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Old 11th September 2007, 13:48   #1
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Question Alloys & Tyres for Hyundai Elantra

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Can anyone suggest what is the max upsize of alloys and tyres can be fixed to hyundai elantra and would it be advisible to upsize? pros and cons

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i dont think you shuold go above 16". the ride would reduce a bit with that.
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Thank you.... any suggessition on the Max profile to be used for the tyres on 16" and would this have any impact on the ABS and TCS ?
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205/60 r16 would be fine. i dont think it will affect abs or tcs.
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Correct 16" upsize for Elantra
215/50-16
195/50-16
205/50-16
215/50-16


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205/60 r16 would be fine. i dont think it will affect abs or tcs.
Absolutely wrong upsize for Elantra.
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I'd say stick to your stock rims and just get better tyres. 205/60 R15 is what you should be looking at. Look for Michelin Pilot Preceda PP2 if you want sporty handling or MXV8 if you want a comfortable ride. Considering the state of bangalore roads, you'd not want the ride quality to deteriorate.

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Absolutely wrong upsize for Elantra.
that was a typo bro.. sorry. meant 205/50.
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I'd say stick to your stock rims and just get better tyres. 205/60 R15 is what you should be looking at. Look for Michelin Pilot Preceda PP2 if you want sporty handling or MXV8 if you want a comfortable ride. Considering the state of bangalore roads, you'd not want the ride quality to deteriorate.
I remember reading a review...stating that some tyres give a very noisy ride.. Can someone put some light on this please ,,,, wht kind of tyres do and dont for Elantra
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Well any tyre thats designed for extreme performance and grip may potentially give tyre noise and at times a hard ride. The other end of the spectrum is a tyre that gives a very quiet ride coupled with comfort and potentially fuel efficiency at the cost of some on road grip.

Typically upsizing your rim and tyres will result in better grip and handling too. However once you upsize, you have to install lower profile tyres which make the ride harder. This is especially unsuitable for a city like bangalore which has broken potholed roads all over the place.

However you still do want good grip if you dont upsize, especially if you like spirited driving like me, coupled with a reasonably comfortable ride.

Considering this dilemma, I refrained from upsizing the rims and stuck to the OEM 15" alloys in my car and got Michelin Pilot Preceda 2 which were slightly wider than OEM bridgestone potenzas(205 vs 195). I get an incredibly comfortable ride over potholes and at the same time get wonderful handling when I'm pushing the car. BTW PP2 is the michelin performance tyre for Asian conditions. If you already have 15" alloys, I'd say stick to them or at max get 16" alloys with 50 profile rubber. Any lower and you'd ruin both the suspension of the car in the long run and also the ride quality.

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Thanks reignofchaos.......Makes more sense to stick onto the stock....and would stick to 60 profile,,, lower profiles would definately have an impact on the suspension,,am planing for a Michelin Pilot Preceda PP2 nowww...
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Thanks reignofchaos.......Makes more sense to stick onto the stock....and would stick to 60 profile,,, lower profiles would definately have an impact on the suspension,,am planing for a Michelin Pilot Preceda PP2 nowww...
go for them theyre pretty good. but change the alloys. i hate the look of the stock alloys.
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Any Suggestion on Alloys for Elantra
1. Which Brand ?
2. Imported or India alloys

I was browsing through lenso web site,,, and found model "Blast" and "elegance" looks seems to be good ..and am not sure if we get those in bangalore and how is this product... any suggestion please
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you also need to check whether the pcd is in the elantras size. for alloys look at plati, hr, lenso, league. or if you have a higher budget then oz, bbs.
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Thanks Akshay..... I guess the elantra pcd are 114.3... when I checked the Lenso,,, it says 100 - 114 ...does that mean pcd within this range would suite them or does it mean something else .... Any idea on the cost ?
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Thanks Akshay..... I guess the elantra pcd are 114.3... when I checked the Lenso,,, it says 100 - 114 ...does that mean pcd within this range would suite them or does it mean something else .... Any idea on the cost ?
Elantra PCD is 100....
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