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      Chevrolet Sail U-VA Alloy/Tyre Upgrade Options.

      Chevy Sail U-VA comes factory fitted with 175/70, R14. Please use this thread to discuss the options and aspects of the tyre/alloy options for Sail.


      Stock Size - 175/70, R14.

      Upgrade Options:


      1. 185/70, R14 - Error of 2.33%. So when your Speedo reads 70 mph, you're actually travelling at 71.63 mph
      2. 195/65, R14 - Error of 1.41%. Best upgrade size with minimum error%. So when your Speedo reads 70 mph, you're actually travelling at 70.99 mph
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ironhide View Post
      Chevy Sail U-VA comes factory fitted with 175/70, R14. Please use this thread to discuss the options and aspects of the tyre/alloy options for Sail.


      Stock Size - 175/70, R14.

      Upgrade Options:


      1. 185/70, R14 - Error of 2.33%. So when your Speedo reads 70 mph, you're actually travelling at 71.63 mph
      2. 195/65, R14 - Error of 1.41%. Best upgrade size with minimum error%. So when your Speedo reads 70 mph, you're actually travelling at 70.99 mph
      I upgraded my SAIL Diesel LS ABS' tyres to 185/65/R14 - BridgeStone MY01 Sports Tourer. Road grip was awesome.
      Downside was that ride quality was too stiff and I just could not manage to drive with vibrations coming into the cabin.

      Then I went to the dealer and gave the car to test drive. He agreed that the ride quality was too bumpy a car could manage. After ensuring that it was a tyre problem, I changed my tyres to 185/65/R14 Michelin XM2 Energy. Ride quality is decent(given the fact that the profile got reduced from 70 to 65) and superb road grip. Net loss : 1600 per tyre

      Alloys : Plati cost: 16,500 Rs for a set of 5.
      Dealer : Super tyre world, JC Road, Bangalore.

      Dealer feedback : Price was 4600 per tyre(XM2) and offered the best price for OE Apollo Aceleres which I exchanged for 2300 Rs per tyre within 50 Kms of run.

      The tyres shown in the pic are Bridgestone. Will take a pic with Michelins soon and upload.
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      correction in the price of XM2

      Price of the tyre was 4900 each. Sorry for the mistake.

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      Upgrade help

      How about upgrading to 15" alloy and 185/65 R15? Will it work? Or alloy will be heavier than 14"? Suggest me plz i hate being grip less at high speed.. (

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      Lightbulb Chevrolet Sail-UVA Tyre upgraded

      I've been searching forums to upgrade my Chevrolet Sail-UVA Tyre with little to go with. There are not a lot of Sail-UVA's around the even very less bloggers. Hence I thought I'd be of some help to future owners. My Chevy Sail-UVA diesel was manufactured in Feb 2013 and I purchased the car in March 2013. So the car is exactly 2 years old. Have driven some of the fines roads India has to offer, the Hyderabad - Bangalore Highway. The car was driven from the southern tip of Kerala all the way to Siliguri and the west coast. Tried and tested this piece of machine has not disappointed me. The Stock tires really impressed me. The Apollo Acelere 175/70 R14 took every abuse the Indian roads had to offer, especially the West Bengal roads.

      Having driven 37000 KM, It was about time for me to change the tires. There was still decent tread on them, however the Tyre had become too noisy and hard. I have been hunting for the right combination of upgrade for the past 6 months. After reading numerous forums and learning about tires, the benefits of upgrade, benefits of Alloys vs Steel wheel I finally decided to short list the two upgrade options.

      Stock Configuration
      175 / 70 R14 Apollo Acelere with Steel wheels

      Upgrade options I chose
      1. 185 / 70 R14 with a circumference error of 2.33%
      2. 185 / 60 R15 with a circumference error of 0.4%


      Tyre brands I short listed
      1. Michelin XM2
      2. Hankook (no specific model chosen)
      3. Had few brands like Bridgestone and Pirreli I had in mind.


      Alloys options
      1. Momo Italy (Which I would love to purchase however cost constrain)
      2. Lenso (recommended, tried and tested by many)
      3. Plati (only if I'm too desperate for an alloy and no other options available)


      By the end of my research I had already become a Tyre expert in a sense, I got my friend to upgrade his Fiat Punto Tyre from Bridgestone to Michelin XM2 and the feed back I received and experienced were out of the world. XM2 was super silent, soft compound and with its improved handling I was impressed. However Soft compound was my only concern for my Chevy. Cost was also a faint concern in the back of my mind.

      I visited Ashoka Wheels at Hyderabad Banjara hills a couple of times to understand their stock options and to survey the Alloys and tires first-hand. I soon realized in 14 Inch, only Plati brand was available. I'm not against the brand Plati as I've seen Plati on hundreds of cars already. I just know that Plati is not a very high quality Alloy, and their finish is also not up-to the mark.

      In the end I decided to Upgrade to option 2, i.e 185 / 60 R15 with a circumference error of 0.4%. With Circumference error being very low, i didn't have to worry a lot about speedometer error. I decided to go for the Lenso Alloys. So after fitting a couple of Lensos on the car to compare looks, I shortlisted the alloy shown below. Cost = 30000/- for a set of 4.
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      I had to now choose the Tyre. With Michelin being my first choice @ 5300/- per piece, the only worry I faced was the softer compound rubber. I drive a lot. Visiting home in Kerala and sometimes driving up north with some horrible patches of road, I was skeptical. Hence I decided to settle for Hankook @ 4500/- piece which came with a lifetime warranty. (Lifetime warranty here means, replacement of damaged Tyre at 50% cost). These ME02 (Meant for Middle East market) tires is a gamble I have taken. These tires are build to withstand extreme heat and should provide fair performance according to Hankook. I was told Tyre noise will become audible once I cross the 20000KM Mark.
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      I checked manufactured date. They were made on the 27th week of 2014. "Made in Korea" tires. It was a fair deal for me. I purchased additional Alloy bolts which needed special spanners to open them for 2000/-. The Spanner cost me 400/-. Alignment and balancing @ 800/-. Donated the Steel wheel and Stock Apollo tires to people who needed them, however I did not donate the Steel Bolts. I kept the bolts in-case I might need it for any emergency. The spare wheel was untouched, hence I've not changed the configuration of the Spare wheel.
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      The car looked beautiful once the fitment was complete. Everything was automated, hence the room for damage or error was almost zero. Starting with fitment of Tires, Nitrogen fill up-to Alignment.

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      I've driven it for about 500 KMs and the experience is thrilling. There is outright pickup difference due to the weight change from Steel to Alloy. The steering is actually more free and light. I thought moving to 185mm the steering might become heavier, but my suspicion was proved correct. Those steel wheels were super heavy. Its like I got rid of a lot of weight. I guess the only compromise I have done here by moving to Profile 60 from Profile 70. That might reduce the driving comfort, however I am not much bothered about that factor. I have not yet found much of a difference. The Sail-UVA suspension is pretty robust.

      I guess I have covered some points that any of you might be looking for if and when planning for a Tyre upgrade. Do comment your suggestions and critics - Always welcome.
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      Hi, Your car looks cool now. Can you please share the PCD of the wheels.

      I am too planning get alloys for my Enjoy.

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      Quote Originally Posted by varun560061 View Post
      Hi, Your car looks cool now. Can you please share the PCD of the wheels.

      I am too planning get alloys for my Enjoy.
      Thanks. The PCD is 100.
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      Thanks for the info. Bad that my car uses 114.3 Pcd.

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      One noob doubt , after the car purchase if we change the stock tyre to alloy , will it void warranty..?

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