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    Default Corolla and its rough ride!

    My Pakistan assembled '06 Toyota Corolla has a very rough ride in comparison with say Honda Civic or other imported cars. It is also noticeably higher than other cars. Others have noticed the same with Corollas.

    Is that because of the suspension? Some say it has been kept so for rural roads.

    My question is, what can be done to fix the problem and make the ride more comfortable. I decreased the tire pressure but it helped only little. Do I need to replace the shocks, springs, etc? any other solution.

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    2006 Toyota Corolla 1.3 GLi, 2006 Honda Civic 1.6 VTi Oreal, 2006 Toyota Hilux Vigo 3.0

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    195-60/R14
    will do good with minor speedo error. dont go any higher then that.
    Keep a cool head and wear seatbelts!

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    195-60/R14
    will do good with minor speedo error. dont go any higher then that.
    195-60/R14 looked very small (i.e. short) on the Corolla. It just looks odd........ 195/65 R 14 will be slightly bigger (i.e. taller) than the original. Also since it is a higher profile (65) I am expecting a slightly more comfortable ride.
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    @Sinbad99
    You are right about the shocks that original are not available but you contacted the right people but still be careful as they too buy the part from open market and sell it to you on double price if unavailable in stack.Best will be a person living in dubai,Japan who can send it to you from there.

    As for the tyre size,Japanese Corolla S 2002 our shape had tyres 195/65 R15 which is max recommended size for this model.I will recommend you Yokohama C-drive 195/65 R15 with italian 15'' alloy rims
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    Update:

    Finally got 195/70 R 14 tires. Hope to get them installed/balanced today. Will see how it effects the ride. I am excited.
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    @Sinbad99

    please do share your experience ... i will be changing tyres on my xli in a few days and i was wondering if going beyond 65 profile would cause any issues

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    The ride got better, but only with tire pressure of 23psi. I thinks its too low, but I dont know what to do.
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    23psi
    Itrs way too low
    Keep a cool head and wear seatbelts!

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    I know its low, but that where I get a comfortable ride. At normal psi 28-30 its rough ride. No comfort untii the tire starts showing a small belly.
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    in karachi its hard to get a smooth ride no matter which car u drive, which tyres u use, it soon becomes rough!!!! my experience
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