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Old 5th December 2006, 16:22   #106
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Hi,

Guys this is one of the biggest question stucking to my mind. The hub dia size while getting alloys i have seen a lot of people who get the alloys whose hub dia do not meet and resulsts in high speed unstability and most of time we thing its because of not proper balancing.

I was reading sAP's thread regarding this. When he changed his alloys to aura the probem went away upto 95%. That mean for indian made cars we should go for indian made alloys like Auro and Neo (I only know these two) and should avoid the rest ones.

Please enlighten.
I have HR alloys. Initially I had a problem (heavy vibrations between 80-120), but after getting the alignment and balancing done properly, the problem has gone away.
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Old 8th December 2006, 12:08   #107
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..Thereafter I checked with him if I can get tubeless tyres fitted to the rims and he said that the car that I own will have to have new rims and tyres.
I think a tubeless can be fitted to your standard rim, it doesn't needs to be an alloy. If you are going for alloys, consider upsizing to R14 from R13 for better stability and visual appeal (if it matters).

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Apollo has started making tubeless and alloys at the same time and he could trade my tyres for about 14000 - rims and tubeless 4 pcs.
Thats a good price. You should insist for a better bargain, and go for 5 pcs (if upgrading to 14''). Apollo's alloys are the smartest among Indian brands.

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He also stated that the mileage will be good and another thing which is mentioned here above - indian warranty vs imported.

Let me know, i drive about 50-60 kms per day, 3-4 times a week, last time I checked got about 10.5 - 11.2 average. But during that time I drove a lot on national highways - 80-100 km/h.
Mileage does gets improved, but only marginally. If you are consistently getting 10.5 to 11.2 kmpl, add another 0.5 kmpl factor.
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Old 9th December 2006, 17:20   #108
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hi would your 16" fit maruti swifts As I am buying a new st of tyres and wheels
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Old 9th December 2006, 20:18   #109
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hi would your 16" fit maruti swifts As I am buying a new st of tyres and wheels
Yes, 16'' would fit Swift. However ride quality would suffer.
15'' is a better and recommended choice.
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Old 20th December 2006, 04:12   #110
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Go for HIJOIN .. good ones .. PM me if u need free flow exhaust .. 1 week used only .. :-))
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i vote for either Hijoin or neo if you want indian. The chrome on neo is the best !!! Ive had a set for the last 7 years now and the chrome is still as beautifull as ever. Just wash them and they look 95 % new!!!
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hey guys ... gotta serious doubt dat will a 205\40\17 will be a good one for ford ikon ....pls need expert advice cause i have ordered for one from outside... which in includes ture also....it's pricd for 40,000 ...!!! is it a good price ?
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CD - What tyres & wheels have you ordered? Also do remember that going to such low-profiles will hurt your car's ride & suspension big time! I have no idea how the roads in Cochin are but i'm sure they are not that good to accept 17". If you can still change your order I would recommend you go in for no more than 15" to maintain some sort of half-decent ride on our roads but again it'll never look as good as 17"
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CD - What tyres & wheels have you ordered? Also do remember that going to such low-profiles will hurt your car's ride & suspension big time! I have no idea how the roads in Cochin are but i'm sure they are not that good to accept 17". If you can still change your order I would recommend you go in for no more than 15" to maintain some sort of half-decent ride on our roads but again it'll never look as good as 17"
the tyre dealer has spoken
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Old 3rd February 2007, 10:23   #115
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hey guys help me decide on rims for my lancer....firstly

indian or imported...

and then which co...??
Hi Revtec,

I own a Swift Vxi. Got my rims imported, they have a way better finish than Indian rims, one year warranty and excellent designs. So, i definitely suggest imported rims. Mine are OZ Racing from Italy. Check out the website :::: OZ RACING ::::
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Old 10th February 2007, 04:36   #116
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hey guys, i was planning to upgrade to 15" alloys.
my question : is it worth spending 4-5k more for 'chrome' or shall i just settle with the regular ones?
i mean is it going to be forever or will the 'chamak' go away sooner or later?
sorry for the noobish question
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Ronald - The finish depends on the quality of the alloy & I've seen good quality ones preserving their chamak for upto 2 years easy. But remember this in our conditions the chrome alloys get dirtier faster than other silver/polished finished so if you plan to go for them be prepared to do a lot of elbow-grease on them!

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Ronald - The finish depends on the quality of the alloy & I've seen good quality ones preserving their chamak for upto 2 years easy. But remember this in our conditions the chrome alloys get dirtier faster than other silver/polished finished so if you plan to go for them be prepared to do a lot of elbow-grease on them!
i'd rather settle with the regular ones..
thanks for the info
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. I used to think the same about mangoes until I tried the florida varities. IMHO They taste better tham the varieties you get in India (even the alphonso).

Yes Taiwan is not China, but Taiwan is also not the UK or Germany. If you ask any person in the UK what they think about stuff from Taiwan they will say cheap rubbish. I used to think things from Taiwan were OK until I encountered DVD-R and DVD+R discs manufactured in Taiwan. To say they were a pile of poo would be an understatement. In contrast discs made in Singapore and Japan were brilliant.

League are not exactly Advanti Racing, Antera, BBS, Compomotive
or TSW are they ? They may have a few extra designs but I wonder how exacting their quality control is. I have experience of the DVD media business and it was amazing to see how the Taiwanese sold blanks that were known to be of poor quality. I wonder if companies do the same with their alloys (if they cannot take a hit for a DVD blank costing a few pence to produce I doubt they will go out their way to stop grade a and grade b alloys being sold).

Neo and Aura must be doing something right if they have won orders from a few car majors.
My dear friend,

I feel that you havent tasted good mangoes in your life. Thats why you are telling 'even alphonso mangoes' come to tvpm i will arrange 'kottukonam ' mangoes for you. Dear friend you will never ever tell 'even alphonso' but may be even 'kottukonam' thereafter. We used to get more than 10000 in a season.

'salem' is also a good variety of mango.

In andhra also you get good varieties of mangoes.

And coming back to topic taiwan used to produce quality products before 25 yrs, i do remember taiwan made quality toys available in gulf and other markets through out the world. Excellent jackets, clothings all were manufactured by them. Electronic goods was their bread and butter product.

But i noticed a tendancy in this thread that many bhpians are telling eveything manufactured abroad is good, i dont think it is good for our country.
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hey guys ... gotta serious doubt dat will a 205\40\17 will be a good one for ford ikon ....pls need expert advice cause i have ordered for one from outside... which in includes ture also....it's pricd for 40,000 ...!!! is it a good price ?
#CAR_GOD_666 were you able to get the 17'' for Ikon? Does it rides well?

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