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Old 30th September 2006, 16:07   #16
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can i put 185/70/R14s bridgstone potenza G lll in baleno. wanted it for better ground clearance. will this size foul with wheel well?
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195/55/r15 is also good...
if 14'' then go with 185/60/r14.... they come with the vxi model so warranty wont be void
Its 185/65-14 that comes with VXi ...
or u can get 195/60-14....


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can i put 185/70/R14s bridgstone potenza G lll in baleno. wanted it for better ground clearance. will this size foul with wheel well?
U can put 185/70-13 GIIIs...

185/70-14 is a very tall tyre for Baleno n also wrong upsize
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these are the tyre sizes i found for standard baleno tyre, may be will go with 175/70/R14
Tyre code Diameter Circumference Difference
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195/65 R13 584 mm 1835 mm -1.77 %
205/65 R13 597 mm 1876 mm 0.42 %
185/70 R13 589 mm 1850 mm -0.84 %
195/70 R13 603 mm 1894 mm 1.51 %
175/75 R13 593 mm 1863 mm -0.25 %
185/75 R13 608 mm 1910 mm 2.27 %
165/80 R13 594 mm 1866 mm 0 %
205/55 R14 581 mm 1825 mm -2.2 %
195/60 R14 590 mm 1854 mm -0.77 %
205/60 R14 602 mm 1891 mm 1.25 %
175/65 R14 583 mm 1832 mm -1.87 %
185/65 R14 596 mm 1872 mm 0.32 %
165/70 R14 587 mm 1844 mm -1.28 %
175/70 R14 601 mm 1888 mm 1.08 %
165/75 R14 603 mm 1894 mm 1.5 %
205/50 R15 586 mm 1841 mm -1.38 %
185/55 R15 585 mm 1838 mm -1.63 %
195/55 R15 596 mm 1872 mm 0.22 %
205/55 R15 607 mm 1907 mm 2.07 %
175/60 R15 591 mm 1857 mm -0.54 %
185/60 R15 603 mm 1894 mm 1.48 %
165/65 R15 596 mm 1872 mm 0.22 %
175/65 R15 609 mm 1913 mm 2.41 %
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I suggest you go with 185/65R14...best compromise in terms of ride and handling
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@bikirao, did you already get the alloys/tyres fixed ? Lets know the deal you got. I had a similar query - did not want to start a new thread as there were many similar ones. Hope you do not mind me taking over this thread.

After a lot of thinking, I am planning my 1st Baleno mod - dumping the steel rims and moving to 13" alloys (purely for aesthetics). I do not plan to change the tyres - am happy with them and also do not want the various issues resulting from upgrading tyres.

Last Saturday I visited the B.M.Lal showroom on White's road to check out the various designs available and get quotes. They had 3 makes - Aura, HR and SST.

I have the following queries for the experts here.

1. I am leaning towards Aura as they are Indian and procuring a spare later would be easier. Only minus I see is that the Aura range is not as wide as the foreign ones. What problems do you guys see due to opting for foreign makes ?

2. Is B.M.Lal a good option or should I try other retailers ? Any pointers ?

3. In the Aura brochure, they have 8 designs in 13" rims. In these, I see 3 different sizes, namely, 13" x 4.5", 13" x 5" and 13" x 5.5". What do the numbers 4.5, 5 and 5.5 signify ? Which is the correct one for me ? Since my rim has a marking 5J X13, I am assuming that the size 13" x 5" would be the correct replacement. What are the problems if I use size 4.5 or 5.5 ?

4. The price starts at 14800 for a set of 5 Aura wheels. He is OK with me taking only 4 rims also. I am planning to keep the stock steel wheel for the spare tyre. Logic being that incase of a puncture, I would be fixing it ASAP and putting the spare back in the trunk. I hope 4-wheel rotation is OK as good and effective as 5-wheel rotation ?

5. He is paying 300/- for each steel rim. Is that an OK price ? The price for a new one at MASS is 655/-.
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3. In the Aura brochure, they have 8 designs in 13" rims. In these, I see 3 different sizes, namely, 13" x 4.5", 13" x 5" and 13" x 5.5". What do the numbers 4.5, 5 and 5.5 signify ? Which is the correct one for me ? Since my rim has a marking 5J X13, I am assuming that the size 13" x 5" would be the correct replacement. What are the problems if I use size 4.5 or 5.5 ?
This site might have some answers
http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html

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4. The price starts at 14800 for a set of 5 Aura wheels. He is OK with me taking only 4 rims also. I am planning to keep the stock steel wheel for the spare tyre. Logic being that incase of a puncture, I would be fixing it ASAP and putting the spare back in the trunk.

5. He is paying 300/- for each steel rim. Is that an OK price ? The price for a new one at MASS is 655/-.
That means approx 3K per wheel. Could be slightly overpriced. You would do well to cross check at some more shops. The price for the steel wheels (that too used) is pretty good. I shop I had spoken to last year had quoted around 100 !

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I hope 4-wheel rotation is OK as good and effective as 5-wheel rotation ?
Well, the spare will lose out on the rotation. Maybe you could switch the spare 'tyre' once in a while, to ensure that it too is used.
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Go for 13x5.5J alloys as it gives u an option of having upsized tyres in future like 185/70-13.....
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kpzen, but will it create problems with my current tyres ?
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Guys: Can some one suggest me where i can get a set (5) of 14 inch steel rims which would fit the baleno without any modification. I guess maruti does not make 14 inch steel rims, or do they??

I would prefer an easily available option like a Honda city's or some other cars which are sold in india.
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Go to Jc Road or Pm v1p3r...hell get you steel rims..............
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Guys: Can some one suggest me where i can get a set (5) of 14 inch steel rims which would fit the baleno without any modification. I guess maruti does not make 14 inch steel rims, or do they??

I would prefer an easily available option like a Honda city's or some other cars which are sold in india.
Get the Swift Lxi or Vxi steel rims .......

Vxi rims will be black, buy them if u have plans of getting wheel caps too...

Also these rims are 14x5J so dont go beyond 185 rubber...

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kpzen, but will it create problems with my current tyres ?
No it wont ..5 or 5.5J rims will do for 165 rubber
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binz/kpzen: Thanks for the suggestion, thought about the swift rims, heard they are pretty soft & narrow for the baleno upsize tyre.

Sure will go to JC road, but which rims do i ask for an upsize tyre may be 185/14 ??
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heres what my baleno rides on...195/60 r14 bridgestone potenza gIII on hr alloys...more pics in garage...

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wow, looks neat, man.
BTW, which place is that ? Thrishur ?
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Nope not trichur,but on the way to Vaikom from Alleppy.....Its after thanneermukkom Bund,Its a tourist spot...but forgot the name...shall tell u after some clarifications
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