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    Default Vitz Stock Tire 165/70/14

    Hello Guys,

    i need to change stock tires size 165/70/14 BS of my vitz with 185/60/15

    (this size 165/70/14 of vitz haven't discussed yet)

    I already got Vitz OEM 15" japan rims...(not a fan of alloys)

    Can anyone tell me..which is ideal replacement size for 15" based on my stock tires 165/70/14..

    will it cause any problems with suspension, shocks, speedo readings etc?

    thanks!


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    Sir the old Vitz has 155/80 R13, the new shape (2005 onwards) has the same size that you have mentioned.

    For a 15" alloy you should get a 185/55 R15 size.

    Bridgestone Turanza ER300 are the best tires available, Yokohama C drive are also good on a budget.

    It will not cause any problem in suspension or steering, your handling/grip and braking will improve and the ride will become a little firm then before.

    There will be a negligible difference in speedo, ie. when you will be travelling at 59.8 km/hr, speedo will show 60 km/hr and when you will complete 100,000 km on your car the odometer reading will be 100,400 km.

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    @959

    plz tell me isn't 185/55 R15 too low for ground clearance? how about 185/60 R15

    i had a very bad experience with BS of my civic, those tires have become very hard now...Yokohama is good but they become very dirty within few mins of drive (again based on my experience)

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    Sir Bridgestone B70 becomes hard, they are made in Pakistan.

    ER300 are very good tires.

    Tire size is perfect, exact 23 inch diameter equals your stock size, 60 series will be big and hit your car's body.

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    thank you Sir

    Idid not change the alloy on the safe side and stick to 14" and today I got Yokohama A Drive 185/65/14 for 5500 each..its diameter is 23.4 still within the limits


    With stock suspension, Vitz fit many tyres from 23.0 to 24.3 inches diameter +/-3%

    For others information some of the commonly recommended replacement sizes for Vitz (2003-onwards) I've calculated the diameter in inches.


    For 14 inch alloy
    175/65/14 = 23.0 inch
    185/65/14 = 23.4 inch
    195/60/14 = 23.2 inch
    205/60/14 = 23.6 inch
    165/70/14 = 23.0 inch (Not available easily in Pak, except General/EuroStar)

    For 15 inch alloy
    185/60/15 = 23.6 inch
    195/60/15 = 24.2 inch
    195/55/15 = 23.4 inch
    205/55/15 = 23.9 inch
    205/50/15 = 23.1 inch (for lowering the car most)

    For 16 inch alloy
    195/50/16 = 23.6 inch
    205/50/16 = 24.0 inch
    205/45/16 = 23.2 inch (for lowering the car most)

    For 17 inch alloy
    205/45/17 = 24.3 inch
    205/40/17 = 23.5 inch (for lowering the car most)

    For 18 inch alloy
    215/35/18 = 23.8 inch

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    I am looking to change to 185-65/R14 in my Vitz 1.3L, please suggest, i need input regarding below points:

    1. Comfort
    2. Fuel Economy difference
    3. Road Clearance
    4. Loaded(5 persons) condition on speed bumps

    any other information, please share
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    Dear Friend,

    185-65-14

    If you want to install 15 alloy then following recommendation

    195-55-15
    195-60-15

    Install Yokohama Advan otherwise Yokahama DB. A total pleasure in drive.



    Quote Originally Posted by Porsche_Maker View Post
    I am looking to change to 185-65/R14 in my Vitz 1.3L, please suggest, i need input regarding below points:

    1. Comfort
    2. Fuel Economy difference
    3. Road Clearance
    4. Loaded(5 persons) condition on speed bumps

    any other information, please share
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    @959, I know its a old thread, Are u sure Bridgestone b70 are made in Pakistan? Then y so expensive?
    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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    thx for calc
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