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Old 13th December 2009, 20:42   #91
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@Wings
Increasing rim width to 6" will not affect the car in the wrong way.
For a 6" width wheel - a 165 width tyre may work but you can check here: Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tire Bible Page 2 of 2


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Thanx for such quick replies. Can somebody also advise about the size of the rim.
I am trying to break the question into two parts here. One for the rim size and the other for the tyre size.

(a) What I basically want to know is whether changing the rim size from 14X5 to 14X6 was in itself a right idea or not. Can this extra 1 inch in width affect the car in any wrong way ? I always used to believe that increasing the diameter of the rim by 1 size or two size means upsizing. In my case the diameter has remained the same but the width has increased by 1 inch. Does this again mean that the tyre size has been upsized ?

(b) As stated above I have already installed the new alloys from Neo. The size of the alloy is 14x6 whereas size of the original rim was 14x5 which I suppose basically means that the alloy is 1 more inch broader in width than the factory fitted rim. At the same time I am going to continue to use my standard JK Tyres 165 80 R14 with the new Alloys. Please advise and let me know do I necessarily need to change the tyres to a bigger 185 70 R14 for better compatibility or the present standard 165 80 R14 tyres can be used with broader 14X6 rim.

Would soon be posting the pictures of the car along with the Alloys. As stated earlier I have a story to share with regard to the overall experience of purchasing (The price I got it for and some other interesting things). Would update soon. Thanx.
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Old 13th December 2009, 21:45   #92
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Hi Carwale,

Still I am in the learning process of the abbreviationsused in the forum. Would you mind to explain What is PCD.
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Old 14th December 2009, 10:27   #93
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PCD is the abbreviation of Pitch Circle Diameter.

You can actually find more info here:
Wheel sizing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 16th December 2009, 23:00   #94
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Thank You Paradox for the PCD full form and may Harsha will clear whether the Turanza 60 is compatible to Ritz VDI and the tyre size. Price I know it is 3500 plus each.
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Old 11th January 2010, 13:20   #95
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Nice combination. Spotted in Goa:

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Nice combination. Spotted in Goa:

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Wow!! man, look at her . Looks like the car has got some serious Attitude

Surprising what a good set of tyres and Alloys could do to the looks of a car
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Old 17th January 2010, 23:59   #97
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Guys,
my cousin may buy the Ritz VDi and was looking at a tyre upgrade.
He already has 14" alloys with a PCD of 100, but needs tyres.
What options at what price?
Also, how much will we get the for the stock tyres?
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He can get around 1400-1500 per tyre. The best tyre would be the 185/70 R14 Michelin XM1+.
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@Nikhil: Thanks for the quick reply - How are the Michelins over bad roads? He will be travelling a lot, and even though Michs are very good, I have heard that they are not suited for bad roads. Is this true?
Are there any alternatives?
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Not true. They have a harder sidewall than the Yokos. They will be very decent. It will take some really crazy driving to damage 70 profile XM1+s.
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Nikhil: Thats a lot for the quick reply once again. Will check out the Michs, but apart from the Michs and yokos, are there any other options? The Michs might be a bit out of budget.
BTW, how much are they for?
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Apollo Aceleres. Around 3.3k. Same as Yokos. Michelins will be around 3.8k
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Old 21st January 2010, 00:57   #103
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+1 on the Michelin xm1+. I have a Ritz zxi and i changed the stock JK tyres to the Michelin XM1+. I have run around 4000 KM so far without any issues despite hitting some serious speedbreakers and improperly fitted manhole covers at 50-60 KM/h. No bulges, no tears (touch wood) so far. The ride is also pretty good compared to the JKs.
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Old 21st January 2010, 01:00   #104
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Hey Nikhil, sorry to go OT but need some advice on tyre upgrade for the SX4 ZXi which I am planning to buy pretty soon. What would be a good upgrade option for the JKs?
I have asked my question in this thread:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...4-tyres-3.html

Thanks. BTW, your advice to go in for Michelins for the Ritz was spot on. Thanks a lot
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Old 23rd January 2010, 22:38   #105
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Guys Yoko for 3200/- Continental for 3350/- and Michelin for 3800/- buy in for the JKs 2400/- Help me decide please. What are the pros and cons.
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