NItin Shete

Innova Crysta tyre size and issues

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Hi everyone!

Many of us are probably familiar with the 17 inch tyre burst problems faced by new Innova Crysta 2.8 Z Automatic model.  Toyota also desized the tyre to 16 inch from 17 inch for a few months in early 17. Again they are back with 17 inch version on recent 2.8Z touring model (with stiffer side wall)

Its a hanging sword on heads of people like me who have bought Crysta 2.8 Z in late 16 early 17 .. with 17 inch alloy wheels.

Surprizingly for me. I just checked bridgestone India website for Innova crysta. In (selcltion by vehicle) section,  they now recommend Turanza001 225/55-R17 tyre? (Instead of earlier 215/55-R17)

Any information with anybody?

B/R NBS

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Hi Nitin,

Yes, even I have heard few people who own Innova Crysta Z variants changing their car's tyre from 215/55 R17 to 225/55 R17.

Reason is "increase in sidewall height" which is crucial for Indian road conditions (though this might lead to odometer/speedometer error due to change in overall tyre circumference).

Take a look at sidewall height below:

215/55 R17: 118.25 mm

225/55 R17: 123.75 mm

205/65 R16: 133.25 mm

So from above list you can clearly see that R16 tyres are best bet when it comes to sidewall height followed by 225/55 R17 ones.

Although Toyota now says that they have resolved issue of 215/55 R17 tyre bursting and hence have reintroduced the same again but I still feel it's better to keep a check and upgrade if necessary.

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Hi Sachin

Many thanks for the technically correct feedback. R16 seems the best for ride comfort, due to highest side wall.

Just as recent update, I visited Sharayu Toyota Pune for regular servicing. While discussing with the relationship manager, he said Toyota has advised to change over to R16. However no explicit answer on cost compensation. Naturally since the Indian road conditions are the cause beyond control. 

However Dharshan tyres in Pune suggested to upgrade R17 tyre from current 215/55 to 215/60. Wherein the wall height goes to about 129 mm, quite near to 133 mm of R16.  In fact they have changed many crystas from 215 / 55 R17 to 215 / 60 R17. 

Buyers thereafter lived  happily forever... according to him and said Bridgestone recommended this. There is also special price of InR 8000 for this Bridgestone tyre whereas same with Michelin is priced InR 9750.

Though the vehicle height might increase slightly (About 8 mm), I found this lowest cost and fairly reliable option. I am currently doing about 28000 Km and would change to 215/60R17 during next changeover

Hope this would be useful feedback 

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