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Old 23rd August 2007, 02:52   #46
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Thanks horsepower. Yes indeed I found it in the service booklet. Here is the info from service booklet.

ITEM: Wheel and Suspension
Tyre size, front and rear 185/70R14 or 165/80R14
Rim size 185 tyre: 14 x 5˝JJ, 165 tyre: 14 x 5J

Interestingly, for 185/70R14, the rim size is 5.5JJ, rather than J

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This concludes LXi and VXi both have 5J rim, except that LXi is silver coated, Vxi is black. Right or Wrong?
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This concludes LXi and VXi both have 5J rim, except that LXi is silver coated, Vxi is black. Right or Wrong?
Right .
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Hi Guys,

Today evening I got my car's tyre upsized on stock rims with Michelin XM1 energy series 185/70R14H.

Based in the readings on Team-BHP, specially recommendation of Abhi(Akroy) decided to try out at Super Tyre Tec and called up Prakash and informed him that I got his refernce from team BHP.

He is really knowledgable and after understanding my requirement, he suggested to me to go for Michelin Energy XM1 series, rather than Bridgestone GIII. One of my important requirement was road noise. So decided to go as per his sugestion.

Here is the deal
1. 5 tyres(Michelin Energy XM1) @ Rs.3300/tyre
2. Wheel Balancing and fittment free
3. Got a puncture kit worth Rs.350/- free
4. My old OEM tyre @ nearly 14,000KM featched me Rs 500, each.

I really like the guy, he looks to be honest and stright forward.

Thanks to every one. I will write about the experince with this upgrade may be after 1000kms, I hope I have done right choice of tyre.
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You have made the right choice buddy. you will feel vast difference in braking, cornering and comfort.
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I really like the guy, he looks to be honest and stright forward.
Oops, just now I read in other thread on team BHP that there is promotional offer of track suit, but this guy didn't even mention it When I called him he said that it is out of stock and he will try to get me one by month end

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Hi Manju,

I've put in XM1s to my stock rims too - beautiful fit. I paid 3350 for each with reebok track suit + michelin cap thrown in. Paid 400 for balancing + alignment.

But I got back 200 bucks for my 10000km run JK OEMs..:( cheated?
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hey
check out
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...5-j-least.html (wanted : OE swift alloys : 5.5 j : at the least)

i run 195/60 r 14 potenza g 3 s on my stock pressed steel rims
they do bulge a bit and its not a " right " upsize but i believe you can happily do 195/65 r 14

anybody can say why my size would be bad?? possible brake failure ??whats that about

Tire Size Calculator - tire & wheel plus sizing

appreciate any feedback please

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anybody can say why my size would be bad?? possible brake failure ??whats that about

appreciate any feedback please

I don't see that any brake-failure can result from this.
However, your sidewalls are not in optimal geometry/position, hence tyre wear should be monitored closely. On very bad impact the bead is likely to break seal earlier than in correct sized rim, which would matter if you are using tubeless mode.

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The older esteems (mine is 1998) came with 155/80/13, i had upgraded to 175/70 on stock rims & easily could have upgraded to 185s without any hassle as i have seen many people do that.
Hey E_L, could you tell me what's the rim width of a 2007 Esteem VXi? If it is 5.5, can I safely switch to 195/60 R14?
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Hey E_L, could you tell me what's the rim width of a 2007 Esteem VXi? If it is 5.5, can I safely switch to 195/60 R14?
You would in all probability face a wheel arch fouling problem with that size. I would suggest you not go above 185's on an Esteem.
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Hey E_L, could you tell me what's the rim width of a 2007 Esteem VXi? If it is 5.5, can I safely switch to 195/60 R14?
2007 Esteem rims are 4.5j
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Are there any Yokohamas available in 185/70 R14? The A539? C. drive? Has the A.drive R1 been launched here?
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Are there any Yokohamas available in 185/70 R14? The A539? C. drive? Has the A.drive R1 been launched here?
185/70-14 Yoko Aspec A300 are available
C drive - not yet launched
A539 - not available in 185/70-14
A drive R1 no idea if its launched but it rated similar to Aspec A300.

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C-Drive not available here. A-Drive is also not here yet but is expected in the near future. Porty, go for either the A300's or the Energy's.
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Gentlemen, please restrict yourselves to the thread topic.
Please take all this A drive, C drive stuff to the computer section!
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