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Old 27th June 2007, 13:00   #46
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Concern 2 - Different rim size does not matter. As the OE rim will be running OE tyres which are a much higher profile so the total differential in diameter is negligible. That's my take. Tubeless tyres normally take you a fair distance with a puncture unless one has a bent rim & thus a flat.
Hey dude, not sure what you're saying here... u saying I can fit 15" rims on the OE tyres (which are made for 13" rims)? Wasn't aware this can/should be done.

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Just clarified with the dealer - he is asking for 5.69K for PP2, not PP1. So I guess the price is ok. Will try to get it knocked down a bit anyway!!

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No no he is saying to use the OE tyres and rims. If they have the same OD as the newer tyres it's not a problem to use that over short distances.
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Old 27th June 2007, 13:55   #48
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@vid: i'm aware of that. however, as i explained in a previous post i would like to get a spare rim too just in case one of those fitted gets damaged.

ricky's point is valid... will have to base that decision on the buyback price i am getting on the old rim & tyre.
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Just clarified with the dealer - he is asking for 5.69K for PP2, not PP1. So I guess the price is ok. Will try to get it knocked down a bit anyway!!
Since they are speciality tyres (In India) he'll have more of a margin on them than ususal. Most dealers don't have Preceda's in stock & they order it from the company's warehouse. Even mine were procured from the Company when I fitted them because I had called up the dealer a couple of hours in advance to let him know I would be coming and wanted those tyres. So, try & haggle the dealer down to 5.5k per tyre, he might just do that.
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Old 27th June 2007, 16:40   #50
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[quote=razor4077;481309] Hey dude, not sure what you're saying here... u saying I can fit 15" rims on the OE tyres (which are made for 13" rims)? Wasn't aware this can/should be done.

Vid seems to have understood. I am suggesting that you use one EXISTING rim & tyre. NOT mount a 15" tyre on a 13" rim (you CANNOT do that) Anyway I guess go ahead & do what you are comfortable with - I was just trying to save you some money
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@ricky: as i mentioned above, you have a valid point... will have to base that decision on the buyback price i am getting on the old rim & tyre. If I get a decent rate, I might go in for the new stuff, else stick to the OE ones as u suggested. Advice sahi hai dude... thanks

@ishan: thx, will do that.
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Old 7th July 2007, 20:58   #52
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Default PP2's are here!

The Michelin PP2's are here!
Size: 205/50/15
Price: ~5.5k per
Had to leave them back at the tyre shop because the rims have not yet arrived due to weather-induced road-transport delays.
Did take a few pics though. I liked the tread pattern, and the stock tyres looked skinny next to the 205's!!

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P.S: Will be getting a used 195/55/15 Goodyear F1 GSD2 (or is it GSD3?... gotta check) as my spare. OD will be slightly different from the Mich, but it should be ok to get to the tyre shop.
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Old 12th July 2007, 23:30   #53
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Update:
Picked up the tyres and the rims today.
4 Michelin PP2 205/50/15 tyres on Plati PY509 M6 replica rims (15" x 7J).
The spare tyre was not available... will get one by Saturday.

Total cost: 5500*4 for tyres + 4000*5 for rims = 42,000
Guy also threw in a tubeless repair kit for free.

Spare will cost about a grand, and I have been promised decent buyback rates for the old rims & tyres.

Hope I will be satisfied with this combination! Thanks to everyone who helped me make up my mind

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Ok, so I've been going through this forum for the last 2 hours and my head is spinning! I need to replace my tyres - I have 5 yr old Yokohamas 185/70/r15 that I'd bought when I bought my Lancer new and replaced the rims. It sees XM1+ sound promising, so of course a few questions -

1 - what are my upgrade options? Handling is very important for me...is there a consensus on which size is the best?
2- Around how much are they here in Hyderabad
3- anyone recommend where to go?

Thanks so much guys!!!

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Guys, Please advise

I'm upgrading the lancer SFX wheels 187/60/R14

Options: Bridgestone Potenza G3

195/55/R15
205/50/R15
205/55/R15

Please advise which is better and what are the advantages and Disadvantages of each.- Please note, I am getting a new OEM Suspension( KYB Gas) and also have a 12 KG CNG Tank- 65 Kg in normal weight on the car.
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Guys, Please advise

I'm upgrading the lancer SFX wheels 187/60/R14

Options: Bridgestone Potenza G3

195/55/R15
205/50/R15
205/55/R15

Please advise which is better and what are the advantages and Disadvantages of each.- Please note, I am getting a new OEM Suspension( KYB Gas) and also have a 12 KG CNG Tank- 65 Kg in normal weight on the car.
195/55/R15 or 205/50/R15 is the right upsize for SFXi.
Having upsized to 195/60R15 for my GLXi, I would recommend against going to 205 - 195 is ideal.
Where did you procure the KYB Gas suspension from ?
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Hi

My first post here.

I was keen on an upgrade, then browsed in to GTOs write up and decided to stay on with this car, as it has done just 55K in 6 years.

I decided to embellish her.

What will be the best replacement for the stock wheels on my Lancer GLd( 175/60/13) ?

My drive is 80/20 ( city/highway).

Which will be a better change ? 15 " or 14 " alloys and what will be the suiting rubber.

Requesting advice from lancer afficionados.

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14" alloys with 185/65-14 or 195/60-14 size tyres. Both the sizes work perfectly on the Lancer.

185/65-14 will have marginal improvement in ride comfort and a slightly lighter steering.

195/60-14 makes the steering a wee bit heavy at parking speeds but a gem on the highway.

Choose your poison. :-)
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My 2003 Lancer has entered its 10th year.

After using MRF ZVTS 175/65 R14 (Stock)
Michelin XM1 185/65 R14
Micheling XM1+ 185/65 R14

I have decided to upsize and lighten my alloy Wheels+ tire package.

I have three options

1. Keep stock 14-inch alloy wheels (Are there lighter options available?). Saves me from investing money on a 10-year old car. Also, I will go for the lightest 14-inch tyre in the 175/65 185/65 195/60 options from various manufacturers. Which manufacturer provided the lightest tyres? Any recommendations?

2. Upsize to 15-inch. I am looking at Apollo alloys for now. I do intend to carry the weight scale at alloy shops and note down the weight of all the 15-inch alloys. Will I save weight compared to the 14-inch stock alloys plus 14 inch wheels combo? I intend to go for 195/55 R15. Again, what tyre options are available?

3. Upsize to 17-inch. This option is strictly here because I have fallen in love with a pair of Lenso Samurai Alloys I can get from a friend. Probably go for a low profile 205/45 or something tyre? Will this option be lightweight?

I know that lighter weight at the wheels helps a lot, but with a 10kg sub in the boot, am I going to save that much by saving about 8-10 kgs at the wheel?

My budget in total for all the above mentioned options is around 30-35K max.
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How much does the car's stock alloy wheels weigh?

Every kilo that you can save at the wheels will help. Lesser the rotational inertia the better it is. Lesser unsprung weight too.

Option 3 will be the heaviest, rubber sidewalls are lighter than aluminium.

My car's stock steel is weigh 7 kilos, the Neo alloys I have on my car weigh less than 5.5kilos. Both are 14 inches. Accurate measurements not possible on the bathroom scale.
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