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Old 3rd November 2008, 14:06   #121
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ok Thanks for the Suggestion Abhi. When I checked the rates last week:

12 inch Aura alloy set of 5: 12500/-
13 inch Aura alloy set of 5: 14500/-
XM1 145/80 R12 tubeless tyre: 1900/- each
Bridgestone Er60 145/80 R12 tubeless tyre: 2100/- each

There might be fluctuation of rates this week.

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Old 4th November 2008, 19:48   #122
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Small correction in Aura Alloys:

12 inch Aura alloy set of 5: 13500/-
13 inch Aura alloy set of 5: 14500/-


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Old 4th November 2008, 21:47   #123
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Default Can i put normal 13" rims inplace of 12" rims on alto?

i was looking at possibilities of putting a 13" alloys on my alto with Michelin XM1 13" tyres. i tried some models on my alto in the showroom just by removing the rear tyre and putting a test 13" tyre with alloy. i could figure out that the tyres will surely scrap the wheels.

on city roads they seem fine but many times i have to drive to my native place and some villages which have no road at all that too with full load at the rear. theres lot of twisting on this roads. i dont want to take a risk of tyres scrapping not do i want to take a risk of the alloys cracking in this hell type roads.

the dealer too told me frankly that he has fitted 13 inchers on zen and alto but have always faced problems. even with spacers the stability becomes doubtfull.

so he suggested me to go for 13" rims from wagon R and then put on Michelin 155/65 R13 on them. so i have to forget about alloys, nor i am too crazy for them.

can this be done? will it have any ill effects?
i also plan to paint the rims black and just the ring adjacent to the tyres will be silver. it will look good i suppose.

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Old 4th November 2008, 22:31   #124
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12" rim to 13" alloy = maybe
12" rim to 13" rim = does not make sense
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Old 4th November 2008, 22:49   #125
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what is the profile of current tyres?

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Amit, there're enough threads in which people have put 13" in Alto. There're methods explained on how to avoid the tires touching the body.

Please use the search function.
Especially in tires and alloys section.
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Amit, there're enough threads in which people have put 13" in Alto. There're methods explained on how to avoid the tires touching the body.

Please use the search function.
Especially in tires and alloys section.
ya i know, but conditions of driving are quite different with them. i want to analyze about putting 13" rims instead of alloys.
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I had posted this question long back on one of threads asking if we could fit a baleno's stock 13" rims onto an Alto.

The question still remains un-answered .However if you get a set, try 'em on. You have nothing to loose.
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what is the profile of current tyres?
i dont have any ready sets of 13" rims, i will go and buy brand new ones directly from the showroom or from somewhere where people have changed the brand new sets for alloys.

i have seen people on the forum have fitted 13" alloys on alto but there is some or the other pain associated with it. my rear suspensions lower quite a well when 3 people sit at the back and when i drive in village rough roads where the surface is very uneven and one side of your car goes up while other flexes down. quite a body roll u see.

so i think instead of going for spacers or bending the sheet metal and what not trail and error better to sacrifice looks and go for practicality.

else michelin has also launched 155/65 R12 tyres last month.
is it better to go for those? with 12" alloys??
earlier michelin had just 145/80 R12 i.e OE specifications.
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else michelin has also launched 155/65 R12 tyres last month. is it better to go for those? with 12" alloys??
earlier michelin had just 145/80 R12 i.e OE specifications.
IMHO 155/65 R12 is wrong size. there is a difference -6%. so when you are traveling at 100kmph u r actually doing 94kmph.
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i was looking at possibilities of putting a 13" alloys on my alto with Michelin XM1 13" tyres. i tried some models on my alto in the showroom just by removing the rear tyre and putting a test 13" tyre with alloy. i could figure out that the tyres will surely scrap the wheels.
You are absolutely wrong here. I have been driving Alto on 13inch Alloys and 155/65R13 Michelins. Never ever did it touch anywhere.
BTW, how can tyre scrap the wheel ?

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IMHO 155/65 R12 is wrong size. there is a difference -6%. so when you are traveling at 100kmph u r actually doing 94kmph.
THat is wrong upsize The ideal upsize is 155/65R13. I have them in my Alto.

Probably that upsize (155/65R12), Michelin is only targetting M800 customers which comes with 145/70R12 tyres.

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I had posted this question long back on one of threads asking if we could fit a baleno's stock 13" rims onto an Alto.

The question still remains un-answered .However if you get a set, try 'em on. You have nothing to loose.
You can but there always a problem with the marutis. All of the models like Wagonr, old zen have 13" wheels. You will see that the rims are very easily bent due to the hard suspension and I am guessing poor quality steel wheels.

So with 13" on alto the ride will be stiffer and steel rims means chance of rim getting bent on poor roads. I don't think it will foul as Alto's suspension setup is similar to WagonR and estilo on 13".
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You can but there always a problem with the marutis. All of the models like Wagonr, old zen have 13" wheels. You will see that the rims are very easily bent due to the hard suspension and I am guessing poor quality steel wheels.

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Try Hyundai, u will realize how much better Maruti rims are !
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You are absolutely wrong here. I have been driving Alto on 13inch Alloys and 155/65R13 Michelins. Never ever did it touch anywhere.
BTW, how can tyre scrap the wheel ?



THat is wrong upsize The ideal upsize is 155/65R13. I have them in my Alto.

Probably that upsize (155/65R12), Michelin is only targetting M800 customers which comes with 145/70R12 tyres.

Abhi
Abhi ! I suppose Amit was referring to this spec of 165/65R13 XM1's as I have noticed and infact personally experienced that these touch the wheel arches when you encounter a dip (unevenness of the roads) on high speed and the vehicle is loaded. When I purchased the XM1's Michelin had no 155/65/R13 unlike Bridgestone and currently they do have these.
I have installed spacers that got the suspension to rise a bit and have never seen them touching or scraping unlike before. I have had them since about 5 months now and no complaints. All the while I thought of getting 155's(section width from sidewall to sidewall) 65/R13 but 165's(section width from sidewall to sidewall) 65/R13 are better in taking a hit on badroads than 155's because of their higher sectionwidth and thats my personal thought though.
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but i think 165 section width will surely hit the wheel arches.
the recommended rim width is 5.0 by michelin while almost all 13" alloys come in 5.5J. neo has some but not worth the money.
so i think the stock rims on wagon R should be 5.0J (someone please confirm).

so 155/65 R13 on stock rims should not scrap the alto wheel arcs i suppose.

can someone please tell me whether 155/65 R12 and 155/65 R13 provide the same grip levels and comfort?
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