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    Thread: Hyundai Tucson (JM) (2005-2010) Tyre & Alloy Wheel Upgrade Guide

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      Hyundai Tucson (JM) (2005-2010) Tyre & Alloy Wheel Upgrade Guide

      Stock Tyre Size: 215/65 R16

      Tyre size reading for dummies

      215 is the width of the tire (measured in mm)
      65 is the Aspect ratio of Height to Width
      R16 is the size of the wheel (measured in inches)

      Recommended Tyre Upgrade Option


      • 235/60 R16 : A tried and trusted factory recommended upgrade which will yield considerable benefits over the stock size and ZERO issues of mechanical fouling. This is also the stock tyre size which comes in top-end variants of Tucson in international markets.



      Alternative Tyre-Wheel Table

      Width Aspect Ratio Rim Size Sidewall Diameter Circumference Revolution Speedometer Reading Usage Forum Link (if any)
      mm % in mm in mm in mm per Km % diff Rate Status
      215 65 16 139.75 5.5 685.9 27 2154.8184 464.08 0% EXACT! OK - Stock Tyre
      205 65 16 133.25 5.25 672.9 26.49 2113.9777 473.04 1.9% Fast ?
      215 70 16 150.5 5.93 707.4 27.85 2222.36264 449.97 -3.13% Slow OK
      215 75 16 161.25 6.35 728.9 28.7 2289.90689 436.7 -6.27% Slow Rubbing
      225 50 15 112.5 4.43 606 23.86 1903.80515 525.26 11.65% Fast Too small
      235 60 16 141 5.55 688.4 27.1 2162.67238 462.39 -0.36% Slow OK - Stock Tyre Link-1
      215 75 16 161.25 6.35 728.9 28.7 2289.90689 436.7 -6.27% Slow ?
      225 75 16 168.75 6.64 743.9 29.29 2337.03078 427.89 -8.46% Slow Rubbing
      235 70 16 164.5 6.48 735.4 28.95 2310.32724 432.84 -7.22% Slow Rubbing
      235 75 16 176.25 6.94 758.9 29.88 2384.15466 419.44 -10.64% Slow Rubbing?
      235 50 17 117.5 4.63 666.8 26.25 2094.81398 477.37 2.78% Fast OK
      255 50 17 127.5 5.02 686.8 27.04 2157.64583 463.47 -0.13% Slow OK
      215 35 18 75.25 2.96 607.7 23.93 1909.14586 523.79 11.4% Fast too small
      222 55 18 122.1 4.81 701.4 27.61 2203.51309 453.82 -2.26% Slow ?
      225 55 18 123.75 4.87 704.7 27.74 2213.88034 451.7 -2.74% Slow ?
      235 50 18 117.5 4.63 692.2 27.25 2174.61043 459.85 -0.92% Slow OK - Recommended
      235 55 18 129.25 5.09 715.7 28.18 2248.43786 444.75 -4.34% Slow OK?
      245 45 18 110.25 4.34 677.7 26.68 2129.05734 469.69 1.2% Fast ?
      245 60 18 147 5.79 751.2 29.57 2359.9644 423.74 -9.52% Slow ?
      255 45 18 114.75 4.52 686.7 27.04 2157.33168 463.54 -0.12% Slow OK
      245 40 19 98 3.86 678.6 26.72 2131.88477 469.07 1.06% Fast OK
      255 40 19 102 4.02 686.6 27.03 2157.01752 463.6 -0.1% Slow OK
      235 40 20 94 3.7 696 27.4 2186.54849 457.34 -1.47% Slow Rubbing
      235 45 20 105.75 4.16 719.5 28.33 2260.37591 442.4 -4.9% Slow Rubbing
      245 40 20 98 3.86 704 27.72 2211.68123 452.14 -2.64% Slow Rubbing
      245 35 20 85.75 3.38 679.5 26.75 2134.71221 468.45 0.93% Fast OK
      255 30 22 76.5 3.01 711.8 28.02 2236.18565 447.19 -3.78% Slow Rubbing

      Same table as above but in included in image format so as to support mobile clients which has issues in displaying tables.

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      Tyre table extracted from Tucson Drivers Forum. Use at your own risk!
      Last edited by Digital Vampire; 10th Nov 2012 at 15:57. Reason: Added review link
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