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Old 5th June 2008, 22:26   #31
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Zakko, I didn't check other Alloy brands and bought Aura coz:
1. Aura is a reputed brand in India & they are OEM Alloy suppliers to most of the Car Makers in India.
2. Aura gives a 1 year Warranty.
3. I liked this particular Aura alloy design.
Great!
The real acheivement in any upgrade is the peace and satisfaction one gains from it. Nice to know that you've achieved both! Keep it up!
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Nice set of Alloys and tyres, FinneyP! Congrats!

I've seen a Palio with the same alloys here in Kochi and it looked real good. They look even better when the car is moving!

It is a good thing you settled for 185 section tyres. 195 and up usually causes the tyres to rub against the lip of the rear wheel-wells when there are passengers in the back. Wider than 185 is overkill for the 1.2 anyway (spoken from experience), except for the butch look.
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Neat set of wheels, finney. Congrats!! Definitely complements the car well.

Well, I have been thinking of tyre upsizing when my first set of tyres(for my Palio 1.6) come for replacement. so it would be helpful if you could give me contact/directions for this new outlet in Domlur.

as of now, i am thinking of Michelin PP2 195/50R15. From what i could gather, this seems the best available out there. Only downside is i would need to be careful, when the car is loaded(?). The alloys are the OE alloys. So i would request gurus to comment, please.
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as of now, i am thinking of Michelin PP2 195/50R15. From what i could gather, this seems the best available out there. Only downside is i would need to be careful, when the car is loaded(?). The alloys are the OE alloys. So i would request gurus to comment, please.
How can you mount 15" tyres on 14" wheels??

If you want 195/50 R15, you'll have to get new 15" alloys too which is a pain in the *** since 98 PCD are rarely available in our market.
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Jagan, as iraghava has rightly pointed out, if you are retaining your 14" OEM alloys, you can go for 14" tires only, though you can go for wider tires (185 or 195).

Now, to reach the new Michelin outlet at Domlur, from the Indiranagar - Airport road flyover, going towards Indiranagar, as soon as the flyover ends, take the first left, go straight for 1 - 1.5 kms, on the left you can see - Sai Iyengar & Sons (Michelin Priority dealer). You can also speak to the shop owner (Ashwin) on 9880116405.
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Oh, thanks for highlighting that. Somehow this was looking too easy. And you pointed out the glitch. So, i guess i will have to stick to PP2 185/60 R14.
Just out of curiosity, is it that futile to go looking for 15" 98PCD alloys?
I am pretty sure none of you would advise going for that 98-to-100 conversion stuff.
Looks like PP2 185/60 R14 is the way out.

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How can you mount 15" tyres on 14" wheels??

If you want 195/50 R15, you'll have to get new 15" alloys too which is a pain in the *** since 98 PCD are rarely available in our market.
Finneyp, thanks for the directions/contact. Will update you guys when the tyre change happens.

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Jagan, as iraghava has rightly pointed out, if you are retaining your 14" OEM alloys, you can go for 14" tires only, though you can go for wider tires (185 or 195).

Now, to reach the new Michelin outlet at Domlur, from the Indiranagar - Airport road flyover, going towards Indiranagar, as soon as the flyover ends, take the first left, go straight for 1 - 1.5 kms, on the left you can see - Sai Iyengar & Sons (Michelin Priority dealer). You can also speak to the shop owner (Ashwin) on 9880116405.
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They look even better when the car is moving!
I saw a grey (please don't beat me up if the colour is not correctly named) Palio on Friday evening on the ORR and thought - I have seen this car before. Then realized it was finneyp's Palio which I'd seen on this thread.

The alloys look fantastic when the car is moving, finneyp.
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Thanks Hydra & dicorex!

dicorex, were you on your White dicor?
Wish we had T-BHP stickers on our cars!

Hope to catch you on your White dicor on ORR next time!
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looks killer...een after so many years its design is appealing
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Revisting this thread, I have a plan to upgrade to alloys and tyres on my Palio D. I remember Finney did that last year. I'm still running stock rim+tyres
I dont see options other than Aura + Michelin. Does anyone know if Aura has got R15 with 98PCD? I was wondering how about moving to 185 / 60 R15 or how would it compare with 185 / 60 R14 - yet to decide. your views are welcome.

If someone can also point me to a good dealer, it will be great!


Edit: I see 15" available from Aura, has anyone tried it! how does it go on Palio!!
Aura: CF560 / CG560

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@FinneyP...nice car and well maintained Palio.Shows your love for the Fiats.
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@FinneyP, the car is looking good. Have you faced any problems with the suspension so far. I mean has it gone stiff and makes noise on every speed braker. Just curious as one of my managers facing that problem.
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Wow Finney, that is neat. The wheels look perfect for the car and match perfectly. XM1s are the ideal choice for comfort.

Cheers,
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Great choice of the tyres, welcome to XM1+ club. You got it about 300 bucks cheaper than what we get here in Hyderabad. but, the alloys seem quite expensive.
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Does anyone know if Aura has got R15 with 98PCD? I was wondering how about moving to 185 / 60 R15 or how would it compare with 185 / 60 R14 - yet to decide. your views are welcome.
Ketan, I don't think Aura has 98 PCD 15" alloys.
If you are keen for Aura 14" alloys, get it asap since Hindalco is stopping the production of Aura alloys.
Also, if you go for 15" tyres, you will have to compromise on the ride quality.
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@FinneyP...nice car and well maintained Palio.
Thanks Hillram.

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@FinneyP, the car is looking good. Have you faced any problems with the suspension so far. I mean has it gone stiff and makes noise on every speed braker. Just curious as one of my managers facing that problem.
Thanks prince. My suspension is doing good, no issues so far.

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Wow Finney, that is neat. The wheels look perfect for the car and match perfectly. XM1s are the ideal choice for comfort.
Thanks Raveendra. I love the ride on XM1+.
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Great choice of the tyres, welcome to XM1+ club. You got it about 300 bucks cheaper than what we get here in Hyderabad.
Thanks Mobike, I got the XM1+ a year back, hence it was bit cheaper.
Now, the price should be same as in Hyd.

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