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Old 4th May 2010, 15:35   #16
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thelightening this was the reason bro I was insisting you to reduce the wall height a bit!! See what you have done is you have increase the width of the rim with the same profile tyre(wall) !! So my bet is that the boot space was not designed to house this.
I'm pretty sure U know this and have guessed it already but in case you haven't, just choose a tyre with lower wall or profile size which will fit into the boot!!
I had a similar issue on my Santro but solved it!! I currently have 4 15" Alloys with 195/45 rubber and 1 OEM 13" with 185/65 rubber as Spare. This just about fits into the Spare wheel space in the boot!!

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Vik, you are mistaken.

Lightening has a problem with the OEM attachment for locking the wheel. The 155/65 R13 tyre will fit very comfortable in the boot as the stock size for the VXi model Wagon R is 155/65 R13.

But now that he has alloys, that locking mechanism is useless.

You have not understood his problem properly.

Lightening --- Try to tie the wheel to some clamp or something in your boot with some cable ties.
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Vik, you are mistaken.

Lightening has a problem with the OEM attachment for locking the wheel. The 155/65 R13 tyre will fit very comfortable in the boot as the stock size for the VXi model Wagon R is 155/65 R13.

But now that he has alloys, that locking mechanism is useless.

You have not understood his problem properly.

Lightening --- Try to tie the wheel to some clamp or something in your boot with some cable ties.
Nikhil & Lightening, I stand myself corrected for this buddies and as you have guessed I thought otherwise.
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Vik, you are mistaken.

Lightening has a problem with the OEM attachment for locking the wheel. The 155/65 R13 tyre will fit very comfortable in the boot as the stock size for the VXi model Wagon R is 155/65 R13.

But now that he has alloys, that locking mechanism is useless.

You have not understood his problem properly.

Lightening --- Try to tie the wheel to some clamp or something in your boot with some cable ties.
Nikhil, you are right, thats my issue. The lock coming with OEM tyres are not getting through holes of alloy rims and not getting locked to the base.

Can I ask the local layman to create a long metal one with same kind of thread matching the current one? there is no clamp or anything to tie the rims to boot.
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Anyway R14 Rims possible on a WagonR?
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Old 18th May 2010, 16:06   #21
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Guys, i have one query to be sorted out !!

I have stock MRF ZV2K tyres (155/65 R 13) on my Wagon-R Vxi. I am thinking to upgrade to alloys + wider tyres, how can i dispose off my existing set of 5 stock tyres & stock rims.

Does the dealer selling the new tyres buy the older ones? If so, what is the amount can i expect (approx) for a set of 5 tyres which are 2.5 years old and has only run 20k kms.

What about the stock rims? Will the person buying the tyre also pick up the stock rims?
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hey Rajesh Some Good News and Bad News for you buddy !!

The Good News is that the Dealer will surely buy back your old Rims and as well I can patch you up with some Good dealers for a descent discount around our Town!!

Now the Bad news is, You can't expect a fortune from your old rims & tyres. My Guess is that even if you exchange the Rims & tyres together, 5K is what you would end up getting back.

So what I can advice you is to keep one of the 5 OEM wheels as an emergency and pick up a set of 4 Alloys + Tyres.
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You mean 5k ( in total) for 5 tyres + rims ! Yes, that is real bad news !!

You advise changing only 4 tyres + rims, but tell me, in case of a flat tyre, 3 tyres will be on alloys & 1 tyre will be on stock rim ( ie till i get the flat repaired and refitted )

What will be the -ve side of having 3 tyres on alloys & 1 tyre on stock rims in the case as mentioned above ??
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Haha..... 5k is waaaaay too much. You would be lucky to get back 1k!
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Haha..... 5k is waaaaay too much. You would be lucky to get back 1k!
I don't think 5K for the stock rims + tyres is a distant dream as you make it sound. Or maybe it has to do with the area one resides.Please don't take it any other way & I know you are in this business, but even though the figure suggested (5K) might deviate a little, I doubt that it can be as less as 1K. Thanks.
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Hey I got only 5k for a set of 5 stocks tyres (8000 kms run and 1.2 years old) + 200 Rs for each rim. All together its 6000 Rs.
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Ahm Nikhil not sure if its your personal experience or a rumour that prompted you to post that but surely its not as cheap as 1k buddy, I can assure you that!!

As blackfire & thelightening have posted, we can expect something much better than 1k for tyres & rims together.

Now Rajesh, when you go in for Alloys & New tyres, I would advise you to get Nitrogen into those new rubbers. Here are the advantages:

1. Lasts longer (Much Longer) than normal air between refills. Have to top up once every 3 months for just 20 bucks.
2. Doesn't rush out like normal air would during a puncture.
3. Increases the lifespan of both the Alloys & Tyres
4. Makes it easy for driveability as Car feels lighter.

The 5th Rim in the boot can be used as an emergency for upto 10-20kms (easily more) during a puncture. All of us know that you should find someone somewhere within these 20kms who can then fix your flat tyre !!

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Really like those alloys buddy, neat stuff.
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Thanx Vik0728 for all the inputs provided. I will most definitely get back to you guys at the actual time of upgradation to alloys.

Btw, one of my relatives was mentioning, he had got nitrogen filled for the stock tyres of his Ford Ikon and he was finding the handling & suspension to be of much improvement after the filling.

Would you feel that, since at present i am not in a position to upgrade to alloys (Vit M deficiency !!), should i also try out filling nitrogen to the stock tyres of my Wagon-R.
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Ahm Nikhil not sure if its your personal experience or a rumour that prompted you to post that but surely its not as cheap as 1k buddy, I can assure you that!!

As blackfire & thelightening have posted, we can expect something much better than 1k for tyres & rims together.

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Hey Vik, The OE new maruti rims for wagonr VXI comes for 800 Rs and heard that even AStar rims will suit and its only 580Rs. So you can expect around 200Rs for each rims if its in mind condition.

Reg Tyres, the new tyre will cost 2000+ so guys will concentrate in and around 1k for each. So thats the best you will get I feel. Do a better bargain with two three and if the tyres are in good condition with good thread, then lets hope.

But once you upgrade to Alloys and Tubeless, then the feel matters.. u can feel it..
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