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Old 26th April 2009, 14:58   #1
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Arrow My OHC project :: HU done, now need new Rubbers & Alloys!

Hey guys,

Im gradually doing a step by step spruce up for my 2000 OHC Type II.

Started off with a Head Unit. After much searching and research, i finally settled for th CLARION DXZ785USB! hehehe. As i save up more, i graudally will upgrade the speakers and get myself a good amp.


However it turns out the Michelin rubbers im currently running have lived their life and are repeatedly going flat. So i now decided to attend to this first.

I'd like to get new rubbers and finally go if for alloys as well. However i'd like to upsize the tyres a little bit as i find the stock size a tad too small for the car.

However i know absolute zilch of upsizing and the related gyaan. I've read the guide on this forum, but would appreciate if someone familiar with the latest market scenario and know how can help me choose what to get?

I was thinking of Bridgestones but have really no clue!

Please do chip in with your suggestions.

Thanks!
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Old 26th April 2009, 19:17   #2
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You can go for 15"

You get 195/50R15 S Drives.
I have been using them on my NHC Vtec and it has really amazing handling.

Be ready for a bit drop in efficiency. But the upgrade is worth it.
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You can go for 15"

You get 195/50R15 S Drives.
I have been using them on my NHC Vtec and it has really amazing handling.

Be ready for a bit drop in efficiency. But the upgrade is worth it.
Yokohoma S Drives?

A few Questions

Are they available here?

What would the indicative costs be? And how much would they impact the mileage of the car?

Lastly how long would they last.


Any places in mumbai that have good alloys as well?

My driving is usually within the city with an occasional drive down to Goa/Pune/Daman so a tyre with good all round capability is my primary concern!

Thanks for your help
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Old 27th April 2009, 11:28   #4
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Yokohama S.Drive 195/50R15 - 4550 Rs
Yokohama S.Drive 205/50R15 - 4700 Rs

Prices are for each tyre [bombay prices]

plus you can get 15" alloys for approximately 19 upwards.
I got a set of 5 Lenso Alloys for 21 G.

[Then ran outta cash... ]
[Now i've saved up... ]
[Getting new suspension and Yoko S.Drive 205/50R15]
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Old 27th April 2009, 12:52   #5
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Yokohama S.Drive 195/50R15 - 4550 Rs
Yokohama S.Drive 205/50R15 - 4700 Rs

Prices are for each tyre [bombay prices]

plus you can get 15" alloys for approximately 19 upwards.
I got a set of 5 Lenso Alloys for 21 G.

[Then ran outta cash... ]
[Now i've saved up... ]
[Getting new suspension and Yoko S.Drive 205/50R15]
awesome info! thanks a ton.

where can i get them from in mumbai?? BTW, are there any problems i should look for by going in for 15" and 195/50 profiles??

The Lenso's too, where do we get them in mumbai?
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Old 27th April 2009, 13:49   #6
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There are tonnes of places i went to PAL tyres as its close to home.
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Old 27th April 2009, 14:36   #7
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the side wall thickness comes down dramatically in the upsize.
for e,g - stock is 175mm*0.7 = 122.5mm ( 175/70/13 )

195/50 upsize would mean side wall of = 195*0.5 = 97.5mm

so that means ride quality will drop . meaning it becomes harsh and bumpy. but not intolerable. But be aware of it

if you go for the 205/50 upsize side wall = 205*0.5 = 102.5mm which is still a bit better but then the trade off is further drop in mileage.
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the side wall thickness comes down dramatically in the upsize.
for e,g - stock is 175mm*0.7 = 122.5mm ( 175/70/13 )

195/50 upsize would mean side wall of = 195*0.5 = 97.5mm

so that means ride quality will drop . meaning it becomes harsh and bumpy. but not intolerable. But be aware of it

if you go for the 205/50 upsize side wall = 205*0.5 = 102.5mm which is still a bit better but then the trade off is further drop in mileage.
Hi Narayan. Thanks for the suggestion. Im not so much worried about bumpy ride as i believe the suspension can be adjusted to compensate as well?

However there's nothing less than 195 on the 15' right? I wanna go up to the 15's coz i just hate the puny OE tyres currently on the car. They are not very effective as it is.

Ideally what would you recommend? Overall is the 195/50R15 the best choice for the OHC?

all round handling is what im looking for and a decent running life
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If you don mind a little drop is milage go for 205/55/R15 these are 15" radials, but save up more and go only for tubeless, these are much much better, im telling by experience.

This is a thread about OHC mods, i was going to buy one but now will buy a vRS, but i have gained quite alot of knowledge, anyways take a look at it - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ance-mods.html
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If you don mind a little drop is milage go for 205/55/R15 these are 15" radials, but save up more and go only for tubeless, these are much much better, im telling by experience.

This is a thread about OHC mods, i was going to buy one but now will buy a vRS, but i have gained quite alot of knowledge, anyways take a look at it - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ance-mods.html
thats a totally incorrect upsize for OHC

it will foul with the suspension big time

at best, if you want to stick to 195 section BUT want to improve side wall thickness ( to moderately improve ride ) you can go for 195/55/15


vandit - stick to 195/50/15. for the choice of rubber, i will await the experts on that to come in to this thread

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If you don mind a little drop is milage go for 205/55/R15 these are 15" radials, but save up more and go only for tubeless, these are much much better, im telling by experience.
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thats a totally incorrect upsize for OHC

it will foul with the suspension big time

at best, if you want to stick to 195 section BUT want to improve side wall thickness ( to moderately improve ride ) you can go for 195/55/15


vandit - stick to 195/50/15. for the choice of rubber, i will await the experts on that to come in to this thread
Narayan is right. Correct upsize in 15 inches would be 185/55/15, 195/50/15 or 205/50/15 (which is what I am running on the OHC)

IMO, 195/55/15 is also incorrect (as the OD increases beyond permissible limits).
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hi,,i have 205/60 R15 tyres and planning to use them for the OHC Type2.I know the ideal set of tyres are 205/50 R15, i would like forum's help to know whether using 205/60s is acceptable or not? I have seen in this forum OHCs with 16" and 17" rims. Please advice
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nc1bad u will need to stiffen the suspension or else will hit the wells.
Also lookat rolling the wheel wells a bit.
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hey thanks,,i am soo sorry but i did not understand "wells". Do you mean inner arch / inner wall / , on full turn?. Hope you dont mind , would appreciate if you could elaborate a bit.

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nc1bad u will need to stiffen the suspension or else will hit the wells.
Also lookat rolling the wheel wells a bit.
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my ohc is running on yokohama s drives, size 205/50/r15, without any trouble. as far as i know, any profile higher than this on a 205 section will foul with the suspension/wheel arch.

i find the yokohama s drives to be noisy.
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