Ok alloy wheel gurus i have a few doubts here about upgrading my wagonR with alloys.He is a 2010 model wagonR k10 vxi and had run 12000 kms till date on his stock apollo amazer 3G tires(155/65/r14) and rims(4.5j). Now i really like to give him a nice set of alloys using the stock tyres.
My budget is max 15k for set of 5 wheels (14inches)(i am afraid of buying a set of 4 because many says that its not easy for us to get a single replacement for a particular alloy model).
1.Which are the brands i should look out for?
I love plati designs.is it a good reputed brand?which other brands should i take into consideration(the main point being budget and reliability)?I should be able use the wheels at least for another 3 years.my preference:plati>neo>..
2.Can i have the present tyres on the new set of wheels?Will the rim width (that 4.5j ,5j thing) cause a problem.I think most of the 14 inch alloys out there are 5j models.
3.Now if i install a alloy wheel of particular rim width,can i at a later period add a more broader tyres(165 or 170 sort) or will i have to stick on to this 155/65 tyres throughout the life of the alloy?
4.Are alloys more prone to damage?
5.should i do a wheel alignment and balancing before this upgrade(as i am due for one) or is it safe to do this after the upgrade.
I like those designs with 5 spokes and silver black combination paints.Please suggest a few.
Guys i really need some guidance in this matter.Please tell me about the brands and your experience with it.Hopes no one had experienced any alloy breakage in normal driving conditions(i never cross 80 km/h)here in Kerala roads.
So guys please clarify my doubts.