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Old 25th November 2004, 00:17   #16
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thanx for the explanation but i wanna know ....if u had a lancer wht would u go in for .... im jus gonna be usin the car for jus drives and or goin for dinner with friends or maybe an occasional bombay puna trip or summin like tht but i do want them to look good at the same time giv a cusioned ride and a good av so for tht wht should i go in for
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On indian roads, i'd be happy with 195/65 R 14s. Best compromise between ride-comfort and handling.

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Old 25th November 2004, 00:44   #18
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And remember, grippier tyres can also sevre as a safety feature as they're gonna improve you braking and let you car take turns at speeds, where a normal tyre would have lost traction, unsettling your car.

Plus 195mm tyres usually have a higher speed and load rating than a 175 or 185, making it much safer at high speeds.

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thanx shan2nu

so 195 wid 14" it is....i think ill get the F1 's the same i jus got on my baleno what say u shan2nu??
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Quote[/b] ]so 195 wid 14" it is....i think ill get the F1 's the same i jus got on my baleno what say u shan2nu??
Yeah F1s' are good, but if you want the real deal, the F1 GS D3. Then you'll have to go in for the 15" wheels.

Or you can buy the NCTs, they're good too.

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Old 25th November 2004, 02:03   #21
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i dont wanna get into all tht so i think ill stick with 14" rims with the F1's.....

thanx alot for all the advice
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Bridgestone G3's are also very good tyres. and not too expensive!
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Quote[/b] (Shan2nu @ Nov. 24 2004,18:34)]Reduced tyre side wall will also bring down tyre flex, which will help the tyre last longer.

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what makes you think that reduced sidewall enhances the life of a tyre ?
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Quote[/b] ]what makes you think that reduced sidewall enhances the life of a tyre ?
I was talking in terms of driving it on good roads. While cornering really hard, the sidwalls tend to flex a lot, using a lower side wall profile will reduce this, putting less strain on the sidewalls. Plus the handling will be sharper.

Low profile tyres last longer under hard driving/cornering.

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Old 25th November 2004, 19:10   #25
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Tyre aspect ratio
Fitting tyres with a smaller aspect ratio (sidewall height) is an effective way to improve the handling of your car (especially quicker steering response and tighter cornering) - due to less flex in the tyre sidewalls (see diagram).



Look at it this way, in an event to of an earthquake, which building do you think is more susceptible to getting damaged, the one with 20 floors or the one with 10 floors?

Obviously the one with 20 floors, taking into account that both buildings are built to the same standards.

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hey shan2nu

if u hav a smaller side wall i.e. low profile tyres and if u go fast over a half opened gutter or or over a low footpath wont tht damage your rim .....cause thr is less of the rubber between the rim and the road(gutter or footpath) than on high profile tires...
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and i also need help in chosin rims....firstly indian or imported.....
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Quote[/b] ]hey shan2nu

if u hav a smaller side wall i.e. low profile tyres and if u go fast over a half opened gutter or or over a low footpath wont tht damage your rim .....cause thr is less of the rubber between the rim and the road(gutter or footpath) than on high profile tires...
Yup it will, that is the disadvantage of having low profile tyres in India. Low profile high performance tyres are made to cater to a certain breed of car enthusiasts that live in places where potholes are unheard of. These tyres were destined to ride on the silky smooth surface of the Autobahns at speeds we wouldn't even think of, doin on our cars.

So, these tyres are just not practical in India. But the 195/65 R 14s can handle bad roads as well as give you better handling. They're not the best of both worlds, but they're the best compromise u can find.

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Quote[/b] ]and i also need help in chosin rims....firstly indian or imported.....
As far as alloy rims are concerned, it's better someone else recomends you a brand. It's not that easy to choose between them.

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hey shan2nu

thanx a lot man ... thanx so much for all the info and pic really helpful ....so i guess im gonna get what u recommended...

by the way as u already know i jus got new alloys for my baleno got 195 /50 R 14 thses are made by some company called NEO....ive seen it around pretty often its like one of the best indian companies... i went for this cause tht guy told my dad tht incase a rim get damaged say a few months down the line then (if i hav imported rims) i mite havta go in for a full new set jus incase the company stops producing tht type.... and he said thts pretty common...
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