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Old 14th August 2008, 16:15   #1
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Default Alloys + Upsize for Palio MJD - Legal Aspects, Endorsement on RC Book, Insurance Doc

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Posting on behalf of my friend, who seems to remain silent till the car really arrives!

He has booked a Palio Stile MJD and we want to change the steel rims to Alloys (preferably to those which come standard with Palio Stile 1.6 Sports). This means we also want to upsize from 13'' to 14''.

Sourcing these "Fiat" alloys is an issue - the dealer has refused to supply the 1.6 Sports Alloys, even at incremental cost (I don't know what's the problem!).

Do you know where we can source these alloys?

Also, we want to do this legally, i.e. endorse this new rim size (and the fact that they are alloys) on the RC book as well as the insurance policy.
Once again, the dealer shows no interest to get this done.

It seems Fiat has chosen dealers that are as disinterested in the car business as Fiat themselves

Can someone tell us how to get this legal documentation done?

Guys, please help.
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Anand, is your friend particular about Fiat OEM alloys?
It will cost around Rs.7000/- per peice.

Else he can buy Aura 98 PCD 14" Alloys, which will cost around Rs.3500/- per peice.

No need to endorse Alloy, rim size details on the RC book, as it does not ask for such details!
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Anand, is your friend particular about Fiat OEM alloys?
It will cost around Rs.7000/- per peice.

Else he can buy Aura 98 PCD 14" Alloys, which will cost around Rs.3500/- per peice.

No need to endorse Alloy, rim size details on the RC book, as it does not ask for such details!

Thanks!
Do you know where can we get the OEM Fiat Alloys?

Also, my NHC RC book mentions the rim and tyre size. So I guess this information should reflect correct data. Isn't it?

I am told that the company can deny warrantee claim (should the need arise) and the insurance company can deny the claim (again if situation arises) if any modifications to the car are not registered with RTO and the insurance company. Something to this effect is written in my owner manual and insurance policy booklet as well.

Let me know if my interpretation is wrong.
Of cource, this may not happen due to goodwill, ignorance, etc., but what does the law say?
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Anand, you can place the order for Fiat OEM alloys at the other Fiat-Tata dealers in your city.

Are you sure RC book mentions Rim & tyre size?
If so, I need to check my RC book as well.

But, you need not worry about warranty & Insurance claims with a tyre upsize or new Alloys, as quite lot of new Car buyers (in this forum too) go for tyre & rim change & so far no one including myself have faced any issues!
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Anand, you can place the order for Fiat OEM alloys at the other Fiat-Tata dealers in your city.
They are not ready to take the order
They want us to buy Aura!!!

What's the matter with the Fiat OEM Alloys?
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They are not ready to take the order
They want us to buy Aura!!!

What's the matter with the Fiat OEM Alloys?
Which dealer is this?
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This was Pandit Auto, Pune. I then talked a friend's cousin who works with them and again requested if they can make arrangements for alloys. I will be meeting him in a day or two and disscuss. He has agreed to double check.

They are clu-less regardign changing and feeding correct data in RC book.

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Pandit Automotive, Tilak Road.
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They are not ready to take the order
They want us to buy Aura!!!

What's the matter with the Fiat OEM Alloys?

REPORT THIS DEALER TO THE COMPANY.

He has no business to promote an aftermarket brand when you are asking for the OE alloys !!

Sounds weird to me.

*No you do not need your tyre specs & rim size endorsed on the RC

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I was told that all 4 alloys of my Palio Stile needs to be replaced as they are out of shape. He informed me that each wheel will cost 11000 INR and will take a min of 7 day to get them.

I have decided to go for 3rd party. But I want to make sure if stock wheels can be brought back into shape.
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