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Old 14th April 2005, 13:12   #16
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I think you will have to get 195/55/R14 alloys to maintain the same OD.
The tyres available in that size are Goodyear eagle F1 GSD1s, Falken and the usual Potenzas and Turanzas etc.
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I think you will have to get 195/55/R14 alloys to maintain the same OD.
How do you figure that?

Stock Tyre -> 165/80R13 OD = 594.2mm Sidewall = 100% (reference purpose)
My original choice -> 195/55R15 OD = 595.5mm Sidewall=81% of stock Error=0.22%
My current choice -> 195/60R14 OD = 589.6mm Sidewall=88% of stock Error=0.77%
Your suggestion -> 195/55R14 OD = 570.1mm Sidewall=81% of stock Error=-4%

The numbers speak for themselves.
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Sorry Samurai,
That was for the ikon.
But i think you should get 15 inchers though.
Better handling, looks and slight decrease in ride quality.
Check out Icemans Baleno.
I heard the ride is not bad.
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But i think you should get 15 inchers though.
Better handling, looks and slight decrease in ride quality.
Check out Icemans Baleno.
I heard the ride is not bad.
Iceman's Baleno is not an ordinary Baleno, I can't compare mine with it. My wife approved the Baleno because of the impressive ride quality. I don't want to deviate too much and spoil the ride and get into real trouble with the spouse...
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I know what you mean buddy.
In which case go for 195/60/R14 and get G3s.
We would have put G3s too but now it is too late.
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After some heavy googling I discovered that the ideal alloy fitment value for Baleno is:

Bolts: 4
PCD: 100
Offset: 35 to 38
Center Bore: 54.0

Now, the wheels at pjspeedshop comply with this. However, the wheels at aura do not comply. In fact center bore value is off by 2-3mm, how can it fit? Therefore, this is really confusing.

Now, I have never upgraded alloys before. How does it work when you go to an alloy shop...

Do you tell them to show all the 14x6" alloys that work with Baleno?
Do you tell them the above specs (pcs, offset, etc) and shows alloys that match it?

In other words, how do we make sure the alloys we buy match our car?
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recently I have been to a Aura dealer in hyd, He was gaping at me when I asked him offset for lancer!!! and they dont even know if aura has 15 inches for lancer all he knows is one extra size 13 se 14 , e wo peice nikalo... I was shocked to my nerve. Ok neo wheels guys was better than the former, although he doesnt know offset he said he would find out . so be ware you might be dealin with quite a few like these guys. any way you got lot of help in baglore. possible contact Ice man he will open up and show you every wheel in bangalore
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Its true!!,

After VAT calculations are done, Baleno Lxi now costs 5.7 lakhs ex. showroom compared to 5.83 earlier and also, it comes with free insurance of around 20k, and if you negotiate, you can avail corporate discount of around 10k!.

Looks like a great deal now..



Hey Samurai, Did you get the car on the revised prices??
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After VAT calculations are done, Baleno Lxi now costs 5.7 lakhs ex. showroom compared to 5.83 earlier and also, it comes with free insurance of around 20k, and if you negotiate, you can avail corporate discount of around 10k!.
Looks like a great deal now..
Hey Samurai, Did you get the car on the revised prices??
This is going off topic now. Yes, got the new rate and free insurance. But there is no corporate discount at all.
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[quote=Samurai]Do you tell them to show all the 14x6" alloys that work with Baleno? [quote]
If you lookin at 14 x 6 then you got some in NEOS thats pretty decent. dont exactly know CB and offset just ask them.

Matrix SM seems promising for a baleno.
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Hey Samurai,
I upgraded the tyres on our lancer from the original 175/80/R13 to 195/60/R14 and the ride quality has plumeted a lot.
Don't know if it is the tyres or what but just be careful.
I would recommend 185 for you.
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Hey Samurai,
I upgraded the tyres on our lancer from the original 175/80/R13 to 195/60/R14 and the ride quality has plumeted a lot.
Don't know if it is the tyres or what but just be careful.
I would recommend 185 for you.
lamborghini, I don't know what criteria you used to pick the tyres. However, you reduced your ground clearance by 10.3mm and reduced your sidewall to 83% of the original. The sidewall reduction may be ok, but why did you choose to reduce the ground clearance by 10.3mm?
In my case 195/60R14 will reduce by GC only by 2.3 mm and sidewall by 88%. Then there is the tyre, what brand/model did you choose?
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Samurai you know there s fine line btw regular use adults and kiddies with big cars.. So what alloys did you choose any way. and do post some of pics..

GC for Baleno is 170 so 10mm might not make a huge diiference I guess Unless its loaded with 5 adults I guess, but always follow the fine line
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GC for Baleno is 170 so 10mm might not make a huge diiference I guess Unless its loaded with 5 adults I guess, but always follow the fine line
Wow, I ain't going for 10mm diff, mine will be 2.3mm diff in GC only.

I haven't taken delivery yet, so far haven't picked the alloys.
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hey pal ,

why not go for the combo i have on my ikon ?

185/60 R14 on ford alloys...and yeah the tyres are goodyear eagle F1's .

great looking , great handling without loss in comfort !!

try it out if u like it - y not?

cheers

and yeah - as for the alloys check out both indian and imported ones . indian ones have warranty and the imported ones have the variety. and yeah i havent a problem with imported ones till date ( choose very carefully).

your call now
Absolutely...185/60 R14 is the one to go for.....you dont need to modify and it gives you the desired grip and stability... the 14 inchers also look good aesthetically and fill up the wheel arches very well....
I loved the Goodyear F1 for the tread pattern(am going F1 soon)...however you can also look at Aceleres for more comfort...as F1 is overtly sporty(not too sure about how it rides)... There are options available from Michelin, Pirelli, Hankook,Silverstone,Road Stone but would suggest please choose between underlined..

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