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    Salam All,


    Im thinking of buying new tyres for my Vitz 2002, and decided to put on alloeys aswell if i can get a good deal.


    now the question:


    1-im thinking of putting on 15" alloeys on it. Is this size too big for Vitz and will it cause any problems.


    2-What is the best brand for vitz.


    Btw i live in islamabad and seldom go out of city.


    Thanks and quick response is always appreciated.

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    will accelration n mileage drop is the biggest con tht is wht my personal experience
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    acceleration will drop but the ride comfort wont change much
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    ride comfort will be disturbed aswell
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    @all
    I had a vitz on 15's, and there was NO effect in comfort what so ever specially if you calculate the amount of "volume" you are riding on. i replaced the originally high tyres with wider tyres of a lower profile and according to my calculations i should have had a better ride since more weight was spread over a larger area even though i had slightly more "volume" of air in the new tyres, the problem is finding the correct setup.

    I have seen many vitz on large rims and almost all of them drive like taxis with broken suspension, first thing you need ot do is get your dampers checked, once they are found to be in working order then find a set of (light weight) rims which have the following specs:

    Size: 5.5-6.5x15
    PCD: 4x100
    ET: 38-45 ( i had ET45's on my car)

    then get yourself a decent set of tyres with the following specs:

    195/50R15 (i had pirelli dragons on my car)

    Yes your car will be a fraction slower 0-60 (but as it was my 1000cc auto was quick enough to spank my friends 1300cc manual lancer many times), but the added benefits of better road grip, better braking etc easily outweighs the acceleration deficit. as for those who say that it effects fuel economy, i used to regularly see an average of 15 and better in my car when driven correctly so i don't think fuel economy is THAT bad on 15's.

    For further info please take a look at the vitz owners club where i have (many times) written about my experiences with my car and the way it was setup. https://www.pakwheels.com/forumreply...mID!28~pw.html
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    ^hats off to you for answering these questions again and again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfay

    ^hats off to you for answering these questions again and again
    thanks for appreciating buddy, i'm not going t make the same mistake again.
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    were you getting 15km/lit in city or highway.
    because i only get round 11km/liter in city with ac on. i have stock tyres. and everything else is also stock and good condition. i do get 15-16km/l on highway. and usually i drive with very gentle acceleration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gorkan

    were you getting 15km/lit in city or highway. because i only get round 11km/liter in city with ac on. i have stock tyres. and everything else is also stock and good condition. i do get 15-16km/l on highway. and usually i drive with very gentle acceleration.
    15 was combined highway and city, in city alone i would get at least 12.
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    sorry for the repetition and thanks a bunch for the quick and detailed replies.... especially storm

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