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    Hi Guys,

    My Corolla Altis A/T does not stick to ground at speeds over 110 Km on Highways and due high crosswind pressures. Does it have something to do with wheels since it has factory fitted 14 inch General tyres. Do i need to get better ones ? If so which ones are recommended?

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    Most likely you need 15's or 16's with reasonble size fresh tires.
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    at those speeds your problem has more to do with aerodynamics. if you wish for your car to be more stable and predictable at those speeds you'll need to fit a functional front spoiler, sideskirts and rear diffuser. these will reduce the amount of air going under your car and will help suck it to the ground a little.

    if you wish the car to be more stable you can change the suspension for a lower and stiffer setup which will reduce body roll and you could upgrade those horrible general tyres for something which actually has some grip.

    please note that this will just make it more stable but it will still be as susseptable to cross winds because you are not altering the shape of the car from the sides (where the wind hits it). this has more to do with the actual shape & design of the car.

    remember, all the stuff i have told you is for aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics, not ricing.
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    just replace your tyres with a dunlop or other u will feel the difference...
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    Okay folks i have decided to go for dunlop and see how it works . Can someone advise as to what flavor and size ( in inches ) i should go for and most importantly where in Khi i can locate a genuine dealer.

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    I think tires shud be replaced
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    check this out, it has been very useful to me:

    www.tirerack.com


    If you have GPRS on your cell phone, confirm whatever size your dealer recommends you to see if its compatible with your original size or not. A general guide is not to change the tire height by more than 2% of original.

    Be vary of the dealers, they might try to sell a wrong tire size (sometimes they are not even aware of that).
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    Any renowned and genuine dealers in khi ?

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    lower your car lowered.
    change tires to radials
    something fishy about number of total posts !!!!

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    Title edited and moved to Correct Section
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    replace tires with better company
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    My personal experience (on Accord)
    1) suspension
    2) 16 inch wheels with low profile tire

    InshAllah you will be pleased(y)
    Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

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    How did you forget your favorite mods like, dinner-table spoiler, steel-plate wheel covers & cloth-hanger lips :p ...!
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    @Ateek
    Table helps only when car is parked:p
    Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

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    @ toofast:

    Anyway, it's an important ricer mod & also your most-favorite :p ...!
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    Use this tire size guide.


    http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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    more bigger rims and tyres will move ur car upwards above from ground making it less stable on high speeds.
    so people telling u to get biggers wheels dont know jack

    Only @storms answer is correct
    Life is short and very unpredictable just like a Quarter mile .....

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    Bigger wheels with low profile tires(y)
    Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

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    the Irony is that the General Tyres on ur Pakistani Assembled Altis are made for Mud and Snow, How can you Expect them to meet the need of yyour 1.8 liter of vvvvvti with the combination of high center of gravity and poor front suspension...


    change the tyres and 30% of ur problem will be solved..

    dont go for Dunlop..most dunlop loose grip after 20000 kms.. go for good year or pirelli..or Maxxis, be sure not to increase overall radius of the tyre... u may shift to 15 inch rims but keep the profile low


    @storm has given you some good options..
    Do the environment a favour, Use less airconditioning .. and please walk to the shop to get a pack of cigarretes..its only a 3 min walk..

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