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Old 16th April 2006, 20:19   #16
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Question 185/60R13 on 6J alloys on an Alto LX...

I've fitted my alloys (6J) & tyres (Goodyear Vectra : 185/60R13) from my old Esteem to my wife's Alto about 2 weeks ago, & here are the pluses & minuses I've problems faced:


Pluses:

1. Great roadholding.

2. Great looks.

3. Great ride with bumps absorbed really well.


Minuses:

1. On really bad craters & speed berms hit above 40kmh, there's a sound like the damn suspension's gonna tear off - a hard mechanical "chunnnnk" that wasn't there earlier. Below this speed, there's no sound whatsoever in any bump.

2. There's a slight scraping sound sometimes (I haven't heard it, but my wife allegedly has), coming from the front right side.

The car's relatively new (2.5 years old, 19k kms) & has never made any suspension noises before, so I guess it has to be the alloys / tires.

Can anybody help? What should I do - (she doesn't want to raise the car) & I'd prefer not to change the tyres, although I would if I had to...

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Old 18th August 2006, 16:44   #17
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I have booked an ALTO and I want to put alloy wheels for it. Please suggest me good alloy brand and the size.

12" or 13" alloy?
Brand?
Cost?

Im planning to have tubeless 155/ R70 tyre.

Do let me know your valuable suggestion....

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12" is the safe size for Alto.

I've got my car shodded with 13" HR alloy wheels. But it can sometimes (when loaded with heavy people) touch the wheel wells and it can seriously damage the tyres. So I had to bend some of the metal and now it's fine. So unless you have somebody who can do some modification to the wheel wells, it's safe to stick with 12 inchers. But the 13" can really improve the looks of your car for sure.

I've got Michelin Certis 155/70 R13 tyres. And those tyres are doing a great job. They look good and perform well too. Only thing is that the tyres are not uni-directional. What brands are you looking for?


You can check my car over here: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vbpicg...?do=view&g=311
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I have booked an ALTO and I want to put alloy wheels for it. Please suggest me good alloy brand and the size.

12" or 13" alloy?
Brand?
Cost?

Im planning to have tubeless 155/ R70 tyre.

Do let me know your valuable suggestion....

I would suggest u to stick to stock setting n get 12" alloys....MRF ZVTS tyres are really good tyres.....exceptional grip(for that size), longgg life but noisy

If u are a highway cruiser n want some grip n handling at the cost of ride quality then u should go for 165/60-13 rubber with 5J alloys....


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2" is the safe size for Alto.

I've got my car shodded with 13" HR alloy wheels. But it can sometimes (when loaded with heavy people) touch the wheel wells and it can seriously damage the tyres. So I had to bend some of the metal and now it's fine. So unless you have somebody who can do some modification to the wheel wells, it's safe to stick with 12 inchers. But the 13" can really improve the looks of your car for sure.

I've got Michelin Certis 155/70 R13 tyres. And those tyres are doing a great job. They look good and perform well too. Only thing is that the tyres are not uni-directional. What brands are you looking for?
Good suggestion speedzak...!!
Its a rarity to see people advise against upsizing their tyres....

Tyres are touching bcos u have 5.5J alloys n not 5J alloys
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Old 19th August 2006, 07:29   #20
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Other than Aura does any other brand have 12" alloys? Difficult to find one
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Thank you guys for your suggestion. The car is getting it's new rims . I have ordered for 12" Alloys of Aura.
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Thank you guys for your suggestion. The car is getting it's new rims . I have ordered for 12" Alloys of Aura.
How much is it costing and are you going the tubeless way or not?
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Well you can consider League as well !!
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Aura - 13.5 K Hyper silver finish one..... I put it from the dealer itself. I got the tyres exchanged to tubeless during purchase. Iam currently on 155 / 70 R12 Goodyear GPS 2 tubeless tyres.

E21240 Model of Aura - 8 Spoke one...

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Well you can consider League as well !!
I did check with lot of dealers. None have 12". All have 13" and they themselves are telling, we dont recommend 13" for Alto. If you want we can fix it up. But you need to be careful @ humps, potholes and bad roads of it not damaging the tyres...
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Iam currently on 155 / 70 R12 Goodyear GPS 2 tubeless tyres.
155/70 R12 is OK, but the ideal upsizes for Alto (with stock 145/80 R12 tyres) might have been either 155/75 R12 or 165/70 R12 -- these sizes give minimum difference in rolling radius. See under "A tyre size calculator" in the following website:

http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html
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155/70 R12 is OK, but the ideal upsizes for Alto (with stock 145/80 R12 tyres) might have been either 155/75 R12 or 165/70 R12 -- these sizes give minimum difference in rolling radius. See under "A tyre size calculator" in the following website:

http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html
Good link: May be I will keep in mind the next time i change the tyres
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Hey Guys,

Please suggest a good upgrade fro Stock Alto LX tyres.I do not want a bumpy ride.The ride should be smooth and fine.Also,i am planning to change the stock rims to 13" alloys(Aura/Neo) with the new tyres.Please suggest a good combination.
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Hi,

This has been discussed a lot of times before. What i have seen is on 13 inches 165/60 R13 is what teambhpians suggest and go for.

Tyres Michelin Certis, Falken ZE326, Bridgestone S322, Bridgestone donuts + You cannot forget GIII Potenza

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Hey Guys,

Please suggest a good upgrade fro Stock Alto LX tyres.I do not want a bumpy ride.The ride should be smooth and fine.Also,i am planning to change the stock rims to 13" alloys(Aura/Neo) with the new tyres.Please suggest a good combination.
if you are changing to alloys, consider changing your tyres to Michelin XM1. They are super quiet & grippy. Do not get low profile tyres as they are bound to cause a lot of inconvenience in an ALto.
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