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Old 11th October 2007, 10:52   #1
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Default Petra with OZ racing Alloys & 205/50/R15 Yokohoma S drive

Just a week back, I upgraded by Petra to new Alloys and wider profile tyres from stock rims and s322.

Alloys : 98 pcd OZ racing 15 inches width- 6.5J.
Tyres : Yokohoma S Drive - 205/50/R15.

One thing for sure is that ride quality has not detoriated even with lower profiles (205/50), that means S drive are meant for comfort. another visible difference I can judge is that tyres noise have reduced by atleast 30-40%.

No differnce in Handling /Steering etc and car have giving same milage(10.5 kmpl in city) as it used to give with 175/65/R14.

Will write my driving experience about other aspects like performance/ Braking etc once I go for a long weekend drive.


Some pictures of the Car with this upgrade have been uploaded in my Pic gallery.


OZ racing Alloys


Yokohoma S drive 205/50/R15 Tyres





Car Back Side view



Just waiting to go on a long Drive.
Cheers
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Old 11th October 2007, 11:00   #2
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So finally you have done it, excellent. Looks good Greatdrive.
Hope 15" wheels are not giving any trouble. And 205/50/R15 tyres, wonderful.

Congratulations

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Old 11th October 2007, 11:02   #3
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congrats! the new rubber and alloys give strong look to the petra now...the OZ alloys resemble a bit like the OE ones on Ikon Nxt ZXi...
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So finally you have done it, excellent. Looks good Greatdrive.
Hope 15" wheels are not giving any trouble. And 205/50/205/50/R15 tyres, wonderful.
Congratulations
Thanks Siva.

15 inches does not have any problem until you have a right set of tyres.
Initially I was thinking for going in for 195/55/R15, but with that, Difference in circumference was coming as 39mm (2.13%).

With 205/50/R15, difference comes out just 9mm (0.5%). Went for Yoko's S drive as I heard good reviews about its ride & comfort etc and I am really happy that I decided for these tyres.

Thanks for Riju, who helped me get a good deal in Bangalore.

Cheers.
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Nice Alloys and Tyre tread looks good too!

Good to know that Oz had 98 PCD alloys, do they have 14" 98 pcd alloys?
And from did you buy the same? Price?
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neat set of wheel there.....
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loved the tires more than rim.. 205 section are looking really awesome!!
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Nice Alloys and Tyre tread looks good too!

Good to know that Oz had 98 PCD alloys, do they have 14" 98 pcd alloys?
Thanks

OZ racing starts with 15 inches. 14 inches are not available.
I think they are OEM for some fiat Cars in Europe.

Specs of OZ racing Gemini.
OZ RACING.ie - Gemini - oz alloy wheels, oz racing wheels, oz racing alloys, oz wheels, oz alloys

POTN Oz Racing Gemini 15" Set Of 4 Wheels & Tyres Crystal Titanium Finish - Alloy Wheels, Bodykits, Tuning and Styling

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Those tyres looks gigantic! G8 upgrade dude! Now throw the car around the corners and lets know the feel!

And.... how much you paid for the S Drives ??!!!
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GreatDrive,

I notice the left rear side of the car is sitting lower than normal. Anything the matter?

Good combinations of wheels + tyres, btw.
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I notice the left rear side of the car is sitting lower than normal. Anything the matter?
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4 Steel rims are kept in the boot, Probably on the left side of the car, I guess.

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Those tyres looks gigantic! G8 upgrade dude! Now throw the car around the corners and lets know the feel!

And.... how much you paid for the S Drives ??!!!
Waiting for this weekend, have plans to go for a long drive.
In Bangalore, S drives (205/50/r15) costs Rs 4600 per tyre. May cost + - Rs 100 depending upon shops.

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Looks nice man,are you sure about FE,it must drop due the upsize you have done.how does brake perfom?
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That Petra looks fantastic, very good choice of wheels and tyres
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Nice alloys and great choice of tyres.

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No differnce in Handling /Steering etc and car have giving same milage(10.5 kmpl in city) as it used to give with 175/65/R14.

IMHO there should be a difference in Handling. May be u haven't tested them yet.
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Bhishma did you get suspension checked ? Its a matter of concern if you dint as yet. Please do when time permits.

I suggest that you get the suspension hardened a tad little since the ride aint that hard with the 50 profiles.

Remove those rims from there if you are still driving around with them .

have a question to all Petra owners here , is the suspension too soft with the Petra's in comparo to the other cars ?

I found the Petra to have a much softer suspension than my baleno .

Ok for eye candy check this pic .



Congratulations once again.
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