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Old 3rd April 2009, 04:44   #16
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Hmmm.....235/35 means about 3.2 inches of sidewall which is peanuts in our conditions.

As for the tyres, need a couple of days to find out what available but getting cheap options would be difficult even for the lesser brands. Will let you know if something interesting comes up.

P.S. Just for the record, finding something larger than 35 profile in 19" while keeping your OD within tolerance is almost impossible in India.

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This is a classic case of "sone se gadawan mehengi" Direct translation being : The labour being costlier than the gold for an ornament.

Here's my two bit, called up Pirelli and they have the following options available in 19" (P-Zero Rosso Design)

1) 245/45/R19
2) 255/50/R19
3) 275/45/R19
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@iragava : Thanks for all the help, hope you understand my situation. If you want you can forward me details of dealers etc so I can get in touch with them myself.

@WasavaTyres : How much would the 245/45 be? Any idea where I can source it from?
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I think Maxxis would fit your requirments and price. Contact Gobind Tyres on SV Road Bandra Mumbai. He is an offical importer of Maxxis
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imo switch down to 17" and thinner tyres, max 225. then you can use it as an everyday ride and im sure youll find it a bit quicker too.
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Since you're on a budget forget Gobind, he will not give it to you cheap. Try someone in Delhi, Guruji will help you out on the contact details I'm sure. Forget the P Zero, it's almost 30 grand a piece.
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imo switch down to 17" and thinner tyres, max 225. then you can use it as an everyday ride and im sure youll find it a bit quicker too.
Akshay QD has already made it clear that he loves them OZ's too much to let 'em go.
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Since you're on a budget forget Gobind, he will not give it to you cheap. Try someone in Delhi, Guruji will help you out on the contact details I'm sure. Forget the P Zero, it's almost 30 grand a piece.
Gobind sells the Maxxis very hard, he has a huge margin to play with when selling directly to customers. So bargain hard and he will give in, he goes till great lengths to close the sale.
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Gobind's prices are at times up to 30% more than what I can procure the same for in Delhi. Not good at all.

QD - Still working on a solution but hopes are low. I would suggest going the 17" route. Would be trouble free in the long term.
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Akshay QD has already made it clear that he loves them OZ's too much to let 'em go.
hey i didnt say he has to sell them. he can keep them. i wouldnt sell the oz rims.
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I think Maxxis would fit your requirments and price. Contact Gobind Tyres on SV Road Bandra Mumbai. He is an offical importer of Maxxis
I think theres a Maxxis dealer in Pune as well will contact him regarding this too!

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QD - Still working on a solution but hopes are low. I would suggest going the 17" route. Would be trouble free in the long term.
I really really dont want to do that my friend, the looks of the 19" are truely something else. but if all fails I might downgrade. Really really dont want to do it though.

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hey i didnt say he has to sell them. he can keep them. i wouldnt sell the oz rims.
Keep them and do what friend, it doesnt make sense na, if they are just lying around like that!
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Keep them and do what friend, it doesnt make sense na, if they are just lying around like that!
lol put em up on a wall. use it as a base for a table??
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lol put em up on a wall. use it as a base for a table??
That would be a really expensive table then, these alloys are more then 1000$ a piece (excluding shipping/customs)
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I forgot to mention one very important thing, I cannot downsize the alloys for one more reason. The BREMBO's upfront. Talked to Areez about it today and had completely skipped my mind. They wont fit on a 18" he guesses.

Still nothing, am thinking of going in for the 265/35 upfront for the higher profile width. I know they are overtly huge but I wont be running the car too much. Its taken care for like a baby so it dont matter. Baby gets the best PERIOD. What do you think?
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I have narrowed down to 245/40~45 what do you guys think?
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