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Old 10th December 2006, 13:00   #1
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Can I put 15X6.5 or 15X7.0 Alloys on to my Baleno with out modifying my suspensions?
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Old 10th December 2006, 22:35   #2
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Pls mention the tyre size u are going for....
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No, 15 inchers on Baleno without suspension modification is not recommended.

BTW, why 6.5 or 7J, what tyre width are your thinking?

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No, 15 inchers on Baleno without suspension modification is not recommended.
Why would you say that? I don't see a problem with it.
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Why would you say that? I don't see a problem with it.
If Bangalore roads were great, then it wouldn't be a problem. But this car is going to be on Bangalore roads. Right now I live in a place where roads in monsoon are worse than Bangalore roads. Driving the Baleno with 195/60R14 on these roads was a torture, my suspension was taking a beating.

As you switch to a bigger wheel while maintaining same OD, it takes a bigger bite out of your sidewall. For example, change from 165/80R13 to 205/50R15 results in 23% reduction in sidewall width. In other words, more shock is sent towards the suspension. The stock suspension is not designed to handle that much increase in work load.
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Not to mention, passengers are going to experience the pot holes much better.
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Dear kpzen,
I'm thinking of going in for Good Year 195/55 R15's F1 GSD3's, Just wanted to know If I can put a 15X6.5J or 15X7J the LUFF Alloys I've seen looks fantastic but comes only in 15X7J.

Dear Samuari,
I drive on good roads Just a few humps n thatz all no Pot Holes cause I drive mostly from Home 2 Office, Indiranagar-AirportRoad, Roads in My area are pretty good I hardly drive my car on bad roads for that I've an Omni. N Heartful thanks for moving dis thread to where ever It's supposed to be Samurai.

Guys please help me out wid dis, It's been 2 Wks I'm still not able to finalize on my alloys but Tyres for sure are GoodYear F1 GSD3's.

The Sales Guys talk if as if they know every thing but know a lil abt the alloy and tyre specs.

195/55 R15 and 185/65 R14 has almost the same total diameter, No of Revs Per Kms remains the same.
I saw the same combination (15X7J Luff Alloys and GoodYear 195/55 R15 NCT3's) fitted on to a Honda City VTECH the earlier model. Looks awesome.

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195/55R15 is fine for the Baleno, it was one of my choices last year. I backed off since I didn't want to redo the suspension. I know people who did put 15 inch on 6J alloys on Baleno, but they all got their suspension redone.

However, 7J could be a new territory for Baleno. Will it fit? one has to try and see.
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195/55R15 is fine for the Baleno, it was one of my choices last year. I backed off since I didn't want to redo the suspension. I know people who did put 15 inch on 6J alloys on Baleno, but they all got their suspension redone.

However, 7J could be a new territory for Baleno. Will it fit? one has to try and see.

I have driven a Baleno fitted with a 205/40 16" 6J rims and the ride was pretty smooth (except for the occassional ant we ran over)"kidding"

The pick up was very noticably down but over all i liked the feel of it..
And the car was on stock suspensions... No changes what so ever...


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Dear kpzen,
I'm thinking of going in for Good Year 195/55 R15's F1 GSD3's, Just wanted to know If I can put a 15X6.5J or 15X7J the LUFF Alloys I've seen looks fantastic but comes only in 15X7J.
Rim width range for 195 is 5.5j - 7j
For 195 tyres 6j alloys is the perfect match

7j is just too wide for 195 width tyres
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unduly wide rims on an ordinary car tend to give rather a harsh ride because the sidewalls have not got enough curvature to make them flex over bumps and potholes
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I met a technically sound guy in the auto store where I’m supposed to buy my Alloys, he just explained me a simple way to calculate the rim width that fits your car. He asked me few questions like what’s the max size that you have heard that have been installed on a Baleno? Simple question isn’t it?? I told him most of the people prefer to go for 195/65 R14, He asked me to convert the width 195mm into inches simple divide it by 25.4, 195/25.4 = 7.68In simple you can install a J7X15 without any modifications to the suspension.
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Coming to the width 7J, yep comfort ness will be lost with low profile tyres, but as the width of the tyre increases the profile decreases for cars (not talking abt SUV’s). Let me do this experiment if I’m satisfied I’ll surely inform you guys abt the same.
But lower the profile wider the rim.
Guys correct me if I’m wrong.
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I met a technically sound guy in the auto store where I’m supposed to buy my Alloys, he just explained me a simple way to calculate the rim width that fits your car. He asked me few questions like what’s the max size that you have heard that have been installed on a Baleno? Simple question isn’t it?? I told him most of the people prefer to go for 195/65 R14, He asked me to convert the width 195mm into inches simple divide it by 25.4, 195/25.4 = 7.68In simple you can install a J7X15 without any modifications to the suspension.
Dont think thats the exact method of calculating the idea rim width...logic sounds good but there is some percentage of the width in inches that gives u the ideal rim width size...
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Coming to the width 7J, yep comfort ness will be lost with low profile tyres, but as the width of the tyre increases the profile decreases for cars (not talking abt SUV’s). Let me do this experiment if I’m satisfied I’ll surely inform you guys abt the same.
But lower the profile wider the rim.
Guys correct me if I’m wrong.
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a wider rim basically stretches the tyre a bit more than a narrower rim thereby increasing the footprint but lowering the height of they tyre so depending on the pwer your car throws out...like aa powerful car can go wider on the tyre and lower on the profile..


Note: I would still suggest u to go for 6j alloys with 195mm tyres....

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Old 12th December 2006, 21:37   #13
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as usual.. try The Car Maintenance Bibles and get your questions reg rim width range / tyre width ranges / synchronisation between the two answered
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i run my baleno on 195/55/15 ADVAN NEOVA YOKOS , on a 6.5j rim, no suspension job required, but the insides of the rear fender need to be folded to avoid bottoming on afull load of passengers
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@Buffetfan,
Thanks , I refer to this site very often; check out auto.howstuffworks.com also for more car/auto gyan. One of my pals is an Auto Engineer he works for one of the top companies, he knows every thing except the tyres and the rim part .
@Prashanth,
Thanks for the valuable information about the fenders, I never load my car, max 2PPL , I'll change my wheels n If I C ny problem I'll get the fender work done If It touches, any other suggestions.
Heartful thanks to fellow BHPn's for sharing the thoughts, will get My Car done next weekend n post the pics.
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