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Old 3rd October 2009, 18:26   #1
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hi friends i am going to buy a new footwear for my old honda city. i want 195/55 or 205/50 r15 cheap tyres with rim protector . I have two tyres in my mind appolo acelere and yokohama a drives but i am not sure that do they have rim protector or not.So please clear my doubts and make suggestion on some other brands. I am looking for cheaper options as going to sell car in month or two.Are those imported tyres of any use or are just craps. These imported ones are available for around 2200 without b/w.
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What are "rim protectors"??
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hi friends i am going to buy a new footwear for my old honda city. i want 195/55 or 205/50 r15 cheap tyres with rim protector . I have two tyres in my mind appolo acelere and yokohama a drives but i am not sure that do they have rim protector or not.So please clear my doubts and make suggestion on some other brands. I am looking for cheaper options as going to sell car in month or two.Are those imported tyres of any use or are just craps. These imported ones are available for around 2200 without b/w.
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Yokos IMO have rim protectors. My yokos (AVS ES 100 185/60R14) have rim protectors and that's there is in the specs itself.
Try the yoko / appolo websites.

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A new wheel rim protector for protecting the outer lip of a wheel rim, especially an alloy wheel rim, from damage. The inventive device includes an annular main portion having a pair of spaced apart side walls and a base wall connecting the side walls together. The side walls of the main portion define an annular channel between them which is adapted for receiving an outer lip of a wheel rim therein. An annular flange portion is extended from one of the side walls of the main portion. The flange portion is adapted for positioning between a wheel rim and the bead of a tire mounted on the wheel rim.

source : Wheel rim protector - Patent 5967212

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rim protector is like a special layer on a tyre which is between tyre and the rim lip so that it is not damaged while hitting a pothole or in case of a sudden tyre deflation while car running
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regular acelere dont have rim protectors, only acelere sportz, and i dont think they are available in that size
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