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    Default Replacing new Corolla tyres

    My Corolla XLI is due to reach me soon inshallah, actually this is my first purchase of any new car.

    A friend of mine told me all new cars come with general tyres which are very hard and do not have strong grip on the road,
    so he advised me to get them replaced with Japanese tyres soon as I receive the car as I might get a good compensation for the original tyres and might have to pay a little amount for replacement tyres..

    Any ideas about it ??

    Also please tell me if it is worth replacing new rims too ? or are the rims of corolla good enough.. please share your experiences..

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    i think eurostar tyres and corolla rims r not that bad. Else if u want to change them than than buy yokohama db series tyres.
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    the tires are not as bad as people say they are. i would suggest you to run them around 25k before changing..
    changing the tires now or after 25k won't make a difference much in price
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    The new xli is coming with GT radials now which are Indonesian. If u still want to replace them, then i'll suggest tht u opt for either yokohama a-drives or dunlop eco ec201.
    The only advantage tht u'll hav after replacing the original rims, is tht ur ride will look better. Nothing else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilz_apprentice View Post
    The new xli is coming with GT radials now which are Indonesian. If u still want to replace them, then i'll suggest tht u opt for either yokohama a-drives or dunlop eco ec201.
    The only advantage tht u'll hav after replacing the original rims, is tht ur ride will look better. Nothing else.
    OK any ideas how much the alloy rims cost ? and how much would my existing rims would be worth ?

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    I replaced my Eurostars with 205/55/R16 Yokohama dB. No regrets at all. I'm a regular everyday driver and achieved performance in all departments. BUT, I feel there was no urgency or a pressing requirement to swap the OEM Eurostar tyres. If you really have to change the tyres later, then best is to swap them now else you wont get a decent price after even 1000kms. You are the best judge when it comes to your needs/wants and budget.

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    As for the Rims? I agree with devil_apprentice to a certain extent. Unless you are looking at some high performance, genuine branded alloys, you will get cosmetic uplift out of the current rims in the market. But do keep in mind, rims do change the look of a car, if thats what you are only looking for.

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