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Old 9th August 2006, 18:07   #16
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What width and profile ? NEed to know the max upsize that can be accomodated on the OE stock steel rims for the Santro.
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Im running on stock rims, 155/70.
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Im running on stock rims, 155/70.
This is the stock tyre that comes with the car... currently even I have these... but Im curious about what upsizes can be safely used on the stock OE steel discs.........

Looks like 175/60, r 13 is a good bet.

Viper & Aza have both vouched for the same after having run 175/60's on the OE rims.
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175/60-13 on 4j rims is not a good combo, your handling can go for a toss n too low a profile which could bend the rims....

For 175/60-13 u need 5j rims to use the max potential of the tyre...

Also consider the road conditions where u drive the most, Noida where Aza drives the most has got one of the best roads in the country...
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Thanks for your input KPzen, I will definately consider inputs before I take the plunge...will try to consider the pro's and con's of everything and then take a decision.
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175/60-13 on 4j rims is not a good combo, your handling can go for a toss n too low a profile which could bend the rims....
Wow, this is very bad combo. The rim size should be between 5 to 6.5 for this tyre size. Check the rim-width calculator here.

From car bible:
Too wide or too narrow - does it make a difference?
A rim that is too narrow in relation to the tyre width will allow the tyre to distort excessively sideways under fast cornering. On the other hand, unduly wide rims on an ordinary car tend to give rather a harsh ride because the sidewalls have not got enough curvature to make them flex over bumps and potholes.

My Santro tyres 165/65R13 is on 5 inch Aura alloys.
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The thing is my dad does not want to spend on rims now (even the aura ones... momentarily). But my the car rubber has deteriorated to a stage where I running on theses tyres has become a serious issue for me. 3 tyres are damaged and only 2 can be called road worthy. So Im very keen to ugrade rubber soon.... idea was to invest in the rubber for now and try to get some used alloys or something at a later stage.

samurai and kpzen, Thanks for bringing up the 4j issue ! How does one ascertain the rim specs... how can we differentiate between 5j and 5.5j etc ? Im sure most of the car accessory guys will not be in a position to tell you or will hide the truth just to make a sale...
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samurai and kpzen, Thanks for bringing up the 4j issue ! How does one ascertain the rim specs... how can we differentiate between 5j and 5.5j etc ? Im sure most of the car accessory guys will not be in a position to tell you or will hide the truth just to make a sale...
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This is the stock tyre that comes with the car... currently even I have these... but Im curious about what upsizes can be safely used on the stock OE steel discs.........

It may be same size but these are Pirellis .... Very good than those S322s.
For me it really made no sense of going for alloys and other size as im planning to change my car in 8-12 months.

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Ok that makes sense, you changed your brand

I was in a similar position too as around 6 months ago my dad had plans to sell this car by december... but now he has decided that even when we get the new car, we will retain the Santro. I held out from putting new tyres solely for this reason and have been suffering with the old tyres.. hehe. Thats why Im all gung ho about upsize now.
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Hi,

You can comfortably go for 175/65/13 on stock rims. The tyres do not bulge out and the ride too is very comfortable, infact far better than the OE tyres. A lot of the ride quality depends on the brand and model of tyres you choose.

As far as the rims go I have driven on the above sized Ceat SPYDER tyres for 23,000 kms now and have done several trips to Lonavala,Poona, Mahabalaeshwar in the car fully loaded. Handled like a dream and confidence at high speed was increased though would not recommend very high speeds in a small car on the highways.

Hope my inputs help in your decision.

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