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Axio 2007 low profile tire



I bought axio 2007 recently. previous owner has been upgraded the car with 16 inch alloy wheel set. current tire size is 205/50/16.

what are the pros and cons of this kind of tire and please advise me with your expert knowledge. Thank!

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1. Does it look good ? <Sorry..I had to ask>

2. Because of the narrower/shorter side wall there is less rubber to absorb any impacts from the pot holes and other surface imperfections. So the shocks will be working double time to absorb these impacts.

3. On the plus side because of the shorter/narrower side wall the tire has less roll when turning /cornering. So you will feel turning a bit more sharp at the wheels.

4. You have increased the width of the tire it seems....when the tire width increases the tire will grab on to small dips, humps, wilts on the road surface...so you will have to be more engaged with the driving as the wheels up front will want to turn along with any of these surface imperfections.

5. Since you have EPC you might not feel this but with a wider tire you have more surface contact so you will feel a bit more resistance when steering (which is a good thing for a car with feather light steering).

6. Since you have wider tires you have more surface contact thus there is potential for fuel economy drop 0.458231 kmpl from your existing fuel consumption figures.

7. However, if you have good wheels..then they will be lighter than your stock steel/alloy wheels..there for the weight reduction will counter balance the loss in fuel economy...thus you might even gain 0.00057231 kmpl.

8. What kind of wheels do you have. If they are cheap chinese knock offs..then they are not very strong. Thus you run the risk of having them break (yes..literally break) if the wheel has any sort of impact.

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