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Old 26th June 2007, 00:05   #61
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@fiery_enzyme: the tyre upsize u mentioned is the correct one.

regd the rims, it's always advisable to go run tubeless tyres on alloys. the rim width has to be between 4.5J and 6J. dunno the stock rim size on a M800, but if it is anything less than 4.5, u gotta change them (good excuse to upgrade to alloys )
Yes i wish i could put alloys as well as tubeless however I have a budget problem, I will change maye be in a 3 months time but till then I need to run them on exsisting rims .
So I need to check the width for my stock rim I guess .
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Old 26th June 2007, 18:48   #62
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By the way guys do any of you know the way to check the width of the rims of my 800. I have never done that before.
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By the way guys do any of you know the way to check the width of the rims of my 800. I have never done that before.
M800 has 12" x 4j rims...
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M800 has 12" x 4j rims...
Thanks for the info.. Looks like I will have to wait till I save up some money for the alloys ,,or are the wheels with 4.5j rims available (btw what does j stand for) .

Do any of you guys know a good shop in Chennai where a person like me( Who don't know crap about changing wheels and tyres) can change them? . I dont want to be taken for a ride by those shop guys and many in Chennai are waiting to do just that!

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Hello guys need some advice please-I got my optra magnum LT 2 weeks back and the car has alloys with goodyear gt3 tubeless tyres size-6j alloy with 195/60/15
I am thinking of upgrading to broader tyres and yokohama looks good so which size should i go for 205/60/15 or 205/55/15 also do u think 215 is 2 much for my car
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Old 27th June 2007, 00:32   #66
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Lancer OE 175/80R13
Upsize 195/65R14

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OE 175/80/13 Upsize 205/50/16.

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Lancer OE 175/80R13
Upsize 195/65R14
195/65-14 is the wrong upsize for teh lancer and will foul with the body.
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or are the wheels with 4.5j rims available
Not sure what you mean...
If you're asking if 4.5j rims are available in the marketplace, the answer is yes.
You have many choices for rims, but since you are on a budget, would suggest you look at the Indian companies like Neo and Aura. Good rims at reasonable rates.
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195/65-14 is the wrong upsize for teh lancer and will foul with the body.
Sorry sir,I beg to differ.I am using it for the last 6 months and no problem.in fact it is the right upsize for lancer from 13 to 14in.(source Tires & Wheels - 1010tires.com the absolute tire and wheel authority). It is the closest I can get to OE tyres for lancer
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Sorry sir,I beg to differ.I am using it for the last 6 months and no problem.in fact it is the right upsize for lancer from 13 to 14in.(source Tires & Wheels - 1010tires.com the absolute tire and wheel authority). It is the closest I can get to OE tyres for lancer
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And therein lies the whole problem. You see Dilip when Mitsubishi introduced the SFX the tyre they fitted was 185/60 R14 whereas the GLXi had 175/80 R13. This in itself was a wrong upzise as there was an OD difference of -5.34% which is way more than the acceptable range of +2 to -3%.

The question that we've been confused for a long time here has been, what size do we take as stock & correct for the Lancer since either way, we get completely different sizes which are the correct upsizes.

Hence, Vid's suggestion about 195/65 being an incorrect upsize.
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Sorry sir,I beg to differ.I am using it for the last 6 months and no problem.in fact it is the right upsize for lancer from 13 to 14in.(source Tires & Wheels - 1010tires.com the absolute tire and wheel authority). It is the closest I can get to OE tyres for lancer
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Hey dilip your corrections are spot on but as Iraghava mentioned the broader tyres with the OD of the GLXi tyres tend to foul with the body work.

I tried these on my car and have asked around with other lancer owners and noticed that it does touch. Hence I opted for the 195/60-14 which is in between the GLXi and SFXi tyres.

I'm surprised you haven't faced the problem. What tyres are you using? I see the 5.5J SFXi rims on your profile pic.

ps: what's with the sir? I'm not old you know.lol.
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Old 28th June 2007, 00:43   #72
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OOPS!Sorry for that "SIR". You are a distinguished BHPian. Anyway, I am using Goodyear Ventura for my Car and had not experienced any problem till date.I have carried 6 passengers to test whether tyres would touch,but no problem. I wanted good ride comfort and this was the nearest I got to the stock one.Earlier had 185/60R14 and the end result was I had to change Two shocks within 1 year. You might know the pathetic condition of roads in our state. Infact now if you come to Kochi you can go fishing on our roads..such is the pathetic condition of kerala roads

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Hey dilip your corrections are spot on but as Iraghava mentioned the broader tyres with the OD of the GLXi tyres tend to foul with the body work.

I tried these on my car and have asked around with other lancer owners and noticed that it does touch. Hence I opted for the 195/60-14 which is in between the GLXi and SFXi tyres.

I'm surprised you haven't faced the problem. What tyres are you using? I see the 5.5J SFXi rims on your profile pic.

ps: what's with the sir? I'm not old you know.lol.
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Hello,

Need your help. I will be getting the delivery of my new Getz Prime 1.3 GLS next week. The stock tyre that they provide is 175/70 R-13 tubed Goodyear tyre.

I want to have a comfortable ride on bad roads, not much of high speed cornering. Also, I want to stick to 13" rim. Should I go for 185/65 R-13 tubeless Goodyear tyres? Please also suggest me the best kind of tyre (GIII etc.) for this.
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@sups:
First of all, you should opt for tubeless tyres. Alloy rims are recommended too, especially since steel rims are more prone to bending, which leads to loss of air in tubeless tyres. Also, alloys are lighter, reducing the unsprung weight, which leads to a better ride. And of course, they look great

Michelin Energy XM1 is a good comfort tyre, but you need to verify if they are available in 185/65/13.
Goodyear Eagle GA Plus is another tyre that I would highly recommend, having used it on my Santro for 2 years with no issues. Again, pls check for size availability at your local dealer (the website lists just 165/65/13, but I know for a fact that other sizes are available).
You have some options in Bridgestone too, but I don't remember the names. Hunt around in this section and you're sure to get them.
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This link might help you guys to choose the right upsize and it will also calculate the percentage of change in the speedometer reading when you change the size of your tires and wheels.

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