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Old 14th July 2007, 11:29   #1
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Default Tyre Gurus... Upsize for Bolero

Guys , I need to upsize on my bolero ... wats teh suggestions !!!

Thinking of hyper black alloys to go with it and maybe get it to look a bit more macho ..

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Old 14th July 2007, 19:06   #2
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Black alloys look good with any colour and almost any car. More so on SUVs. If im correct she runs on 215/75/R15s. Upsizing is good but dont go over board because fitting tyres that are much wider than recommended may actually be dangerous, in the rains it may result to Auqaplanning, poor performance and may even not provide the needed traction.
Methinks, 225/75/15 or 225/70/15 should suffice. Ideally one should upsize to the next or the next to next upsize as a thumb rule, never more unless mods are made and everything calculated.
But our tyre expert Ishan-Iraghava-Tyrewalla should be giving you better advice
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255/70/R15 would be a good upsize to consider. And yeah as V-16 said hyper black would do justice to any shade.
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Also guys ... which rims can I go have a look at ... ???? Any sites ..
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Neo: Neo Wheels India

Aura: home

League: LEAGUE Alloy Co., Ltd

Lenso: LENSO WHEEL CO., LTD.

HR/Hijoin: Alloy Wheels,Car Alloy Wheels,Automotive Wheels,Chrome Alloy Wheels India

Apollo Acelere Wheels: Apollo Tyres Ltd. :: Products :: Acelere Wheelz

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I'd prefer chrome rims for a Bolero. What colour is it anyway? And what's the stock footwear spec?
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I'd prefer chrome rims for a Bolero. What colour is it anyway? And what's the stock footwear spec?
Chrome rims.. on a Green vehicle? wow I would prefer hyper silver or Black alloys.

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How about Michelin 225/70 R15 LTX A/T on Aura B1560 Alloy. (my choice)
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Chrome rims.. on a Green vehicle? wow I would prefer hyper silver or Black alloys.

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Umm... i think he did mention that its a black bolero.. in his very first post on the bolero modifications thread...
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Umm... i think he did mention that its a black bolero.. in his very first post on the bolero modifications thread...
Yeah.. But after a few posts from MCL i thought he settled for Green

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Default Which Tyres for Bolero SLX

I have driven by Mahindra Bolero SLX for 22,000 kms. It is early to change tyres but I do not like the ride and handling of the CEAT radials that came in it as OE.

And there are two many punctures already in all tyres, nails, acacia thorns offroad.

My travelling pattern is 80 % on road
10 % on bad rural roads
10 % off road

The tyre size is 215/70/R15.

Which should be the new tyres on it.

Bridestone Dueler 689

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MRF Wanderer

Will the gearing become tall if 235/70/R15 is installed ? Is there enough gap in the fenders to accomodate this larger tyre or will it rub against it on turns ?
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Will the gearing become tall if 235/70/R15 is installed ?
Sure will. I think a 225 is the best for a Bolero, keeping its horses in mind.
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Thats what I reckon. If its a 215/75/R 15 as OE then the best safe upsize is a 225/75/R 15 or even a lower sidewall 225/70/R15. Beyond this the gearing becomes tall, braking effect alters, fenders might rub against the tyres on turns or off road when the suspension bottoms.

Any local experience here on running MRF Wandrers or the Indian made Bridestone Dueler.

The Bridestone Dueler does come as OE on some Scorpio vehicles. How does it perform ?
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Thats what I reckon. If its a 215/75/R 15 as OE then the best safe upsize is a 225/75/R 15 or even a lower sidewall 225/70/R15. Beyond this the gearing becomes tall, braking effect alters, fenders might rub against the tyres on turns or off road when the suspension bottoms.

Any local experience here on running MRF Wandrers or the Indian made Bridestone Dueler.

The Bridestone Dueler does come as OE on some Scorpio vehicles. How does it perform ?
235/70 R15 is available with Michelin and Yokoahama.
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you can go for 235/70/16 but you will need to change the rims and raise the suspension a bit or it might touch over bumps and/ or while turning.

best is go for a fatter tyre like an all terrain type, in the same rim size, but with a different profile size. 235/ 70/15 or 245/70/15 (check at the tyre shops- there are stacks of interesting tyres available these days) - maybe on account of warranties etc you should stick with MRF Wanderer or Apollo Hawkz - in a way this is a safer bet.
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