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Old 15th September 2006, 13:13   #1
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Guys,

I am buying a new viva crdi in the next few days and negotiating with dealer to give me alloy wheels as part of the deal to which they have agreed and i just need to pay a few thousands as difference

I would really like your suggestions on the brand and which inch size would really go with my new car ( red color)

a.) 14" or 15"? If 15" do i need to change the tyre profile as well? Any effect on the performance and handling of the car?

b.) Which brand is good one? I was thinking Aura ( as its kind of synonomous with alloys)

c.) Any indian website where i can check out the alloys look so that i can pre-decide which one to go for?

Please suggest

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Old 15th September 2006, 14:20   #2
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here is a viva with 205 / 45 r 16 tyre......no problem faced....

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Old 15th September 2006, 14:29   #3
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Ok I'm gonna answer this point wise for you:

1. Depends on what you want Comfort or Looks? 14" will look good & give you decent ride comfort but 15" will look better but give you a worse ride.

Ideal sizes for you would be:

14" - 185/60 R14 (standard fit on the Petrol Viva)
195/60 R14

15" - 195/50 R15
195/55 R15
205/50 R15

2. Aura is good since you get it with B&W but the designs are pretty sad. You can get some good Taiwan made alloys for similar price which look much better. Look around town with some good tyre shops & then decide on alloys. Better still get a fellow t-bhpian to help you out with this.

3. No Indian website have this feature but you can try tirerack.com, they ahve a huge selection though all may not be available here.
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If you intend to drive on bad roads, 15" will give you grief.
195/60R14 are a good bet.
For 15" you will have to go for lower profile tyres which means damaged alloys at bumps, unless you make sure you never go over a pothole at hight speed etc.,
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No Indian website have this feature but you can try tirerack.com, they ahve a huge selection though all may not be available here.
Try this link:-

http://www.neowheels.com/

However, you will find the imported ones are far superior in designs and finish.
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Try this link:-

http://www.neowheels.com/

However, you will find the imported ones are far superior in designs and finish.
Thanks Rover.

However, the problem is viva crdi has smaller tyre size than petrol ones ( 175/70R13) which i am assuming are 13 inch. Correct me if i am wrong.

Without changing the tyres ( though i know it comes with pathetic bridestones), can i fit 14inch alloys to this car?
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