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Old 16th June 2006, 14:24   #1
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Hey Guys,
Here is he pic of my current wheelies..



Now I am intrested in switching to low profile rubber (f1 design)
I have no idea about the size, few doubts
1) Do I need to change my alloys as well?
2) Will this affect my driving comfort?
3) how much that would cost?

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Old 16th June 2006, 15:11   #2
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What rim size is this, 16 or 17??

205/40 or 215/35 (lower) on 17inch rims would be low enough profile for delhi roads.... if you want to go lower you can get 215/35/R18 tires but you will need to upgrade to 18 inch wheels as well.

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Thnx arush,
please put some light on drive comfortability, thats my concern!

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Those look like 15" wheels (or really small (!!) 16"ers). A move to 17"s would definatly improve the looks, but your ride is bound to suffer. But then, Delhi roads are pretty good, so why not!
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ehem, a chrome alloy would look better for your car
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Old 16th June 2006, 17:02   #6
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In that case 205/40/R17 would suit your ride best, its low but comofortable enough for delhi roads. Ofcourse not as comfy as your present ones. Go for chrome and yes go for some design which is not so common as the ones you have currently!
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hey arush finally I saw my wheelies and shocked to know
3 wheels have 185/70R 14 and one of the wheel in rear has 195/60R14
now wts next? does this means my rims are 14"
wt do u suggest shall I change the alloys also??
as you recommended 205/40/R17 can they be fitted on my current alloys?
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hey arush finally I saw my wheelies and shocked to know
3 wheels have 185/70R 14 and one of the wheel in rear has 195/60R14
now wts next? does this means my rims are 14"
wt do u suggest shall I change the alloys also??
as you recommended 205/40/R17 can they be fitted on my current alloys?
Hey Ajay if your tyres have the 185/70 R14 & 195/60 R14 written on them then yes your wheels are 14".

In order for you to mount 205/40 R17 you would need 17" rims. The number after the R denotes the rim size in inches for example R17 means that the tyre needs a 17" rim. So yes you would need a new set of 17" Alloy Wheels.

And its not correct for you to run 185/70 on 3 rims & 195/60 on 1 rim so please check your spare tyre if its 185/70 then replace it with the 1 195/60 or of it's a 195/60 then replace the one 185/70 in the rear with it.
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iraghava has pointed you in the right direction. You will need to purchase a set of 17inch wheels and tires to fit in your car... 14s damn they look so much bigger in the pic, you fooled me! With 17s your like will definitely look super hot.
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installing 17" will they not also affect the radius of taking turn?
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I doubt that would be a problem Ajay but you will have to check that with the steering on full lock either side the tyre does not touch the arch and there should be enough suspension clearance that on mild bumps the tyres should not foul with the arches.
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195/60/R14 to 205/40/R17 is a difference of +1.1% which is well within tolerance limits (you wont find a more accurate fit). Why i do not recommend anything wider than 205 on your car is for the possibility of scraping on the inside and yes this will retain the original turning radius as well.
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do low profiles do anything except look good? as in do they help performance? i know low profiles really ruin your ride nd all but they can really change the look of a car
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do low profiles do anything except look good? as in do they help performance? i know low profiles really ruin your ride nd all but they can really change the look of a car
Low profile tires are not low just to make the car look cool they are also called High performance tires, the low aspect ratio of the tires [sidewall] reduced something called sidewall flex during cornering, they do compromise on ride comfort but then again when you're into performance the feel of the road is very important!!!!
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Iam looking at upsizing my Lancer's wheels to 16" wih low profile tires. Since this thread is discussing the same topic, i dint want to start a new thread, hope its ok.

Guys tell me if I can upsize the tire size to 16" with low profile rubber without having to modify the suspension the Lancer.
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