Tire size

Tiny
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  • 1993 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 109,000 MILES

Hello
I've a Toyota Corolla xli 1.6lit, 1993. I just want to know as the factory recommend its tires size: 185 65 R14, if I use Dunlop tires, size: 185 70 R13, is there any problem of using this size of tires instead OEM tires size? I mean any problem like car's balance or limitation front tires in maximum turning to the left or right or every things you deem.
Thank you very much
Hatam Ebrahimi

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Monday, November 29th, 2010 AT 8:46 AM

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Tiny
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Tire sizes are for comfort and road handling and some juggling around is acceptable depending on customer'r preference.

185/60 is a lower profile tire than 185/70 and would perform better on hard conerings with lesser rolling at higher speeds. Road bumps would however be harsher than 185/70.

185/70 would be more comfortable with a softer ride but high speed cornering would suffer as the higher profile tire would shear more during corners.

Turning radius would not be affected.

You would lose 2 % road speed as indicated by the speedometer due to the tire circumference being 1.5 inch smaller.

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Monday, November 29th, 2010 AT 2:11 PM

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