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Old 5th November 2006, 23:33   #16
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Sumit - The minimum rim size for 255/65 would be atleast 7J to 8.5J. Anything else would not be recommended.

But you could have fouling issues with the bodywork as mentioned by Dr Fate. You should probably find out if Alloys in these sizes are available and if yes try fitting one with a tyre and trying it on the car by turning the steering full lock either side to check for fouling.
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just check the offset,7j should be fine i think aura makes such a option for safari which does not give any problems,
even otherwise it requires some minor adjustments(if you want for 8j)but do check the offset(a competent accessory fellow should guide you)
but 7j is fine,check out yokohama geolanders(at/s or h/ts) or michellin(ltx)these are tyres the safari really responds to.
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Based on the inputs here, I am thinking of the following option:

a) 7.0Jx16 alloys from Aura ( 5 spoke ones)
b) 235/70/R16 tyres ( Apollo) that the Safari originally comes with.

Based on the rim and tyre combination calculators available on the net, it seems the above combination works. I will upgrade the tyres when time comes for a change cause I am working in a restricted budget.

Thanks a ton guys... this forum rocks.

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I want your advice as I am quite Naive here.... And i think this is the right forum..

What is the advantage of Alloy wheels over normal wheels?
What are the pros and cons of Alloy wheels?
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Old 11th November 2006, 13:42   #20
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Mumbaikar, you're exactly 10 posts old here. Best thing for you to go through forum sections. Your questions answers are all there. Spend enough time for reading threads. You'll find most of them are answered already.
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Old 11th November 2006, 13:44   #21
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Originally Posted by sumitsingh
I will upgrade the tyres when time comes for a change cause I am working in a restricted budget.
Suggest you upgrade TYRES first - rims can wait. The Safari's OE footwear does not serve this monster well. At least the OE Bridgestones on mine were pretty bad.

PS: I could be wrong. People like Suman, Ranjit, Jyobeb and many others who've bought Dicors recently seem to be much happier owners than I was - from their writeups I get the feeling that I crib a lot over small issues.

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hi, i am getting my vehicle tomorrow and am planning to go in for 255/65R16 tyres with 7.0jx16 alloys from Aura. Other than Yokohama / Michelin, are there any other tyres that any of you could suggest. I would like to go in for tubeless tyres. Also am working with a less budget.
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