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Old 10th April 2007, 14:50   #1
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Question Tyre and alloys upgrade

I am thinking of changing my current set of tyres and alloys.My current setup is 185 r13 65 they are in an alto

i wanted to upgrade to 185 r14 45 or 195 r14 45

i don't mind the ride comfort as the road in chandigarh are quite good and also i don't mind the mileage to as i am happy with 13 which i am getting

i want to know the cost of the tyres and alloys and if any thing has to be done to the suspension i already have spacers
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Though its an overkill size for an Alto.. but 195 makes only -1.06 difference and speedo error will be less in that case and 185 makes -2.74%..

I wont suggest both the sizes but if u still wanna go then go with 195
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You are talking BIG upsizing on a small car. 14" HR alloys cost 3.5k a piece here in chennai & the tyres should cost you around 3 to 4 k depending on what you want.
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I will settle for 165's on 5j alloys. 185 / 195 is like inviting trouble on the Alto.
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I will settle for 165's on 5j alloys. 185 / 195 is like inviting trouble on the Alto.
Moral he currently have 185/60/R13 on his alto. They look good but touches a bit while taking u turns and have effected performance of car a bit.
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Well then how do you expect 195's to fit?? You would have to have some local juggad's to make them work. Also since it's a non-PS Alto I think manik's going to have a nice workout driving the car itself, no need to go to the Gym anymore man!!!

I would suggest you get 165/65 R13 tyres & remove those damn spacers. Tyre options are:

Bridgestone S322
Bridgestone Turanza
Michelin Energy XM1
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so you people saying not to go for 14'

so what option do i have in 13' i already have 13" alloys
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so you people saying not to go for 14'

so what option do i have in 13' i already have 13" alloys
165/60/R13 the best option
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165/60/R13 the best option
Thanks man but would the handling and grip come down a bit i don't want to loose out on that because you know how i drive
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Thanks man but would the handling and grip come down a bit i don't want to loose out on that because you know how i drive
and it will also slow down your car too

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and it will also slow down your car too
can you please explain what you meant by it will slow down
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and it will also slow down your car too
you mean 165/60/r13 will slow down the car more than 185/60/r13 ?
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I am sure he meant the other way round.
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