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Old 13th November 2007, 08:55   #1
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Default Hyundai i10 - upsize and alloys

Hi all,

Am planning to buy an i10 magna (sold my Santro last month), and wanted advice on the footwear change, as well as alloys.

Tyres
My main requirements are: better grip, more smoother ride
Am OK with: marginal drop in FE
Am not OK with: bad FE, harsh ride
Absolutely no-no: any problems in the suspension

The i10 comes shod with 155/80R13 tyres. If I stick to 13" rims, then the possible upsizes are 165/75R13, 175/70R13 and 185/65R13 (from the spreadsheet on correct upsizes). If I go in for Michelin, then only XM1 is available in this size, only for size 175/70R13. Are these the correct upsizes, and is there a better tyre than the XM1?

The other possibility is to go in for R14 rims. Then the possible upsizes are 175/65R14, 185/60R14 and 195/60R14 (from the spreadsheet on correct upsizes). All 3 options are available in Michelin Energy XM1.

-> Should I stick to 13", or go for 14"? The autocar review of the i10 mentions it had 14" rims when tested, so guess that shouldn't be a problem.
-> If I go in for 14", then feel that 195/60R14 would be too big for the li'l i10!
-> Finally am not sure about sizes available in Yokohama.

Alloys
Not sure about these. My main requirement is quality, looks come second. The Apollo Acelere wheelz have been mentioned a few times in the threads. But rim width could be a problem, as range seems limited. Have searched through the threads, and come up with the following:

Options
1) Go in for Michelin XM1 175/70R13, with recommended rim width of 5.5, and maybe the Acelere TorqueS016 alloys (13x5.5)
2) Go in for Michelin Energy XM1 185/60R14, with recommended rim width of 5.5, and maybe the Acelere SlayS031 alloys (14x5.5)
3) Am open to any other brand/size

Am confused :-), so need help from the gurus. Hope the post is not too long.

PS: Is this the first i10 post in the tyre and wheel section?
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Just get 175/70-13 Michelin XM1 or Yokohama A300.
Don't go for 14" or 185 tyres.
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185/65 is a good upsize for your car. All leading brands make good tires, and same for michelin, XM1 is a good tires.
Even the Acelere is a good tire, I am currently using 185/65R13 on my indica.
As for alloys, search this forum, there are lots of discussions for 5.5J alloys in 13" size. Unlucky or not, 13" seems to be a favorite number among hatchback manufacturers
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carZest,

Please do post about your final decision and the place of purchase etc. Any hyundai dealer in bangalore offering you any deal on upsize? I am sure quite a number of customers will be asking for it!!

Quite surprising that Hyundai is not giving a good footwear even for the top version of i10.

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Thanks for the responses!

@kpzen: thanks! any particular reason to avoid 14" ?
@tsk: 185/65 is not available in the XM1 range.
@HKP: sure! will wait for some more time, and then go again to the dealer :-)
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@kpzen: thanks! any particular reason to avoid 14" ?
14" will be just too much for the i10 with 1.1L engine(assuming u would need 185 tyres for 14" wheels) and also the ride quality would go down which won't satisfy your requirements mentioned below.

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My main requirements are: better grip, more smoother ride

Am not OK with: bad FE, harsh ride
Absolutely no-no: any problems in the suspension
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I agree with Prajesh sir,

Stick to what Prajesh says, don't go for 14" or 185 width.


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but can the i10's wheel wells accomodate 14" tires,say 185/60R14.
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hellspawn, 185/60 is available in both 13" and 14" (Example) however to be sure best to look at international sites and see which tires + wheel combinations are offered in other markets for the Kia car, although I suspect carZest has already decided.
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hellspawn, 185/60 is available in both 13" and 14" (Example) however to be sure best to look at international sites and see which tires + wheel combinations are offered in other markets for the Kia car, although I suspect carZest has already decided.
i wanted to know for a friend who is interested in this upsize,not for carzest
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Default thanks - decided to go for 175/70 michelins

took delivery of my car friday. It's an i10 Magna dark gray color.

thanks a ton for the advice on the tyres. decided to swap the stock 155/80R13's MRFs for 175/70R13 michelin XM1s. The grip and braking has improved greatly. Steering though feels hard as I guess everything is still new - am sure it will lighten up a little.
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Congrats for the car and good set of tyres.
How much did u pay for XM1s??
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Just tyres or alloys too, where and how much details please.
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Congrats for the car and good set of tyres.
How much did u pay for XM1s??
I paid 2700 per tyre. Since the stock was MRF, the dealer was OK to give only 1500 per tyre. He said only the esteem and the getz would take 155/80. Moreover the stock tyres were tubeless.

Hope this was an OK deal!
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Congrats for the car and good set of tyres.
How much did u pay for XM1s??
kp, could you give all the possible upsizes for the i10?
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