recommended sizes for US corolla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadabid View Post
    I drove a grande with 225 40 18 and even that was quite comfortable on bumps and pot holes. Suspension won't be affected as 215 45 17 is one of the recommended sizes for US corolla.
    hmmm so 16 inch wont bother corolla's suspension.....
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    where are the owners who have got their delivery in the past few days and have changed tyres. please share your experiences fellows
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    I changes mine to 205/65/15
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