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Old 16th May 2007, 11:53   #91
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Its surprising to hear that the rear tyres are scrapping.!!

Is it scrapping on both sides?
It happened just once and on one side, the right side rear.
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Old 16th May 2007, 13:34   #92
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It happened just once and on one side, the right side rear.
If the scrapping persists Get the wheel well hammered from the inside.

Use a plastic hammer for better results
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couldn't find a technical details section that mentions the PCD or the offset.
PCD i'm assuming is 100. offset should be around +40mm. if there is a big difference, it could cause the scraping. maybe you can check the boxes or ask the dealer what the offset is?

@sam, elf: have u guys faced any such issues? elf, i remember mentioned that he doesn't load the car much so he may not have experienced this, but sam sits on the back seat - so more chances there...
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couldn't find a technical details section that mentions the PCD or the offset.
PCD i'm assuming is 100. offset should be around +40mm. if there is a big difference, it could cause the scraping. maybe you can check the boxes or ask the dealer what the offset is?

@sam, elf: have u guys faced any such issues? elf, i remember mentioned that he doesn't load the car much so he may not have experienced this, but sam sits on the back seat - so more chances there...
will check with the dealer and let you know soon Razor.

For more updates on the car, next week Iam having the brake caliber painted red and 3 gauges sourced from Arush will go on the A Pillar.
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Hey Harmon !!

So you finally got the wheels.......unfortunately can't see the pictures, guess its a server issue. I am sure the car is R O C K I N G & so are you !!! As for the wheels scrapping the wheel well.....that should not happen as I have the same sized tyres & never had an issue......are your rear shockers fine ?? What is the rim width - 6.5 to 7 should be fine.

As for markers on the tyre wall.......you have a red ine on the lip of the rim - right ? Wonder if the marker would be OK....

Anyway, have fun with the new look

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Old 16th May 2007, 22:04   #96
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Ricky saaab! here you go...


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W O W ........... great choice, having seen the pics now - I'd say you do not need markers on the tyres, unless it was factory done as in some Hankook & Kumho Tyres. Just check with your guy if these are available in Delhi / Gurgaon for the Octavia in 16" or 17" & 5 hole configuration, I may look at using similar rims on my Octavia with 215/50/16......(need to check the correct size of the tyre)

Enjoy

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W O W ........... great choice, having seen the pics now - I'd say you do not need markers on the tyres, unless it was factory done as in some Hankook & Kumho Tyres. Just check with your guy if these are available in Delhi / Gurgaon for the Octavia in 16" or 17" & 5 hole configuration, I may look at using similar rims on my Octavia with 215/50/16......(need to check the correct size of the tyre)

Enjoy
Thanks Ricky will check with the vendor and let you know. Also right now the the rear drum is being painted black.
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The scraping incident brings one thing to my mind... and that is, what is the correct stock size on the Lancer, and what's the correct upgrade?
Stock Sxi used to come with 185/60/14, while all the others came/come with 175/80/13, which is much bigger, radius-wise. Why such a blunder from Mitsubishi?
As for the upgrade, the house seems to be divided. vid recommends 195/60/14 (and 205/50/15) which he has on his car and is happy with, while elf & some others say that 205/55/15 is the way to go. I was inclined to agree with the latter, but then harmon had this scraping issue. So now I'm pretty confused
I will be ordering tyres for my Lancer shortly, so if any one has any inputs on this, pls do share them.

@harmon: what news of the scraping? any updates?
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Old 18th May 2007, 02:37   #101
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Sorry guys, was busy with life for a few days.

Haven't experienced any scraping with my 205/55 R15s on 6.5Js whatsoever. But then again, as mentioned before, the max number of people in my car EVER was 4.
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The scraping incident brings one thing to my mind... and that is, what is the correct stock size on the Lancer, and what's the correct upgrade?
Stock Sxi used to come with 185/60/14, while all the others came/come with 175/80/13, which is much bigger, radius-wise. Why such a blunder from Mitsubishi?
As for the upgrade, the house seems to be divided. vid recommends 195/60/14 (and 205/50/15) which he has on his car and is happy with, while elf & some others say that 205/55/15 is the way to go. I was inclined to agree with the latter, but then harmon had this scraping issue. So now I'm pretty confused
I will be ordering tyres for my Lancer shortly, so if any one has any inputs on this, pls do share them.

@harmon: what news of the scraping? any updates?

Razor, I have tried 3sizes at the dealer before I was comfortable with 195/60-14.

The 185/60-14 are the wrong size. no doubt about it. they are too small for the car. Even HM has admitted that after I enquired via e-mail.

the GLXi tyre 175/80-13 is also not so good as they raise the car quite a bit and produce good amount of body roll. These tyres were kept on the car as OE as the lancer's front suspension setup was very very hard for indian roads. They needed to compensate for that with the bigger sidewall.

Incase of the SFXi they wanted sporty and better handling so they over compensated on the 185/60-14. Ofcourse both these OE tyres do not touch the wheel well.

Now for an upgrade you would logically think that you should stick to the GLXi size. What happens in that case is because the tyre becomes wider it will scrape the sidewall on load. So you need to compromise on the tyre height in that case. There's no hard and fast rule for the upgrade on the lancer it's all trial and error.

I dint like the ride in 15", as I mentioned before because the front suspension is setup too hard for my liking in lancer.

185/65-14 - good balance between ride and handling but more towards ride. perfect size with no probs whatsoever. OD is 595mm.

195/60-14 - decent ride and handling slightly better handling as sidewall is lesser and contact is more. OD is 589mm.

195/65-14 - a strict no no. fouls with inner wheel well on front tyres and rears on full load. OD is 609mm.

205/50-15 - handling will be very good and will not touch if correct alloys are chosen. GC will go down a little. the 185/60-14 have OD of 577mm whereas this is 585mm which is better.

205/55-15 - OD is 606mm on the higher side and you need to be careful choosing alloy offset. If chosen correctly they should not foul.
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Same problem will exist for tyre upsizing of SX-4.
Two variants n both have different OD's as in case of Lancer...

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The scraping incident brings one thing to my mind... and that is, what is the correct stock size on the Lancer, and what's the correct upgrade?
Stock Sxi used to come with 185/60/14, while all the others came/come with 175/80/13, which is much bigger, radius-wise. Why such a blunder from Mitsubishi?
As for the upgrade, the house seems to be divided. vid recommends 195/60/14 (and 205/50/15) which he has on his car and is happy with, while elf & some others say that 205/55/15 is the way to go. I was inclined to agree with the latter, but then harmon had this scraping issue. So now I'm pretty confused
I will be ordering tyres for my Lancer shortly, so if any one has any inputs on this, pls do share them.

@harmon: what news of the scraping? any updates?
Today am having the car loaded, 3 at the rear and one passenger in the front and drive it on some rough roads. Will keep you guys updated on the same and also some day time pictures of the car.
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205/55-15 - OD is 606mm on the higher side and you need to be careful choosing alloy offset. If chosen correctly they should not foul.
What's the correct offset? One which will not cause fouling?

@elf: can u mention the offset of the wheels on your Lancer?
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