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Old 6th November 2007, 17:32   #106
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Ideal width for 255 section is 7J, so make sure that you don't get anything narrower than 6.5J while 7J remains preferred.
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Old 6th November 2007, 18:34   #107
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Ideal width for 255 section is 7J, so make sure that you don't get anything narrower than 6.5J while 7J remains preferred.
Ishaan,how do measure the Rim width ? whether its 6.5J or 7J etc

is it written somewhere on rim ?

i wanna check as to wats the rim width on alloys on my beast.

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Old 6th November 2007, 19:27   #108
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@ simply_sunny001

you can check your user manual, under tech specs, some excerpts are below for your quick ref:

Wheels: 235/70 R16 Passenger Radial, Tyres 6.0J x 16

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Old 6th November 2007, 19:30   #109
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hey Reachmash

i have aftermarket alloys so i'm not sure whether they are 6.5J like stock alloys or more.
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Old 6th November 2007, 20:05   #110
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hey Reachmash

i have aftermarket alloys so i'm not sure whether they are 6.5J like stock alloys or more.
Width of the rim would be mentioned on the back side of the alloy.
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Old 6th November 2007, 20:19   #111
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Thanks Friends (abbey4u and iraghava) appreciate on your inputs, I am going to the dealer tomorrow to finalize and hopefully my tuck will have new shoes by EOD tomorrow
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Old 6th November 2007, 20:46   #112
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Ishaan,how do measure the Rim width ? whether its 6.5J or 7J etc

is it written somewhere on rim ?
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Width of the rim would be mentioned on the back side of the alloy.
Sunny - Like KP said, it's stamped on the rear part of the alloy. There should be something written like 6JX16 or something to that effect.
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Old 9th November 2007, 11:52   #113
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*** GOT NEW SHOES FOR MY BEAST ***

Its done on 7th Evening, the PIC will follow shortly. Thanks a lot for enlightening a newbie on this area.
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changed my beasts tyres.
From EX's Stock Bridgestone (new) 235/ 70/ R 16 to Kuhmo 255/ 65/ R 16.

The above are tubeless mounted on Stock VX alloys.
was wondering what should be the correct air pressure in the above tyres.
Currently I am maintaining 32 in the front and 35 in the rear Tyres.

Secondly after changing the tyres I did not get the tyre balancing done. The sales man told me as they are alloys the balancing is not required. Is this correct or I should get the balancing done. Also how much should balancing cost.
Please advise
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Godfather how is your experience with Hankook?

i am getting following deal....

dealer is ready to by Dicor stock tyres for 4.5k each...and New Hankook 255/65/R16 for 6.5k

meaning i will have to pay exchange price 2k per tyre.
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Godfather how is your experience with Hankook?

i am getting following deal....

dealer is ready to by Dicor stock tyres for 4.5k each...and New Hankook 255/65/R16 for 6.5k

meaning i will have to pay exchange price 2k per tyre.
this a little high I think.
I paid 1K for change from stock Bridgestone to Kuhmo "ECSTA STX" 255/65/ R 16
i.e. 5K for the tires and 16K for the OEM VX alloys
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Secondly after changing the tyres I did not get the tyre balancing done. The sales man told me as they are alloys the balancing is not required. Is this correct or I should get the balancing done. Also how much should balancing cost.
Please advise
normally all new tryes are fitted and balanced just to make sure everything is perfect.

the cost to balance new tyres should not be more than 150-200 as they wont require much weights.

so get them done,it wont hurt

also do the tyre rotation as per the manual
(where stepney goes to driver side front,
driver side front goes to driver rear
and driver side rear goes to stepney
and passenger side tyres interchanged)

to increase the tyre life.
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Godfather how is your experience with Hankook?

i am getting following deal....

dealer is ready to by Dicor stock tyres for 4.5k each...and New Hankook 255/65/R16 for 6.5k

meaning i will have to pay exchange price 2k per tyre.
That is what you get everywhere. May be +/- 100. I think you can go with it.
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dealer is ready to by Dicor stock tyres for 4.5k each...and New Hankook 255/65/R16 for 6.5k

meaning i will have to pay exchange price 2k per tyre.
This deal looks good.

From what I remember, Godfather paid about 3k/tyre for the exchange. What tyres are you getting? He has Dynamic RA03.
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this a little high I think.
I paid 1K for change from stock Bridgestone to Kuhmo "ECSTA STX" 255/65/ R 16
i.e. 5K for the tires and 16K for the OEM VX alloys
Do the tyres contact the bumper or mud guard when you take a full turn? My front tyres seem to be very close to the mud flaps, I wonder if i would be able to get up sized footwear?
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