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Old 3rd September 2011, 16:19   #1
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Default Will the Scorpio R16 alloys fit the Xylo?

Hi,

I was wondering if the Xylo E8 could be retro-fitted with the Scorpio R16 alloys (235x65 R16).

Would there be any issues in terms of fit within the wheel well space or scraping in deep potholes, big bumps or extreme lt/rt steering?

If it is possible, would it help the ride/handling/roll issues that the Xylo E8 is supposed to suffer from? Though people at the showrooms have been saying that the newer versions have been shortened in height and that seems to have cured that issue. Has it?

Will the extra 20 mm width per tyre (stock Xylo size is 215x75 R15) affect significantly the pickup or the mileage of the car or the power-steering response?

I am undecided b/w an Innova and a Xylo, and your help on these questions would be greatly helpful please, as the Xylo has a lot going for it rupee to rupee spent.
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Xylo E8 could be retro-fitted with the Scorpio R16 alloys (235x65 R16)
FYI : The Scorpio's tyre size is 235/70 R16 and it would be a poor replacement as there is a 4+ % difference in diameter. The ideal upgrade for a Xylo would be 225/70 R15 (as I'd presume retaining the ride quality is important for an MUV). The dia difference is only 1% in this case.

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If it is possible, would it help the ride/handling/roll issues that the Xylo E8 is supposed to suffer from?
A better quality tyre can improve grip levels and possibly, ride quality too (depending on the tyre type you choose). However, body roll will mostly be the same. I wouldn't expect the Xylo to behave better on the highway, unless the suspension is tuned. But that's out of scope for a new car.

As per your last question, upgrading to a 225/70 R15 tyre will have a very negligible (if at all) impact on fuel economy.
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...if the Xylo E8 could be retro-fitted with the Scorpio R16 alloys (235x65 R16).
The Xylo has 120 PCD wheels while the Scorpio has 160 PCD wheels. Won't fit.
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Default Re: Will the Scorpio R16 alloys fit the Xylo?

dont think it will work. even if one somehow puts them on, they are likely to foul the tyres with the wheel arches while turning and/ or going over potholes, rutted roads and of course, the mini mountains that pass for speed bumps here.
what you could consider is a simple tyre upsize but take the recommendation from a proper service centre or tyre service expert.

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