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Old 11th June 2007, 12:15   #16
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KP - In 15" you get MXV8, Vivacy & Pilot Primacy.
ok so what size does the MXV8 start from??
I know its there in 15" but not sure if its available in 195/50-15
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Old 16th June 2007, 15:43   #17
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what would suit Aveo, thicker 5-6 spoke alloys or lighter ones?

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Old 16th June 2007, 16:39   #18
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KP - In 15" you get MXV8, Vivacy & Pilot Primacy.
You also get Energy XM1
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Old 16th June 2007, 20:08   #19
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what would suit Aveo, thicker 5-6 spoke alloys or lighter ones?

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5 spokes would suit it well.
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Hi guys,

just checked out prices of various alloys @ delhi.
seems I can only afford prestige/SM or atmost neo alloys.

upsizing it to 195/55 R15 will cost me around Rs 22,500 (prestige alloys/bridgestone tyres) with stock tyres as a replacement.

Hence I'm now thinking of keeping the tyres same(185/65 R14) and buying 14" chrome alloys. Would that aid/improve anything except looks?

How would that affect:
1) Fuel Efficiency
2) Handling/Grip
3) Undertyre look (I knw tht would be same, but still asking)

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your fuel efficiency could increase very slightly since alloys are lighter than steel wheels.

if your alloy size and tyres are the same the handling and grip would be the same.


my suggestion - why dont you wait a while and get 15 inch alloys and better tyres.
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your fuel efficiency could increase very slightly since alloys are lighter than steel wheels.

if your alloy size and tyres are the same the handling and grip would be the same.


my suggestion - why dont you wait a while and get 15 inch alloys and better tyres.

Thanks akshay, I dont like the wheel covers of Aveo at all. So want to change at the earliest.
Also, If I wait for smtime, I would not get a good deal on old tyres. (If I go for 15')
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Old 17th June 2007, 15:06   #23
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then get 14 inch alloys and upgrade your tyres later. but i dont think you should go for chrome. they will be tougher to maintain than say, a gunmetal, or hyper silver alloy. and scratches show the most on chrome.
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Hello guys,

Any pictures of Aveo with upsizes? If so, please post it.

Has anyone gone for upsize so far for Aveo. If so, please share your opinion & thoughts.

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I too also decided to buy aveo1.4LS. And planning to go for alloy wheels
immediately after buying. In fact my dealer is ready to replace with alloy
wheels (set of 4) on 16k extra cost. I dont know of which make.

Guys, plz let me know if its a good deal.

I believe 185 is a good thickness for this range of cars. All the other cars in the same range either have less of same thickness. Except the sx4.

Do one really need to go for thicker tyre. Or I am missing something.

gava.

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Just need some information on tubeless tyres & alloys so posting in this thread -
  • if tubeless tyre gets punctured / deflates when car is idle / stranded will it deflate immediately or can go to the nearby gas station.
  • would alloy rims be better for tubeless tyres since these tyres are sensitive if driven rashly on potholed roads as that can cause the steel rim to bend and immediate deflation ? - its happened with me. And i think alloys are much stronger than the normal steel rims.
Pls share your views.

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tubeless tyres take lots of time to deflate. you can easily go to the next gas station.

alloys are better for tubeless but you can also use steel rims with them. the steel wheels can bend while alloys dont.
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Guys,

Have just booked a Aveo Base as well annd have some prices for tyres here in Bangalore:

Credit possible per stock tyre (185/60 R14): Rs. 1900
Apollo Accelere price per tyre (195/55 R14): Rs. 3300
Michelin Energy XM1 (195/55 R14): Rs. 4000
Pilot Precedas (205/50 R14): Rs. 4300

All with 3 years 'company' warranty I understand.

Hope these help.
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Hello itwasntme,

Are you planning for a tyre upsize? Is there any recommended upsize from dealer?
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Hi Indian, was PM'ing you anyway about the booking!

Didn't really ask the dealer about upsizing but understand that anything in 14" till 205 is fine while 195 in 15" is fine. Beyond that, they may invalidate the warranty if the customer complains of suspension issues too early on.
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