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Old 4th January 2008, 16:36   #16
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The "correct upsize" would be 15" as this is a tried & tested upsize. No issues with ride quality suffering, no scraping with the suspension parts, no torn tyres or damaged rims on bad roads.

You could look at 16" if you desire, but the chances of damage are more & the ride quality will suffer - unless you only drive on super smooth expressways which most of us do not.. 17" is a reciepe for disaster (slight exagerration there) the tyres may foul with suspension parts & wheel arches, torn tyres is a definate possibility as are damaged rims.

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Thanks Ricky. Just had a doubt in mind, so wanted to get it sorted out. I guess 15" ers are a good choice. Will stick to them.
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wanderlust - The Yokohama S Drives will cost around 4000 each.

Many people are running on 17inchers on Lancer, but 15inchers(as ricky said) is the best upsize for the Lancer for getting a good balance between ride & handling.
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wanderlust - The Yokohama S Drives will cost around 4000 each.

Many people are running on 17inchers on Lancer, but 15inchers(as ricky said) is the best upsize for the Lancer for getting a good balance between ride & handling.
BUSA and Ricky, I am assuming that the 15" ers would not require any sort of modification to the suspension set-up. They should just fit alright, correct?

Correct me if I am wrong.
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BUSA and Ricky, I am assuming that the 15" ers would not require any sort of modification to the suspension set-up. They should just fit alright, correct?

Correct me if I am wrong.

Chill - no modification of any sort needed to put in 15" rims with 205/55/15 (tried & tested)

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Chill - no modification of any sort needed to put in 15" rims with 205/55/15 (tried & tested)

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Ricky, BUSA and redeye suggested 205/50 R15 in this thread. Are you sure it should be 205/55 R15? Though, I would assume the difference is not a lot when it comes to the profile.
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Well 205/50/15 you can get loads of tires, but with 205/55/15 you are limited to very few tires.

The best upsize is undoubtedly what ricky has said 205/55/15
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Well 205/50/15 you can get loads of tires, but with 205/55/15 you are limited to very few tires.

The best upsize is undoubtedly what ricky has said 205/55/15
Excellent, will keep that in mind. Thanks for the input guys. For now, the coming weekend I am at Automech for the FFE and the pipercross installation.

The tyres and alloys will follow later. Thanks a ton guys.
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Well 205/50/15 you can get loads of tires, but with 205/55/15 you are limited to very few tires.

The best upsize is undoubtedly what ricky has said 205/55/15
Guys, finally I got new footwear for my Lancer. I managed to get Yokohoma S-drives in 205/55/15 at a dealer in Navi Mumbai. Set of four cost me INR 16400/-.

Also a set of four alloys, 'Acelere Sportz' that cost me INR 15600/-.

Got them fitted yesterday in Vashi and drove back to Pune this morning. Yet to take pictures. Will post them tomorrow.
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Congrats on your new set of Alloys & tires .
Please do post some pics, but I do think that you are mistaken with the name of the brand of alloys, IIRC Acelere sportz is a brand of tires by Apollo tires & not a brand of Alloy wheels.
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Acelere sportz is a brand of tires by Apollo tires & not a brand of Alloy wheels.
No, Acelere sports are alloys by apollo, they even make alloys, have seen them with a few dealers.

Congrats wanderlust. Which tire walla in Vashi, Punjab tire, best tire?
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No, Acelere sports are alloys by apollo, they even make alloys, have seen them with a few dealers.

Congrats wanderlust. Which tire walla in Vashi, Punjab tire, best tire?
International Tyres, Vashi. This is located on Palm Beach Road. You see a lot of tyre/wheel shops out here.

Thanks to BUSA, Ricky and redeye for their valuable suggestions. The car looks so much better now!

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Congrats on your new set of Alloys & tires .
Please do post some pics, but I do think that you are mistaken with the name of the brand of alloys, IIRC Acelere sportz is a brand of tires by Apollo tires & not a brand of Alloy wheels.
Apollo makes asymmetrical tyres that are named 'Acelere Sportz'. They also make alloys with the same name.
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hey buddie,post some pictures of the alloys.i am hearing this for the first time.and more over post the pictorial progress of the work.
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hey buddie,post some pictures of the alloys.i am hearing this for the first time.and more over post the pictorial progress of the work.
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Ram, unfortunately I was not carrying the camera at the tyre shop. Moreover, the other Stage I mods namely, the FFE and the Performance air-filter will take a while before I can accomplish them. I have been busy lately making arrangements for my sister's wedding, so havent had time to visit Automech.

I intend to do this sometime in early March. You will see a pictorial progress of the work for that for sure.

Will post pics of the alloys and wheels tomorrow. Trust me, it looks great in flesh.
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Congrats on the new set of wheels !! How is the ride quality, tyre noise etc with the new set of Yoko S-Drive?

I am planning to retire my Yoko ES-100s shortly.
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