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Old 30th May 2008, 12:20   #211
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Yes, get the alignment done before leaving the shop with new set of wheels..
Do test drive the car and make sure everything is fine before making the final payment.
Good luck.
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BTW what size wheels are u getting??
195/60-14 Michelin PP1 on 14" 6J alloys
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Old 30th May 2008, 14:14   #212
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Look forward for actual pictures of new set of alloys and tyres...

195/60 R14 is just perfect...

Good Luck !!!!

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Old 30th May 2008, 14:38   #213
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@Djay99..
195/60 will give more comfort than 195/55. Good choice.
BTW, u r getting the car today, right?
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Old 2nd June 2008, 12:22   #214
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I got car delivered on 30th may at around 8:30PM

Upgraded tires to 195/60-14 Michelin Pilot preceda and bought 4 alloys of brand P&W(comes with 2 years warranty, website- P&W GROUP).
Handling is just amazing. Its raining here in bangalore and i can do 80+ comfortably.

KP,
The tire dealer (super tyre tec) told me not to do alignment as its a new car.
Is it really required?

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Also the offset of alloys is 35 and PCD is 100.
The dealer said 35 offset will not cause any problem as i was asking for 38 offset.
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Congratulations Djay for the beast!!!

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KP,
The tire dealer (super tyre tec) told me not to do alignment as its a new car.
Is it really required?
If the car is running perfectly then no need of messing around with alignment.

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Also the offset of alloys is 35 and PCD is 100.
The dealer said 35 offset will not cause any problem as i was asking for 38 offset.
35 offset would be fine...
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Also the offset of alloys is 35 and PCD is 100.
The dealer said 35 offset will not cause any problem as i was asking for 38 offset.
Mine are also ET35.
I think it will be fine as its just 3mm off the stock offset.

I was more concerned for the clearance between inside tire wall and suspension components (lesser offset means nearer to suspension), but it took the 205 tires easily.
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Congratulations Djay for the beast!!!
Thanks kp
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If the car is running perfectly then no need of messing around with alignment.
I faced a strange problem yesterday.
I was doing 80KMPH on airport road which is flat and a speedbreaker appeared and i had to brake suddenly as there was another car infront of me. Car started wobbling and tires behaved as if nuts are loose and front left tire srarted pulling towards left and even steering was moving left and right. My heart almost came in my mouth as i thought nuts are loose and wheels would get off. Nothing happened and finally car came to halt and i checked nuts and all were tight.

I spoke to super tyre tec guy and he said he has no clue about the problem and asked me to repeat the same case. I dont want to do that

Any idea what is the problem?
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...Car started wobbling and tires behaved as if nuts are loose and front left tire srarted pulling towards left and even steering was moving left and right. My heart almost came in my mouth as i thought nuts are loose and wheels would get off. Nothing happened and finally car came to halt and i checked nuts and all were tight.
DJ, I think you should get the balancing and alignment done. This sounds like a alignment problem but strange as its a new car.
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Any idea what is the problem?
Without checking it out in person can't be sure about the problem but i'm guessing that the solution to your problem is here (Solution for vibrations after installing alloy wheels)
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I am thinking of 185/65/R14 (MICHELIN Energy XM1+) for the Getz D. While I didnt see anyone suggesting this (or did I miss it?!), this size happens to be 2.23% bigger than the stock. The speedo error (as per Tire size calculator) is 2.2% slower than the stock 175/65/R14.

I was thinking that usually the speedo reading with stock rubber would be faster than actuals, so this may actually be a correcting factor - is it a bad idea to go for this upsize?
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What are you looking for? Performance or Comfort? Or maybe both
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Mine are also ET35.
I think it will be fine as its just 3mm off the stock offset.

I was more concerned for the clearance between inside tire wall and suspension components (lesser offset means nearer to suspension), but it took the 205 tires easily.
Actually lower offset by 3 mm means the center-plane of the wheel will move away from the suspension components by 3 mm. However, now you have wider wheels. Let us say your wheels are one inch wider than that of stock. Then your clearance from suspension components has reduced from that of the stock wheel by (1/2 inch - 3 mm), i.e., by about 9.7 mm. Plus if you take the extra width of your tyres into account, your clearance from suspension components may have reduced further as compared to stock. You need a minimum clearance of 4 mm from suspension components to take into account extra tyre flex on bad roads or under load.
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I am thinking of 185/65/R14 (MICHELIN Energy XM1+) for the Getz D. While I didnt see anyone suggesting this (or did I miss it?!), this size happens to be 2.23% bigger than the stock. The speedo error (as per Tire size calculator) is 2.2% slower than the stock 175/65/R14.

I was thinking that usually the speedo reading with stock rubber would be faster than actuals, so this may actually be a correcting factor - is it a bad idea to go for this upsize?
185/60 R 14 would be better

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I am thinking of 185/65/R14 (MICHELIN Energy XM1+) for the Getz D.
185/65-14 is not a correct upsize for Getz. Get 195/60-14 Michelin XM1+. Good handling and great ride quality. Also it will last 40K KM for sure.
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