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Old 24th January 2008, 19:58   #1
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can anyone suggest me a good brand of alloy wheels for the skoda laura..a 16 inch... my budget is around 35k to 40k...
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Old 25th January 2008, 14:09   #2
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for 35-40k look at brands like oz and bbs.
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Old 25th January 2008, 14:41   #3
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Im not sure how much they cost but try getting the Laura RS rims from your Skoda dealership. No other rims suit the Laura more and I guess they would be of much better quality than other rims available in the market.
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for 35-40k look at brands like oz and bbs.
Hahaha!! Akshay if you can find me genuine 16" OZ/BBS for 30-40k I'll buy atleast two sets right away!
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Hahaha!! Akshay if you can find me genuine 16" OZ/BBS for 30-40k I'll buy atleast two sets right away!
dont methods sell oz and bbs for around 10k apiece.
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Im not sure how much they cost but try getting the Laura RS rims from your Skoda dealership. No other rims suit the Laura more and I guess they would be of much better quality than other rims available in the market.
I think Laura RS comes with 17" rims...
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whatever you decide please do this to your skoda xD
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dont methods sell oz and bbs for around 10k apiece.
Yeah, they quoted 50k for a set of 4 15". That works out to 12.5k per rim for a 15" so I expect the 16" to be around 15k or so minimum.
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now that is friggin expensive.
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Old 26th January 2008, 13:57   #10
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Laura RS comes with the following wheels.



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Akshay if you can find me genuine 16" OZ/BBS for 30-40k I'll buy atleast two sets right away!
So you can sell them with Michele tires
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pjspeed on the forum is the official importer for bbs in india.You can check out his website or you can pm him.

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Old 14th June 2008, 12:51   #12
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Hey Guys,

I'm lookin for a "good" Set of alloys and tyres for my 08 Laura, wanna upgrade from 16" to 17"....would request anybody to post pics of summin similar they've already carried out or any recommendations that you might have would be much appreciated....can always google for the pics...i have a preference for summin with a lip

BTW the current tyres are the stock 205's 16" cant remember the profile though so prob lookin to go to a 225 17" and would like to know what the apt profile would be???

Dont have a budget in mind but not lookin to sell the car anytime soon so probably can justify a "long term investment"

At the same time dont wanna sell the car to buy wheels so lets not be recommending anything like some limited edition Kahn's which a got a quote for about (hold your breath) 98000/wheel (1200 pounds) and thats without tyres

Boom
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Hey boombastic,
Did you get the alloys ?
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I went around today looking to upsize my wheels to 17" dia. First off, the guy who sells the wheels told me frankly that there are problems with the aftermarket alloys when fitted to Skodas and Mercs. He mentioned wobbling. When I asked about original Skoda 17" wheels - he said if they are original - the wheels might be good - but the profile of the tyres reduces too much and there will be no cusioning left. He warned about damage to tyres and rims due to reduced cusioning. I checked with the Skoda showroom on availability of 17 in rims. They are available and cost Rs.16000/- each. I do not want to pay 64 K for a set of wheels.

So now I am back to working out the best options for my 6.5 J 16 rims. I think that 215/55 R16 or 225/55 R16 should work best as my car now has a Pete's box. The 215/55 or 225/55 would give the wheels a marginally bigger dia. without bulging etc. The 225/50 on the other hand would make my wheels smaller increasing pick up but reducing top speed and FE. Aaaaargh - decisions, decisions.....decisions........


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215/55R16 and 225/55R16 are both wrong profiles.

Its either the 205/55R16 or 225/50R16.

Do contact Ishan / KPZEN for the best suggestions.
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