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Old 29th May 2008, 17:12   #286
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Default Best Set for Palio 1.3 MJD

I am planning to get my Fiat Palio 1.3 MJD next week. 1.3 MJD comes with 165/80 R 13. After reading the comprehensive inputs from all in this forum, planning to modify the stock tyres - This is the set I felt thats most commonly suggested.
Alloys - 185/65 R 14
Tyres - Michelin Energy XM1+ or Bridgestone P III

3 questions:
1. Do you think that this combination is fine?
2. Which tyre will be better for monsoon driving since I am from Kerala?
3. Should I go for Aura alloys or Fiat Palio alloys (which are costlier). I also heard from the showroom guy that Palio alloys are actually made by Aura. Which will be preferable?
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Old 29th May 2008, 19:19   #287
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Hi KAbhi, Congrats on your new Palio MJD!

The Alloy & tyre size, brand & combination you have chosen is perfect, just ensure that the Aura alloys are 98 PCD (Aura has 1 or 2 designs in 98PCD).

I suggest you to go for Aura alloys, they are cheaper & easier to procure than the OEM alloys.
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Tyres - Michelin Energy XM1+ or Bridgestone P III
Michelin XM1+ would be a better option..U can also consider Yokohama A drive.
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Thanks KPZen and FinneyP. I heard from someone that XM1+ might be better for drier roads and Potenza in wet/rainy surfaces? Is it true? I am from the heart of Kerala where its gonna rain for next 6 months non stop .
Is there any other option (except OEM or Aura) for 98 PCD alloys?
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@Gurus...
I am awaiting the delivery of my MJD. And I am also planning to change the tires and wheels. I am planning to go for 195/55R15. The wheels will be LEAGUE and tires can be either Apollo Accelere or PP2. Or is that too much to go for (i mean the size)?
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I am planning to go for 195/55R15. The wheels will be LEAGUE and tires can be either Apollo Accelere or PP2. Or is that too much to go for (i mean the size)?
Tom, 195/55 R15 looks fine, but Ride will be harsher compared to R13/14.

Is the League alloys 98 PCD?
Sadly, Fiat prescribes 98PCD wheels for Palio, so very few options in the market, only Aura has 1 or 2 designs in 98 PCD.

However, 100 PCD alloys can be tweaked for Palio, but there is some risk factor involved.

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However, 100 PCD alloys can be tweaked for Palio, but there is some risk factor involved.
How can alloys be tweaked to different PCD? How is it done?

Isn't it dangerous considering the speeds it will be rotating?
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Is the League alloys 98 PCD?
Sadly, Fiat prescribes 98PCD wheels for Palio, so very few options in the market, only Aura has 1 or 2 designs in 98 PCD.
However, 100 PCD alloys can be tweaked for Palio, but there is some risk factor involved.
Can u plz explain?

I think League is 100 PCD.

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How can alloys be tweaked to different PCD? How is it done?
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Can u plz explain?
Am not sure how it is done, but few Palio owners on this forum (Hydrashok, rishibravo) have got it done.
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Since FIAT uses ONLY 98 PCD, does that limit my choices for brands such as HR? Is Aura the only brand that stocks 98 PCD?
This is for the Palio Stile 1.1
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Hi,
I run my Siena 1.2 old with the OE Fiat GTX alloys which were manufactured by Aura then.So i got it from a Aura dealer.But now TATA has OE alloys imported from Brazil and price is 7k per wheel.But i had bought my whole set of 4 for 14K only.If you can shell out 28k for wheels,go for OE wheels.If you want to play safe in 14" go for Aura 14" 98PCd wheels.There is only one model in 14" from aura.But you can also try some Neo models which are also 14" and 98PCD.But if you really want the sporty looks of a HR,Plati or League or Lenso probably,you can fix them without any mods(as my tyre dealer LAL Sales told me)and even in Coimbatore where lot of Palios run have 100PCD HR or Lenso wheels on them.But if you want the 100PCD safely,there are some spacers which you need to fabricate yourself and make it 100PCD.This is done by Electra Performance in Chennai,One alloy dealer in CBE who gives those for free with the wheels.But fixing 100PCD without any mods gives problems when there is a puncture as rishi bravo said,as these guys bolt on the rims by tighting and loosening repeatedly and then tighting it back fully.So on a puncture all bolts have to be removed at once.So its you to decide.

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@Vignesh..

I checked with Sai tires in Bangalore.. He also told me the same thing. we can fit 100 pcd tires, but it will not b easy to fit and remove the tires, BUT STILL WE CAN! There r a lot of palios running on 100 pcd wheels. Even i saw one Palio with a HR wheel today!
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Depends on how much trouble you are ready to accept for the looks of an incompatible alloy. Look at this thread-
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...onversion.html (Help Required: Procuring Alloy Wheel nuts for Palio (98 PCD conversion))
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What are the options if I want to upgrade to 14" alloys? I inquired with the dealer and he is quoting fiat alloys at 8k each which is very prohibitive.
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What are the options if I want to upgrade to 14" alloys? I inquired with the dealer and he is quoting fiat alloys at 8k each which is very prohibitive.
Only Aura has 98PCD alloys.
And check out the pic of only model dealers have in 14".
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