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Old 25th January 2017, 12:46   #16
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Default Re: Official! Toyota Innova Crysta ZX dumps 17" wheels for 16"

I am honestly very surprised by some of the comments here.

Will the reaction be the same if a Fiat, Tata or Mahindra downsizes the wheel and the price of the vehicle remains unchanged?

The Crysta is already priced ridiculously high. Well, let them fleece Indian customers more, as long as we don't mind...
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Now, the Hexa comes with 19" rims . Crazy, stupid decision. Owners are forced to make compromises:

- Firmer ride
- Tyres & wheels are more prone to damage
- Expensive tyre replacement costs every 30,000 - 40,000 km
- Higher unsprung weight (metal weighs more than rubber)
- Tendency to tramline

Other than looks, there is no other advantage. But as is obvious, the cons far outweigh the pros.
Wouldn't the impact on ride quality depend on how the manufacturers have tuned the suspension. Most reviews including Team BHPs (Tata Hexa : Official Review) rate the Hexa handling very highly. I think Toyota may have optimised the suspension for 16 inchers and then used 17 inchers. It is infact surprising that a 1 inch upsize which is very commonly done should degrade the ride so much.

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Big rims & short tyre profiles..
They don't have to be mutually exclusive, do they? How about keeping big rims with larger profile tyres? Problem is the lower profile tyre, not the big rim per se. Won't that be better overall in all cases? Ride comfort, superior tyre, and big rims for the looks?
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Bigger diameter wheel tyre combination can provide good ride quality as long as the tyre profile isn't too low for comfort. Manufacturers tune the suspension keeping the tyre aspect ratio in mind. Ideally i would have preferred a 215/60r17 which is within the 3% diameter allowance as compared to 205/65/r16. This combination would have provided the best compromise between ride and handling not to mention much better proportions with wheels filling up the fenders much better.
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I see a tyre bulge in my crysta 2.8 ZX. Its a 17inch stock rims. I have heard owners saying service center will change it to 16inch rims with a big sidewall profile tyres.

My question is if i opt for an after market 17inch rims with a big side wall profile than the stock ones will i face the same issue ??

Need some advice on this issue ASAP.
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Hi.
I see a tyre bulge in my crysta 2.8 ZX. Its a 17inch stock rims. I have heard owners saying service center will change it to 16inch rims with a big sidewall profile tyres.

My question is if i opt for an after market 17inch rims with a big side wall profile than the stock ones will i face the same issue ??

Need some advice on this issue ASAP.
The overall diameter of the wheel (rolling diameter) should not change. So when you go for larger rims, the sidewall needs to be thinner. If you don't keep the same overall diameter, you will have issues related to speedo meter error, rubbing the wheel well or suspension parts while steering and even speed vs gear change relationship changes in case of ATs. More importantly any suspension related warranty claims may get denied. Overall never a good idea.

2% change is typically allowed.

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The overall diameter of the wheel (rolling diameter) should not change. So when you go for larger rims, the sidewall needs to be thinner. If you don't keep the same overall diameter, you will have issues related to speedo meter error, rubbing the wheel well or suspension parts while steering. More importantly any suspension related warranty claims may get denied.

2% change is typically allowed.
So is it not advisable to go for a 17inch rims with a little bigger sided wall ?
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My question is if i opt for an after market 17inch rims with a big side wall profile than the stock ones will i face the same issue ??
If the problem is on your tyre and you want to keep 17-inch rims why do you need to buy after market rims? Just buy higher profile tyres and use on OE Rims, you may notice small speedo error but that should be marginal. Best will be to check with local tyre shop for an advice considering availability/prices. You can also use a different brand than OE in the same size and try your luck, I have seen some tyres performing better than others even if sizes are same. Again, find a large tyre shop in your vicinity and go by his suggestion but no need to buy local 17inch rims, if nothing works out check with Toyota for replacement, maybe they will cover you under replacement without a charge.

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Thanks to a Team-BHP fan (who prefers to remain anonymous) for sharing this info!

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With the change in Innova's tyre size to 16", there are thousands of 17" 215/55-17 Bridgestone tyres being sold at throwaway prices.

Dealers are being offered this tyre at Rs. 7500 all inclusive. So, a fair margin would be 10-15%. But many unscrupulous dealers are still quoting 12-13k per tyre and minting money.
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The tyres are brand new. Being offered to dealers by Bridgestone, but unofficially.

So, some dealers (maybe 5-7 in the whole country) have each negotiated with Bridgestone directly for a large quantity of tyres. Maybe 5000 or 10000 tyres of this size. Bridgestone have offered it to them at a loss (because otherwise, they would never be able to clear this stock as the Innova is now 16").

These dealers have taken a risk & purchased it, and are now offering it to other smaller dealers at very good prices (Around 7500 as mentioned).

And everyone is trying to maximise their profitability!

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