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Old 12th June 2006, 12:56   #196
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For the baleno, i'd suggest not to go above 195s.
Either 195/55/R15 or 195/60/R14(ala samurai's).
Yokohama ES100 costs just 2800 per tyre.
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Old 12th June 2006, 15:01   #197
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Yokohama ES100 costs just 2800 per tyre.
Thats cheaper than GIIIs i didnt know that...!!!

Damn these B'stone tyres are costliest of the lot i guess...
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Old 12th June 2006, 15:13   #198
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It is nothing to do with weight of the tyres or alloys, which actually reduces. As the sidewall height reduces and tyre width increases, it results in higher road resistance and reduced cushioning effect by the tyres. That transmits extra shock to the suspension, more than the stock suspension is designed to handle. Until 14" is it not significant, but at 15" or more it is significant.

Iceman used to have 205/50R15 on his super baleno and he didn't have any problem.
Guys,
I am planning to upgrade my stock Baleno tyres and wanted your opinion on 205/60 R14 ES100 Yokohama. I would be putting alloys.


What effect would 205/60 R14 have on acceleration?
Any issues I need to be concerned about? I am not concerned about FE or cost.
Looking forward to feedback.
Cheers,
Samrat

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One question:- is there a drop in pickup/ engine response with wider tyres ... what has been your experience with 205/60 R 14 ES100?
It depends on what size the stock tyres are what size you want to upsize to. If the stock tyres are 175/65, you can upgrade to 185/60 without any drop, 195/60 a little drop and with 205 I guess around 5-10%.
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I am planning to upgrade my stock Baleno tyres and wanted your opinion on 205/60 R14 ES100 Yokohama. I would be putting alloys.
I think the OD of the tyre will increase when compared to the stock tyres with the 60 profile tyre. You should do 55 profile. ES100's are good tyres. Regarding acceleration I have answered on the other thread you posted on.
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Old 16th June 2006, 02:23   #201
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You can also try the Goodyear Eagle NCT 5 (185/65 R 14) if you are going for 14 inchers.. I have them on my Baleno...regularly get between 12 and 13 kmpl and the ride the amazing and so is teh wet grip...tend a lose out a bit over loose sand/grave though.
Noise is very low and I think they are availabel at a very good price/performance point....no wonder they are (NCT 5..not the ame size though) are available as OEMs in many a cars like the mercs, octavias and optras
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Thanks 5u3zEr0 and Buffetfan,
Will keep you posted on the upgrade.
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Hi,
I have a 2006 Baleno LXI clocked 25oooKms and curretnly running on Stock Tyres with Prestige 13 inch alloys(as I have my M800 5S for my dailyuse to office)
I would like to upgrade it to 14 Inchers with GIII Potenza with 195 wheel base and lend the current alloys to my father's Santro.
Baleno is an excellent car interms of FE, Performance and maintenance and I have never spent anything on the spares so far except regular maienance like Oil change.
I dont have any plans to sell the and wish to keep it with me.
I need an advice from the forum -
1. Is it advisable to spend on the wheel upgrade which will come upto 35K on my Baleno as the car is not in production.
2. Do we foresee a shortage in supply of spares shortly so that I will be forced to sell my car
Rjstyle - request your advice as I always admire ur Baleno and its my laptop screen saver. Will be fitting the same pattern of alloys with 14Inches - If I get.

Thanks in Advacne
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Old 16th July 2010, 13:44   #204
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Suresh my answers

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1. Is it advisable to spend on the wheel upgrade which will come upto 35K on my Baleno as the car is not in production.
There is nothing like its an out of production car and that it aint worth spending on it. A few of us here love our cars to death and would do anything to keep it spic and span.You are only buying it some new footwear.

All you plan to do is go in for a warranted tire upgrade. IMO go for it and you can swap the existing alloys to the Santro. So an out of production car shouldn't be an excuse.

We still have die hard fans of the v-tec who are ready to pay that princely sum to get one in their hands.

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2. Do we foresee a shortage in supply of spares shortly so that I will be forced to sell my car
At-least not in the near future with MUL as the parent company in India. Some parts might not be available off the shelf , but definitely can be sourced.

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Rjstyle - request your advice as I always admire ur Baleno and its my laptop screen saver. Will be fitting the same pattern of alloys with 14Inches - If I get.
Thankoo thankoo. Your best bet in the 14's are

175/70-14
185/65-14
195/60-14 . Good luck with the tire upgrade and drive safe.

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