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Old 11th May 2018, 13:12   #661
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Thanks for the suggestions.
Final contenders are Bridgestone b290 and yokohama Earth 1. Which one should I go for? Both seem to be in the ball park region of 3500 as per the dealers. Is it correct price as online(amazon.in) its around 3000-3200 range?
You could also try MRF ZLX 155/70 R13 (Rs.3k on amazon). Besides some positive reviews in the forum, ZLX is being heavily marketed as a tyre for comfort( TV ad's etc.). Otherwise, if you plan to retain the car longer, I would suggest B290 over Earth1.

Dealers would anyways offer some additional discount or free fitting, alignment, balancing options during the purchase.

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You could also try MRF ZLX 155/70 R13 (Rs.3k on amazon). Besides some positive reviews in the forum, ZLX is being heavily marketed as a tyre for comfort( TV ad's etc.). Otherwise, if you plan to retain the car longer, I would suggest B290 over Earth1.

Dealers would anyways offer some additional discount or free fitting, alignment, balancing options during the purchase.
Checked on the ZLX and the quote is around 2700-2800 per tyre. Any specific reason for preferring B290 over Earth1?

For Bridgestone B290 & Yokohama both am being offered ~3500 per tyre and no extra charge for wheel alighment & wheel balancing. Is it a good deal?

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Checked on the ZLX and the quote is around 2700-2800 per tyre. Any specific reason for preferring B290 over Earth1?

For Bridgestone B290 & Yokohama both am being offered ~3500 per tyre and no extra charge for wheel alighment & wheel balancing. Is it a good deal?
Nothing, B290 will just about edge out Earth1 in terms of handling.
I had used B290 for 50k km's in my erstwhile Alto, they retained their characteristic of grip and handling even after 3 years/50k km's. Otherwise, you wouldn't go wrong with either.

Regarding the prices, it's better if you gather quotes from a few local tyre dealers. You could also use prices from TyreDekho and Changemytyre as a reference.
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..You could also use prices from TyreDekho and Changemytyre as a reference.
Thanks. I was checking on possible effect due to the upsize and came across a few articles suggesting the deviation should not be more than 2%. So once I tried to compare the possible upsizes this is what I came across using this calculator:

When upsizing to 155/70/R13:

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So, 155/70 is increasing the circumference by more than 2% and 155/65 is reducing it by ~0.3%

The additional ground clearance in the former case is welcome in our pot-hole filled bangalore roads , but I doubt my suspension will take a beating? I understand either upsize will lead to certain amount of speedo-error , but am more concerned on the suspension being affected part. Can someone throw some light on the same?

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The additional ground clearance in the former case is welcome in our pot-hole filled bangalore roads , but I doubt my suspension will take a beating? I understand either upsize will lead to certain amount of speedo-error , but am more concerned on the suspension being affected part. Can someone throw some light on the same?
Although, not an Estilo but I hope the discussion in the below link is helpful -

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...-thread-5.html (Maruti Suzuki WagonR : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread)

I don't think suspension life could be a concern, but what could be affected is the drive- ability and FE. For a car with poor bottom-end power like Wagon R 1.0, heavier tyres will make it behave like a diesel car (with turbo lag) in traffic, however at speeds there wouldn't be much of a difference.

I would suggest to stick to the stock tyre sizes (Lxi/Vxi) , to avoid any questions on modifications, in case you decide to sell the car. And preferably, MRF ZLX's as you would save considerably over the premium tyre brands without compromising the comfort.

You already might have gone through, but JFYI -
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...x-tyres-2.html (MRF ZLX Tyres)
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Update: Finally zeroed in on Bridgestone B290 in stock size i.e. 145/70 R13 as I was not comfortable with the ~3% deviation that upsizing would have led to. Set me back by 13300 INR including rotation, alignment and nitrogen.

Initial observation:

1. Ride height seems slightly higher of course as the older MRFs were worn out at 31k kms and 7.5 years of running.

2. Comparatively smoother now. Road undulations can still be felt but less pronounced.

3. Rained as soon as I got out of the shop . No problems on wet surface.

Other options which I checked were MRF ZVTS and Firestone. Rest Apollo, ceat and gang weren't considered for obvious reasons.

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My june 2016 fiat avventura emotion has covered 45k km till date .The OEM goodyear 205/55/r16 has recently troubling with multiple punctures and need replacement .Please,suggest suitable replacement as soon as possible

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