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      Chevrolet Spark Alloy/Tyre Upgrade Options.

      Chevy Spark comes factory kitted with 155/70, R13. Please use this thread to discuss the options and aspects of the tyre/alloy options for Spark.


      Stock Size - 155/70, R13

      Upgrade Options:


      1. 165/70, R13, - Error of 2.56%. So when your Speedo reads 70 mph, you're actually travelling at 71.79 mph
      2. 175/65, R13 - Error of 1.92%. Best upgrade size, with minimum error%. So when your Speedo reads 70 mph, you're actually travelling at 71.34 mph
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      Ya , I wanted to get alloys for my Spark some time back , but have cancelled it till the next tyre upgrade. 13" alloys do not look that exciting :-(

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      Quote Originally Posted by kocho View Post
      Ya , I wanted to get alloys for my Spark some time back , but have cancelled it till the next tyre upgrade. 13" alloys do not look that exciting :-(
      With 14", you can try below options

      165/65 R14 - Speedo of Error of 4.19%
      175/65 R14 - Speedo of Error of 6.56%
      185/60 R14 - Speedo of Error of 5.56%
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ironhide View Post
      With 14"
      BUt I wonder with 14 " if it will start hitting the wheel well ?

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      Quote Originally Posted by kocho View Post
      BUt I wonder with 14 " if it will start hitting the wheel well ?
      It should be okay up to 75/65 R14.
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      Tell me one thing, what is the reason for having a tyre size with some error [even it is minimum?] Stock tyre is not good or not? Do we get better Driving experience or what? Don't we get Alloy with the same size as stock?

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      The spark's stock size is actually fine. It doesn't warrant an upgrade. The only reason for going with alloys is better looks (at least in spark). Wider tyres don't necessarily improve your grip much for people to appreciate in normal day to day use. I for one went for alloys only for the looks aspect, but ended up making a mistake.
      The only caution I would advise is don't go for a higher J reading than stock steel wheels; this results in the rear wheels brushing against wheel wells under full load. If you still want to go ahead and put wider wheels, do put up spacers which will limit the rear suspension from bottoming out

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      Quote Originally Posted by Simple_car View Post
      do put up spacers which will limit the rear suspension from bottoming out
      Spacers can never be a good thing! A one size up on most cars is ok. It's only when you upsize without thinking that the wheels brush against the mud flaps or fenders!
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      Hi mclaren,

      I am aware that spacers are not good. But that said, I only put up alloys in my spark 5 years back without thinking. Same diameter, same pcd. Only the width changed. That resulted in the wheels brushing on tyre well (only during full load).
      I put up spacers just 5k kms back. At least till now I have not had this issue of brushing.
      Are coil overs a better option?

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      Hi guys

      I was planning to upgrade to alloys.
      Both the showrooms where I enquired stated that the stock tyre when fitted on an allow will slightly become wider. Is it true?
      The alloys I selected was quoted Rs. 13k, I am sure they must be Chinese but is there any problem with them?
      Should I be more careful when driving on potholes?

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