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Old 1st May 2010, 16:23   #16
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What is the stock tire profile on the WagonR?
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Old 1st May 2010, 16:35   #17
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Just got know that with 2 people sitting in the back and at a decent speed (80+), rear tires touches the body as well.
Boy, mine with 3 adults in the rear & on a bad road gives the scrapping sound & I run on stocks. This is one thing that I do not like in WagonR. But for 4 people, the car rocks.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 13:03   #18
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What is the stock tire profile on the WagonR?
For WagonR VXI its 155/65 R13
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Old 3rd May 2010, 10:58   #19
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Guys, sorry on the delay for response, was really busy over the weekend!!

Now, coming to Spacers, I was referring to Tyre spacers and not the suspension spacers.
I have a 15" Alloy on my Santro with a 195/45 profile rubber. To be very frank, once of my friend has a 15" alloy on his santro with a 185/55 profile rubber without any Spacers !!
The reason I went in for Spacers (only for the front wheels) is just to be Safe than Sorry!!

As far as my Knowledge & Experience goes, Hyundai cars have a very limited After market Mods possiblity. But Suzuki cars have much more. The point is that for a Wagon R, if ride quality is not a big deal, one can possibly install 15" without any spacers.
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For WagonR VXI its 155/65 R13
And for LXi it is 155/70 R13
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Old 4th May 2010, 13:19   #21
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Sorry for the delayed post, stock tires where 145/70/R13. I think we need suspension spacers for rear end of Wagon R.

I had a same problem with my M800 when I installed 165/60/R12, rear mudgaurd started scrapping the outer wall of rear tires. I got a extra leaf added to stock leaf spring suspension which fixed the issue but ride quality is bumpy without the full load, with 4 or 5 people sitting in the car ride quality improves and tires do not touch the body as well.
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Just got know that with 2 people sitting in the back and at a decent speed (80+), rear tires touches the body as well.
So that means you ned both suspension as well as wheel spacers on your car for all the four sides. This one is going to tricky. Suspension spacers will definitely cause handling issues. Wheel spacers will push the wheels outside the body line but should not cause any handling problems
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Old 5th May 2010, 10:49   #23
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Ya need both suspension as well as wheel spacers, but first will just try with suspension spacers and if things get better will leave it as it is.

Question is if we need to opt for rubber spacers or metal spacers? need some inputs on this.
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Rather than going ahead with spacers and suspension mods, I would like to advice to sell or exchange the 175/60/R13 and buy 156/60/R13 or 155/65/R13.
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Ya need both suspension as well as wheel spacers, but first will just try with suspension spacers and if things get better will leave it as it is.

Question is if we need to opt for rubber spacers or metal spacers? need some inputs on this.
If the outer side of the tire is touching the wheel i would first suggest u to slightly modify the wheel well to accommodate the tires rather than going in for the spacers right away.

Its a easy DIY, all u need is a Jig and hammer as shown below.

Note : Do not hammer the wheel well directly from inside it will result in dent marks on the outside.
Wagon R tire upgrade, inner tire wall touching suspension-jig-wheel-well-mod.jpg
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Hey Windy why don't you try and exchange the rubbers to say 165/60 R13 if you have that option ? Otherwise you will have to go for spacers.
Can any bhpians tell me are rubber spacers better or the metal ones ? can any of you post a picture of a metal spacer ?
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Can any bhpians tell me are rubber spacers better or the metal ones ? can any of you post a picture of a metal spacer ?
Rubber tends to wear out over time. Makes sense to go with the metal spacers, however be ready to compromise on the handling.

Metal spacer looks something like this in the below image. The aluminum part

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and mind you these are suspension spacers.
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Old 5th May 2010, 21:40   #28
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Rather than going ahead with spacers and suspension mods, I would like to advice to sell or exchange the 175/60/R13 and buy 156/60/R13 or 155/65/R13.
I agree with the above. Get proper size tyres rather than playing around with spacers. The suspension spacers will extend the shock absorber out of its optimum travel range. I have tried then on my previous car and the handling was absolutely horrid. Finally had to get longer struts to correct the problem. But even that did not do much. So instead of spending money on stuff that will spoil the handling. I would recommend that you get correct sized tyres.
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Spacers will spoil the handling ! Change the tires and go for 165/60r13 .
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Old 10th May 2010, 14:47   #30
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Can we try replacing the coil springs of old wagonR with coil spring of new wagonR which can accomodate 14inch wheels, could any one please throw some light on this.
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