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Old 4th March 2010, 00:04   #61
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Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tyre Bible Page 1 of 4

Please read through the entire page. You will understand how tyre sizes are marked.
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Old 4th March 2010, 18:50   #62
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Understood. Till now I thought 60,65,70 etc was the side wall height! (what a bummer). Anyway thanks mate for pointing out the link.
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I found this video in youtube of a green Beat with alloys and wider tyres.
Seems to be Lenso Samurai series alloys.
Looks great.

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I found this video in youtube of a green Beat with alloys and wider tyres.
Seems to be Lenso Samurai series alloys.
Looks great.
looks cool,, what size you think its running on?

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looks cool,, what size you think its running on?
Seems to be 15" or even bigger size.
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guys in the michelin site, the upgrade size for beat is 185/60 R14.Does that mean this spec specifically fit Beat in the 14 inch OEM alloys?
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guys in the michelin site, the upgrade size for beat is 185/60 R14.Does that mean this spec specifically fit Beat in the 14 inch OEM alloys?
I have also seen it and is confused. Can anyone throw some light on it?
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guys in the michelin site, the upgrade size for beat is 185/60 R14.Does that mean this spec specifically fit Beat in the 14 inch OEM alloys?
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I have also seen it and is confused. Can anyone throw some light on it?
As per the "ideal rim-width calculator", 185/60R14 requires min 5" width (5*14)
Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tyre Bible Page 3 of 4
Since the OEM alloys are 4.5*14, IMO it will be difficult to fit 185/60 tyres.
If the alloys are not OEM, then the most commonly available sizes are 5.5*14 or 6*14. So 185/60R14 will fit to aftermarket alloys without any issue.
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Old 21st July 2010, 23:57   #69
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@salbin: Thanks.

According to GTO's review, one should consider upgrading the tyres as soon as possible. So searched different options. By the way, what would be ideal replacement i.e., tyre size, rim size, alloys, etc.

Also, one confusion remains, how can a responsible tyre manufacturer display such things in their website. Just check Michelin site for Chevy beat.

Thanks

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@salbin:According to GTO's review, one should consider upgrading the tyres as soon as possible. So searched different options. By the way, what would be ideal replacement i.e., tyre size, rim size, alloys, etc.
Upgrading the tyres is always good.
In my case, I just upgraded the wheels to 14*5.5J alloys retaining the stock tyres. They are just fine for me.
Check-out my thread for pics. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...-report-3.html (Chevrolet Beat LT Cocktail Green: Initial ownership report) .

Just go thro' the previous pages of this thread for more info.
IMO,
- If you are planning to use OE alloys or OE steel rims, then 175/65 R14 will be okay.
- If you are getting aftermarket alloys, then you can go upto 185/60 R14.
For Alloys:
- Alloys: OE size is 4.5J*14. In aftermarket alloys, you will get 5.5J*14 or 6J*14.
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Also, one confusion remains, how can a responsible tyre manufacturer display such things in their website. Just check Michelin site for Chevy beat.
They might not have updated it for Indian versions.
In international version beat/spark LT1.2, the rim size is 5J*14 and it can accomodate 185/60 R14.
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Can anybody tell me, how much mileage am I supposed to lose if I upgrade to 185/60 R14 with after market alloys?

Thanks in advance.
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hey guys,

in Germany the Beat LT Version (called there Spark) drives on 165/60 R15 / 5,0J x 15 (so bigger alloys are possible...but maybe not for recommendable for Indian roads).

Also sizes possible are 155/80 R13 / 4,5J x 13 and 155/70 R14 / 4,5J x 14

maybe that helps some of you guys
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Guys!
I have upgraded my Beat LT to 175/65R14 on OEM alloy rims! Got Michelin XM1+ at 4.1k per tyre. Got them from Madhus, Bangalore.
There is quite an improvement in ride and high speed stability post upgrade. Less noticeably the tire rolling noise has also come down. The steering has become a little harder but i like it this way with this nice weighted feel!
Check the pics! Excuse the dirt on the car please!
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Old 22nd October 2010, 00:32   #74
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Check this out:
New look with 17" alloys and 205/40R17 tyres
Photo property of "Extreme" (Spark Club Mexico member)
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Old 22nd October 2010, 22:09   #75
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Guys!
I have upgraded my Beat LT to 175/65R14 on OEM alloy rims!
Could you please post proper front & rear (full car) pictures? Bet your Beat's looking way more planted now.

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Check this out:
New look with 17" alloys and 205/40R17 tyres
Photo property of "Extreme" (Spark Club Mexico member)
My Gawd, that is HOT! I'm sure the ride quality must be bone-jarring, but with looks like that, who the hell cares?
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