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Old 22nd February 2010, 17:00   #286
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Hi BHPans, I have a question. I am planning on upgrading to 195/60/R15 Yokohama Tyres. Will it fit a Baleno. Why are people always reluctant on upgrading to 15inch Rims? I am not sure. Please help. Thank you all.
Like shuvc mentioned the correct upsize is 195/55/R15 or 205/50/R15. Dont go for the 205 size since its an overkill. Rear wheel arch scrapping issue persist under full load and has been reported on the forum by a few members.

BTW who has been reluctant on upgrading to 15 inchers , I am an ex-baleno owner .
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@shuvc; Thank you so much for replying. What did you think is an ideal upgrade for a Baleno
I have 195/60/14 and find it pretty good. But then, I never considered 15"ers seriously since my car came with OE 14" alloys and a) I quite liked them b) couldn't justify the increase in expenditure (alloys and tyres) of upsizing to 15s.
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Old 23rd February 2010, 06:28   #288
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BTW who has been reluctant on upgrading to 15 inchers , I am an ex-baleno owner .
Thank you so much for the suggestion.

I have seen some people from Bangalore (not from TBHP) going all crazy when you mention 15" alloys. I was not aware of the wheels scrapping issues. Now that I have come to think of it, I think 14" upgrade would be ideal. Thank you so much once again
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Old 23rd February 2010, 13:32   #289
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Now that I have come to think of it, I think 14" upgrade would be ideal. Thank you so much once again
Since you have decided to stick to the 14 inchers , the correct up-sizes are

175/65-14
175/70-14
185/65-14
195/60-14
205/55-14
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My pick is 195/60 R14. Advan Neovas in that size!
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whats the diff in price for the advan neovas in 195/60R14 and 205/50R15
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5400 for 195/60 R14 and 7600/- for 205/50 R15.

And 195 section Advan Neovas are more than enough for any car which has less than 150 bhp!
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5400 for 195/60 R14 and 7600/- for 205/50 R15.

And 195 section Advan Neovas are more than enough for any car which has less than 150 bhp!
thanks nikhil. im currently using 195/60R14 and was thinking of upgrading to 15 inch rims so just thought id ask.
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Thumbs down Michelin XM1+

My XM1+ has run around 8000kms on my baleno, overall I am quite dissapointed with its comfort, gripping capabilities over undulated roads.

Seems like its thicker sidewall to enable longer life has made my ride so bumpy in the city & car does not feel planted at speeds over 80km/hr . This was not quite evident when I brought the tyres but over the months of highway and city driving its characteristics has totally changed. The tyre gets heated up so easily on the highway & when I get into the city after a long drive I can feel the bumpiness in the ride. Between I have filling nitrogen from a reputed source on all the 4 tyres even since I purchased the tyres. I do wheel alignment & balancing every 4k kms..

I have been running with 30 psi initially, but due to the hard ride & bad grip i have moved to 28psi.

I would like to have expert opinion on an upgrade, I am more inclined towards 205/60/r-14..

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I would like to have expert opinion on an upgrade, I am more inclined towards 205/60/r-14..
Thats the wrong upsize for the baleno, with the 16 I think its 195/50/16. Mind you the ride is gonna be hard. If you are already running 15 inchers I would say put your money on the S-drives and pick up 195/55/R15.
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Thats the wrong upsize for the baleno, with the 16 I think its 195/50/16. Mind you the ride is gonna be hard. If you are already running 15 inchers I would say put your money on the S-drives and pick up 195/55/R15.
thanks for response RJ, I got the size wrong, It is 205/55r-14. I am more inclined towards 205 not only for the grip but also the macho looks

Is yokos available in that size? I am also aware of the scrapping issue with 205 size but is there a work around? 95% of the time I drive alone..

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thanks for response RJ, I got the size wrong, It is 205/55r-14. I am more inclined towards 205 not only for the grip but also the macho looks

Is yokos available in that size? I am also aware of the scrapping issue with 205 size but is there a work around? 95% of the time I drive alone..
Mate, I really haven't seen a single baleno shod with 205/55/R14. Yours might be the 1st one that I have known off. Why do you wanna go so wide ? I mean it will make your car slow.
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Mate, I really haven't seen a single baleno shod with 205/55/R14. Yours might be the 1st one that I have known off. Why do you wanna go so wide ? I mean it will make your car slow.
I feel wider tyre would provide:
Primarily good grip, car feels planted at speeds above 80-100km/hr
Better braking capability, baleno has weak brakes (can be wrong here)

Also softer compound tyres for daily drive & occasional spirited ones.Since we have 205 as option, thought I will derive the best out of my car.

Also some wider tyres would add some muscle to the fat lady.

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@ Mr.Bean, wider tires of this scale can seriously affect the braking dynamics of your car and make the handling a lot stiffer.

I would suggest against this upgrade mate!
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Mr_Bean, 'upgrading' to 205/55 would give you 'lower' profile tyres which are not suited for bumpy roads! Even 185/65 would provide you ample grip to 'feel' confident at 120-130kmph speeds.

If you are not driving on smooth highways most of the time, 205/55 is overkill, in my opinion.
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