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Old 21st April 2006, 18:15   #1
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Default Change in mileage and Handling

I own a Indica 2004 V2 diesel and i recently changed to Alloy wheels. After the change i face the following issues.
  1. My mileage dropped from 15.5 KMPL to 13.5 KMPL.
  2. My steering wheel starts vibrating at 100KMPH, which peviously was doing 120KMPH without any issue.
Is this because of Alloy wheels? If so what should i do to fix these issues.
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Old 21st April 2006, 18:22   #2
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tell us more bout ur tyres ?

Get balancing and Alignment done, this should correct most of the problems
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Old 21st April 2006, 18:27   #3
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Get balancing and Alignment done as aZa said. Also check the air pressure in the tyres.
Also tell us more whether it is tube/tubeless, size and make.
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The alloy dealer might have given you a damaged piece... check your alloy wheels also when going for alignment n stuff.
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Did you change your Tyres also, coz if you have changed the profile it will have a difference on the FE. Get your wheel balancing done also
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After doing the alignment and balancing...if you still need help then there is another thread on this forum about "Hub Centric rings" ...getting one custome made for your wheels should iron out matters
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Solution to your vibration issues.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...oy-wheels.html (Solution for vibrations after installing alloy wheels)

As far as mileage issues are concerned...the FE should not see any difference if the new tyres were of the same size as the original ones.

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