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Old 21st December 2006, 00:59   #1
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Hi, please suggest if the average of the vehicle goes down with alloy wheels if we do not go for extra wide alloys. If I keep the tyre same 235/70/R16 and install the normal size alloys then what would be the affect on the average of the vehicle.
Which are the suggested alloys.
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Old 21st December 2006, 21:52   #2
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From Chandigarh and u need help on this just look around in your neighbourhood and ask for first hand experience !! Mileage will not drop if you go in for proper upsizing,look elsewhere on this forum for links on that.
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If you are not getting extra wide tyres, the mileage can actually improve due to lesser rolling resistance(if you get better tyres) and lighter unsprung weight.
Go for an Indian brand like Aura and you will get warranty too.
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Navtejsingh,
Check out the HR alloys they have a design that looks similar to the one on the old pajero's they look damn neat when you fix it on a Safari. I've seen one Safari having this alloys in Bangalore which cost you less than 24K or less for 5 alloys
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Navtej - If you install decent alloys with the stock tyres your FE will not go down. It might improve but the effect will be miniscule & in all probability will not be noticed by you. It will however dramatically improve the looks of your vehicle but please go in for decent quality alloys only and ensure correct PCD.
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I have uploaded a scanned copy of Hi-join's 2005-2006 catalog,most of the 15 and 16 inch 4x4 designs are the same,so you acn have a look at them here RapidShare Webhosting + Webspace
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Ok, I am looking for 16 x 7.5J 4x4 alloys to go with 255mm tyres for the Dicor.

The PCD is 160mm, but what about offset and center bore?

Anybody has link for the League Alloys website?
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Hello,

This is the link to Sai Mag Wheels. Alloy Wheels,Car Alloy Wheels,Automotive Wheels,Chrome Alloy Wheels India

The collection is truly huge and they might ship to your place. You'll have to confirm from them on the shipping/courier part.

Is it a black safari you are planning to buy?

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Is it a black safari you are planning to buy?
Thanks, no I am going for pearl white.

The collection is huge. But they don't seem to have 7.5 wide wheels at all. Do I have to go for 8" rims?

According michelin, I need to be between 7 to 9 for 255/65R16, 7.5 being most optimal. I want to avoid borderline values.

Michelin Singapore

But atleast I could clarify these:

PCD: 160mm
Offset: 0
Holes: 5
Center Bore: ?

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One question, I have noticed for SUV's the rim width is lesser even though the tyre width is more.

I am thinking 7.5J will be a tad too wide and will protrude out. You may have to do some metal cutting to prevent fouling.

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.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indiancarpicture-917.html
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Hi, please suggest if the average of the vehicle goes down with alloy wheels if we do not go for extra wide alloys. If I keep the tyre same 235/70/R16 and install the normal size alloys then what would be the affect on the average of the vehicle.
Which are the suggested alloys.
Thanks,
Navtej Singh
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i am using 16" AURA alloys with my stock bridgestone tyres and its running perfect

never felt like drop in FE and on highways getting 13-14 and 10-12 in city.
i believe its the best u can get with Safari.

checkout AURA alloys cos they come with warranty and shd cost u around 22K for 5
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I am thinking 7.5J will be a tad too wide and will protrude out. You may have to do some metal cutting to prevent fouling.
I doubt that, the stock Safari tyre width is 9.25", so why would 7.5" alloy protrude? Low chance I think.

But the best way to find out is ask around. Has anyone in Team-BHP used 7.5" or 8" alloys with Safari?

The sales guy mentioned that the dealership owner has 265mm tyres on his Safari on a upsized alloys, I need to find out what size.

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i am using 16" AURA alloys with my stock bridgestone tyres and its running perfect never felt like drop in FE and on highways getting 13-14 and 10-12 in city. i believe its the best u can get with Safar
You are answering a query that was made 8 months back. This won't apply to me since I am not going to use stock tyres.

Aura doesn't make anything wider than 6.5 wheels, I think.

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Samurai, it's an absolute must to have enough body on alloy surface. Especially for bigger car like Dicor. From Sai site, I like H169 for it's well spread body. I feel it'll look good in white body.

But of course it's my view only. You and your better half have that final say.
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I doubt that, the stock Safari tyre width is 9.25", so why would 7.5" alloy protrude? Low chance I think.

But the best way to find out is ask around. Has anyone in Team-BHP used 7.5" or 8" alloys with Safari?

The sales guy mentioned that the dealership owner has 265mm tyres on his Safari on a upsized alloys, I need to find out what size.

You are answering a query that was made 8 months back. This won't apply to me since I am not going to use stock tyres.

Aura doesn't make anything wider than 6.5 wheels, I think.
well i was telling this to Navtej regarding his FE query.
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Samurai, it's an absolute must to have enough body on alloy surface. Especially for bigger car like Dicor. From Sai site, I like H169 for it's well spread body. I feel it'll look good in white body.

But of course it's my view only. You and your better half have that final say.


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.
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