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Old 21st May 2013, 15:11   #181
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I think most of the cars run on Tubeless now a days irrespective of steel rims or alloys. Using this combination on My Accent since atleast 5 years for now and the same on my Alto too. No issues till date.
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I finally changed 4 tyres to Ceat Milaze. Catalog price is 3017 which the dealer gave for 2950. Also got 600 refund on old tyres + free balancing and fitting.

Ceat is the only brand which gives unconditional warranty, so went with that.
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Some queries:
  • What is the review of your Ceat Milaze tyres?
  • How is the tread pattern and grip?
  • Is the road noise in check?
  • How is the tyre behaving over the long run?
  • Is it better than the Aceleres/JK/ZVTS?
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Old 18th June 2014, 15:25   #183
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Just replaced 4 tyres of my getz with Goodyear Duraco(165/65 R13) on my existing stock steel rims. Today's the 3rd day, no problem whatsoever, will test them out on a longer run. Anyone can tell me anything about these tyres? How are they generally? I read a short review here which convinced me to buy these tyres. All in all, I paid 13k for fitment and wheel balancing+alignment. No weights were added since dealer said it's not necessary for new tyres, is this fine?
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No weights were added since dealer said it's not necessary for new tyres, is this fine?
That statement of your dealer belongs to this thread:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...d-friends.html (Quirky logic and funny comments from non-petrol head friends)
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Well, to be fair, weights must be added only if there's any asymmetry in the mass or if the wheel wobbles right.
On a straight road, the car didn't swerve slightly to any side. It was fairly symmetrical so I naturally assumed weights mustn't be needed.
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Well, to be fair, weights must be added only if there's any asymmetry in the mass or if the wheel wobbles right.
On a straight road, the car didn't swerve slightly to any side. It was fairly symmetrical so I naturally assumed weights mustn't be needed.
You are mixing two things. Asymmetry in mass and car swerving sideways are two different things: Wheel balancing & wheel alignment. Asymmetry in weight is there on a new tire too. There are colored dots on new tires for that purpose. A wheel which is not well balanced will induce vibrations on the steering wheel...particularly at specific speeds. Nothing to do with new tire, this can happen due to the rim too which takes some beating too.
OTOH, cars not able to maintain straight line is because of bad wheel alignment. Again nothing to do with new tires. One must get done both when changing tyres. In fact, a bad alignment can eat up your new tyres unevenly and pretty soon.
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