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Old 2nd June 2010, 18:35   #181
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@Davis mostly alloys made in India are costlier then Taiwanese imports.
Aura is subsidiary of largest aluminum maker Hindalco of Aditya Birla group and they made as per specification of car manufactures so you get right offset and PCD for the car.

Lastly while it may be argued that material influences the strenght for the same Al-mg alloy a heavier wheel with more metallic surface between rim and hub will be stronger.
As a common man can not verify the manufacturing process or the strength of alloy used it is judicious to use a well known local brand with correct specification rather then a good looking filmsy ones.

For record I have plati with sturdiest possible design but now I feel I should have gone for Neo or Aura or OEM and retained warranty as they are as per manufacturers specification.


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Aura is subsidiary of largest aluminum maker Hindalco of Aditya Birla group
HINDALCO have shut down their alloy wheels business.
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Old 2nd June 2010, 19:37   #183
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HINDALCO have shut down their alloy wheels business.
So Aura alloys in market are fake or Aura brand is sold off to someone else ?
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So Aura alloys in market are fake or Aura brand is sold off to someone else ?
The closure took place only recently, so the rims could be from unsold existing stock. Not sure if someone has bought the business from them.
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Nobody bought the business from them, though the raw material and balance stock was sold to New wheels.
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Old 20th August 2010, 15:27   #186
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I have recently upgraded mine.
a caveat - Don't buy Aura wheels, they have stopped production and may supply old stock or some chap using the brand name and selling imports.

I have NEO on my ride and to be honest, they have some good designs. Check out my running gear to this topic. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...my-santro.html (Red Boomerang for my Santro)

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MPShah, you can go for HRS aka HR (Hijoin Racing). They've some wonderful designs in 13 inches suitable for Wagon R. Check their website: Alloy Wheels, Car Alloy Wheels, Automotive Alloy Wheels, Chrome Alloy Wheels India

By the way, check for the available finishes in their stock. They carry a single design in many finishes, the pics may not be representative of all finishes.

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In theory, Indian alloys ought to be the safer bet. One can argue they'd be subject to quality checks etc. etc. However,

Esteem = 1.5+ lakh kms (very rough use)
Lancer = 1.0+ lakh kms
Vtec = .30 lakh kms (with low-pro tyres)
Jeep = 1.75+ lakh kms (lotsa off-roading)

All running on "import" alloys. Not a single crack or any kinda damage. In fact, the only damaged alloy I've had till date is the Merc OEM (C220)! And the 1 bent alloy has been a Honda OEM (on my USA Accord). Go figure!
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In theory, Indian alloys ought to be the safer bet. One can argue they'd be subject to quality checks etc. etc. However,

Esteem = 1.5+ lakh kms (very rough use)
Lancer = 1.0+ lakh kms
Vtec = .30 lakh kms (with low-pro tyres)
Jeep = 1.75+ lakh kms (lotsa off-roading)

All running on "import" alloys. Not a single crack or any kinda damage. In fact, the only damaged alloy I've had till date is the Merc OEM (C220)! And the 1 bent alloy has been a Honda OEM (on my USA Accord). Go figure!
GTO, you had HR alloys on VTEC, correct? I remember you searching for Hijoin hub cap for the alloys.
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GTO, you had HR alloys on VTEC
Yes, my Vtec wore HR alloy wheels.
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Default Its Indian Alloys for me - EVO

Just replaced my VERNA 14" stock to 15" EVO alloys and upgraded from 175/70 to 195/55 YOKO A Drives filled with Nitrogen

The Diver quality is Super along with stable steering during fast highway drive at 150+ kmph
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Alloy looks cool. How do you feel about Yoko A drive? In which shop did you buy these wheels and tires?
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Alloy looks cool. How do you feel about Yoko A drive? In which shop did you buy these wheels and tires?

With higher profile, Driving is much comfortable now especially at higher speeds, good grip especially in wet conditions, road noise at high speed is negligible and depends on the type of road(Tar, concrete etc) and looking at those tyre threads, should definitely last its miserable life in Indian road condition , I can call it a over all package.

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With higher profile, Driving is much comfortable now especially at higher speeds, good grip especially in wet conditions, road noise at high speed is negligible and depends on the type of road(Tar, concrete etc) and looking at those tyre threads, should definitely last its miserable life in Indian road condition , I can call it a over all package.

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Alloys look cool. How much did it put you back by?
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Alloys look cool. How much did it put you back by?

Debit Balance :
EVO Alloys - Rs.18000 for a set of 5
Yoko A Drives 195/55 - Rs.4500/tyre.
Nuts n bolts Rs.1500
Fitting,Alighment,Balancing,Nitro air - Rs.1400
Rs.43400

Credit Balance :
Old Bridgestone Tyres with Rims under exchange - Rs.1200
These old tyres have run 46000kms inside two years, mostly on highway and served their life well.
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