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Old 27th April 2017, 16:07   #31
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Iíve decided to upgrade my wheels from 18 to 20 inches even after some bit of research on ride quality impact and the stress Iíll be putting my back through! This is not a daily car and Iím more than willing to put looks before comfort for the few hours Iíll be driving it every week.

Iíve seen MOMOs at Sai Mag Wheels and have a design shortlisted. In fact, they would have been on the car by now if getting 255/30R20 tyres wasnít so difficult.

My call for help is on two subjects;
1. I was reading posts on alloy brands in our forum and at several times came across names like BBS, TSW, Enkei and Borbet referred as premium rims. Are these better than MOMOs in terms of product quality? In case they are then where can I find their dealers in Delhi?

For the lack of options at the moment, Iíve shortlisted MOMO Quantum EVO 20inch wheels. I would really appreciate your dig at its design? https://www.momo.com/en-gb/shop/quantum-evo/

2. And finally, to get rid of this itch Iíve had for a few days now, where can I find 255/30R20s tyres in Delhi. Iíve spoken with Pirelli and Michelin dealers. They donít have them in stock. One of Ďem blokes mentioned that these are of the same size as those which come fitted in Lamborgini Aventador. Would Lamborgini sell me these tyres if Iím not one of their current customers? Assuming they have them in stock.

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For the lack of options at the moment, Iíve shortlisted MOMO Quantum EVO 20inch wheels. I would really appreciate your dig at its design? https://www.momo.com/en-gb/shop/quantum-evo/
Deadly wheels - go for it.

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Ask for the help of Sai Mag Wheels. Since they are regular importers + you're getting the wheels from them, they should be able to source the tyres for you. You could also try importing them yourself, but it'll cost a pretty penny - related thread (My BMW, upgraded to Michelin Pilot Super Sports! Imported from TireRack.com, USA).
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Ask for the help of Sai Mag Wheels. Since they are regular importers + you're getting the wheels from them, they should be able to source the tyres for you. You could also try importing them yourself, but it'll cost a pretty penny - related thread (My BMW, upgraded to Michelin Pilot Super Sports! Imported from TireRack.com, USA).
Hi again GTO,

I just learned from a reliable source that importing wheels to India is impossible unless they are ISI marked or come from a factory which is pre-approved by ISI to ship tyres of approved size and make to India.

Is this really the case?

If it is then I'm stuck with 18 inches or paying 44k each for these new tyres :(

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I just learned from a reliable source that importing wheels to India is impossible unless they are ISI marked or come from a factory which is pre-approved by ISI to ship tyres of approved size and make to India.
Guess you mean ISI 'tyres' and not wheels? Some tyres are exempt from the ISI mark. Look up the thread I linked to and you'll see a document posted by a BHPian with the allowed sizes. The tyres running on my car have no ISI mark, yet they were sold officially as they're on the exemption list.
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I was doing a lot of research on Momo alloys. I found out that we are not getting Italy made Momo alloys. It is imported from Taiwan at price of around 3.5-5k per alloy with customs duty of around 28 percent. It is sold to customers at double price. I am not saying we are getting replicas. Sai Mag Wheels is the official dealer in India(checked in Momo Italy website)
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That's not really a problem. I have a lot of friends who import stuff from China on regular basis as manufacturers. According to them a company can get the best or the worst quality of a product based on the price they are willing to pay for it.

I have personally inspected around 4 brands in 20 inch rim size. Some of the local brands which cost nearly the same as MOMOs were of equally good quality. This assessment is based on rim weight, final finish, design, etc. So even if MOMOs are being manufactured in China, the company will ensure that we as customers get a bare minimum level of quality no matter what.

Iím laying this logic on the same fact that an iPhone and a Micromax are both made in China but their finishing and longevity arenít the same.

Hope this helps. Iíll post pictures of my new rims as soon as the tires arrive, which should be any day now. 😊

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Also, an update for those looking to import tires for themselves. Besides the list of tires exempted by DoIPP, all RFTs are approved for import for personal use.

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