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The funny thing is, for my ride, factory stock size is 205/55R17... but come Singapore stock size become 205/60R16... so who to follow??

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Turbocharged (edited)

you meant the Stock size is 205/55/17 (what made you said that and From ?)

technically both size is suitable/ exchangeable (205/60/16 and 205/55/17) .

tires optional size in easily check from your Car Owners manual or Tire label with Pressure shown.

if you can find any details , you can always look for other option like Tire manufacturers conversion chart, or your own calculation or any one sharing here with their own experiences.

just make sure you know what you are doing and choice.

just MHO

Thanks bro... cause the sticker at the door shows 205/55R17... that's why when I wanna go pump air... i was like errr..... call the SE ask him give me back my 205/55R17...kekeke Edited by Nlatio

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Turbocharged

anyway, can you share which shop is it so that i can avoid? hahah. give lousy advice.

 

go to carousel and type in "205/60/16" you will see PLENTY of models to choose from.

 

i quote a few.

 

1. michelin energy XM2

2. General tire Altimax comfort

3. Continental CPC5

4. Falken ZE914

5. Yokohama ES32

6. continental CEC5

7.Dunlop SP1 touring

8. Kumho PS31

9. bridgestone T001

10. michelin primacy4

 

WOOHOO.. 10 a solid 10 to choose from...

 

SO which lousy shop tells you to go for another size??? hahahhaa

Thanks bro... No. 5 is the stock tyre... kekeke

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Thanks bro... No. 5 is the stock tyre... kekeke

stick to same original size is the Best , unless you have No choice.

Or Optional size stated in your Car Manual or Label .

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Turbocharged

stick to same original size is the Best , unless you have No choice.

Or Optional size stated in your Car Manual or Label .

Thanks bro, well noted... got to refrain from the itch... kekekeke... good for the health of the pocket.

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Twincharged

The thing is I do not want to.

 

But my Dad's Hyundai Accent is a bread and butter car and he does not want to spend so much.

 

Because 175/70/r14 is a very rare size, the difference in price between this and 175/65/14 is about 30% different.

 

For 4 wheels, the amount is quite substantial.

By changing from 70 to 65 would reduce the overall diameter of the wheel, resulting in incorrect speedo meter reading. The car is travelling at lower than its intended speed. And you need to press the accelerator more to achieve the same speed, resulting in higher consumption.

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Hi

 

Time to replace tyres... 4 new pieces of 205/50 R17.  Looking for good wet & dry grip and quietness.

 

Appreciate good recommendations on brand and shop.

 

Thanks!

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2nd Gear (edited)

Any one here experience ECU of Accent spoil?

Its a 1 year old car.

 

Btw, possible to add me into the whatsapp group please?

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6th Gear

Recommend you to change to different tyre size incl rim change if necessary. You could save money in the long run. If you are likely to change car soon (<3 years), please ignore my post. Just sharing what I went through.

 

205/50/17 was my stock tyre size. Stock rim size was 6.5. So I cannot fit 225/45/17 which is a golden size for good tyres at cheap prices.

Back in 2015, there were not many good tyres at this size. I was quoted $300 per piece of PS3. So i went to change rims to wider 7.5 which can accomodate tyre size 225/45/17. I had since had PS4, 2x f1a3. All of which cost around $150-$170 per piece at size 225/45/17. These tyres are not available in 205/50/17 anyway.

 

Quick maths.

If I stick to 205/50/17. 1 set PS3 cost around $1200. I usually change tyres every 2 years.

Good tyres at size 225/45/17 cost around $600-$700 per set.

1 round (1 set of tyre in 2 years) save me around $550.

4 rounds (8 years, assuming quite new car, drive till COE) save $$2000.

 

Can buy decent rims 17-7.5jj with the projected savings.

And really, not many tyres to choose from 205/50/17. Pay premium for good tyre, not rare size.

 

Hi

 

Time to replace tyres... 4 new pieces of 205/50 R17.  Looking for good wet & dry grip and quietness.

 

Appreciate good recommendations on brand and shop.

 

Thanks!

 

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Twincharged

 

And really, not many tyres to choose from 205/50/17. Pay premium for good tyre, not rare size.

this 1 really odd.

 

in fact any size smaller then 215 and 17' all dun have much option.

 

what car u driving lol

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this 1 really odd.

 

in fact any size smaller then 215 and 17' all dun have much option.

 

what car u driving lol

 

should be mini.

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6th Gear (edited)

Haha. I driving the car in my avatar. Sss

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Recommend you to change to different tyre size incl rim change if necessary. You could save money in the long run. If you are likely to change car soon (<3 years), please ignore my post. Just sharing what I went through.

 

205/50/17 was my stock tyre size. Stock rim size was 6.5. So I cannot fit 225/45/17 which is a golden size for good tyres at cheap prices.

Back in 2015, there were not many good tyres at this size. I was quoted $300 per piece of PS3. So i went to change rims to wider 7.5 which can accomodate tyre size 225/45/17. I had since had PS4, 2x f1a3. All of which cost around $150-$170 per piece at size 225/45/17. These tyres are not available in 205/50/17 anyway.

 

Quick maths.

If I stick to 205/50/17. 1 set PS3 cost around $1200. I usually change tyres every 2 years.

Good tyres at size 225/45/17 cost around $600-$700 per set.

1 round (1 set of tyre in 2 years) save me around $550.

4 rounds (8 years, assuming quite new car, drive till COE) save $$2000.

 

Can buy decent rims 17-7.5jj with the projected savings.

And really, not many tyres to choose from 205/50/17. Pay premium for good tyre, not rare size.

thanks for your Great sharing 

but due to some reasons ,some Driver may not wish to do that like Car under warranty 205/50/17 is the orignal size and changing to new set of wheels to wider width to take 225/45/17 is correct but some are also worry about the Warranty and Quality and Look .

 

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6th Gear

thanks for your Great sharing

but due to some reasons ,some Driver may not wish to do that like Car under warranty 205/50/17 is the orignal size and changing to new set of wheels to wider width to take 225/45/17 is correct but some are also worry about the Warranty and Quality and Look .

Can check that some car models can come with both 205/50/17 with 17-6.5 rims or 225/45/17 with 17-7.5 rims as stock. Or approved sizes by car manufacturer. My car nissan sylphy b17 is an example.

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Can check that some car models can come with both 205/50/17 with 17-6.5 rims or 225/45/17 with 17-7.5 rims as stock. Or approved sizes by car manufacturer. My car nissan sylphy b17 is an example.

after some reseached  most tire company recommend 225/45/17 on 7 inch width minimum.

if your wheel width is 6.5 inch please stick to 205/50/17 best and i dont find it difficult to order from any shop (just give them time to order) everything will be FINE.

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Thanks for the sharing!  Car still under warranty.  Hence, probably "safer" to change back to the original tyre size.

 

Actually, wonder is there a guide as to when to change tyres...  My mileage less than 35,000km.

 

 

Recommend you to change to different tyre size incl rim change if necessary. You could save money in the long run. If you are likely to change car soon (<3 years), please ignore my post. Just sharing what I went through.

 

205/50/17 was my stock tyre size. Stock rim size was 6.5. So I cannot fit 225/45/17 which is a golden size for good tyres at cheap prices.

Back in 2015, there were not many good tyres at this size. I was quoted $300 per piece of PS3. So i went to change rims to wider 7.5 which can accomodate tyre size 225/45/17. I had since had PS4, 2x f1a3. All of which cost around $150-$170 per piece at size 225/45/17. These tyres are not available in 205/50/17 anyway.

 

Quick maths.

If I stick to 205/50/17. 1 set PS3 cost around $1200. I usually change tyres every 2 years.

Good tyres at size 225/45/17 cost around $600-$700 per set.

1 round (1 set of tyre in 2 years) save me around $550.

4 rounds (8 years, assuming quite new car, drive till COE) save $$2000.

 

Can buy decent rims 17-7.5jj with the projected savings.

And really, not many tyres to choose from 205/50/17. Pay premium for good tyre, not rare size.

 

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Neutral Newbie

Hi all, I’m currently driving a 2018 Honda city (Profile 185/55/R16). Choice for tyres of these rim size rather limited, looking for rims that can fit Michelin PS4 or Bridgestone turanza t005a. Would like to seek advice on the possible rims profiles that can be fitted for my car. So far see got 205/50/r16 and 205/55/R16. Looking to retain 16inch for rim size. Thanks in advance.

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Neutral Newbie

Any good place to recommend for a good set of tyres? For Stream RN6. Whats the price range for diff set of brands?

Thank you in advance:)

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