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Old 19th October 2010, 14:17   #301
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Nice looking alloy and perfect choice of tyres .Even though I prefer one with lesser no. of Spokes,I love this one.
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Old 24th October 2010, 22:51   #302
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Hi,
Can you please suggest a tyre for my i10 of size 175/70R13 ? Priorities are below in that order

1. Ride comfort and retaining the current light steering.
2. Long lasting
3. Price
4. Road grip (as my drive is mostly in cities with 20% highway driving and I'm a sedate driver even on open roads). But 175 will certainly be better than stock tyres.

I'm considering Yokohoma A Drive as I can save around 2500 for 4 tyres over XM1 +. Is it a good choice for the above requirement?

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I upgraded my i10 tyres and wheels to HRS Alloys and Yokohoma A Drive 175/70/R13 from 155/80/R13. The road grip is excellent compared to stock tyres. The ride quality is not as good as I expected. It is still bumpy.
My main concern was the steering behavior with wider tyres. To my pleasant surprise, the steering became slightly lighter compared to earlier. This was my (wife's) one of the main requirements and I'm satisfied with the upgrade.

After one month of running, I have observed few changes in the car. PLease clarify on the same if you have any information in the same.

I'm keeping the tyre's pressure still the same at 33 psi after the upgrade to 175/70/R13. I have observed that the ride is still bumpy as before even though the side walls are supposed to be softer than the stock tyres.

The FE has improved a little (.5 kmpl) under the same conditions against my belief that the FE will reduce after upgrading to wider tyres.

My Questions:

1. Is the tyre pressure of 33 psi for the upgraded tyres/alloys still okay? Should I reduce the tyre pressure to see if the ride quality improves?

2. Is the improved FE real due to alloy wheels and/or higher tyre pressure or it is because of odo error due to 175/70/R13 tyres which is about 1.5 mm lesser in OD than the original stock tyres?

Thanks!

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My Questions:

1. Is the tyre pressure of 33 psi for the upgraded tyres/alloys still okay? Should I reduce the tyre pressure to see if the ride quality improves?

2. Is the improved FE real due to alloy wheels and/or higher tyre pressure or it is because of odo error due to 175/70/R13 tyres which is about 1.5 mm lesser in OD than the original stock tyres?

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1. Try 30 PSI. It might improve your ride.

2. Yes, since there is a reduction in overall diameter and also a slight reduction in the unsprung weight because of alloys, you see an improvement in FE
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@automaticfan,if you are driving alone or with other person most of the time, you can reduce the PSI, which will improve your ride as mentioned by @para7k.Go back to 33psi, when the car is fully loaded/long journey.Post some pics of the alloys and how much did you pay for it.
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Thanks for the reply. I'll be driving alone M-F and with family on week ends. I guess I can try reducing to 31 PSI to balance both conditions.

I'm posting some pictures captured in my mobile phone. I'll try to post better pictures later.

for 4 set of HRS (made in taiwan) alloys and Yoko A drive, fitting, balancing, alignment, brake painting I paid 26K. He didn't give clear brake up as he gave some final discount on the whole.

My guess...Alloys - 14K, Tyres 2750/tyre (11K), painting 4 brakes Rs 600 , wheel alignment Rs. 250 balancing rs. 200 and fitting free.

The picture is taken before painting the brakes.
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I'm sorry to say but thats a horrible way to get the calipers painted.
No masking nothing, the whole disc is exposed to paint spray.
Asking for trouble, IMO.

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I'm sorry to say but thats a horrible way to get the calipers painted.
No masking nothing, the whole disc is exposed to paint spray.
Asking for trouble, IMO.
Yes, you are correct. When I asked them about the same they said that they are going to wipe the brakes clean with paint remover liquid and they did the same at the end. Nevertheless, I insisted them to cover other areas of the brakes while painting. They did cover disks with some plastic sheet for other wheels. see picture.
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Recently got home the new i10 Sportz ! Upgraded the tryes directly at the showroom to Michelin's 175/70/13 with Neo Alloys ! The ride has been real smooth with absolutely no hardening of the steering in city nor on highways !

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Recently got home the new i10 Sportz ! Upgraded the tryes directly at the showroom to Michelin's 175/70/13 with Neo Alloys ! The ride has been real smooth with absolutely no hardening of the steering in city nor on highways !

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Awesome! I was planning for Neo Alloys on my Grey i10 too. Can you let me know which model is this ?
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^^ its the Neo Sleek ! They have come up with few more designs, you can check them at their website Welcome to Neo Wheels


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@dar3dev|l: I am getting delivery of my i10 1.2 magna this sunday, can you please tell me the price of these alloys and trye?
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I'm keeping the tyre's pressure still the same at 33 psi after the upgrade to 175/70/R13. I have observed that the ride is still bumpy as before even though the side walls are supposed to be softer than the stock tyres.

The FE has improved a little (.5 kmpl) under the same conditions against my belief that the FE will reduce after upgrading to wider tyres.

My Questions:

1. Is the tyre pressure of 33 psi for the upgraded tyres/alloys still okay? Should I reduce the tyre pressure to see if the ride quality improves?

2. Is the improved FE real due to alloy wheels and/or higher tyre pressure or it is because of odo error due to 175/70/R13 tyres which is about 1.5 mm lesser in OD than the original stock tyres?

Thanks!
Hi Automaticfan, congratulations on the i10. I also performed a similar upgrade on my i10. i too have upgraded my i10's tyres to 175/70/R13 on Rays alloys. After the upgrade i too had a similar question about the tyre pressure. Initially i had 33 PSI and during drives i did notice the rides to be bumpy. After doing a kottayam-Bangalore and return trip i faced issues with the alignment. I had to get the alignment re-done. At the tyre shop the guy suggested me 30 PSI and since then the ride has become a lot more better and have never faced any issues with alignment yet...so personally i would suggest you to keep the air pressure to 30 PSI after the upgrade.
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@dar3dev|l: I am getting delivery of my i10 1.2 magna this sunday, can you please tell me the price of these alloys and trye?
Had received 5 Apollos as stock from which 4 were replaced with Michelins XM1+. I paid 3500 for the exchange.

Alloys costed me 14000 for set of 4.

Got all of the above done at the dealer itself
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Thanks dar3dev|l !!

Can you please post some more pics of the car, and needless to say the alloys look neat. I hope I can also get them in Delhi
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