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Old 14th June 2023, 14:51   #76
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Re: Maruti Suzuki A-Star : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

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I want to upgrade to 14 alloy or the swift steel wheels ( whose PCD matches with A-star ) with 175 or 185 profile or option 2 is to stay with 13 steel and only upgrade to 185 width !
175 is already well over the stock size of 155. IMO, 175 is sufficient.
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Old 15th June 2023, 22:25   #77
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Re: Maruti Suzuki A-Star : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

Tyre & Wheel upgrade was long pending for me despite planning this ever since I got my pre worshipped A-Star.

Finally, I just got that done by moving to YOKO Earth-1s at 165-70-R14. Even though the major change is around the Rims - I am pretty happy with what has come out of this change.

Sharing a few pics from the process.

Comparing my stock size - to that of 165-70-R14 (center) and 185-70-R14 (visibly the larger tyre) they didnt have 175's in stock and it was almost close to 5K while I got my 165's for 3,700 a piece
Maruti Suzuki A-Star : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread-img_9339.jpg

Waiting in line. I am not sure of the actual ODO's on these tyres as some were JK and 2 were Apollos. Both the tyres in front had some notable wear and tear to the stage beyond repair.

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Inspecting the new set. I got hold of new R14 steel rims from a Celerio, pobably the reason why I had to wait for almost a week. They charged 500 per rim.

Maruti Suzuki A-Star : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread-img_9352.jpg


And this is what I got.

Maruti Suzuki A-Star : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread-img_9354.jpg

Somehow fell in love with the all-black wheels, which are almost seeping through from the sides - giving a rugged look.

I just used the car for some 2-3 kilometers, some initial impressions.

1. Car feels a bit taller than before inside and from the sides.
2. They are filling the wheel arches better making the proportions right.

While driving
3. Somehow didn't feel like moving to a larger tyre.
4. Ride is much more planted
5. Steering response has marginally improved (I still do not understand the science here)
6. Improved comfort on Cement Brick paved roads - which is pretty common in urban areas around Cochin.

Thanks so much fellow bhpians who helped me through with the right inputs.
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