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Old 25th March 2009, 15:13   #1
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Default Baleno - Rear wheel scrapping with 15 inch wheels

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I have just fit 15 inch wheels with HR alloys in my 2006 Baleno LXI. The rear wheel side walls scrap with mud guard sides in the front when the boot is loaded and go on bumps.

Can anyody suggest a solution and where I can get it done in Chennai...
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Check out suspension. Go through this thread (Baleno Wheel thread) and post your question there. You'll get better response.
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Suresh my obvious question, what size tyres... hmmm wait let me guess 205/50/R15 ?
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Post some pics dude.
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Either you are running 205 tyres or you offset is wrong. Cheapest solution being folding you rear wheel wells to expensive solution being hardening your suspension.
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Suresh my obvious question, what size tyres... hmmm wait let me guess 205/50/R15 ?
Hi rj, the tyres are 205/55/R15
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Old 25th March 2009, 23:44   #7
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So thats definitely the wrong profile. Your problem is the 205 size compounded by the wrong profile for the baleno. 195/55R15 will not have this issue.
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Who sold you the tyres?
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Hi rj, the tyres are 205/55/R15
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So thats definitely the wrong profile. Your problem is the 205 size compounded by the wrong profile for the baleno. 195/55R15 will not have this issue.
the correct upsize should be 195/50 R14 or 205/40 R15.as mentioned the profile is wrong


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205/50 works perfect on the baleno... 55 is a bit too tall for the stock car it will definitely foul.
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205/55-15 is too tall for Baleno and also an overkill for the car.

205/50-15 will not foul with the body but may foul with the mud flaps which also depends on the alloys specification.

195/60-14 is a perfect upsize for Baleno IMO.

195/55-15 also works fine but why spoil the great ride quality of the car.
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Exactly the same problem as I have with my Baleno

Only solution is to get new tyres with the correct size. I would recommend 195/55/R15 - This was the size of the previous tyres on my car. Dunno why I screwed up, but I don't drive the car anymore, so its ok.
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if tyres are brand new then to get new tires cost is around 15-16k. depending on tire.

Else get stiffened suspension for 4k, ride is compromised.

Get the wheel wells rolled in a little bit. Cost around 200-300rs labour.

205/40/15 being correct upsize??? rev are you sure?
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