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Old 23rd February 2007, 13:41   #31
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Update:- our Mitsu Dealer in Ahmedabad Autonova has been kind enough to get us the tires we want at dealer discount price.

I am currently leaning more towards bridgestone Turanza ER60 195/60 R14
because Michelin has more tyre wear. But if the dealer service guys recommends Michelin 185/65 R14, I may go for those.

WIll be getting the rubber tomorrow. will post pics and update as soon as possible.

(PS: I am getting a 4 pc 15-inch aura alloys for 18750. Any design I want. Discounts possible further. Is that a good price?)
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Old 23rd February 2007, 17:33   #32
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Have decided to go for Michelin XM1 185/65 R14. The Mitsubishi Dealer service manager specially called the tyre guy.

Maniar tyre at Judges bungalow is a Bridgestone performance club shop. He still recommended MIchelins over Turanza Er-60's.

Also got to see soe b250 brand of tyres under bridgestone there.
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Old 25th February 2007, 11:25   #33
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Got Michelin XM1's installed. the finaly price was Rs3410. The tyre wells certainly look better now. I got the 185/65 R14's

The steering is slightly hard but the tyre guy said it will be ok in about a 100kms.

Ride is soft for sure and tyre noise is out too. Will check the tyres better in the upcoming road trip.

thanks guys for your imputs.
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Old 25th February 2007, 12:01   #34
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Devarshi lets have some pics of the new tyres on the car and how the stance of the car is now. also close up of the michelins.
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Congrats Dev.!!

Hope u also got allignment n balancing done too....
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Old 26th February 2007, 09:33   #36
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yep. got the alignment and balancing done their. Our Autonova Mitsubishi dealership service people I would say took good care of us. I would rate them 8/10

edit: WILL POST PICS SOON.
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Old 28th February 2007, 19:03   #37
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Guys i'm using Yokokama tyres in the car. The rear ones seems to have developed a small bulge on the side wall. So i know if have to chage it, but does it mean i have to change it asap, i mean really asap!??

The tyres have done about <10k kms only. No uneven tyre wear or anytin..just the bulge. So what should i do?
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Guys i'm using Yokokama tyres in the car. The rear ones seems to have developed a small bulge on the side wall. So i know if have to chage it, but does it mean i have to change it asap, i mean really asap!??

The tyres have done about <10k kms only. No uneven tyre wear or anytin..just the bulge. So what should i do?
That is the result of big potholes & small sidewalls!! With the size you're running this was always a possibility especially with your driving style.

However it is advisable to replace the tyre with a new one or use it in the spare and use it sparingly. I would recommend you put it in the spare & change it when you have the money. Also avoid putting this tyre on the fronts since then you'll get a lot of wobble on your steering wheel.
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I have only four alloys and four Yokos. The spare is the stock tyre on stock rim :(

So i guess i'll have to change it then.. Any tips on using it till i get a new one?
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So i guess i'll have to change it then.. Any tips on using it till i get a new one?
Keep it on the rear axle, preferably where it is right now. Keep a regular check especially for sidewall cuts & low-pressure. Don't push the car too much especially when on cratered roads.

Also were these with warranty? You could try getting them replaced from the dealer.
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I'm using Nitrogen in the tyres but will keep a check on pressure anyways. Its a very very minor bulge, u can't notice it easily unless u look closely. But i think its better n safer if i take it easy while driving.

I got the tyres from Bangalore, will find out about the warranty. They about 8-9months old.
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I'm using Nitrogen in the tyres but will keep a check on pressure anyways. Its a very very minor bulge, u can't notice it easily unless u look closely.
As noted by iraghava, it looks like your low-profile tyre took a beating on bad potholed roads. If at all there is any scope for increasing tyre pressures, I would strongly recommend that. Because sidewall damage at < 10000 kms is unusual and low pressures are one possbility, apart from bad roads/manufacturing defect. This is especially true if you drive at higher speeds.

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I'm using 205/50 R15 tyres. That guy filled it with 28psi. Is it low? There won't be more than 3ppl in the car max so could someone recommend the correct pressure..

Should i ditch the N2 and get it filled normally. I didn't notice or feel any big differece except for the price.

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I'm using 205/50 R15 tyres. That guy filled it with 28psi. Is it low? There won't be more than 3ppl in the car max so could someone recommend the correct pressure..

Should i ditch the N2 and get it filled normally. I didn't notice or feel any big differece except for the price.
Looks to me like 28 psi is quite low especially if you are prone to speeding. If I were you I would operate at substantially higher tyre pressures -- maybe 32-33 psi. Ride will undoubtedly be harsher, but I personally don't care about that. I don't know what would be the ideal pressures for your car, but I think for fast driving you should definitely increase the tyre pressures well above the manufacturer's recommendation since you have upgraded to low-profile tyres.

If you use normal air you can get your pressures checked, say, once in 2 weeks. I would always prefer that, since I am now hyper-fidgety about getting tyre problems while on the Expressway. I also have my own accurate pressure gauge and portable inflator. With N2 you can only check less frequently (maybe once a month?) and you should have the filling point availiable before checking -- otherwise frequent checks will only serve the purpose of letting out some N2 and reducing your pressures.
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The recommended pressure for stock tyre (165/80 R14) is 32psi i think. I guess i'll get 30psi normal air unless u guys want me to keep the N2 and if it really does make a diff (which i don't think it does)

And does more pressure mean less grip?? I usually drive only in the city, maybe a max speed of 100kmph, very rarely hit the highways. So i need a balance btw handling/grip as well.

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