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Old 10th July 2007, 11:32   #31
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good for you dudey! i still wonder how come my alto never complained on 13" league with 165/65r13....anyways safe driving and happy bhping..
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I met the dealer last evening. He has agreed to swap the tyres with 155/65/r13 free of cost. I am waiting with my fingers crossed. He did not have stock then. I am getting the tyres today. I hope 155/65/r13 goes well with my 5.5" alloys.
Here is a rim width calculator that should comfort you:

Tyre Calculator - Alloy Wheels - Specialist supplier of alloy wheels and tyres packages, 0% Finance and Fast Delivery

The range of rim widths for 155/65 R13 size tyre is given as 4.5J to 6J. So you are are within the acceptable range.

Since there will be virtually no sidewall flex with the wide rims, the wheel is more susceptible to damage if you hit stones/kerbs/potholes. If there is flexing of the sidewall, it woud cushion the blow to some extent and protect the wheel, apart from giving a more comfortable ride. So you have to drive carefully in order to avoid wheel damage.

I run 155/70 R13 tyres on 5J alloys. I was slightly careless in a parking lot full of stones and my front right wheel brushed past one. Upon inspection, I found a few minor scratches on the wheel. That is the only damage I have suffered so far in about 9000 kms with alloys. The ride is not much worse than when I had 4J steel wheels, and in fact the wider wheels offer a more stable ride on small potholes/bumps.

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I met the dealer last evening. He has agreed to swap the tyres with 155/65/r13 free of cost. I am waiting with my fingers crossed. He did not have stock then. I am getting the tyres today. I hope 155/65/r13 goes well with my 5.5" alloys.

I have changed my tyres to 155/65/r13 on the same alloys/ The ride isn't very bumpy but my handling and pick up has improved a lot.

The profile doesn't look very low. I don't think I will damage my alloys.
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congrats on your new ride manoj.....and now i guess the smile is back on your face. have fun and cheers.......
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I have changed my tyres to 155/65/r13 on the same alloys/ The ride isn't very bumpy but my handling and pick up has improved a lot.

The profile doesn't look very low. I don't think I will damage my alloys.
Very good decision manoj. BTW, what is the make of the Tyres. I have recently change to Michelin and I found them to be excellent.
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Very good decision manoj. BTW, what is the make of the Tyres. I have recently change to Michelin and I found them to be excellent.

My tyres are Michelin as well. They run like a dream.......
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I am about to purchase a new Wagon R VXi ABS/Airbags and would be grateful if the gurus can provide advise on:

1. The stock comes with 155/65 R14 tyres. is it advisable to upgrade tyres to 165/60 R14?
2. Has anybody fitted 15 " rims? If yes, then what is the recommended tyre size which keeps the circumference variation minmal, without the wheels jutting out fo arches
3. Maruti WagonR has suzuki alloy wheels in the pictures but the dealer in Bangalore says it is not available as accessory. I like the design which is the same as what comes in the current sx4. Has anybody been able to source it?
4. Lastly, what is the recommended tyre brand assuming the car will be a day to day affair, with emphasis on low tyre noise.

Help me guys!
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I am about to purchase a new Wagon R VXi ABS/Airbags and would be grateful if the gurus can provide advise on:

1. The stock comes with 155/65 R14 tyres. is it advisable to upgrade tyres to 165/60 R14?
2. Has anybody fitted 15 " rims? If yes, then what is the recommended tyre size which keeps the circumference variation minmal, without the wheels jutting out fo arches
3. Maruti WagonR has suzuki alloy wheels in the pictures but the dealer in Bangalore says it is not available as accessory. I like the design which is the same as what comes in the current sx4. Has anybody been able to source it?
4. Lastly, what is the recommended tyre brand assuming the car will be a day to day affair, with emphasis on low tyre noise.

Help me guys!
Your ideal upsize keeping 14 inch wheels is going to be 165/60R14. Variation is 0.63%.
I don't know about anyone upsizing to 15 inch wheels on a Wagon R, but, if comfort & road noise is your main concern then 15 inchers will not be suitable. Stick to 14" wheels. You will really need the sidewalls!!
For really low road noise, I think Michelins will be most suitable.

For any alloy wheel, please ensure that the ET value is within 5mm of the factory spec wheel. Ask your dealer to show you the alloys that he would fit on a Wagon R as a Maruti approved accessory. Turn it around and read all the stuff stamped at the back.
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I think I'll also stick to the 14s kilo. What is the ET value?
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