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Old 15th November 2007, 11:30   #31
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Stock size - 175/65-14
Current size - 205/50-15
A difference of + 0.5% in circumference which means the speedo and odo is under reading. Hence your FE should be more than what u have calculated.
Enjoy.
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Excellent choice of rims and tires. How has this choice of tires affected the ground clearance? Is GC the same as before, or has it changed?
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Excellent choice of rims and tires. How has this choice of tires affected the ground clearance? Is GC the same as before, or has it changed?
GC has increased by 2mm.
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A difference of + 0.5% in circumference which means the speedo and odo is under reading. Hence your FE should be more than what u have calculated.
Enjoy.
That means its even more than 11 kmpl? But that would be very marginal I believe.
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Sorry for posting questions in bits and pieces: has the turning radius increased after your upgrade?
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That means its even more than 11 kmpl? But that would be very marginal I believe.
Yes, it would be more than 11kmpl but not less.
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Sorry for posting questions in bits and pieces: has the turning radius increased after your upgrade?
I don't feel it has increased. But since the TR was already more than other car's in this segment, I don't mind it incresing it by a few cms.

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Just an update and a Question to Bhpian,

Is this possible to gain fuel efficiency with tyres changes when new tyres are wider than stock tyres. I changed from stock 175/65/r14 to 205/50/R15, I have noticed atleast 1km more distance covered in 1 litre of petrol. The new tyres are Yoko Sdrive.

Previously I used to get 10kmpl in Bangalore city but now I am getting 11+kmpl in the same conditions. I did not post it earlier because I wanted to be sure, so checked it for 4-5 tankups. I am sure that Circumfrence is almost same for my stock and new tyres and there is not much of odo error( 0.02%).

Is my observation right, Anyone else felt this difference with S drives?
I have yet to check the Highway milage with new tyres. will update soon.

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Changing tyres from 175/65/r14 to 195/60/r14 (and Alloys) in my Petra did not have any impact on the mileage for me. But over the last couple of years (also after relying on Shell petrol) my mileage has settled around 11-11.5 kmpl.
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Changing tyres from 175/65/r14 to 195/60/r14 (and Alloys) in my Petra did not have any impact on the mileage for me. But over the last couple of years (also after relying on Shell petrol) my mileage has settled around 11-11.5 kmpl.
I have never filled shell regularly, just a 2 or 3 times only.
I mostly fill in Bharat Petro, Unleaded petrol.

Saw some differences in FE when I filled in Reliance, but cannot always go for that as its mostly on highways.
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Looks good. OZs + S.drives, nice combo!

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OZ racing starts with 15 inches. 14 inches are not available.
Not true. Have personally seen 14" OZs.

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Fantastic choice GD! Those alloys are to die for & believe me the only better brand then these you can find (quality wise & even that marginally better) is BBS!
Or Enkei, Brig/Magline, Compomotive, Volk Racing...


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@Shailu, OZ racing are Italian brand and have to be imported by dealers/Shops. You get the OZ racing (Design Gemini, PCD -98, 15 inches wideth-6.5J) for 40K + shipping (for 4 wheels).
Heheheheeee...dude, Shailu is a dealer for OZ!

Are these the rims you picked up from Santosh on TBHP?
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Are these the rims you picked up from Santosh on TBHP?
From S.Prashant !!

Twenty thirty forty .
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Are these the rims you picked up from Santosh on TBHP?
Who is Santosh? I don't know

Yes Riju you got it right.
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I love yokos purely for their design. And someone rightly said the tyres are more overwhelming than the rims
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I love yokos purely for their design. And someone rightly said the tyres are more overwhelming than the rims
Same!!! what I think, I like my tryes more than the rims.
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Sorry, I meant Prashanth. Very nice deal on those rims.
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