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Old 23rd July 2009, 19:41   #31
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Edit: Sorry, just saw the opinion change to 205s now. Even that would be a waste of money. IMO, the i20 is not powerful enough to warrant such an upsize. You'll only end up compromising your fuel consumption.
Thanks for the detailed reply.

Two things, I am buying a CRDi i20, does that change anything?

I havent taken a delivery yet, but i doubt I ll get a choice of brands in tyres... since this is a new model.
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Thanks for the detailed reply.

Two things, I am buying a CRDi i20, does that change anything?

I havent taken a delivery yet, but i doubt I ll get a choice of brands in tyres... since this is a new model.
Nope, buying a CRDI i20 doesnt change anything. The tyre size is the same 185/65 R14 in the diesel too.

As for getting tyre options, it always works as long as you're buying a fairly common car selling in large numbers, because the dealer will have multiple pieces in stock. Convince the dealer to take you to his stock yard and choose a car in your preferred shoes (of course first make sure that the car is otherwise technically sound!). Sound like madness, but believe me, its worth it.

We've done this in 98 when we bought a Maruti 800 (chose MRF over JK and Ceat - wise decision) and an Indica in 2005 (chose Goodyear over Apollo and MRF - BIG BIG mistake!) Couldnt repeat the experiment with my Verna, as he had no ABS equipped model in stock and ordered ONE example for me from the factory. Thankfully the tyres turned out to be a delight.

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Two things, I am buying a CRDi i20, does that change anything?

I havent taken a delivery yet, but i doubt I ll get a choice of brands in tyres... since this is a new model.
Yup! All the while I was thinking it as 1.2 Kappa and same profile i.e. 185/60.
For CRDI, Yeah, it makes sense to go for 205 profile for 5k bucks. I would have done that if had been in your position.
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@predatorwheelz --- No offence but the B250 is nowhere close to the Acceleres when it comes to performance, noise, comfort, etc...

@Abhij --- Please stick to the Apollos. If possible, ask the dealer to give you a car shod with Apollo.
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@predatorwheelz --- No offence but the B250 is nowhere close to the Acceleres when it comes to performance, noise, comfort, etc...
None taken, Nikhil. I have no long-term experience of Apollo tyres, hence you would have noticed I chose not to comment on them. Only sang praises of the B250s because personally I find them an excellent all-round tire. If you've used both extensively and found Apollo better, amen to all.
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@Abhij -- Weren't you discussing about Turanzas here in 195 width? How come B250 land in the scenario?

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@Abhij -- Weren't you discussing about Turanzas here in 195 width? How come B250 land in the scenario?
Dont know

I still gotta decide ....

Option 1) Stick with the 185/65 R 14 Apollos
Option 2) Upgrade to 205/60 R 14 Potenzas (Bridgestones)
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Which Potenza's? GIII? I would stay away if I were you.
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Has to be the GIIIs re.... Bridgestone idiots are selling only that in Potenza in India(I'm not counting RE88).
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Which Potenza's? GIII? I would stay away if I were you.
GIII, Thats the only type available in 205/60 R 14 in Bridgestone. Michelin has NO tyres in this size
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I think apart from BS, no one makes a tyre in that size any more in India.
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Question Trading in stock i20 Asta Alloys for new alloys

I am planning to trade the stock i20 Alloys with a alloys dealer. He has quoted 14K for 5 stock alloys. Now two questions:

1. Is 14K that he is offering for i20 5 stock alloys a good price?
2. Secondly I am trying to get different set of alloys (mostly for better appearance). So any suggestions on which brand and which range to look for. I am ok to spend another 6-8 K (on top of 14K trade in which I am getting) . Any suggestions please...

Also, I am not planning change the size (14 inches). As I will be using the sock tyres.
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Look for good quality brands like aura, lenso, enkei etc. If possible avoid plati,neo,stallion etc. There are a lot of tom dick and harry brands from china and taiwan whose wheels llok good but they are mostly bad quality. You might loose a wheel if you hit a speedbreaker or pothole at high speed.
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Look for good quality brands like aura, lenso, enkei etc. If possible avoid plati,neo,stallion etc. There are a lot of tom dick and harry brands from china and taiwan whose wheels llok good but they are mostly bad quality. You might loose a wheel if you hit a speedbreaker or pothole at high speed.
The alloys dealer claims that lenso and most of other brands do not make 14 inch alloys. So he was sugesting momo. Any clues on this??
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Lenso's range starts from 14". Only one design is available in 14" and in 4 finishes.

Moreover, the dealer's claim is baseless as HRS (HR), League etc. have their range starting from 13". And these 2 are quite known brands in India. He might be pushing Momo because of high margin.
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