Update 2: Alloys & Tyres
On Saturday(Nov 9). I went to Chennai from Vellore to install Alloys and tyre.
member Ajay(Bikerboy) suggested a shop at GP road. I directly went there and met a person Mr.Yogesh(referred by Ajay).
first we discussed about the tyre upsize. But he suggested me to go for R14 itself for Vista. Because Vista having soft suspension. If we go for R15, it will affect the suspension and ride quality of Vista. As, I doesn't want to compromise the ride quality on Vista I proceed to go choose the 14" alloys. Choosing Alloys:
Actually I wanted black color alloys. Because I thought to keep the top(roof) and Bottom(Wheels) in Black color. So I chosen some 8 patterns. then tyre shop guy removed all the wheels on Whity and fixed the alloys on Whity. after some 40Mins of tough confusion, I finalized the alloys. Our TAI
friends helped me a lot to choose the alloys
. I shared all the pics of alloys with them in Watsapp and finally made the decision. Choosing Tyres:
After choosing Alloys, Tyre shop guy shown 175/185/195 tyres and he suggested 185/65 profile for Vista to maintain the same ride quality. Even I too thought just 10mm form the stock size won't do much difference. So decided to go 185/65.
coming to tyres. he shown BS, Pirelli, Good year, Continental and Michelin. BS:
I had a worst experience with BS. so rejected it. Pirelli :
Pirelli had a very thin side wall. For my usage, it won't withstand. So rejected. Good year :
My stock tyre was Goodyear & I'm satisfied with it except the Road noise. Shortlisted Continental :
Continental is new to me & heard good review from Ajay. Shortlisted Michelin :
soft rubbers. For my usage, it won't withstand. So rejected.
Now Continental or Good year ?
As I already used Good year, I thought of trying Continental this time. So chosen Continental CEC3
Quoted for both Alloy & Tyre, after bargaining I paid 34K which including balancing & Alignment.
From the stock tyre, kept one tyre for Spare. Here are the Pics: Before & After: Continental CEC3 Tyres: Alloys while Balancing: Before Alignment: During Alignment: Stock Good Year tyre after the successful completion of 42,600Kms;) Finally Whity got New Shoes: Before Starting from Chennai:
Done some 150 Km Night drive to Vellore from Chennai. I really impressed with Handling, breaking & tyre noise(Very very low tyre noise). But, felt some dumpiness on patches & holes. Need to check the tyre pressure. Day light pics of Whity(after two days of continuous updates):
This is What I planned(Black roof with Black alloys)
closeup of Front Wheel:
Closeup of Rear Wheel:
Full Front View:
Full Rear View:
My Favorite Shot:
A special Thanks Ajay, Dhaya, Debayan, Archit, Keith, Bharat, Gokul & all my WATSAPP TAI FRIENDS for helping me to choose the best one
Current ODO reading is 42,800Kms, Whity Still going Strong