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Old 26th July 2007, 10:01   #16
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Samurai, here you go. First one is OE wheel as we all know and other one is with H169.
See if this make sense. Shot taken from steer's garage.




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About Alloys Width and offset etc. specification what I read and heard from few experts in Mechanics is If we go for new alloys with stock tyres choose Indian alloys like Aura because Aura is manufactured keeping vehicles sold in India. so alloys and tyre suit very well.

If we go with imported alloys use stock tyres if its perfect fit else buy better upgraded tyre.

For safari Aura has good couple of designs I saw that when I searched for good alloys for my Innova. Plati and League alloys are very good ones as well If we plan to buy imported alloys. This Sai Mag wheel website is very good one I have seen has lot of varieties.

Hi Samurai, In your case since you go with Michellin 255/65 R16 7.5 or 8inch width alloys are fine. You will be in optimum width if its either 7.5 or 8 inch. I feel Steeroid can help since he has alloys I guess on his Safari.

Also Godfather has similar spec. Hankok tyres on his stock RIMS he has no problems. I am sure you can pick best one based on looking into all these aspects.

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PS I have seen 2 colors in white shade on Safari, choose the right one because one white shade look shiny like metallic and other looks plain white. White safari is good choice.
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Old 26th July 2007, 10:55   #18
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Rudra, points noted. Let me see League catalogue too, there isn't any available online.

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PS I have seen 2 colors in white shade on Safari, choose the right one because one white shade look shiny like metallic and other looks plain white. White safari is good choice.
The other one is arctic white, non-metallic. I am choosing pearl white.
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Samurai, here you go. First one is OE wheel as we all know and other one is with H169.
See if this make sense. Shot taken from steer's garage.



I love the OE alloys. Steer has the OE for sale right?

Rudra, nice job !
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Babureddy here had put on 7.5J rims but I'm not sure whether his offset was incorrect or it was just the 7.5J rims that resulted in teh fouling.
though i don't exactly know the size, i had to cut some part of the front bumper and also few extra adjustments. The same was done to another safari, which changed its alloys before mine at the same place.
I feel it is better to check on the size and get something exact before going for it. Yes, my wheels protrude a bit though now very much.
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I love the OE alloys. Steer has the OE for sale right?

Rudra, nice job !
jk, steer is not selling his alloys. That's just to see how Samurai's car would look.
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oooo, i love the H169. Have seen it on a couple of Safari's and they look absolutely brilliant.

Even the H276 looks good but will be a nightmare to clean.
I have H 355

16" 8.0 160 5H 0 Full Machined Black Yon mine...looks good, check it out...
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The other one is arctic white, non-metallic. I am choosing pearl white.
Good choice, the non-metallic white would make it look sad. Pearl White is nice but make sure you have the bumper & cladding painted too, it looks more complete that way IMO.

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jk, steer is not selling his alloys. That's just to see how Samurai's car would look.
Rudra sir, last I knew he was interested since he had liked an HR alloy which he wanted to put on his truck. How do I know? Well I was with him when he chose the alloy!
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Rudra sir, last I knew he was interested since he had liked an HR alloy which he wanted to put on his truck. How do I know? Well I was with him when he chose the alloy!
Oh, I didn't know about that. Sorry jk, me and my big mouth.
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I have H 355

16" 8.0 160 5H 0 Full Machined Black Yon mine...looks good, check it out...
Looks great! Any problems with 8" rim, is it allowing you to make full turn in both direction as in stock wheels?
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Samurai, here you go. First one is OE wheel as we all know and other one is with H169.
Rudro - am slightly drunk and am not sure if I'm seeing things. Those things look good on my car - WHERE DO I BUY THEM?????
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Steer, these are the alloys. They are from Hijoin or HR. I've seen a few Safari's with these and they look really good.

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Rudro - am slightly drunk and am not sure if I'm seeing things. Those things look good on my car - WHERE DO I BUY THEM?????
Oye sharaabi, you know where to buy them! It's a shop called A.M. Car Decor on the bypass in Cochin!

To refresh your memory here's a pic of the alloys & also you standing in the shop!



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LOL!! the alloys are actually right there at the bottom. hehehe.

All the 3 below are safari alloys.
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To refresh your memory here's a pic of the alloys & also you standing in the shop!


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I love the OE alloys. Steer has the OE for sale right?
RIGHT. They're for sale NOW. I'm buying those alloys after Rudra demonstrated how good they look.

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