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Old 19th February 2007, 19:53   #1
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hi guys , i want to share an experience,i recently got my hands on a OHC,and we last week went to a long ride for about 600km round.so all the tyres were good while going but while coming i got a puncture in the RHS rear tyre and i dint notice in tht 110 km speed and after running for around 2 or 3 km i noticed my car to be sluggish and when i dropped the window i smelled that some rubber was burning.so i stopped and saw tht my tyre was torn. i wanted to know why this happened? and also my dad was really shocked and then want to change the tyres ,so i wanted to know what is the good tyres for the stock rims and how much they cost me for set of 5. please help me.
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Old 19th February 2007, 20:39   #2
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look around your local tyre market dude.You could go in for the stock size 175/70/R13 or use 185/65/R13 if you want an upgrade.Prices would vary form brand to outlet.
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Old 19th February 2007, 20:51   #3
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Best bet, Bridgestone Potenza GIII's, 185/65/R13. Phenominal cornering ability, braking and performance in wet...Go for it.

Will cost you around Rs.3400/- per tyre.
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Best bet, Bridgestone Potenza GIII's, 185/65/R13. Phenominal cornering ability, braking and performance in wet...Go for it.

Will cost you around Rs.3400/- per tyre.
Potenza GIII doesn't come in that size.....
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Which OHC is this 1.3, 1.5 or VTEC? Also are you running stock tyres right now? If yes then how much mileage have they done & how old are they?
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raghava mine is 1.5 and yes they are stock ones and they have done 65k and i bought this car recently,but the owner said that he changed them recently.
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Then it's running 175/70 R 13's. Can you see the tyres & tell us how worn out they are & what make they are?
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Old 20th February 2007, 21:30   #8
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they are not so worn , i can place the coin in the grooves, but i dont know how come this happened the tyre that got torn was also the good one, but my dad was saying that whether the previous owner did put retread ones or what.
and the make is bridgestone s322.
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I can think of only one thing. Probably the previous owner has switched to old/used tyres which have been in the shelf for a long time. check the date of manufacture, that could tell you the story.

The tyres will look good & new, but the rubber is OLD.
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Old 20th February 2007, 23:32   #10
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ya you may be right esteem-lover, i also got the same thought
as the previous owner used to leave for abroad once in 6 months, so the rubber may be hardened and as it was very long journey since then, it might have given up.
wht brand do u suggest now? with the stock size.
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My choice is pretty one sided. i love michelin & wouldn't suggest anything else. I have michelin 175/70/R13 on my esteem (Stock is 155/80) which is the stock size for an OHC.

P.S. BTW, i had the same problem in my car. The dealer who sold it to me had replaced all 4 tyres with used tyres from the market which had extremely good treads but the rubber was very old & the noise levels were pretty high. After i changed over to michelin, there is a huge difference. there is absolutely no noise & very comfortable ride too.
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Old 25th February 2007, 19:55   #12
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hey guys , by the way can u suggest me whether to go for the tubeless or with tube tyres, and can any one pair two tube tyres and two tubeless tyres in a vehicle.pls let me know.
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Old 27th February 2007, 10:51   #13
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as i am on a tight budget can you guys suggest me which tyre to go for, whether bridgestone,yoko or any other.i am not going for a tyre upgrade just want tyres for the stock rims.please help.
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Considering your budget it would be best that you went in for the stock Bridgestone S322's but preferably in Tubeless form if available. There is not much that is cheaper while being of an acceptable quality apart from this.
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Old 27th February 2007, 11:33   #15
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thank u raghava , for that advice but wht do u think about mrf zvts, good year GPS2, ceat tyres?

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