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Old 11th March 2005, 22:52   #1
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just decided to buy an accent viva crdi for college purpose. was considering the innvoa,scorpio, and even an elantra but basically realised that accent is giving me a good fuel economy, decent azmount of hp(82), and 19.1kgm of torque. plus i have heard that the 3 cylinder crdi is pretty dam good(read as minmal maintainance)
i need help with regard to wheels, right now there are 13 inch wheels on it, i was wondering whether i could put 16 inch alloys with low profile tyres on it(doubtful). my basic worry is that it shouldn't harm the suspension...or the car in any way. if 16 inches is way too big i can also consider 15in, or 14in wheels? please help

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my friend's red viva has 195/50r15 and its doing good.
so for 16 inch u might have to go for a lower profile.

15 inch is more than enough



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I think you should go in for 14" alloys with either 185/60 tyres or even 195/60 tyres. Have the same in a friend's car (185/60 r14 michelin certis) and the car's grip and ride is really above the stock ride and handling. Alternatively, you may go in for 15" alloys if you don't mind the deteriotion of ride quality in favor of handling and high speed stability , You can fit 195/50 R15 tyres in an accent without fouling with the arches.
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Old 11th March 2005, 23:34   #4
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Hi,

I own an accent crdi myself. I've got 14" alloys on my car.
15" is the max i would go with the upsizing. The ride will become a bit jittery.

I have 185/60R14 size falkens ziex tyres on my car. Check the pic.
http://img49.exs.cx/img49/5348/Image674.jpg

For 15"
195/55R15 will do just fine.

16" will be way too much for the car and suspension to handle. The condition of our roads dont help matters either. My 14" alloys have taken quite a beating from bad roads. So its either 14" or 15". And yeah when you change the tyres...make sure you go in for tubeless tyres...my tyres have completed 30000kms on bad roads without a single puncture. Touch wood!

Best place for shopping alloy wheels - milan subway. Nice variety.

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try 14 inch with 205 tyres , my cousin has the same on his accent petrol ,
congrats on your new car though .

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manson,

205 on 15" rims will be 50 profile or less.
But i think ideal rim size for 205/50 will be 16".
16" rims will do no good to the suspension and may foul with the wheel arches. And plus the fuel economy would go down as well. So max he should stick to is 195/55R15.

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thaks guys appreciate your help
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Mustang, 205's will be an overkill keeping in mind the power output of a CRDi. 185 / 195 will be the best bet.

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Go in 4 14" Bridgestone Potenza or Goodyear F1
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mustang
just decided to buy an accent viva crdi for college purpose. was considering the innvoa,scorpio, and even an elantra
u considered those cars for just going to college ??

im speechless ...........

and regards ur query - check out drifters accent crdi..ull get an idea !

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also dont forget to check out drifters underbody lighting .
drifters rims are good,but the195 tires on 15 inch rims really rockk.
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yeah considering what he s paid , the lights look really good !

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i think the best bet would be 195/50/r15 for the viva it looks rocking
but u can also check drifter s 14'' its looks kewl and is practical in the pot hole city (bomb bay)
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hey guys thanks alot, also suggest me places where i could find body kits for the accent. and what would that cost me approximately.
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There arent any good body kits available for the accent....all the ones i've seen are just sad. Although i did see a green accent in bandra a few days back which had mild skirting and a small chin on the front bumper....the rear bumper also had a mild kit on it.

Didnt look too sporty, but that was the best one i've seen till date. The other kits including those from RIO just seem too much and dont go with the overall look of the accent. There are kits available from abroad...those are much better than the kits made here. But then they cost quite a bit including duties and stuff. In my opinion just not worth the hassle.

A kit can cost anything from 12000 to 40000 bucks.
People to contact, motosport, carter road, bandra. Mkraft, mulund?, Team Motorworks. I dont have the numbers....Any members having their numbers please post here.

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