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Old 18th May 2010, 17:52   #1
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Default What to change first - Alloys or stock Tyres?

I am expected to get delivery of Ritz in a weeks time. I plan to replace its stock tyres (165/80 R14) & rims with Yokohama A Drives (185/70 R14 ) and new alloys.

Since I shall be purchasing tyres & alloys from two different places across Delhi, kindly suggest how to go about it. I mean, should I change the alloys first (West Delhi) & then tyres (NOIDA) or vice-versa.

What you gurus suggest ? Please excuse me if this question has already been discussed. I tried to find it in TBHP but couldn't locate.

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Old 18th May 2010, 17:57   #2
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Buy the alloys put in inside the car, drive to the tire shop and change to new tires. Sell the old tires, wheel caps and rims together and get a discount
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@rx2389:
First please decide on what rim size you want your ride to go on.
Then decide on tire profile.

15"/14" sizes has its own pros and cons.

Congrats for the booking.
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Get the tires 1st coz the lesser mileage on the tires the better price and then the alloys.
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~100 kms will not give you any great bargain margin with the new tires, atleast that is the case when i tried.
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One of my friend who also happens to be BHPIAN talked to tyre dealer in advance. As soon as he got the delivery of his car he straight away went to the dealer , got the tyres replaced, the dealer paid him very good price for them.
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Hello Guys,
Thanx for your replies.

As I plan to buy my upsized tyres from a place/shop different than the one which sells alloys & since tyre shop is nearer to my place than the Alloy outlet, new tyres need to be mounted on OE steel rims & then unmounted & remounted on alloys finally.

BTW any idea how much exchange value can I expect for my brand new steel rims of Ritz?

I am quoted Rs.3300 per tyre for Yoko A Drives (185/70 R14 ) while exchange price for JK Tornado ((165/80 R14) is quoted as Rs. 1600 by Singh Shoppe at CR Park.

Tyre Shoppe at NOIDA is quoting Rs.9000 in total for same 5 tyres.

Can I expect better exchange prices than these?

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Hello Guys,

exchange price for JK Tornado ((165/80 R14) is quoted as Rs. 1600 by Singh Shoppe at CR Park.
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I have a Swift LXi with same size/profile tyres , about a month ago I went to BK Tyres in Lajpat Nagar for checking Alloys, the guy there told me that they pay 1700+ for new Swift Tyres with less than 100KM in odo.
Hence, I would suggest you to check with 3 or 4 more shops and try to get as much as possible.
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Congrats on your new ritz. I bought a ritz zxi recently and i opted for the top end variant as i wanted abs and airbags and the top end comes with alloys and wider tyres.
The price for the tyres that you have been offered is quite good. In fact very few tyre shops offer to buy stock tyres and that too 165/80/R14s. If possible try and negotiate the price to 10k for 5 which will be the best price. I suggest you to go for alloys and tyres at once as it is a better way to go for alloys. Try upsizing the wheels to 15 inchers as that will fill up the whell arches more and will look better. Even the handling of the car and the ride quality should also improve. However go for the right upsize of the tyre and you may try 185/60/R15 or 195/60/R15. After changing the wheels and tyres please post the pics.
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