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Old 11th June 2006, 13:08   #1
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Since i'm getting the car within a 3weeks, will have to go shopping for ICE n wheels...

Stock size is 185/60 R14 Goodyears..And i'm thinkin abt 15"ers or 16"ers.

You guys think 16" will be OK with the car? I know i might have to get 205/45 R16 low profile tyres, but will the suspension hold up???

Also suggest the tyres....i've got ES-100 and SP9000 in mind
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hey buddy
...got one of my friend`s aveo runnin on 15 inchers nd 205`s low profiles.....nd trust me...they looked just like the stock rim size........so he`s goin for 16" pretty soon.....nd dont think the suspensions wil have any issues wit 16"..but do wait for the expert`s opnion on this.....
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would Aveo take 16inchers? What abt the ride?
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I might get the tyres from Millivision(Bangalore) thanks to KB100.

I called the guy and he said he has Yokohama C.Drive tyres in 205/45 R16 size. Also quoted Rs.4.7k a piece.

So any review about it would be really helpful. And read it has a soft sidewall, so is it better to get a tyre with a soft sidewall or a harder one for our broken roads. And does it make a difference?

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And can someone also tell me the kinda alloys i should be looking at. The PCD for the Aveo is 100.

Stock tyres are 185/60 R14.
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I would suggest sticking to 55 profile tyres and max of 50 profile. That leaves you with two options : 195/55 r15 or 205/50 r15 or r16. Going lower than 50 will give you a harsh ride and you may end up damaging your wheels if you are not careful depending on the roads you drive.

I would stick to 195/55r15, will look good, give very good grip and will not compromise on performance. 205 will look swell but thats too much rubber on the road.
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Oh I forgot to add that both of those tyres are good, nice choice. The ES-100's look better though. No experience or reviews about the C drive's.

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For 185/60/R14, 195/50/R15 would be correct.
Don't go for 16"ers or 205s.
4.7k per tyre isn't VFM when u can get the same size ES100s for 2.9k.
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For 185/60/R14, 195/50/R15 would be correct.
Don't go for 16"ers or 205s.
4.7k per tyre isn't VFM when u can get the same size ES100s for 2.9k.
Think he wants teh 16inch! What of he gets it? Bumpy ride? mileage? And trouble for suspension?
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Think he wants teh 16inch! What of he gets it? Bumpy ride? mileage? And trouble for suspension?
Bumpy ride, yes.
Less safe for the alloys with a 45 profile tyres on roads like ours.
Mileage,
Trouble for suspension, don't think so if the offset is correct.

Go for the 16" dude, try to find out if the tyres will scrape the fender while taking full lock turns and whether the tyres would rub the body when the car's fully loaded.
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Don't go for 16"s because:

1. They will void your warranty. Max GM allows is 15".

2. 16" will mean you'll have to put low profile tyres, which in turn will have an impact on your suspension, and if anything breaks, well you're not under warranty so you pay through your nose.

I went through the same thing while chosing wheels for my Optra. Eventually I went for 205/55R15s, and now I'm damn glad because the car's gone in for suspension work and it's all covered under the warranty.

I think you've already had one bad experience with your Skoda, so don't push your luck. GM cars are great under warranty, otherwise they can really burn your pocket.

For Aveo I think either 195/55 or 195/50r15 should be the best combination of looks, performance and practicality. I find that 205/55 mildly scrapes the inside of my car when I take sharp turns, so I don't know if it is recommended for Aveo.

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Hmm... i dint know that the warranty gets void if one exceeds specific wheel sizes.

Karthik, go for 15", the roads aint that great, don't lose your suspension warranty.
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Best size for 16"ers is 205/45 according to Autopsyche and KPZen. And now after reading ur posts, really started thinking if it'll scrape the body.

And the GM guys dn't tell me anyting that i'll lose my warranty if i get 16"ers. Anyway since everyone here say 15", i guess i'll do some rethinking on that as well.

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Have 14" Chevrolet Aveo alloys and Tyres(GD 185/60 R14) for sale as well, anyone need them PM me. They have never been used (Actually i dnt even get my car )
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The 15" rim is a good choice considering warranty issues etc......

I would say 195/50-15 is the best upsize....
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Karthik, call up your dealer and ask what is the maximum size rims you can fit. Out here I was specifically told 15" by Fort Point, and they refused to budge even an inch (since I wanted 16s).

I don't know if this varies from dealer to dealer, but confirm with them before you make your choice.
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