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Old 19th April 2010, 22:45   #301
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Both cars with Yoko S-drives. The silver baleno used to be mine and was shod with 205/50/R15 and the white baleno is shod with 195/55/R15 . You can hardly make out the difference from the looks , but then when it came to ride quality the 195/55/R15 was better.

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its time for me to change the tyres of my baleno.
presently running in stock 165/80/13

Bottom scrapping is already a big problem of this vehicle as you all know.
Does putting 185/70/13 further decrease the ground clearance to aggravate the scrapping problem?

Please advice.
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Having moved to 185/65/R14 Good Year from stock tyre 165/80/R13 Bridgestone, I thought I made a very good decision. I might have, but all these 4 years I strongly believe I have been underusing my Baleno. I never go beyond 100kmph as it always never used to give that comfort at all. But it was used my Dad and I finally got him to leave his Baleno in my stable for a Swift VXi.

Now after having 40k done, my Good years are going one by one its 2 down at the moment. I moved the good tyres to the front and put in Yokohama 195/65/R14 from my friend's Optra who is going for Michelin. Luckily he had only 28k and I am using that and now after having completed 40k I am still confused if I need to settle down for the 195/60/R14 or the 185/65/R14 of Good Year. Should it be a sport radial ( I want to have the looks as well :-) ) and it should be an absolute performer on highways with less noise.

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Luckily he had only 28k and I am using that and now after having completed 40k I am still confused if I need to settle down for the 195/60/R14 or the 185/65/R14 of Good Year. Should it be a sport radial ( I want to have the looks as well :-) ) and it should be an absolute performer on highways with less noise.
vinoth depends on what you like to shod your baleno with. Both sizes mentioned are the correct upsizes. BTW road noise doesnt have anything to do with the tire size, maybe that's one reason we dont have a noise rating for tires .

BTW you mentioned Good Year, are they the Eagle F1's ?
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195/60/R14 or the 185/65/R14 of Good Year. Should it be a sport radial ( I want to have the looks as well :-) ) and it should be an absolute performer on highways with less noise.
195/60/14 works very well on the Baleno. I've been using that size for almost 55K kms. But 'sport' radial and 'less noise' do not normally go hand in hand.
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This questions is being posted on behalf of my friend who drives a 4 year old Baleno in Mumbai.

It is time for him to change the shoes of his car.

He is planning to change from stock tubed tyres (Bridgestone S248 165/80/R13.83S) with Alloy wheels (Nero). Now he wants to change to Tubeless tyres.

His questions are as below

1. What is the suitable tyre size without any performance issues
2. Is he required to change his alloys ?
3. If he has to keep his alloys what is the best tubeless tyre size ?
4. Which tyre brand is better viz. Bridgestone or Michelin

Thanks in advance for your help
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1. What is the suitable tyre size without any performance issues
2. Is he required to change his alloys ?
3. If he has to keep his alloys what is the best tubeless tyre size ?
4. Which tyre brand is better viz. Bridgestone or Michelin
On stock alloys, he could consider 185/70/13. Hope I got that right !

Else, if he switches to 14" alloys, then 185/65/14 or 195/60/14. Since he is used to 165 tyres (relatively lesser rolling resistance), he could stick to 185s.

Michelin's a normally a tad more expensive. I'd consider Yokohama too.
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1. What is the suitable tyre size without any performance issues
185/70 R13

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2. Is he required to change his alloys ?
No. If he wants to upgrade or change his alloys then he could try the following
14 Inchers - 175/70R14, 185/65R14, 195/60R14
15 Inchers - 185/60R15, 195/55R15, 205/50R15

In this situation my reco would be 185/65R14 as they will provide good ride comfort and reasonable grip. Given that your friend has been using the S248s, this size will be a significant improvement

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3. If he has to keep his alloys what is the best tubeless tyre size ?
185/70R13

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I prefer Michelins (Try the energy XM1+ series). He could also look at Yokohama if price is an issue.
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its time for me to change the tyres of my baleno.
presently running in stock 165/80/13

Bottom scrapping is already a big problem of this vehicle as you all know.
Does putting 185/70/13 further decrease the ground clearance to aggravate the scrapping problem?

Please advice.
165*.8 = 132 mm
185*.7 = 129.5 mm

so your ride height will come down by 2.5milimeters and that is very negligible difference. Please go ahead with the upgrade!
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Hi all

I have decided to go for 15" on my Baleno (195/55).
I have gone and checked in a place in JC Road yesterday. I have got the following quotes for tyres.
Goodyear Assurance-3.5k
Yoko S Drive-4.5k
Pirelli-4.5k
Yoko AVS- 4.3k

PL let me know how is Goodyear Assurance and also is there any other brands which i can consider.

Also i found few good designs in ION Alloys. I am looking for black with silver lips. Any idea how this brand is?
The one i saw in ION is similar to the one below,but black with silver lips. 22k for set of 5.
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Pirelli which model?
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Pirelli which model?
Not sure. Forgot to ask him as i had to rush somewhere. Will check out tomorrow.
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It is Pirelli P7....
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Hi,
I am planning to upgrade tyres for my Baleno(LXI 2006) from its stock 13 inchers to 14 inchers.
1. Decided on the 195/65 R14 either Yoko or Potenza- anyother good ones for city - highway mix? please suggest.
2. As of now I dont have budget for Alloys so planning to source 14 inch OE rims either from Swift VDI(as they are already in Black).
3. Can I fit the tyres of hte above size to these rims and will they be good in terms of performance ?
4. If so what could be the cost of the rims if I source from any tyre shop ?
5. What other 14 inch OE rims will fit on Baleno ?
Thanks for the support!

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1. Decided on the 195/65 R14 either Yoko or Potenza- anyother good ones for city - highway mix? please suggest.
It should be 195/60/R 14. I am planning to go for CPC2 (continental) this december.
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