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Old 9th July 2005, 02:52   #91
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I am considering of upgrading to 13" Aloy and 185/70 R13 tubeless. The reasons being in followin order
1. FE
2. Maintaining or bettering Ride Comfort
3. Looks & Handling

Is my choice/profile correct?

Which brand of tubeless should I opt? Reading various posts, it looks Goodyear could be the one for my requiremens.

Where can I get the best deal and choice in Mumbai?
Any good shops in Central Mumbai, Sion-Kolhiwada?

Thanks
Looks and handling are handled better with Minimum 185/65 R 14 or 195/60 R 14 tyres...my suggestion will be to go for 185/65 R 14 if you plan to invest in alloy wheels..else stick to 185/70 R 13 on original rims...however if you do plan to invest in alloys...do not end up buying a 13" alloy again!!

PS : In 185/65 R 14 you may get Goodyear and maybe Yokohama...you will get almost all brands in 185/70 R 13....I use goodyear eagle nct 5 and they are very good

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I have read in couple of posts in this thread, "your drive may become bit harsher", and some similar statements. Does it mean, it will be hard to manouvere the car? Will feel like driving car with extra air pressure? What does it mean?
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I have read in couple of posts in this thread, "your drive may become bit harsher", and some similar statements. Does it mean, it will be hard to manouvere the car? Will feel like driving car with extra air pressure? What does it mean?
Ofcourse the ride will become a bit harsher but, that doesn't mean you have to go in for the highest profile available.

You can go as low as 60 and still be comfortable, it's only when you go below that mark does the ride really get irritating.

A 70 aspect ratio will provide you immense comfort but, at the loss of stability and handling.

70 is good of you're driving an SUV or some MUV which doesn't perform well in any case. But, with a sedan, you're much better off with a slightly lower aspect ratio.

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I have read in couple of posts in this thread, "your drive may become bit harsher", and some similar statements. Does it mean, it will be hard to manouvere the car? Will feel like driving car with extra air pressure? What does it mean?
Harsher ride on bigger wheels generally means that at low speeds i.e speeds between 10-25 kmph, there will be more feedback from the road in the cabin i.e. you would feel the bumps and shudder of bad roads a tad more.


It will be hard to manouvere the car? No, on the contrary with bigger wheels and broader tyres manoverin's a dream.


Also, One needs to up the air pressure by a few psi when you upsize tyres as profile decreases. The experts here in the group could give exact Psi figure based on the upsize.
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I am confused again. Shan2nu, so what are you suggesting? Most of the time it is going to be city driving.
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Shan2nu, his last priority is handling. It's not like he's going to go to the adhesive limits, or get a track day often!

I suggested 185/70 because I use it, and very happily at that! Yes, Shan2nu is right, the wheels look really plump, and buying 13" alloys is a waste.

For everyday use, they should be fine. However, if your driving style is very racer-boyish, you definitely want 14". AND they are a million times better looking, no doubt.
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I am confused again. Shan2nu, so what are you suggesting? Most of the time it is going to be city driving.
Didn't mean to get you worried about it. i just mentioned that as looks and handling were on your list.

If these things don't matter as much as comfort then, you can keep the 185/70 R13s.

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Hi guys,

I just put 185/70 R13 tubeless tyres on alloys for my baleno. Thought I would post the pictures here for observer to get an idea how they look. All the dealers I spoke to adviced me to go with this size in the interest of ride comfort

As for me, I am happy with the looks (though I agree that 14 inch alloys will look much better), the ride is comfortable and the car seems much more stable at high speeds than it did on the stock tyres.






Hope that helps and I have posted the pics properly
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Cooljay, thanks very much for the pics. Actually I can't make out the plump look, may be I am amateur to figure out all this.

Shan2nu and v1p3r, thanks for the clarification, that helped me a lot.
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Islandman, I do not believe that one must the air pressure while upsizing...would make the ride very hard as the contact patch is already going up due to increased width....It should be same at the most...in fact remember that when I bought my first bile the air pressure recommended was 29 PSI with 3:00 width rear and 36 PSI with 2.75" width rear
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Hi guys,

I just put 185/70 R13 tubeless tyres on alloys for my baleno. Thought I would post the pictures here for observer to get an idea how they look. All the dealers I spoke to adviced me to go with this size in the interest of ride comfort

As for me, I am happy with the looks (though I agree that 14 inch alloys will look much better), the ride is comfortable and the car seems much more stable at high speeds than it did on the stock tyres.






Hope that helps and I have posted the pics properly
Nice choice of alloys...however still maintain that they would look MUCH better in 14" size...
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I Think The Alloys Are Looking Okay And If U Are More Concerned About The Ride And Comfort Than The Smaller The Better Coz If U Get Big Alloys For Any Car It Spoils Ur Suspention Good Choice
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Hey guys just picked up a used baleno yesterday and would like to know what would be the best tyre for 15" alloys
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Yokohama, I'm guessing. Iceman had them, so you should really ask him.
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Hey guys just picked up a used baleno yesterday and would like to know what would be the best tyre for 15" alloys
Theoritically the following three sizes wud be correct: 185/60 R15, 195/55 R15, 205/55 R15 (Goodyear Eagle Ventura). If you have any other size in mind let me know.

My advice: go for 185/65 R14.
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