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Old 22nd October 2012, 12:39   #406
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Finally got my i10 tyre upgraded to 175/70 R13.
Went for GoodYear GT3 series @ King Tyres Malad West.
Got the them for 3500 Rs each with the usual alignment and balancing free of cost. Attaching a few images, please excuse the bad quality of images, pics taken from mobile cam.
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vijayk, I'm sorry mate, I was away from the site for a long time due to personal and professional commitments, and hence could not reply to or PM you.

Congratulations on your new set of wheels and tyres! They look classy and elegant and go well with the colour of your i10. The price with the old set exchange sounds like a very good deal to me. The new combination also fills the wheel wells very nicely as they look much beefier. Have you retained 155/80R13 as the size of the spare or are you using a 175/70R13 mounted on a steel rim?

The new alloys on the car of aditya.bhardwaj also look great!

It looks like I cannot delay changing my old set of tyres for too much longer. On wet roads, I discovered that the wheels lock up easily and the car skids along before stopping, when the brakes are applied in any semblance of a hurry. One realises what an important safety feature ABS is only when it's absence leads to tricky/scary situations.

I cannot retrofit ABS as an after-market accessory, so the only solution is to get a good set of tyres (and wheels). I too prefer Michelin XM2s but will have to decide between 175/70R13s and 175/65R14s as the wheels need to be changed in any case. I'll most probably go for steel wheels unless I get an irresistible deal on alloys.

Edited post to add this question: vijayk, did your Onyx alloys' centre hole diameter perfectly match that of the i10? If not, have you used or are you planning to fit Spigot rings?

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Upgraded my 3 yrd old i10 tyres to Michelin XM2 175/70 R13, with new Accent's 5J steel rims. I didnt go for alloys as I have a tight budget around this.

The new tyres are great and the car now feels planted on the road. Ride quality has improved a lot on good roads and feel a little better on the bad patches. The bounciness still remains though, but not as bad as on the previous stock set. Cant wait to get on the highway.
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Upgraded my 3 yrd old i10 tyres to Michelin XM2 175/70 R13, with new Accent's 5J steel rims. I didnt go for alloys as I have a tight budget around this.

The new tyres are great and the car now feels planted on the road. Ride quality has improved a lot on good roads and feel a little better on the bad patches. The bounciness still remains though, but not as bad as on the previous stock set. Cant wait to get on the highway.
Thanks for the update, samabhi! If you don't mind, could you share the cost of the wheels and where you got them from, please? I plan to do exactly the same upgrade, Accent's stock rims with 175/70R13 Michelin XM2s. Cheers!
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vijayk, I'm sorry mate, I was away from the site for a long time due to personal and professional commitments, and hence could not reply to or PM you.

Congratulations on your new set of wheels and tyres! They look classy and elegant and go well with the colour of your i10. The price with the old set exchange sounds like a very good deal to me. The new combination also fills the wheel wells very nicely as they look much beefier. Have you retained 155/80R13 as the size of the spare or are you using a 175/70R13 mounted on a steel rim?

The new alloys on the car of aditya.bhardwaj also look great!

It looks like I cannot delay changing my old set of tyres for too much longer. On wet roads, I discovered that the wheels lock up easily and the car skids along before stopping, when the brakes are applied in any semblance of a hurry. One realises what an important safety feature ABS is only when it's absence leads to tricky/scary situations.

I cannot retrofit ABS as an after-market accessory, so the only solution is to get a good set of tyres (and wheels). I too prefer Michelin XM2s but will have to decide between 175/70R13s and 175/65R14s as the wheels need to be changed in any case. I'll most probably go for steel wheels unless I get an irresistible deal on alloys.

Edited post to add this question: vijayk, did your Onyx alloys' centre hole diameter perfectly match that of the i10? If not, have you used or are you planning to fit Spigot rings?
Thanks for your comments. Sorry for the late reply as I am also away from forum.

After my 3+ years of 35K ride on stock tyres, now I felt that I should have upgraded the stock tyres on day 1 itself. After the upgrade, I found less noisy, stable ride, improved highway grip and confident cornering. I request you to stick with 13" to get all these although I never experienced with 14" on i10. I just gone with the experts advice. M XM2 is giving a smooth and very less noise ride.

Yes I retained the spare stock wheel & tyre. I just got 4 alloys & tyres.

And Onyx centre hole dia is perfect match with i10.
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Thanks for the update, samabhi! If you don't mind, could you share the cost of the wheels and where you got them from, please? I plan to do exactly the same upgrade, Accent's stock rims with 175/70R13 Michelin XM2s. Cheers!
Each XM2 175/70 R13 wheel cost me Rs 4500 at Madhus, Langaford. Its maintained by T-BHPIan Nikil. And for the 4 accent Rims/wheelcaps I paid about Rs 5400, bought them from the Advaith Hyundai dealer. I could have saved on the wheel caps, but the ones that come with the accent rims are very nice compared to the stock wheel caps. Will post pictures soon.

Btw, what is the recommended tyre pressure on 175/70 R13..I was told 32 PSI by the guys who changed them, but havent tried different PSIs yet.

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Hi, My ride is May'12 touching 37ks on the odo. Going for a tyre + alloy upsize. Can any member from Hyd share some good place to get alloys.

Also has anyone opted for Yokohama tyres ?
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Hi, My ride is May'12 touching 37ks on the odo. Going for a tyre + alloy upsize. Can any member from Hyd share some good place to get alloys.

Also has anyone opted for Yokohama tyres ?
Running on 185/60R14 Yoko ES 100 from day 1.
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Running on 185/60R14 Yoko ES 100 from day 1.
Have you encountered any problem with Tyre well scraping with the 14"s. Also does this 185 14" have any effect on your FE.
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Have you encountered any problem with Tyre well scraping with the 14"s. Also does this 185 14" have any effect on your FE.
No & No - I had to remove the front mudflaps as they were fouling on full steering lock.
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Thanks for your comments. Sorry for the late reply as I am also away from forum.

After my 3+ years of 35K ride on stock tyres, now I felt that I should have upgraded the stock tyres on day 1 itself. After the upgrade, I found less noisy, stable ride, improved highway grip and confident cornering. I request you to stick with 13" to get all these although I never experienced with 14" on i10. I just gone with the experts advice. M XM2 is giving a smooth and very less noise ride.

Yes I retained the spare stock wheel & tyre. I just got 4 alloys & tyres.

And Onyx centre hole dia is perfect match with i10.
Thank you. Yes, I too feel the i10 requires 175/70R13 tyres. The current 155/80R13 ones may be okay for the city, but are woefully short of grip at highway speeds. Glad to know that the Onyx wheels are a perfect fit for the i10.

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Each XM2 175/70 R13 wheel cost me Rs 4500 at Madhus, Langaford. Its maintained by T-BHPIan Nikil. And for the 4 accent Rims/wheelcaps I paid about Rs 5400, bought them from the Advaith Hyundai dealer. I could have saved on the wheel caps, but the ones that come with the accent rims are very nice compared to the stock wheel caps. Will post pictures soon.

Btw, what is the recommended tyre pressure on 175/70 R13..I was told 32 PSI by the guys who changed them, but havent tried different PSIs yet.

Regards,
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Thanks for the details. I too plan on getting the stock Accent rims from HMP when I take the car to them to fix an engine oil leak that has cropped up. Do post those pictures - if the Accent wheelcaps look good, I'll get them as well. I need to buy wheelcaps in any case, as my i10 (Era) only has silver centre hubcaps which won't match the black Accent rims.

I'm not sure about the tyre pressure. You can try 32 or 33 PSI (recommended for 155/80R13) and if the ride is harsh, reduce it to 30 PSI or so. I keep only 30 PSI even with the stock 155 section tyres as I find the ride more absorbent and soft than Hyundai's recommended pressure.

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I was browsing through Goodyear India site and there I found that the Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 185/65 R14 is also recommended as an upsize for the i-10.

Has anyone tried this ?

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No & No - I had to remove the front mudflaps as they were fouling on full steering lock.
Sorry, I'm re-posting the question to you as the thread seems to have gone very quiet.

Can I go for the Good Year Eagle F1, 185/60 14" , with alloys
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Sorry, I'm re-posting the question to you as the thread seems to have gone very quiet.

Can I go for the Good Year Eagle F1, 185/60 14" , with alloys

185/60R14 should be OK as my car is running for 3+ years on that - but as I said the front mudflaps need to be removed, otherwise they foul on full lock.
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185/60R14 should be OK as my car is running for 3+ years on that - but as I said the front mudflaps need to be removed, otherwise they foul on full lock.
I am using 185/60 R14 on i20 OEM Alloys on my i10 for close to 4 years. The alloys look fabulous and tyres do not foul the wheel wells at all. I picked the i20 Alloys from someone who was replacing his on a new i20. The PCD is same and they fit beautifully. The offsent ensures that the wheels do not protrude out of the car either.

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