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Old 17th May 2010, 20:56   #271
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I've driven about 35K on my i10 Kappa's stock bridgestone's (155/80 R-13). These tyres are all but finished - should last another 2-3 months. I'm planning to get alloys and upsize the tyres.

My choices:
  1. 13" alloys for 4100 Rs each + Michelin Xm1+ 175/70 R-13 for 3350 Rs each (Totals 7450 Per wheel)
  2. 14" alloys for 4550 Rs each + Michelin Xm1+ 185/60 R 14 for 3900 Rs each (Totals 8450 Per wheel)
  3. Any combination of a 14" alloy with a cheaper tire (Yokos?) to put the cost within 30K for a set of 4.
  4. Save some serious money and upsize on the steel wheels (again 13" or 14") I can set my budget as high as 5K per tyre in this case (Could get PP2's or Advan's?)
I would prefer if possible within my budget to move to 14" rims for the following reasons - (Guru's please correct my logic if required)
  1. 185/60 R-14 puts the overall dia closest to stock, 175/70 would reduce dia slightly - apart from any speedo error (which is probably negligible) 14" would look better IMHO
  2. Better handling, and slightly less bounce - I don't mind if the ride quality reduces a bit, but increased road noise is not acceptable.
  3. Related to the above, if there is a bus/truck right beside my car - say at a red light, sometimes (although very rarely) there is a vibration which is transmitted to my car causing a slight shimmy/shake visible on my RVM - would this reduce with lower profile tires (read less sidewall flex?)
  4. Of course I get more tread width with the 14"
I do like to take corners without slowing down much, and the occassional highway drive at triple digit speeds, so decent grip/cornering is a must (Though I suppose if i've survived 35K on the stock tires - anything would be an improvement )

Please advise which of my choices makes the most sense
I upsized for reasons 1,2 & 4. Its been 2 days of driving since i changed the wheels and tyres and the car now does feel more solid on wet roads and curves. Steering, too, did not become any heavier as i was expecting because of wider tyres. As far as ride quality i can say that i feel more connected to the road as i could now sense more bumps. But thats about it.

Btw, what alloys are costing 4K per rim? I guess you can get good ones at even 3200/- too.
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Old 21st May 2010, 22:28   #272
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Hi Guys, I lost one of the tyre valve caps that came with my alloys. They had a chrome look and feel. Can any one tell me where can i find similar chrome/silver ones?
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Hi Gurus,

I am getting an offer to swap i20 tyres & alloys with the i10s.

The i20s come with Apollo accelere - 185 65 R14 (4 nos) with OE alloys for 12K.

My questions are:

i. How good are the OE alloys of Hyundais?
ii. How good are apollo accelere tyres?
iii. The dealer quoted 185 65 R14 would fit perfect with i10 and would not scrap the walls?

I am yet to get a quote on my i10 bridgestone tyres & rims. What would be a good price for tyres that have done 280 kms. Please help me!

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Would they be a straight fit? As far as I know, i10 comes with 13 inch rim size, wouldnt 14 inch with fatter alloys touch the undersides.
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Hi Gurus,

I am getting an offer to swap i20 tyres & alloys with the i10s.

The i20s come with Apollo accelere - 185 65 R14 (4 nos) with OE alloys for 12K.

My questions are:

i. How good are the OE alloys of Hyundais?
ii. How good are apollo accelere tyres?
iii. The dealer quoted 185 65 R14 would fit perfect with i10 and would not scrap the walls?

I am yet to get a quote on my i10 bridgestone tyres & rims. What would be a good price for tyres that have done 280 kms. Please help me!
1. Most OE alloy wheels are above-average in terms of quality, i20 alloys are no exception....soo no issues on that front. They are perfect fit for the i10 as well.

2. Apollo Accelere tyres have got some good reviews....low tyre noise and comfortable ride are strengths of this tyre.

3. 185-60-R14's are perfect upsize for the i10 but then too its quite a tight fit!!! Sadly i have a feeling that the 186-65's will foul with the wheel well of the i10 (could be wrong though!)

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Alloys would be a perfect fit for i10 but not the tires..

185/65-14 would be little too tall for the i10 and it will scrape against the wheel wells.

185/60-14 would be the perfect size.. Confirmed by a member here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ml#post1823642

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yes gurus! sadly i fitted the 185 65 R14 on i10 and found that it scraps the walls! hence I am passing this deal. I was quoted 3.5K per tyre for the yokos 175 60 R14 and 14k for the alloys! let me try to finalize the deal by this or next week and let you guys know. Thanks.
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Hi guys, I would like to know the rating of the tyres based on brand and requirement. My prime requirement is as below. Stability & Road Grip > Noise > Mileage > longivity.

The brands I have considered for 185 60 R14 are as below:

Yokohama, Michelin, Assurance (I do not know what this is - please pardon my ignorance). Are there any other brand which is primarly VFM.
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Hi guys, I would like to know the rating of the tyres based on brand and requirement. My prime requirement is as below. Stability & Road Grip > Noise > Mileage > longivity.

The brands I have considered for 185 60 R14 are as below:

Yokohama, Michelin, Assurance (I do not know what this is - please pardon my ignorance). Are there any other brand which is primarly VFM.
assurance is from good year.
I am using yoko ES100 185/60R14. Great improvement in handling and cornering and I have almost done 10K Kms on them. But I think its a soft compound tire and won't last more than 30-35K (tire gurus to comment on this please).

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Here in Chennai, BM Lal says just 15k for yokos. The difference he says is kinda, Yokos are natual rubber and Michels are synthetic which he says are way better. My primary concern is I would need to have better handling and turning in corners & very very low noise.

The price difference between yokos and michels in 700 bucks. Will it be worth taking a risk for 700 rs?
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Guys, what is right tyre pressure for 185 ro R14 yokos for i10. The tyres are fitted onto 14 inches i20 alloys.
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Guys, what is right tyre pressure for 185 ro R14 yokos for i10. The tyres are fitted onto 14 inches i20 alloys.
30 psi if you want handling and 32 psi of you want little more mileage (bumpy ride also comes free)
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Haha, thanks mate. It is currently at 30 psi. Let me get it checked in the bunk for confirmation.
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Hi guys, I would like to know the rating of the tyres based on brand and requirement. My prime requirement is as below. Stability & Road Grip > Noise > Mileage > longivity.

The brands I have considered for 185 60 R14 are as below:

Yokohama, Michelin, Assurance (I do not know what this is - please pardon my ignorance). Are there any other brand which is primarly VFM.
hey mutantX... 185 60 R14 is a perfect size to upgrade to.

Good options would be Yoko - C-Drive or Michelin Energy XM1+. I would personally recommend Michelin Energy XM1+ in that size. Its a hard tyre which the company claims is 25% longer lasting than the XM1s. This is primarily due to the 100% silica compound being used in the making of it (thus making it an eco-friendly tyre too ). But seeing your requirement criteria, you should go for C-drives. They are VFM.

The side walls are hard, so it would be a bit bumpy, but then again its good for cornering. They both are Asymmetric tyres for all around comfort and performance.

They are quiet too but i10 is a noisy car with the road noise penetrating through to the cabin so expect the noise level to go up with wider tyres.

NOTE: U might have to change your front mud flaps to thinner ones to do this.

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Thanks Hummer dude. I picked up Yokos A-Drive yesterday. I had a dilema between A & C drive, but finally decided on A-drive. Let me see how it works out. Till now, I find a remarkable difference between the stock bridgestones and the Yokos A-Drive
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