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Old 12th August 2009, 20:16   #76
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To answer your query - I never found any fouling to happen with my 215 75 R 15 tyres - I had the wide track Gypsy but mine was not a King. However, it had the flared wheel arches etc. (had posted some pics elsewhere on another thread - forgot that thread's name though)
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Sir 215s are the Max size on a gypsy / gypsy king that does NOT rub!
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Sir 215s are the Max size on a gypsy / gypsy king that does NOT rub!
Thanks! You do mean the 215/75s as well as the 215/70s?
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Thanks! You do mean the 215/75s as well as the 215/70s?
I'd imagine it would be only the 70.
215/75 would probably scrape at full lock.?
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I'd imagine it would be only the 70.
215/75 would probably scrape at full lock.?
No it doesnot.
215\75\R15 is a nice upsize for the gypsy
had Bridgestones in similar size on my Ex MG410W
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The latest on the delivery confirmed this evening by Sai Service is that the green soft top is indented, and I should expect to have it in hand in Pune, post registration formalities in ten days. So far, so good.
PS: Would it be a good idea to also get alloy wheels at this time and if so, does the car have the same PCD as other Maruti cars?

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I'd imagine it would be only the 70.
215/75 would probably scrape at full lock.?
I have the same size 215/75, 100% sure it will not scrape at full lock.
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Sawyer - i have 215/75 R15 on my gyspsy as well. Never any problems.

Although I am now going back to the original F78 tyres as I use the vehicle only on OTRs now and the F78 is better in during the monsoon OTRs.

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PS: Would it be a good idea to also get alloy wheels at this time and if so, does the car have the same PCD as other Maruti cars?
If you mean through the dealer then i would say no. It would be better to source it through an independent accessory/tire shop and cut a deal and if you change it as soon as the vehicle is delivered you get a good deal with OE tires.

Since Gypsies are not common rim should also fetch decent price, but if its 100-200 bucks thats being offered keep the rims might come in handy later
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If you mean through the dealer then i would say no. It would be better to source it through an independent accessory/tire shop and cut a deal and if you change it as soon as the vehicle is delivered you get a good deal with OE tires.
Most shops in Delhi give full value for the OE tyres as long as they have not run more than 50 kms or so.
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its better to buy a used gypsy rather than a brand new one (thats my personal view).

go for a 2-3 year old gypsy! MG413W MPFI
Gypsy is very much available in the market. I think always better is to buy new if you can afford. My gypsy is five months old and got it 15 days after the booking in Trivandrum. I know gypsy do very well on the road too because soon after the registration I travelled from Trivandrum to Dwaraka covering 10,000 km. I never faced any problem....
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If you mean through the dealer then i would say no. It would be better to source it through an independent accessory/tire shop and cut a deal and if you change it as soon as the vehicle is delivered you get a good deal with OE tires.

Since Gypsies are not common rim should also fetch decent price, but if its 100-200 bucks thats being offered keep the rims might come in handy later
That's the plan. Appreciate the comment about the steel rims, it will stop me from selling them. It will bug my wife, because she will see them lying around. Maybe I should leave them in the back of the car, as ballast, because most of the time, it will just a maximum of two people in the car. The only reason to consider alloys is for better performance of the tubeless tyres, I will have to look for alloys that do not scream alloys, and look as much like the steel wheels as possible!
Any input on what comes as OEs on the Gypsy now, are they tubeless radials? What make/style? And is the PCD of the wheel the same as that for the other Maruti cars?
PS@gonewithwind - appreciate the input. I plan a long drive on the new car, and your feedback gives me confidence.

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Sawyer - You dont need to change to alloys for tubeless tyres up to size 215/75 R15. I had these on my OE steel rims for the last 4 years. Never any problems (even in OTRs).

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Sawyer,

215 75 fits perfectly on gypsy original rim. No problem on steering as well. You will feel more comfortable and safe on the wheel. With yokos, still more Plus.
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Hmmm, thanks guys. And since there is not much to be gained by switching to alloys on day 1, that tells me that sticking to the OE wheels will be a good way to start, and change just the rubber first. 215/75/15 BF Goodrich all terrain look like a better all round tread than the Geolandar, so I will probably plump for those. Hopefully the higher profile will also take some of the edge out of ride. Won't make it worse, at any rate.
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And since there is not much to be gained by switching to alloys on day 1, ....
Hope that the steel rims do not become a pain by way of losing air pressure gradually.
Many people have had that happening.
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