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Old 21st May 2010, 18:03   #46
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where in delhi can i get stamford wheels? who is the dealer or anyone who stocks them?
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Old 22nd May 2010, 11:59   #47
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Hey Latheesh,

Thanks. Would do that.




Thanks for the suggestion rjstyles69. The problem is I have no clue about the brands. No idea from where to start. I am scared I'll be taken for a ride if I visit them without any knowledge about the alloys(Very common in JC Road).

I'm planning to use my stock tires i.e., Tubeless 155/70 R13.
Stock wheels are 13 X 4.5J Steel. What does this 4.5J signify? Will it affect the car in anyway if it is upgraded to 5J or 5.5J(I read about these in the thread).

I'm sorry I might have asked some stupid questions here, but honestly I have no clue!

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Hi Anant,

Dont worry about asking questions!! We're all here to help each other!!

4.5j, 5j, 5.5j refer to the width of the rim.

5.5j is the widest oyu can fit on your car if oyu plan on retaining your original tyres.

Most alloy wheels in 13" do come with 5.5j rim width. It is recommended you increase your tyre size to 165, but 155/70 R13 is manageable. Dont worry.
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I bought my Spark LT without optional pack (ABS+Alloys). Can I get the original GM alloys from the optional pack to get installed in my Sparky? Anyone tried this? I need to know the expense for this.

I need very decent and simple looks for my car and I found the GM provided alloys from the pack as most suitable for a small cute car like Spark. I weigh reliability than anything else from my sparky, and this is another reason not to go for any third party alloys. Also, I think, the only difficult-to-clean parts on a car are it's wheels. And I am thinking from this perspective as well.

Please advise.
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I am planning to put GM alloys that are provided with LT's optional pack. Is it possible? Anyone tried this?

Mine is a platinum metallic Spark LT (April 2009) without optional pack.

What I need are the following,
1. Decent and simple looks
2. Reliability
3. Easy to clean

Are there any advantages in installing alloys? Say, better stability/mileage?
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I am planning to put GM alloys that are provided with LT's optional pack. Is it possible? Anyone tried this?

Mine is a platinum metallic Spark LT (April 2009) without optional pack.

What I need are the following,
1. Decent and simple looks
2. Reliability
3. Easy to clean

Are there any advantages in installing alloys? Say, better stability/mileage?
Yes, it can be done if you can source original GM alloys.

Advantages of alloys, better head dissipation thus better braking, they don't bend like steel rims.
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Old 28th April 2013, 13:26   #51
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@Latheesh, I see stock steel wheels offset to be 45. Now that most aftermarket alloys are 38 offset(I guess yours too are 38ET), that must translate into better steering response. Did you experience any improvement in steering response?

EDIT: Can you please post a picture of your from rear? Especially the tyre section.
In stock spark, the rear wheels look deep inside the wheel well. It is very much apparent and does,'t look good. I'd like to know if your alloys have made any change. Thanks a lot!

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