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#11 26-May, 2010 12:28 PM
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Posted by neelahira

 I should consider the tyre upgradation only when it will be needed, means after 50000 kms or 5 years, whichever is earlier. No?  By the time, warranty period will also be over.

Absolutely... As Surya said, the tyres are fitted after a astute calculations of the car dynamics, weight, shape, cg etc .. SO what you have got is best for your car. When the existing ines wear out, you can go for new ones.




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#12 26-May, 2010 09:13 PM
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Thanks Friends.

After your valuable suggestion, I made up my mind not to go for tyre upgrade, as yesterday I checked up FE, it gave me 15 kmpl for mix of city & highway driving (with full tank to tank basis) before second servicing.  So, why to spoil this FE?



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#13 07-Jun, 2010 02:42 PM
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Broader tyres really looks "S$%^" on roads

People who care more about looks then FE Change of tyres is must ...



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#14 10-Jun, 2010 12:02 PM
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Posted by Krishna

about 20 cm can be managed without an issue, unless the stock tyre is already at it's limit of girth allowable by the stock rim.



Krishna, I think you mean tyres upto 20cm can be managed. Even then I think it is too much of a marging. Can you confirm if rims meant for 155 mm can take in tyres upto 200mm wide?



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#15 10-Jun, 2010 12:10 PM
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Well, Himanshu, you caught me there. I cannot go back and edit it now! Tongue out

Yes, with 20 CM extra, it will be looking like a lorry - double tyres all along!

I meant 20 mm. going by that logic 155 mm can accommodate 175 max, assuming the original rim choice was gracious to allow it. Some penny pincher mfr can put a rim that accepts the OEM tyre as maximum width, and you are forced to go with rims update even for routine tyre upgrades, without rim dia change.



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#16 14-Jun, 2010 08:33 PM
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alright neela,

according to me, you should upgrade the tyres the very first day you buy your car.

all the tyre dealers in the city and also beat owners complain that beat tyres are too narrow..155 width is too less for that design..that is actually very true..same with the swift...165 is too less for the swift.

if you upgrade carefully with proper advise, there should be no dip in FE. have you already brought the beat??



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#17 22-Jun, 2010 07:38 PM
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Hi Nash,

Sorry I was away on vacatiion.  Yes, I have already bought Beat LS on 04-03-10 and already driven approx 4000 kms. And also, I never felt any discomfort because of narrow tyre (may be, because generally I drive the Car at 60-70 kmph, except on some occasion when I touched 80-90 kmph on 4-Lane empty road).

Now, still you advise me for tyre upgradation (keeping in mind my driving habits)?

Thanks.



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#18 23-Jun, 2010 06:59 AM
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Neela, carry on with the present tyre setup, you will be fine!



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#19 23-Jun, 2010 05:01 PM
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if you dont want to upgrade to alloys, if your not so seen for giving a sporty look to your small car, if you drive around 60km speed always, its not required to upgrade inyour case then...

you can live with these tyres until u clock 40k on the meter ...



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#20 02-Sep, 2012 05:14 PM
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I hav booked a Chevrolet Beat Petrol LT i find the 155/70 R14 tyres to be smaller if i change to 175/70 R14 how will it effect the overall performance of the car - in terms of drive , control , braking , fuel consumption pls reply urgent as i would like to get them changed before taking the delivery 



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