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Old 21st May 2007, 20:02   #91
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I am not sure about 155's but I got the 165/60/R13 Mich XM1's for my cousin brothers Santro 2 weeks ago and he is enjoying the upgrade. They are very nice tyres.
Michelin Australia doesn't mention this size. Did you mean 165/65/R13, or maybe your tyres are Japanese? I think 165/60/R13 will be fine when the roads are good, but one needs to be cautious on bad roads in order to avoid tyre/wheel damage.

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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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.
X3 cheers for rks. 165/65-13 as mentioned by KP is indeed the correct size for the santro. They shouldn't foul in anyway. Dont forget to get the aligment done as well as you are upsizing.
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X3 cheers for rks. 165/65-13 as mentioned by KP is indeed the correct size for the santro. They shouldn't foul in anyway. Dont forget to get the aligment done as well as you are upsizing.

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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5J alloys would be a perfect match for 165/65-13 tires.
Dont think it will scrape or touch anywhere unless the alloy's offset is way out of limits..
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