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Old 3rd May 2006, 18:48   #1
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Hi, I am thinking about switching from stock 175/70/R13 (+ Bridgestones) to 14" alloys. Would 185/60/R14 Bridgestone Potenza (if available) + alloys be a better choice? I used the tyre calculator to arrive at the numbers. But I do not know if they are actually available.

What are the advantages/issue if I change to 185 from 175? Will the ride quality will suffer much? Will FE reduce?

If anyone tried already, on a Corsa, would you suggest staying on 175/70/R13 itself?

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Hi,

I have some tyres & Alloys for sale. They've been sparingly used by me.
Here's the thread:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/market...tml#post217035

Let me know if you're interested.

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Sreeku:

I own a Corsa 1.4. Last year I switched over to K-speed 13" alloys with stock tires. I initially had vibration problems at 100kmph + which were solved by installing custom-made centering rings (see post http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/151614-post1.html).

Last week I drove 700kms on a single day. I do this every year (I drive to Kerala). My feedback after driving 3 times (this stretch of 700kms) is this: High speed driving on the corsa is better on stock tires AND RIMS! Twice I drove with stock rims but this time on alloys. I could feel a profound difference this time even though all 3 times the tires were the same.

If you do insist on having alloy wheels installed, my recommendation is to only install alloy wheels that match the center bore *exactly* as the stock rim (which is 56.5mm I think). The only models that do this are the Opel OEM alloys or a couple of models in the Aura range that exactly match this center-bore specification (http://www.auraalloywheels.com).

The pleasure of driving a rock-solid Corsa fast on the open highway is compromised with any other option, whether it is with or without vibrations. This is my personal experience.

Hope this helps.

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Last week I drove 700kms on a single day. I do this every year (I drive to Kerala). My feedback after driving 3 times (this stretch of 700kms) is this: High speed driving on the corsa is better on stock tires AND RIMS! Twice I drove with stock rims but this time on alloys. I could feel a profound difference this time even though all 3 times the tires were the same.

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Thanks. I have seen your earlier post on vibrations. Thanks for it. Even I drive Bangalore-Trivandrum (~700km) once or twice an year and couple of times did it in a single day. Anyway, first few times the performance was very good. Recently I have been noticing vibrations above 120km - this did not go away after a wheel balancing. SInce I wanted to change to alloys for some time, I tended to justify to myself better ride as one of the reasons. But after reading many posts here, I realize stock tyres may be still the best option.

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