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Old 10th June 2006, 02:18   #16
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hey guys.. i am currently running on 14 inch goodyear eagle f1's
exact specs are 185/60 R14.. they work without any problems at all.. as to he 15 ich range.. i dunno if it is possible.. but if you go down to 185/45 r 15 .. they might fir.. this is just a thought.. anybody here that can confirm this ?? the possiblity of running 15inchers but with the profile down to 45.. from 60 ?
possible folks ? even i would love to know.. .. but i wouldnt do it.. not on indian roads...ride quality might just go down the drain.... but yes.. i am running 14 inch .. 185/60 R14 without any problems at all... hope this helped...
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Old 10th June 2006, 23:42   #17
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i have a choice for 185/60 r-14 Bridgetone potenza G-III or Michelin Energy XM1 and Michelin Pilot Preecda.
which ones should i buy? i wanna good grip and good ride quality.
i am getting Michelin Energy XM1 for Rs4000 per tyre.
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Old 12th June 2006, 16:30   #18
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Thumbs up help Ollie

hi ollie,
cmng to mumbai 2mrw.
can u plz gve me the address of PAL tyres at Lamington road.
Also do u knw frm where i can get SPARCO/MOMO steering wheel, underbody neon kits/Philips Crystal vision xenon bulbs?
K&N filters.
Note:Karan Shah is out of town i thnk. i had a chat with him.
So plz suggest some other shop!
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Old 12th June 2006, 16:32   #19
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hi ollie,
cmng to mumbai 2mrw.
can u plz gve me the address of PAL tyres at Lamington road.
Also do u knw frm where i can get SPARCO/MOMO steering wheel, underbody neon kits/Philips Crystal vision xenon bulbs?
K&N filters.
Note:Karan Shah is out of town i thnk. i had a chat with him.
So plz suggest some other shop!
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Old 13th June 2006, 01:52   #20
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hey buddy we had worked on an esteem completely ..it also was a show stopper at the illegal's..the ideal setup is 13" wheels..anything above that ruins the ride quality in due course of time..if you opt for 14" then bridgestone g3 potenza's are the best bet..we were running them..also the good year eagle f1's gds 2,3 both are hopeless during the rains..so that's an absolute no no...if you do need any other info regarding esteem mods please feel free to pm me..cheers..happy revvin..!!
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Old 13th June 2006, 11:10   #21
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Hey dude !!!
Pal Tyres is at lamington road next to Apsara Cinema !!
Cheers !
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Old 19th June 2006, 15:11   #22
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hi tool,
gt my esteem fitted with Yokohama Sports series 195/60/R15 w/o any mods.
they are great man! will post pics soon...
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Buddy, are you sure you can fit that size on an Esteem? My 185/70R13s just about fit... had to take off the mud flaps though! You are talking about adding another 30mm in width! That's a lot more than it sounds when you keep in mind that the Esteems *normally* wear 155/80R13 (LX) or 175/70R13 (VX) tyres.

If you are going in for some suspension / wheel arch mods, then maybe it is doable... doubt it otherwise... you could end up with the tyre touching the wheel arch / suspension components when the car goes in a ditch or while turning... feel free to correct me guys!

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You are right Turbo_c. The best upsize would be 185/60/R14 on 5.5 - 6 inch wide rims. I have done this on my Esteem and have had no issues whatsoever.

The max you can go 195/60/R15 with 6+ inch wide wheels, but you will need to remove the mud-flaps. However, your wheels will touch the inner-side when you turn your wheels either to the left or to the right maximum.
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You are right Turbo_c. The best upsize would be 185/60/R14 on 5.5 - 6 inch wide rims. I have done this on my Esteem and have had no issues whatsoever.

The max you can go 195/60/R15 with 6+ inch wide wheels, but you will need to remove the mud-flaps. However, your wheels will touch the inner-side when you turn your wheels either to the left or to the right maximum.
hey man,
i have upsised my esteem to 195/60/r-15 without removing the mud-flaps. aslo rigourous testing has been done of the car on all kind of roads with 5 men sitting inside the car. no problem what so ever!
the wheels do not touch the innerside while xtreme turning!!!
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hey man,
i have upsised my esteem to 195/60/r-15 without removing the mud-flaps. aslo rigourous testing has been done of the car on all kind of roads with 5 men sitting inside the car. no problem what so ever!
the wheels do not touch the innerside while xtreme turning!!!
Thats gr8 to know dude. What model is your esteem? Mine is a Type-2 MPFI.
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hey vicky.. we know karans not here but you could get in touch with viper (jignesh)
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mine is new typ-III mpfi
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Old 9th July 2006, 12:56   #28
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Hey all am lookin for an old Esteem, well cant go for a too new model like 2004 now, my budget is around 1.5L, found some 97 models, I have no idea about those engines, i guess those oldies are Carb and the new ones are Mpfi adn frm 98 the cars come with Power steering and power windows, guys gimme suggestions for the best option keepin shortage of money for car in mind. I dont wanna compromise in terms of performance, I plan to get the car and then do some performance mods like free flow, air filters, headers, etc etc. Needs loads of help. First of all, help me decide the model ppl. BTW am from Hyderabad
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hey furioussphinx, sold my esteem vx 2001 for 2.10 in feb so you should get a lxi 2000 or 1999 easily in your budget. mine had done 90k . so i think a 1999 should come easily to your budget.
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hey guys.. i am currently running on 14 inch goodyear eagle f1's
exact specs are 185/60 R14..
Tool I went through the goodyear site to check on the eagle f1's because I was planning to get myself an 185/60 R14 after upgrading my esteem to a 14" alloys but never found anything for 14". Could you please tell me if you got those tyres here in india and if yes where can i source it from. I tried almost all shops in bangalore but no one had it for 14" and all of them where of the opinion that eagle f1 starts with 15".
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