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Old 3rd October 2008, 23:28   #91
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I would not go 205 on a stock baleno. especially on 14s it looks a bit bulky.
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205/60 R14. This will give me exactly the same ground clearance as the stock tyre.
What is the rim width of the alloys you plan to run 205's on?
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Old 4th October 2008, 07:16   #93
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205 would run on the stock alloys that have come with the baleno. I think I will drop the plan for upsizing. I will stick to the stock size 185/65 R14 bridgestone potenza GIII as I see lot of issues behind upsizing.
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I would not go 205 on a stock baleno. especially on 14s it looks a bit bulky.
Honestly having tried and tested that , the 205's would be an overkill for the Baleno. 195's should do the job, stick to it.
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Old 4th October 2008, 13:04   #95
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Hi Riju,

I am more concerned with the reducing gc. With 195, the current GC of the car would reduce. Hence I am now planning to go for the stock config of 185/65 R14 only but in potenza GIII tyres.
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I dont think that is actually a cause of worry. GC would reduce by 3.25 mm and would you notice that?
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Old 5th October 2008, 11:51   #97
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Crazydiablo,

GC of baleno is anyways low and it ends up scrapping many speed breakers in Mumbai. With the reduced GC I fear it will scrap all those which it currently does not. Correct me if I am wrong.
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Some pics of a Baleno which i had clicked in my office parking lot.

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What size are those wheels?
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benbsb29 - those look like 17s.
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Old 5th October 2008, 14:28   #100
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Awsome looking baleno, But 17"s will cause performance,and ride quality looses,but these rims seem worth it
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Killer looking Baleno...BTW What was the color of Baleno? Black or maroon?

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kpgetz I hope you haven't gone color blind , its a maroon colored Baleno .
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GC of baleno is anyways low and it ends up scrapping many speed breakers in Mumbai. With the reduced GC I fear it will scrap all those which it currently does not. Correct me if I am wrong.
Dont be paranoid about a 3mm difference. You would really benefit from the 195s, but ultimately its your choice.
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my advice,if you traveling long distance,dont use a rim beyond 15",195-55-15,would be perfect.if the roads are bad,205-50-15 wont take the beating.
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I have a Baleno Vxi 2006 that came with 14" Alloys. I had Goodyear NCT5 Eagle 185/65/R14 Tyres . I usually travel a lot between Gurgaon and Chandigarh and sometimes even to interior Punjab. The Goodyears were okay till 20K after which they started making a lot of noise and then went completely out of balance. No amount of wheel balancing could get them balanced properly and inspite of best efforts I had to replace all 4 at 25K.

I now have Yokohama ES100 195/60/R14 tyres and I am impressed. Earlier I could not go above 130 with the Goodyears, the steering used to feel lifeless and disconnected. With the Yokohamas I have touched 152 just 2 days back on my return from chandigarh and the steering was rock solid. No floating feeling and the car was stuck to the road all the way.

I recommend these for your car. 14" is perfect for stability and ride comfort and there is no chance of the tyres touching the mudgaurds even with full load or full steer.

I paid Rs 3450/- per tyre (Total of 13K) for the Yokohama Tyres and got the wheel alignment and balancing free of cost here at Gurgaon from T-Mart Tyres and Wheels.

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