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View Poll Results: 18 inches on an SX4- ride quality, performance?
Will stay good 6 23.08%
will improve 3 11.54%
will degrade 16 61.54%
wont work at all for you.. 3 11.54%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 8th October 2007, 18:04   #1
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hey guys I'm putting up a poll in reference to putting 18"inch wheels on an
SX4 what do you guys have to say about ride quality judging from what you've personally experienced on the roads?
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i think only 1 person on this forum has 18inch wheels. gautamballal.
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Old 8th October 2007, 18:08   #3
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well if I wanna put 18's on my SX4 I would like poll opinions..akshay,so pls feel free to post your opinion.
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okay. IMO seeing that you are in mumbai and looking at the state of the roads i dont think 18inchers is good. 17 is the max you should go for. the ride quality shouldnt become much worse. also get some lowering springs. tell us more bout your sx4 and the mods planned.
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See there are people who crib about ride quality with 15" rubber and 50 profile tires.You should talk to that guy akshay mentiond.
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yeah well Gautum says his rieds good..but I need a lil convincing ...coz ive seen 16 inch rides on a city and I hate the feel...
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See there are people who crib about ride quality with 15" rubber and 50 profile tires.You should talk to that guy akshay mentiond.
it depends what car its on.. he already read that thread of the sx4 with 18inch wheels and that guy claims good ride quality.
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18"? Ride Comfort? Sorry, the two simply do not go together!
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Stick with your stock 17 , that's pretty good for performance .
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Stick with your stock 17 , that's pretty good for performance .
umm the stock is 16"
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umm the stock is 16"
Err..i thought Sx4 azi comes with 17" silly me & thanks for the heads up .
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Err..i thought Sx4 azi comes with 17" silly me & thanks for the heads up .
the zxi comes with 205/60 r16 and the vxi with 195/65 r15.
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I read somewhere that SX4 can take upto 19" as it inherits those huge wheel wells from teh SX4 cross over.
Whether you put them on smaller rims or whether you will upsize your rims as well may make the difference I GUESS. I dont have lotsa knowledge on tires. Guess the experts can comment. Is it possible to retain the stock 16" rims and upsize the tires alone?
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I read somewhere that SX4 can take upto 19" as it inherits those huge wheel wells from teh SX4 cross over.
Whether you put them on smaller rims or whether you will upsize your rims as well may make the difference I GUESS. I dont have lotsa knowledge on tires. Guess the experts can comment. Is it possible to retain the stock 16" rims and upsize the tires alone?
why would you wanna do that? the sx4 already had 195mm of clearance?
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yeah well Gautum says his rieds good..but I need a lil convincing ...coz ive seen 16 inch rides on a city and I hate the feel...
Well, 16 inches on a City would mean a 45 profile. I run a 50 profile on the OHC and i'm fine with it. Perhaps others wouldn't be. Gautam for e.g. is fine with a 40 profile on his SX4.

I think you need to be discussing profiles and not Rim size if you want an idea on whether or not to upsize.

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