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Old 26th November 2006, 16:53   #1
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Hi all,

I have 2 queries:

1. Need to change the stock tyres for M800. Please suggest which tyres to go for. I am thinking of Bridgestone S332. Is it good for M800? They will be used on stock rims.

2. A friend dad is thinking of buying a AVEO as they are getting good discounts. Now he wants to know if he gets the upsizes for 14 to 15 inches tubeless will there be any problem when the car gets punctured and he has to drive with the spare 14" stock wheel. Secondly if he let the rim size be 14" and just upsizes the tyre from 185 to 195 or anything so will there be any problem if he drives the car with the spare wheel when it gets punctured.
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How do you puncture a "Tubeless Tire"... ????


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Old 26th November 2006, 18:17   #3
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LOL tubeless tyres do get punctured has happened with us a lot. If you have never had a flat tubeless tyre then you are one lucky guy..
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LOL tubeless tyres do get punctured has happened with us a lot. If you have never had a flat tubeless tyre then you are one lucky guy..
Hmmm..maybe i have been lucky...

ok here goes.
1. for the m800 -- s332 is ok for the 800..
2. Aveo -- there should be no problem either way.. If you have a flat..Fill air.. It should get you home... also there wont be a problem to upsize the tire alone from 185 to 195... The wheel wells are pretty deep... I think you can also go for a 205 on 14"

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1. Find out the size of the S322. I didn't know they make 12" for the M800. Stick to your original size, or do it properly so that your overall diameter remains the same.

2. If you go to 15" or higher width, be prepared for a drop in mileage. Aveos aren't particularly thrifty on fuel, and your friend is buying it for the discounts, so I guess he is budget-conscious.
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1. Find out the size of the S322. I didn't know they make 12" for the M800.
165 60 R12 or something...

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145/70R12 is the stock tyre size and s322 is available in this size. So should i go for it ? I have heared that these tyres are very good and lasts 40K easily cars like indica so 800 it sure will be better buy.

Also they will tubeless. So will it create any problem as current tyres are JK and are tube type.
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How do you puncture a "Tubeless Tire"... ????

The same way you puncture a tubed tyre. Nails, stones, sharp objects etc. Happens a lot but with tubeless the air loss is slow & many times the penetrating object acts as a plug itself so the puncture is not detected. Once one of tyres had 4 nails in them but was not losing air since they were acting as plugs to the punctures themselves. Discovered this when they tyre was taken off for some other work. The tyre guy simply said let it run 'cause otherwise I'll have to fix it in 4 different places & its working fine as is.

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145/70R12 is the stock tyre size and s322 is available in this size. So should i go for it ? I have heared that these tyres are very good and lasts 40K easily cars like indica so 800 it sure will be better buy.

Also they will tubeless. So will it create any problem as current tyres are JK and are tube type.
S322's are decent but you can also look at B350's they are better but will be more expensive. And no JK's on one end will not be a problem at all. But make sure that the front pair & the rear pair should be the same tyres. Never have a JK front left & Bridgestone front right is what I mean.
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For M800 i would suggest MRF ZVTS to S322 they last long n also has better grip than S322...

I'm having B350 in my zen but hasnt been as satisfied as with ZVTS....


For Aveo...
Its better to get a better set of tyres(stock size 185/60-14) than the stock ones like Potenza GIII...Upsizing would only ruin the awwsum ride quality of the car...

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For Aveo...
Its better to get a better set of tyres(stock size 185/60-14) than the stock ones like Potenza GIII...Upsizing would only ruin the awwsum ride quality of the car...

KP
I am planning to upsize the tyres on my Aveo. After going through many threads, I see recommendations mostly pointing to 195/50-15 or 195/55-15. But as KP pointed out, will it affect my ride quality and FE (both are important for me)

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