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Old 7th September 2008, 12:09   #16
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hey khan,

i dont think the pcd is the same for the gypsy and the safari/scorpio and if they do fit, max value for the alloys would be about 8 to 10k.
Ok. so what would be the PCD for the Gypsy?

Would 16 " 114.3 PCD alloys fit in the Gypsy? (I know they are 16" and not 15")

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Khan,

AFAIK, it will not fit.

Gypsy - 139.7 pcd
Safari/Scorpio - 160pcd

Sorry to spoil your party.

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Khan,

AFAIK, it will not fit.

Gypsy - 139.7 pcd
Safari/Scorpio - 160pcd

Sorry to spoil your party.

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Rajan,

I had a look at Aura's website and they have alloys for scorpio that have the PCD between 139.7 - 160.

See the pictures below.
Where can I get my hands on these Gypsy alloys? + a few more Qs-aura.jpg

Question: Is the same wheel ok for PDC between 139.7 - 160 OR does this mean that in the same pattern you get these alloys in the PDC ranges from 139.7 - 160?
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Question: Is the same wheel ok for PDC between 139.7 - 160 OR does this mean that in the same pattern you get these alloys in the PDC ranges from 139.7 - 160?
That means this particular design is available in both 139.7mm and 160mm PCD, it is not a range. So you can't use former scorpio/safari alloy.
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That means this particular design is available in both 139.7mm and 160mm PCD, it is not a range. So you can't use former scorpio/safari alloy.
ohhh.. that helps..

have to think of some other innovative ideas now to see what wheels can go in the gypsy that will take 235+ or 30x tyres.
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Now where in Bangalore can I get my hands on these alloys (mentioned in first post of this thread) for my Gypsy? I don't mind if they are old/new.

I would need 8 or 8.5J 15" size.


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Khan_sultan, these three-spokes are a very common design for Jeeps & Gypsies. Any large tyre shop will be able to source them for you. A set of 5 new should cost you <20K.
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Shahnawaz, the wheel rim width depends on the tyre size you are planning to put. The 8.5J is really high, it is more appropriate for tyre width of 275mm or more. What tyre size are you thinking?

In addition, you need lot more room in the wheel arch and wheels will be much heavier. If you had boatload torque like CRDi engine that wouldn't be an issue.
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Shahnawaz, the wheel rim width depends on the tyre size you are planning to put. The 8.5J is really high, it is more appropriate for tyre width of 275mm or more. What tyre size are you thinking?

In addition, you need lot more room in the wheel arch and wheels will be much heavier. If you had boatload torque like CRDi engine that wouldn't be an issue.
Sharath, I will be putting in atleast 30x9.5 or most probably 31x10.5 tyres. So 8J is what I need at least. I know this will require mods to suspension/wheel arches etc, so that all will be done. no issues there.

I also know that the heavy wheel + upsizing will have a -ve effect on torque but I will address that through other mechanical mods that I have planned.
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For 31x10.5 size, 8J should be fine. I am looking for 7J since I don't want to go beyond 235mm for the tyres. I remember somebody telling me it is better to undersize the alloys widthwise for off-road purpose. If the alloy is too wide it might start hitting the rocks and get damaged.
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Khan bhai, why dont you try with Iyengar and sons, Indiranagar. i think i saw a semilar looking rim there.
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