Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories > Tyre & Alloy wheel Section


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18th August 2010, 17:04   #1
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 160
Thanked: Once
Default Alto K10 : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

Hi Everyone,

I have booked the Alto K10 and am awaiting delivery early next week.

Planning a tyre/wheel upgrade as soon as I get the car:

Here is what I have planned.

1. Michelin XM1+ 165/60 R13 tyres
2. Corresponding alloys

Have couple of questions?

Since I am exchanging as soon as I get the car, what kind of offer I can get on my stock tyres/wheels?

Which are the best shops in Bangalore to get this done?.. If it helps, I stay around Koramangala area.

Appreciate your help.

Shankar
shankaranand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th August 2010, 17:14   #2
BHPian
 
NOS Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 388
Thanked: 55 Times
Default

Congrats on your car. New gen pocket rocket.

Also good choice of tyres there.

You should get anywhere between 6 to 8K for the used rubber and rims.
NOS Power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th August 2010, 18:02   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
kpzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 5,441
Thanked: 1,214 Times
Default

Shankar.

I don't think XM1+ is available in 165/60-13 size.
There are limited options in that size, Bridgestone Potenza GIII is one of them.

In stock size 155/65-13 you will have more options.

The Bridgestone S322s which come with the car has good resale value. Expect anything around 1500 per tire. Anything more would be a bonus.
kpzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th August 2010, 18:38   #4
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Nikhilb2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 4,638
Thanked: 2,956 Times
Default

What's the OEM size of the tyre?
Nikhilb2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th August 2010, 19:11   #5
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 160
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nikhilb2008 View Post
What's the OEM size of the tyre?
OEM size is 155/65 R-13.
shankaranand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th August 2010, 19:13   #6
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 160
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpzen View Post
Shankar.

I don't think XM1+ is available in 165/60-13 size.
There are limited options in that size, Bridgestone Potenza GIII is one of them.

In stock size 155/65-13 you will have more options.

The Bridgestone S322s which come with the car has good resale value. Expect anything around 1500 per tire. Anything more would be a bonus.
Sorry, I meant 165/65 R13.. Michelin XM1+ is available in that size.
shankaranand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2010, 00:08   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
kpzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 5,441
Thanked: 1,214 Times
Default

165/65-13 could be a dicey upgrade. You may end up with tires touching the wheel wells or some other part.
I'm not sure about the wheel well dimensions of the K10 and how different it is from its 800cc variant.
In case of 800cc, 165/65-13 with 5.5j alloys used to touch the wheel well.

I would suggest you to stick with stock size (155/65-13) or get 165/60-13 Potenza GIII.
kpzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2010, 16:51   #8
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 160
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpzen View Post
165/65-13 could be a dicey upgrade. You may end up with tires touching the wheel wells or some other part.
I'm not sure about the wheel well dimensions of the K10 and how different it is from its 800cc variant.
In case of 800cc, 165/65-13 with 5.5j alloys used to touch the wheel well.

I would suggest you to stick with stock size (155/65-13) or get 165/60-13 Potenza GIII.
800cc variant had 12 in wheels as standard. So anything 13, would have required spacers.

I am assuming since it is already 13 in wheels, going for a wider version will not be a problem. Anyway will still consult the experts before deciding.

Regarding, Alloys, I had a question. Aura and Neo are the wheels I hear which are most familiar.

How is the quality of Neo as compared to Aura?.. I found stylish designs in Neo. Is that a good choice?

Appreciate your help.

Also, regarding the exchange, will they take the steel wheel as well that comes with the car?.. How much I will get for that?

Shankar
shankaranand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2010, 17:35   #9
BHPian
 
jeeva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 600
Thanked: 501 Times
Default

Aura doesn't make alloys anymore.
Check HR and Plati -They offer better designs. These days, Apollo too have their range of alloys. Some of them look fabulous.
Bangalore based company, Evo too offers some good stuff.
Yes. Any tyre dealer would take the steel rims along with your tyres.

Last edited by jeeva : 19th August 2010 at 17:37.
jeeva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2010, 23:56   #10
BHPian
 
lilMonSter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New delhi
Posts: 181
Thanked: 28 Times
Angry

Anything Wider than a 165 will rub on the k 10 .Especially if you have a full load. it's alright with just 2 people in the car but any load at the back and even over the smallest pothole it will rub.
lilMonSter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2010, 00:13   #11
Senior - BHPian
 
nitrous's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: UAE/Lon/Madras
Posts: 6,962
Thanked: 256 Times
Default

Get the rim offset right.
Get the stickiest compound (hi-performance) you can find since this car's high on power and low on safety features.
nitrous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2010, 11:17   #12
Senior - BHPian
 
kpzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 5,441
Thanked: 1,214 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shankaranand View Post
800cc variant had 12 in wheels as standard. So anything 13, would have required spacers.
Not mandatory, it depends on lot of factors like tire size, alloy offset and width etc
Even the 800cc variant can take 155/65-13 easily, provided the alloy dimensions are right.

Quote:
Originally Posted by shankaranand View Post
Also, regarding the exchange, will they take the steel wheel as well that comes with the car?.. How much I will get for that?
Shankar
Peanuts, probably 500 for the set. I would suggest you to keep them until you feel satisfied with the new set of wheels for at least 500kms.
Quote:
Originally Posted by nitrous View Post
Get the rim offset right.
Get the stickiest compound (hi-performance) you can find since this car's high on power and low on safety features.
There aren't many options. GIIIs could be the best out of the lot in terms of outright grip.

Last edited by kpzen : 20th August 2010 at 11:18.
kpzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2010, 14:00   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
abhibh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Back in the HOOD near you!
Posts: 2,767
Thanked: 32 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpzen View Post
There aren't many options. GIIIs could be the best out of the lot in terms of outright grip.
GIII are very very noisy.

I would rather get the following if available in 165/60 R13
- Apollo Acelere
- Michelin XM1+
- Continental EcoContact 3
abhibh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2010, 16:20   #14
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 160
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpzen View Post
Not mandatory, it depends on lot of factors like tire size, alloy offset and width etc
Even the 800cc variant can take 155/65-13 easily, provided the alloy dimensions are right.

There aren't many options. GIIIs could be the best out of the lot in terms of outright grip.
What about Michelin XM1+?.. They have the 165/65 R13. Since stock size is 155/65 R13, I am assuming, a 10 mm wider tyre should not be a problem. Can you comment?

Also, read in tsk1979's comment that Bridgestone G3 does hydroplane on wet surfaces although straight line stability is good. Is that a generic phenomna?

How does Michelin compare with Bridgestone?..

BTW, stock tyres are Bridgestone. 155/65 R13.
shankaranand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2010, 18:46   #15
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 217
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shankaranand View Post
. Since stock size is 155/65 R13, I am assuming, a 10 mm wider tyre should not be a problem.
Not just 10mm wider but also 13mm taller, since the aspect ratio is the same.
bullinb is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Toyota Etios & Liva : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread nkrishnap Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 60 8th May 2017 09:17
Fiat Palio : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread shahmotors Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 637 26th March 2017 12:56
Maruti Suzuki Alto : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread abhibh Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 351 27th February 2017 13:38
Hyundai Grand i10 & Xcent : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread jkdas Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 10 29th August 2016 17:08
Maruti Alto 800: Wheel & Tyre upgrade ariendj Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 5 20th January 2016 09:21


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 10:24.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks