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Another interesting detail that I just noticed in the Michelin Australia website is the recommended rim widths. For 155/70 R13 tyres that I have, the minimum/optimum/maximum rim widths mentioned are 4J/4.5J/5J respectively. Whereas the carbibles website has 4.5J/6J as min/max for the same tyres. I have always wondered why Hyundai used 4J rims for the stock 155/70 tyres, since the rim width is below minimum as per the carbibles website. But 4J rims would definitely be below minimum width for 165/60 tyres, so I hope your cousin has at least 4.5J.
I have 5J alloys, so I am presently on the upper limit as per Michelin Aus. Perhaps I should go for 165/65 R13 tyres next time if my alloys will permit them without fouling. The consensus in favour of the Energy XM1 seems to be very strong; so I will definitely give it a shot next time.
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|21st May 2007, 21:49||#93|
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They are, indeed, the correct upsize. Been using them on my Santro for 2 years, and am very satisfied. No fouling or scraping in any way, even while heavily loaded.
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