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    Salam Guys,

    Currently I am using 15" Alloys with the 185/65/15 tyres. I don't feel any issue with mileage (150KM in city) but I feel the following issues.

    1. Braking is not 100%
    2. Suspension is hard.

    So I am planning to change the rim and tyres. I have too options

    1. Retain the current alloy and move to low profile tyre.
    2. Move to 14" alloy and tyre.

    What are your recommendation. I would love to keep my currently installed 15" alloys and if I do so what profile should I use. Also any recommendations for a pretty good and economical tyres.

    Thanks


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    ur currnt size is good i.e 185/65/15
    but if u want to imprve brkin u can go for 195/65/15 but it wil effct ur fuel consmptn by 5-10 % not more thn tht. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajadadevil View Post
    ur currnt size is good i.e 185/65/15
    but if u want to imprve brkin u can go for 195/65/15 but it wil effct ur fuel consmptn by 5-10 % not more thn tht. .
    195/65/15 is too big for baleno.
    Btw I am using 195/50/15 which is just 1mm more than the recomended size in diameter. And I am getting exactly same mileage as it was before + I have no brake issues.
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    If you don't wish to put 195 then you have two better options.
    1) 185/55 in 15"
    2) 185/60 in 14"

    Baleno's suspension is already little bit hard but for better comfort you should go for soft and fresh imported tyres.
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    ^
    Baleno owners, out of the box question, but as braking is involved i wanted to ask,

    ive got 2008 Gli and Baleno 2005, done every thing but the Baleno brake pedal seems to go too mch to the floor, while corolla tends to be stoping as soon as i touch the brake pedal,

    Is this normal with Baleno?
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    As compared to other cars (toyotas and hondas) normally suzuki's have this problem in common. Whenever I change the brake pads of my baleno the brake pedal need not to be floored too much but with time it becomes opposite (same as yours).

    Whatever is done Baleno's brakes are never satisfactory !
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzy77 View Post
    As compared to other cars (toyotas and hondas) normally suzuki's have this problem in common. Whenever I change the brake pads of my baleno the brake pedal need not to be floored too much but with time it becomes opposite (same as yours).

    Whatever is done Baleno's brakes are never satisfactory !
    Atleast mine doesnt skids
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    Mine also doesn't skid. But unsatisfactory brakes mean less brake force.
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    Sir keep the stock size and alloys and change the tires to Kumho KH11 or Bridgestone ER30 or AR10.

    You are already using bigger tires?

    Stock size is 185/65 R14 or 195/55 R15 for Eminent.
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    I agree with you guys about the braking issue. I have also done so many things but braking never improves. When I push the pedal slightly there is no effect on speed. I have to really push it hard and to the end to stop the car.

    For the size it seems most people agree that I can go with 195/55/15 or 185/55/15. One thing will these tires touch the body or not because the current size 185/65/15 does touch the body slightly.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 959 View Post
    Sir keep the stock size and alloys and change the tires to Kumho KH11 or Bridgestone ER30 or AR10.

    You are already using bigger tires?

    Stock size is 185/65 R14 or 195/55 R15 for Eminent.
    ure wrong sir gee


    JXR = 175/70-r13
    JXL/Sports = 175/70-r14
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    @chinyoti,
    you got your dad's baleno's brake pads changed lately with oem b/pads,do you still feel the brake issue?
    @op,
    your choice first,you can put 185/70/14 for your ride.
    I have tested this size with heavy loads on car and in trunk at sharp turns,no touching issue.
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    well same issue with my baleno, i replaced the brake pads it was fine for couple of months after that it became soft, now i have replaced the master cylinder kit and they are working fine since couple of weeks lets see when they get soft again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skill View Post
    @chinyoti,
    you got your dad's baleno's brake pads changed lately with oem b/pads,do you still feel the brake issue?
    @op,
    your choice first,you can put 185/70/14 for your ride.
    I have tested this size with heavy loads on car and in trunk at sharp turns,no touching issue.

    Its still goes down to the floor, seems like no braking at all after driving the Corolla gli 2008, (without abs). And Civic 2004

    The Civic nd the Rolla stop as soon as you touch the pedal, while for Baleno the brake force is applied when the pedal is pressed to the fullest.
    Get over the fact that Xli lacks power windows, Its an Xli because it lacks thoose features or else it would be a Gli or an Altis if had all the goodies.

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    185/65/14

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinyoti View Post
    Its still goes down to the floor, seems like no braking at all after driving the Corolla gli 2008, (without abs). And Civic 2004

    The Civic nd the Rolla stop as soon as you touch the pedal, while for Baleno the brake force is applied when the pedal is pressed to the fullest.
    It is not a problem. Baleno's brakes are like this, not only baleno's but all suzukis. After driving a honda or toyota its same as your case !
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