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Old 25th December 2006, 18:57   #76
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thank you for the information kpzen,how about 195/55 r15,would this improve my ride?now that i have already purchased a set of 15" wheels will have 2 stick on with that.
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here is the math..

195/55 -> 55% of 195 mm = 107.25mm
205/20 -> 50% of 205 mm = 102.5mm

This is the approx height of the air column between the rims and the road, As you can see there is a bit more air column height for 195/55R15's (5mm.. ) which should give you a tiny bit more comfort ...
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Old 25th December 2006, 19:04   #77
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hi all, please let me know if i can use,205/55 r15 on a baleno, right now its on 205/50 r 15 which doesnt have much of a problem but would like 2 improve ride.will the tyre wall scrape on the inside of fenders if i use 205/55 r15?[with full load]
Increasing the profile by 5% shouldnt make much of a difference in my opinion. As i get it, only a very little factor of the extra size(5% of 205mm) would project to the sides, the rest should go into the total wheel dia. And unless the bulge is more on the sides it wont hit the fenders. In my opinion 205/55 should go in smoothly.
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Finally, my Baleno got alloys (after 2 months of looking around).
Went yesterday and bought it from B.M.Lal, White's road.


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I've told u earlier also go for 5.5j instead of 5j as it gives u an option of upgrading tyres in future....n with 165/80 tyres it wont affect the ride quality at all...
You won, man. I opted for 5.5J. Actually, I had no other option as only Aura came with 5J and those too were not available with him.
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Hi supreme baleno,nice rim design i loved it good choice...what if you had these on it......


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My Baleno After New Tyres. Thanks all the BHPn's for their support

Let me know your views on the alloys They are Luff 7JJX15.0 and Tyres Eagle F1 GSD3's 195/55 R15.
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what do you have to say about this bro..liked your mags neat and clean.


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Ramie - I have a few words that come to mind with those sidewalls, "Dental Fillings"!!!! Seriously man the ride on this will kill you on our roads!
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never used these kinds of big rims ever..i guess using such wheels wont last for 2days also and u will have all your joint pains by jerks.:P
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Ramie - I have a few words that come to mind with those sidewalls, "Dental Fillings"!!!! Seriously man the ride on this will kill you on our roads!
Hehe.. totally agree dude. talking about feeling ants on the road, with these you might even feel ant ****...
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ive seen a beige baleno at andheri having very thin profile tyres i guess they were 16s and he was riding it very carefully specially on the pot holes.. i want to feel that ant**** man atleast i'll have these ...lolz
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Thanks, I spent abt 2months researching on alloys , Finally Got 15" and 195/55 R15 GSD3, My Tire pressure is always 30PSI I check it weekly once. No problem with the ride quality, It's not really that bad either, drove my cousins Baleno VXI not much different though. Good thing is that GSD3ís NCT5ís all come with rim protection lip on the tires. Believe me I've done 1700 KMS after installing new rims no problem till date, Touch wood
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I spent abt 2months researching on alloys .. Finally Got 15" and 195/55 R15 GSD3
Did you consider/research any other tyres ? If so, can you share what made you go for the Bridgestones ?
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shuvc GSD3 is not bridgestone. they are good year eagle F1 gsd3.
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shuvc GSD3 is not bridgestone. they are good year eagle F1 gsd3.
oops .. slipped up. Thanks.

I actually meant to say "can you share what made you go for the Goodyears".
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Here you go,

This was taken from 101tires, I just looked at the no of miles logged and no of people voted for a particular tire. The image contains Specs for top 3 Tires in the world, My Choice was GoodYear cause I've been using these tyres from last 12Yrs on different cars quite happy with the warranty and other customer support of GoodYear tire dealer whom I know from last 10Yrs or so. Let me know your views also. More over GSD3's are W rated tires and comes with 5Yrs warranty . I had thought of buying even the Michelin's but the dealer himself told me that they are very good tires but don't expect too much of miles on the tires on Indian Roads. IMHO Performance tires are expected to last not more than 35K kms .
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Hey Mr Dilip

here is the math..

195/55 -> 55% of 195 mm = 107.25mm
205/20 -> 50% of 205 mm = 102.5mm

This is the approx height of the air column between the rims and the road, As you can see there is a bit more air column height for 195/55R15's (5mm.. ) which should give you a tiny bit more comfort ...
Unfortunately life is not as simple...column height is one thing...another thing to consider is....a wider tyre picks up more irregularities from the road...and this is another ride quality killer......so net net..the effect is much more than just the sidewall height difference..not to mention the loss of pickup in the car owing to wider tyres
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