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Old 30th September 2008, 18:52   #31
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If I install 185/55-15,195/50-15 either of these onto my esteem;what rim size should i be looking for?and which one of these are easily available in the market?
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Old 30th September 2008, 22:41   #32
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15 x 6J would be fine for 195/50-15 and 5.5J for 185/55-15. But, I doubt if u would get 5.5J rims in 15".

195/50-15 tires would be easily available and u would have many tire options..
In 185/55 i think only MAXXIS is available. Nitrous is the official importer.
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Anthony - What rim size are you looking at?? 15" would be a very, very tight fit on the Esteem IMO.
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Old 1st October 2008, 02:25   #34
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Anthony - What rim size are you looking at?? 15" would be a very, very tight fit on the Esteem IMO.

Hey Ishan - I was actually thinking on the 15' just for a change as i have the same with a 14"sometime back.What do you think will be the negative side for the car?
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Old 7th October 2008, 10:35   #35
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well well interesting question, i too need some input..
i currently have 185/60/R13 eagle venturas on my limited esteem since 4 years.
planning to upgrade to a bigger rim so was thinking 185/60/R14 will provide the same ride as my current tyres but will provide no performance advantage (due to same profile of tyres and bigger rim)

So the question is 185/55/R14 or 195/50/R15? I know the 15inch setup will kill the suspension so am leaning towards the 185/55/R14.

how bad is the ride going to suffer as compared to 185/60/R13.
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Old 7th October 2008, 13:48   #36
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JRD...185/60R13 is not the right size for esteem.185/55R14 is recommended but i dont think its available in reputed brands.For best handling & comfort , go for 195/60R14.
Best options-Bridgestone ER60 or Michelin XM1.will cost Rs.4000/tyre approx.
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well well interesting question, i too need some input..
i currently have 185/60/R13 eagle venturas on my limited esteem since 4 years.
planning to upgrade to a bigger rim so was thinking 185/60/R14 will provide the same ride as my current tyres but will provide no performance advantage (due to same profile of tyres and bigger rim)

So the question is 185/55/R14 or 195/50/R15? I know the 15inch setup will kill the suspension so am leaning towards the 185/55/R14.

how bad is the ride going to suffer as compared to 185/60/R13.
anyone?
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Old 8th October 2008, 07:53   #37
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thanks lancer123. i've been using 185/60r13 for 4 years now. 2nd set now. they seem to work exceptionally well.
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In 185/55 i think only MAXXIS is available. Nitrous is the official importer.
I'd be running 15s in my esteem if I could source a set of 185/55/R15.
Else its going to be 185/60/R14 with a design that looks "15".
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Most 14" rims I've seen are 6J. That is more than enough for 185/60/R14.
Stick to this wheel/tyre size combo. Perfect for the Esteem wrt looks and traction.
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so i decide on 6jx 14, 185/60/14. Thanks.
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Hey guys, its time to change the rubber for my esteem.
Currently i am running 175 on 13' rims.
Its 1998 type 1 carbbed esteem, yes the M1000 shape.
I need alloys but dont know should i upszie.
Now the second issue is, my car runs just 2 months in a year.i.e. when i am in India, and rest of the time it is taken for a ride by the mechanic once a month.
What kind of tyres should i opt for, and which brand.
Dont want the new ones to get cracked soon.
Please suggest the right size of alloys tyres and what brand and type to go for?
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No reply yet????????????
Can some one please educate me on this.
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Old 5th August 2009, 10:19   #43
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Seems like people are least bothered.
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Yogi - Given that its a Carb Esteem, there's really no point in upsizing further. Stick to 175/70 R13 and fit a nice pair of alloy on to it. And tyres you can consider are Michelin XM1, Yoko A.Drive, Apollo Accelere etc.
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Old 5th August 2009, 23:27   #45
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Hey Ishaan thanks man....wont upsize then.
The major concern is i don't want the new tyres to crack, as the car doesnt even move for 6 months.
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