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Old 13th July 2007, 12:59   #31
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Can anybody please mention about the width of steel Rims and Alloys for specific width tyres.
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](Scroll down to the Rim-Width calculator to find out if your rims will be ok for your new tyres)
Or better yet, look on the tyre manufacturer's website and they should give you specs for MIN IDEAL and MAX suggested width.

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Old 13th July 2007, 13:42   #32
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A very useful info. Great work Rehaan !!
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Old 13th July 2007, 16:18   #33
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Excellent write up ........... and knowledgeable too.
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Old 16th July 2007, 00:38   #34
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Use this WheelOffsetCalculator

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Old 20th July 2007, 18:10   #35
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Take care when you go for a positive tire offset as the driver takes time to realize the added vehicle width. You may end up brushing another vehicle during high-traffic drives.

Safer to assume at least a plus half feet on both side when you start off from the mechanic after the change!

Drive safe as you expect the same from others!
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Old 23rd July 2007, 13:58   #36
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Excellent Thread. Beautiful examples.

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Attached is a guide of the correct upsizes for cars sold in our market compiled by KPZen and me.

Disclaimer: Not all sizes mentioned in this guide might be readily available in India.
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Old 25th July 2007, 13:14   #37
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Heres what wikipedia has to say about chosing the right rims for your car

Wheel sizing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 6th August 2007, 13:03   #38
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I have read in some magazines that low profile tires are prone to bending if they hit a pothole hard. How true is that?
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I have read in some magazines that low profile tires are prone to bending if they hit a pothole hard. How true is that?
Rims with low profile tyres are prone to bending.
60 profile is safe enough for Indian roads..
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have changed my 3 year old fronts from tubed to new tubeless , will that have any negative effect ? other than that specs are same (goodyear gps2 165/80 r13)
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thefreak,

I think KPzen has answered your question well.
Rims with low profile tyres on them are more prone to bending because there is less sidewall height (aka profile) to flex and absorb the big bumps / potholes, and so instead the rim bears the brunt of it.

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have changed my 3 year old fronts from tubed to new tubeless , will that have any negative effect ? other than that specs are same (goodyear gps2 165/80 r13)
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The only problem i could see arising from this is that if you have steel wheels (not alloys), and they are a bit rusty (on the inside, especially around the valve hole etc) the tires might lose pressure at a faster rate (over days / weeks / months) than your tubed tyres. If your rims were in good condition, this wont really be an issue.
Other than that, this is a move for the better.

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Yes, like rehaan has said, if your rims are free of rust, then you are safe with tubeless, else please rectify your rims & fit those tubeless tyres. Better still get alloys & fill up your tyres with nitrogen.
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thats a vey usefull information u have given i just want to know if we have alloys with less spokes like 3 will it affect performance of car and can we depend on them if we go on high speeds
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thats a vey usefull information u have given i just want to know if we have alloys with less spokes like 3 will it affect performance of car and can we depend on them if we go on high speeds
I dont want to go too off topic discussing alloys in a tyre thread, so to keep it short >

Chances are that if your alloy has been manufactured by a company that adheres to the required standards, it should be ok.
Also, its quite likely that a 3 spoke alloy will have thicker "spokes" than a 5 spoke alloy, and so on and so forth, which provides the additional strength required.

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The only problem i could see arising from this is that if you have steel wheels (not alloys), and they are a bit rusty (on the inside, especially around the valve hole etc) the tires might lose pressure at a faster rate (over days / weeks / months) than your tubed tyres. If your rims were in good condition, this wont really be an issue.
Other than that, this is a move for the better.

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thanks for that , there was no price difference between tubed and tubeless, plus the dealer did check that the rims were rust free and i went ahead.
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