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Rim and tires

Will it be economical if one change rim size of 13 to 14?what is the best tire size if using rim 14?

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Your tires will certainly last longer and your steering may be sharper. Here are the issues (having done this on other cars):

  • cars are generally designed to use one size of tire for a reason...too large a tire is not good in the rain, for example
  • your speedometer/odometer will read wrong
  • there is a possibility of body interference in turns or in full suspension jounce
Assuming you do this: make sure your front end is in good condition and use the same width tire. Your car may have a different model with an oversized tire. Ask your dealer what modifications to address the speedometer issue are available.

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