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Old 10th August 2008, 10:39   #31
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One can go for 17 or 18 inch tyres on Innova but this vehicle is not meant for bigger Tyres the reason it is people mover rather than doing high speeds or show off

I understand with Stock tyres beyond 100km speed Innova is not stable like Sedan. But safety speed for SUV/MUV like Innova is 90 to 100kmph although we drive beyond 120kmph.

I have seen people upgrading tyres on Innova to 17 or 18 inches, I feel one should buy Sedans or SUV to such things rather than Innova.

Innova is to carry more than 5 people with lots of luggage.
Innova is for family comfortable drive.

Shankar: If hardly any people travelling in your Innova then you can definately upgrade your tyres to 17 or 18 inches but be prepared for less ride comfort and on bad roads you have to very very carefull especially with full load vehicle might scrap speedbrakers or up/down road surface. FE will go down by 1.

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Thanks Akshay and Ravi, but again some doubts. With a low profile tyre, would I loose ground clearance? How? Because what I loose in tyre profile, I gain in rim diameter right? So how would it scrape underbelly?

And why do you say I have to be careful going over pot holes? Because the ride becomes harsher (and hence running fast over pot holes would be a jarring experience) or is it because I will end up damaging the alloys/suspension etc?

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Thanks Akshay and Ravi, but again some doubts. With a low profile tyre, would I loose ground clearance? How? Because what I loose in tyre profile, I gain in rim diameter right? So how would it scrape underbelly?

And why do you say I have to be careful going over pot holes? Because the ride becomes harsher (and hence running fast over pot holes would be a jarring experience) or is it because I will end up damaging the alloys/suspension etc?

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you will not lose ground clearance but due to the lower profile you will have to be careful over bumps, etc. the suspension will wear out a little quicker again thanks to the lower profile. but as long as you drive carefull it wont be a problem at all
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Is the Innova supposed to be shod with 'C' (commercial) grade tyres? I remember Qualis came with this. If normal tyres are fitted where 'C' tyres are required, they would wear out very soon.

In any case, do keep in mind the load index for a vehicle like the innova.
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Is the Innova supposed to be shod with 'C' (commercial) grade tyres? I remember Qualis came with this. If normal tyres are fitted where 'C' tyres are required, they would wear out very soon.

In any case, do keep in mind the load index for a vehicle like the innova.
i dont think youd get commercial tyres in that size. and mine has been runnning on normal tyres for 38k. need to change em now.
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Bad idea to get low profile rubber on the Innova. When there's a load of 6 or more passengers, the alloys could do with all the cushioning they can get. And don't even get me started on the ride quality.
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What is the max width one get on the stock innova (the new one).
please suggest tyres that are comfort oriented. i have used mxv8s and i love the comfort and grip levels. Anything better than this ?
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MXV8s are phased out. You can get the Primacy LC which is supposed to replace the Primacy LC. The Yoko C drives are also known to be very very good on Innovas. You could also look at the AVS DB range from Yoko if you are upsizing.
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MXV8s are phased out. You can get the Primacy LC which is supposed to replace the Primacy LC. The Yoko C drives are also known to be very very good on Innovas. You could also look at the AVS DB range from Yoko if you are upsizing.
What is the max upsize that i can go for ?
Any idea what the primacy lc, yoko c drive cost?
Any options in bfg ?
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What is the max upsize that i can go for ?
Any idea what the primacy lc, yoko c drive cost?
Any options in bfg ?
theoretically you can go upto 20" haha but im not sure how youd like that. 17" is a more practical upsize. if sticking to 15" then 225/60 r15 is the biggest.

bfg has the gforce sport but its not really an all rounder, more of a sporty tyre.

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BFG Geforce sport is quite a noisy tyre. Also, it wont be as comfortable as your MXV8s. Not even in the same league.
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@akshay i meant upsize in 15 inches itself. I am looking for more comfort so no chance i am upsizing to 16 also. I like the way the new innova alloys look too.
So 225/60/r15 is my best bet ?

@nikhil are primacy LC as comfortable as the MXV8s ?
How expensive are the new michelins?
IIRC mxv8s were comfort tyres right ?
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Primacy LCs are also comfort tyres. Price is almost the same as what MXV8s were being sold at.
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In Bangalore, my colleague is buying an Innova V next week. He booked a couple of weeks ago. It comes with Bridgestone or MRF as stock.

How much more will it cost to change these to Michelin MXV8? I was thinking more along 5 - 10k for the set of 4.

Any thoughts? Any leads?

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Why dont you read some of the earlier posts?

MXV8 is no longer available. You have either the Primacy LC or the XM1+ for the Innova's stock size.
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