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Old 13th August 2013, 15:50   #121
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Sai, like most tyre shops will have some alloys on display, but in my opinion you should go to a full fledged accessory store or tuner for alloy wheel shopping.
Pure tyre shops will have limited choice in alloy wheel patterns and brands, plus will be less prone to bargaining effects . Just my personal experience.
Any recommendations from your experience ?
I know JC Road is a hub, but I am looking at specific shops who give a good deal. I am absolutely a novice in car customization.
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Any recommendations from your experience ?
I know JC Road is a hub, but I am looking at specific shops who give a good deal. I am absolutely a novice in car customization.
You could try window-shopping at some of the shops on JC Road for starters. Since there are plenty of stores there, you will find a variety of designs to choose from, plus getting a good deal will be easier with so much competition around .

Don't fret about the color if you find some good design but not in the color you like. You can always get them painted to your liking like I ended up doing.

PS - do I smell a green Beat with thicker tyres and matte-gold or matte-bronze alloys ?? It would soon be the talk of town.
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Sai, like most tyre shops will have some alloys on display, but in my opinion you should go to a full fledged accessory store or tuner for alloy wheel shopping.

Pure tyre shops will have limited choice in alloy wheel patterns and brands, plus will be less prone to bargaining effects . Just my personal experience.
Karthik, which are these full fledged accessory shops in bangalore where one can get a good range of designs?
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You could try window-shopping at some of the shops on JC Road for starters. Since there are plenty of stores there, you will find a variety of designs to choose from, plus getting a good deal will be easier with so much competition around .
Don't fret about the color if you find some good design but not in the color you like. You can always get them painted to your liking like I ended up doing.
PS - do I smell a green Beat with thicker tyres and matte-gold or matte-bronze alloys ?? It would soon be the talk of town.
Have done extensive window shopping of alloys at Reliance Autozone, HSR.
If not thicker tyres, but atleast matte finish alloys in probably black colour. Have saved couple of images from this thread, alloy show off thread and some from Beat ownership threads too.
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Hey deehunk, do Sai Iyengars' also stock Alloys ? I have been contemplating an Alloy upgrade for a very long time. May be I can go and check their range if they stock alloys.
Hey Soumyajit9, I suppose Beat looks the best with single digit spokes. Like 5/6/7/8 Spoke alloy wheels. I strictly believe, multi spoke alloys look good on classy cars. Just a suggestion!

Here, you can go through this wide range and later check for the same at your local shops.

http://www.alloywheelsindia.com/product1.php

Let me know if you want any photoshop work to see how the alloys go with the car. All the best!
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Hey Soumyajit9, I suppose Beat looks the best with single digit spokes. Like 5/6/7/8 Spoke alloy wheels. I strictly believe, multi spoke alloys look good on classy cars. Just a suggestion!
Here, you can go through this wide range and later check for the same at your local shops.
http://www.alloywheelsindia.com/product1.php
Let me know if you want any photoshop work to see how the alloys go with the car. All the best!
Thanks a lot for the guidance Eminenttismo !!
I went through some of the 14" alloys and found some of the multi-spoke alloys that I have been window-shopping.
Well, I have been fan of multi-spoke alloys. You may be right that it looks good on classy cars, but I think I will do some PS and see how they look on the Beat. I have seen the single spoke 5/7 alloys and they didn't appeal to me much. Looked like a void space. Although having lesser spokes gives the opportunity of showing off the coloured (if done) brake callipers matching the body colour.
And yes, it has to be Matte Black finish.
But for me, I am looking at multi-spokes. Lets see how the hunt goes on !!

A few images Googled out, to show what I mean by multi-spoke alloys looking good on Beat
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A few images Googled out, to show what I mean by multi-spoke alloys looking good on Beat
Oops! By multispokes, I meant those which have infinite number of spokes, hiding the brake calipers. I'm completely supporting your ideads.

I hope you didn't miss the Beat featured in the latest thread of Tastefully Modified Cars in India.

Some ideas,
Chevy Beat : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread-image5.jpg

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Another beat with 17'' on the road .. belongs to a friend in hometown.
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Earlier in this thread, I talked about plans to move to 175/65.
There, I made a statement that "the ride quality of Beat feels harsh".
I need to correct myself. The ride quality of Beat is NOT harsh.
I actually wanted to talk about the "planted" feel.

What I was trying to inquire was, whether moving to 175s (on the stock 4.5J rims) would give a more 'planted' feel than a 'running on toes' feel of the 155s.
Will it?

I guess I have fallen for the "planted" feelings of a Figo.
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I have run 46k km on my stock Goodyear 165/64/R14's in exactly 2 years. The tyres still have some tread and i am planning on replacing all 4 tyres at the 50k km mark.

The tyre shop suggested i stick with the same make and size when i replace them and didnt really recommend an upsize.

I dont really have any complaints about the current tyres apart from some bottom scraping on bad road humps and some minor tyre damage from stones and kerbs

Should i stick to the same size or upsize to 175/65? If yes, what are good options and how much would they cost me?

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On a drive back from mysore last weekend, had a sudden deflation of my front left tyre. Turned out to be a ~2 inch cut in the tyre on the sidewall :( . Tyre dealer near my office offered to have it patched in about 3 days for Rs. 600 but i was not keen on that and am using the spare wheel.

Have done 52k km so far and still have tread left. A few questions that i need some advice on -

1. Should i bother repairing the tyre or just go ahead and change the tyre?
2. Was anyway considering a change of my tyres soon, can i consider the Yokohama Earth1's (175/65/R14) on my stock alloys? Any other options i can consider?
3. What would be the prices i can hope to pay for buying 175/65's?
4. If i upsize the tyres do i need to change the stock spare wheel as well (165/65) or can i keep it to use only for emergencies?
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Oops! By multispokes, I meant those which have infinite number of spokes, hiding the brake calipers. I'm completely supporting your ideads.

I hope you didn't miss the Beat featured in the latest thread of Tastefully Modified Cars in India.

Some ideas,
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Can you please please let me know where did you find the All Black Multispokes? I have deliberately kept everything black in My Beat and have been following this thread to upsize tires when I find the right Alloys. Tires are not a problem, finding the all black matt finish alloys are. Just waiting for the alloys. Any kind of lead will be very helpful
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Can you please please let me know where did you find the All Black Multispokes? I have deliberately kept everything black in My Beat and have been following this thread to upsize tires when I find the right Alloys. Tires are not a problem, finding the all black matt finish alloys are. Just waiting for the alloys. Any kind of lead will be very helpful
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http://fitment.tsw.com/alloy-wheels-...et&model=Spark

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Hi All
I read through this entire thread. I have infact PM'ed T-BHP member superutp on this few hours back. Thought that can get feedback from few more others and so posted it here again.

I have the below questions regarding beat tyre upgrade options,
1) I found that continental connect3 has 165/65/14 spec as similar to OEM tires. If I chose the same spec with steel rims, is this worth as it costs a little more than the Goodyears!
2) So far, my beat is mostly used in city (85- 90%) and If considering the same pattern and if i wanted to upgrade with OEM steel rims, is 175/65/14 is good to go? Any issues will be there on ride, handling, any issues with the stepny space, etc?
3) Do I require to go for new steel rims (for which I guess I can go for the alloys assuming the cost difference might be less) if in case I decide to go for 175/65/14?
4) If at all I have decided to go for alloys, what are the specific details of the alloys that I should be asking to the vendor in case i am going for the upgrade. I understand from the T-BHP thread that 15" might not be good for beat, but still, If I do, what will be your choice of tyre spec and alloys dimensions? From Car bible, I observed below tyre specs have similar rolling resistance
155/80 R 13 165/75 R 13 175/70 R 13 165/65 R 14 175/60 R 14 195/55 R 14 195/50 R 15

Read more: http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible_...#ixzz2mJyw8ehP

Can I chose 195/50/15 in this case? Please suggest me.

5) final Question. Any specific dealer in chennai from whom I can get a combo pack of tyre/alloys as good buy? I tried in changemytire.com, but couldn't find any specific links where they have the combo pack.


Thanks in advance
Balaji

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3) Do I require to go for new steel rims (for which I guess I can go for the alloys assuming the cost difference might be less) if in case I decide to go for 175/65/14?
Hi Balaji, i changed my stock goodyear tyres last week and upsized to 175/65/R14. This size seems to be optimum if you are going with the stock rims (4.5J size). With this upsize you could retain your 165/65 spare wheel for emergency use and not have to change all 5 tyres.

You could probably consider other sizes if you change your rims.
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