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Old 22nd November 2007, 12:23   #61
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hey i have a chevrolet optra 1.6 with stock types. can anyone please recommend me with the alloys that i can use. And what should i do if i wann to upsize my tyres.
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Again, one question is still unanswered: do the manufacturer adjust car mechanics for a specific tyre size, and changing tyre specs may lead to sub-optimal car dynamics? if one changes the tyre without such adjustments from a qualified, knowledgable shop.
Well yes they are supposed to adjust car mechanics for a specific tyre size and when suspension changes are made.

But in reality I dont think this is the case. A few examples are the Lancer which come in 2 ridiculous tyre sizes the GLXi which was too narrow and 80 profile which messed up the dynamics of the mitsu chasis and the SFXi which had 185/60-14 messing up the ride, lowering the car thereby reducing the GC by a huge margin and inducing a speedo error.

The SX4 has the same issue 2 models with sizes which don't have the same overall diameter, the VXi has 195/65-15 and the ZXi has 205/60-16.

The Swift has ridiculous 165/80-14 which are unsafe for that car but the only thing is good mileage and ride quality. You ca visually make out the car is riding on cycle tyres.

So it really depends how much you trust the manufacturer.
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I have a Getz which is running on stck size, 175/ 65 R14. The rim is 5.5 J OEM Alloy Wheels.
What will be the impact on ground clearance of the car if I upgrade to 185/ 60 R14 or 195/ 55 R14?

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With 185/60-14 the GC will reduce by 3mm and with 195/55-14 GC will reduce by 6mm.
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With 185/60-14 the GC will reduce by 3mm and with 195/55-14 GC will reduce by 6mm.
Thanks. That was a very quick reply.

Which is a better tyre amongst Michelin XM1 and Yokohama S Drive?
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Thanks. That was a very quick reply.

Which is a better tyre amongst Michelin XM1 and Yokohama S Drive?
Both tyres are of different class.
S drives - High performance tyre u cant compare it with XM1s.

XM1 -Fantastic ride comfort and minimum road noise.
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Thanks. That was a very quick reply.

Which is a better tyre amongst Michelin XM1 and Yokohama S Drive?
SHamil, You will get Michelin Energy XM1 for the configuration you are looking at...Michelin Energys are available from 14inches and above...

Both the brands (XM1s and S Drives) are good and reliable, take a call depending on availability and budget...

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Both tyres are of different class.
S drives - High performance tyre u cant compare it with XM1s.

XM1 -Fantastic ride comfort and minimum road noise.
Is it? you mean S-Drives are far better than Energy XM1s...I didnt know that..

I thought both the brands are class different from other brands...

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Abhi

S drive is a performance tyre which can be compared to Michelin PPs.
XM1s can be compared to Yoko A drive or A300.
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Thanks Abhi and Kpzen.
It would be a call between Yokohama S Drive, C Drive, PP2 and Michelin XM1. Ride and silent tyres are more important for me than handling, so most probably it would be XM1 or C Drive. PP2 and XM1 are available in the configuration I am looking for, 185/ 60 R14.
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Thanks Abhi and Kpzen.
It would be a call between Yokohama S Drive, C Drive, PP2 and Michelin XM1. Ride and silent tyres are more important for me than handling, so most probably it would be XM1 or C Drive. PP2 and XM1 are available in the configuration I am looking for, 185/ 60 R14.
I would suggest u Energy XM1..PP2 is a fantastic performance tyre but won't last as long as XM1.
In Yoko u won't get S drive in 185/60-14 and C drive hasn't been launched yet.
Yokohama ES100 and A drive are there in 185/60-14
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Hi Guys,

I am expecting my Palio SLX to be delivered next week. Here is the tyre upsize I have in mind:

AURA E01455 5.5 x 14" PCD 98 alloys;
Michelin Enery XM1 185/65/r14 tubeless

Is this upsize good? Any recommendations welcome.

I also intend to upgrade the headlamps to Philips Vision Plus H4 bulbs. Can someone please tell me what is the OE headlamps on the SLX?

Thanks in advance,
Cheers,

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Hi,
Anyone has suggestions for 235/65-16 tyres for Bolero??

I was planning on putting the BF Goodrich A/T KO 235/70-16, but told that they scrape quite badly when fully laden. Some suggest its a very slight modification to raise the suspension stopper a little bit to get enough clearance. Please suggest; my Bolero will get delivered tomorrow....
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I'd stick with 225mm on 15 inch rims for the Bolero. More than enough grip for the Boleros power, and the 15 inchers will give you a better ride too.
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i m planning to modify swift so do u hav any body kits ...pls reply
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