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Old 21st January 2009, 10:55   #46
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Vishal painting to black may be good but I think without that it will look stunning. If you wanna reduce the red color you can opt for some side stickers etc. With alloys itself i think the red luster will fade as alloys would give good finish and looks and will gel well with red
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Old 21st January 2009, 14:31   #47
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@hellspawn which calculator did you use for the calculation, can you pls provide me with the link
Hey sorry for the late reply.
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Old 21st January 2009, 18:01   #48
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Vishal, I'll try & answer your question point wise:

1. Outside dealer is always preferred as they carry a larger variety & are also mroe cost effective then the car dealer.

2. Ensure that it is the correct PCD.

3. No idea, check with a tyre dealer for exact deals.

4. BK Tyres/Tyre Plaza Lajpat Nagar for tyres, Sai Mag Wheels for alloys.
Thank You iraghava, One more question - given that I have to get Alloys from one dealer and Tyres from other - what should I do first?
  • Exchange the OEM Rims with Alloys and get them fitted on OEM tyres first and then exchange with the new tyres
  • Or Excahnge the tyres first and then go and get the Alloys
What makes more sense for better fitting etc

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Vishal painting to black may be good but I think without that it will look stunning. If you wanna reduce the red color you can opt for some side stickers etc. With alloys itself i think the red luster will fade as alloys would give good finish and looks and will gel well with red
Thanks for the suggestion aka. I am actually thinking of a quick and easy solution, so I agree with you - although paint may look good, but that would be too much of a hassle and cost. Do you think I can get some black tape to cover the pillars at least, Just like Swift ? If yes is there a brand that one should ask for?

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Hey sorry for the late reply.
Here you go.
Tire size calculator
Thanks for the link hellspawn !!

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Thank You iraghava, One more question - given that I have to get Alloys from one dealer and Tyres from other - what should I do first?
  • Exchange the OEM Rims with Alloys and get them fitted on OEM tyres first and then exchange with the new tyres
  • Or Excahnge the tyres first and then go and get the Alloys
What makes more sense for better fitting etc

Best Regards

I would suggest pick up the alloys from a alloy store and take them to a tyre shop. Exchange your OEM tires and rims fwith the tyre dealer. Most of the dealers accept your car's rim's as well.

PS: i personally didn't exchange my i10 rim's. They are still with me.

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Hi friends,

Am picking up either a 1.1 Era or a 1.2 Magna in about a week's time. Have already sought opinion of bhp'ians on either of the two in the "what car?" hatchbacks section. Looking at alloys & tyre upsizing for the car I'm picking up. Is 185/60/R14 a proper upsize for the i-10 or is 175/70/R13 the max I could go ? 185/60/R14 was suggested by member Muneem & he doesnt seem to be having issues of scraping.. I want the car to be a head turner.

Jango's wheels look cool but I'd like to have a couple of more options before I decide. Any images of alloys that would suit the i-10 ?

Thanx guys...
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Old 11th April 2009, 14:34   #52
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These are 185/60R14

i10 took delivery and upgraded with new tyres and alloys-1127_143547.jpg

i10 took delivery and upgraded with new tyres and alloys-1127_143608.jpg
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thnx muneem...looks hot !

any other suggestions, folks ?
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Muneem, which brand alloys is that, and how much for 4? Looks nice, except that writing on a spoke. Is it removable?
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Alloys look hot! Congrats on the new car
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Old 11th April 2009, 19:28   #56
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Alloys are HR brand , the cost for a set of 4 was 13500rs, the writing is forged so all you can do is apply some metal paste and paint over it , I liked the writing that's why I got those set.
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@ Muneen great looking alloys. Nice to see yet another Deep Ocean Blue i10. I personally have seen very few i10's in this colour.
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can the wheel well take 185/55 R15, as suggested by the tyre calculator?
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Condgrats Muneem!! the alloys are classy and how much did you pay for the tyres after trading in?
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Congrats jango. I read through your thread completely before deciding on tyre upgrade for my car. Took delivery 2 weeks ago. See the report here:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...of-review.html (Got a black eye! i10 AT Asta (Kappa engine) With Sunroof Review)
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