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      Ritz Tyre & Alloy Wheel Upgrade Guide

      hi everyone, im new here.. Im getting a new Ritz vxi delivered this week, and im considering upsizing the spindly looking 165/80 r14 jk tyres to 195/60 r15 with alloys. Ive been driving around with jk tyres in my wagon-r(now sold) and SX4( jk vectras ) and they are damn noisy.

      So im lokking for tyre options that
      1. will compensate somewhat for the ride quality that im going to lose by upsizing to 15 inchers
      2. are not noisy

      please need some advice here tyre gurus, along with approx prices i can expect in chennai..Also does anyone feel i shouldnt take the leap to 15"?

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      195/60/15 is a little hard to get in most tyres. Apollo Accelers have them in that size. Pretty comfortable and not too noisy.

      Another set of tyres you might want to try are the XM1+. Not sure if they come in that size though, you may want to check. Usually you get them in 195/55/15 or 195/5015 sizes.

      If you are lucky, you may get Michelin Primacy LC, though a bit pricey, they suit your bill just fine.

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      Quote Originally Posted by arctic_blaze View Post
      So im lokking for tyre options that
      1. will compensate somewhat for the ride quality that im going to lose by upsizing to 15 inchers
      2. are not noisy
      Hi arctic_blaze , I own a Ritz Vdi and have upsized to 185/70 14 Michelin XM1+ and they are damn good with excellent handling and grip. Are you sure you want to upsize to 15 inches? The 14 inch I use is doing the job really well. Mine was around 4500/- Rs. I guess for each piece of rubber.
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      Ritz Tyre Queries and Upgrade Guide

      i'm planning to upgrade my tires on Ritz, VDI. As we know it comes with 165/80/R14.

      I want to up-size the tires and move to alloys, I'm looking at 16 inches.
      As per Yokohama site in C-class, we can get 195/55/R16 tires.
      So technically, stock tires will have below specs.

      Stock:
      Sidewall: 5.2 in
      Radius: 12.2 in
      Diameter: 24.4 in

      New:
      Sidewall: 4.2 in
      Radius: 12.2 in
      Diameter: 24.4 in

      And the speedometer difference is negligible at .2%

      Now, my question is how much does it impact the ride by removing 1 inch rubber?

      Ritz i believe has PCD of 100 and offset 45, most of the alloys i can see are just
      in the range of 25-28 offsets, Do we get any 16 inchers with offset values more than 38?
      If not can we get "wheel spacers" for fixing these alloys.

      Also, can you give me rough idea of the prices of 16 inch tires.

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      I would advise you to stay away from 16". 195/60 R 15 should be good enough and will have a lot of alloy options in that. Also matching offset won't be a problem if you stick to 15".

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      If i stick with 15", the specs are below

      Sidewall: 4.6 in
      Radius: 12.1 in
      Diameter: 24.2 in

      There is a slight difference of .4" (1 cm) in the sidewall, does this 1 cm make so much problem?

      I know, i've seen in many forums suggesting not to go for more than 15", but i want to know from people who has done 16", 17" in there ritz/swift?

      I've seen swift in bangalore with 17" (205/45R17), wheels were ultimate...

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      Hi G-heads!!! I direly need ur advice regarding my doubts...i gt a ritz diesel vdi wid abs a week ago...i replaced the stock tyres and rims on d day of d car delivery itself..my friend forced me to upsize the tyres to 195/55 r 15 yokohoma S-drives and I put 15 inch HR alloy wheelz n my friend says dey are 7/7.5 j...cn u pls tell me if d whole thing was a gud idea coz I hv a deal wid d shop guy to downsize d tyres if wanted...cn u pls tell me d pros n cons of dese tyres if I keep dem?? Wt is d effect on fuel efficiency and d suspension??? Pls do reply asap...thank u!!!

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      Adi, stick to the tyres n rims if you have already upgraded. They will give you good cornering grip, better braking. Only problem is ride will be stiff. But that shouldn't really me much of a worry.

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      Suggestions needed for tyre upgrade for Ritz Zxi. Currently it runs on the JK stock tyres. An office colleague told me that getting thicker tyres will improve my car's handling. Please advise.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ankan.m.blr
      Suggestions needed for tyre upgrade for Ritz Zxi. Currently it runs on the JK stock tyres. An office colleague told me that getting thicker tyres will improve my car's handling. Please advise.
      What is the stick tyre size? Also getting a wider tyre will help get better handling. Does your car have alloys or steel rims?
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