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Old 6th June 2007, 09:56   #16
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price of alloys vary depending on the brand and design.

how many would suggest 185 as an upsize. I too need to change my Santro's tyres and hence need suggestions.
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price of alloys vary depending on the brand and design.

how many would suggest 185 as an upsize. I too need to change my Santro's tyres and hence need suggestions.
You have alloys na.!

185 is just too much for little Santo....
Good set of grippy 175/60-13 tyres would be more than enough for a 1.1L..
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You have alloys na.!

185 is just too much for little Santo....
Good set of grippy 175/60-13 tyres would be more than enough for a 1.1L..
yes I do have alloys. What would be your preference wher it comes to 175's, brandwise
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What would be your preference wher it comes to 175's, brandwise
Whats your order of requirement ?? Ride comfort/ performance / road noise..?
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Whats your order of requirement ?? Ride comfort/ performance / road noise..?
now thats making it complex...

performance and road noise would be linked closer right?

performance /ride...my choice
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now thats making it complex...

performance and road noise would be linked closer right?

performance /ride...my choice
If u want outright performance then go for Bridgestone Potenza GIIIs which would give decent comfort & would be little noisy @ 100+ speeds
Or if u want excellent ride comfort & super silent tires then it has to be Michelins
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If u want outright performance then go for Bridgestone Potenza GIIIs which would give decent comfort & would be little noisy @ 100+ speeds
Or if u want excellent ride comfort & super silent tires then it has to be Michelins
ok, i do 90-110 average and hence which?
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ok, i do 90-110 average and hence which?
I can vouch for the GIIIs..I've them on my Baleno. I dont mind the road noise when i have so much grip to play around.
There are few ppl here like aZa who have the GIIIs on their Santro. Do pm n check out their experience with it..
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seems GIIIs dont come in 175/60 13s
Potenza gIII

can someone confirm
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seems GIIIs dont come in 175/60 13s
Potenza gIII

can someone confirm
Jk..! U wont find Santro's in australia too

Here's link
Bridgestone India Private Limited
available GIII sizes in 13"

165/60R13 73H
165/70R13 79H
175/60R13 77H
185/60R13 80H
185/70R13 86H
195/60R13 84H
205/60R13 87H
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akroy,

Is it a unidirectional one or bidirectional tyres
it is bidirectional and asymmetric....

Abhi
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According to your suggestions, I'll go for 165/65/R13. After 2-3 months I'll switch to alloy wheels.
Good decision; I think this is the best tyre size for Xing. It is a good idea to do alignment/balancing/tyre rotation every 5000-7500 kms at a good tyre shop. Before balancing check the steel rims for any bends and get these straightened out, in order to prevent any air leakage. And with tubeless tyres, frequent visual inspection to check for any embedded nails/screws and also for possible tyre damage/loss of air is a must. I have caught three such punctures by inspection and driven straight to the puncture shop to get them fixed. And tyre pressures should be checked once in 2 weeks (at least once a month), preferably with your own accurate gauge.

Personally I was running the stock-size (155/70 R13) tubeless tyres on stock steel rims for 6 months and there was no problem at all; the tyre pressures were holding perfectly. But the rims were slightly bent at the fringes after about 10000 kms and I switched to 5J alloys with the same tyres. Anyway my steel rims were already 6 years old and beginning to rust. Possibly my rims were getting bent more easily because I was overinflating my tyres to 35 psi for the frequent highway runs, and the roads in the Mumbai-Pune route are terrible in the monsoon season.

For 165/65/R13 tyres the minimum suggested rim width is 4.5J and the optimal rim width is 5J. Your stock rims are 4J (i.e., 4" wide). For this reason and also because of the tendency of steel rims tend to bend upon hitting potholes at speed, it would be a good idea to switch to 5J alloys (with the correct offset and PCD; see the thread by Samurai titled "Upgrading wheels/tyres in Santro").

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the best fit for a santro tubeless would be to go in for a michelin xm1 that would app be around rs2250 per tyre and it would give excellent fuel efficiency
these tyres will fit on to your oridginal steel rims and they will do perfect
you can expect roughly around 40000 kms from these tyres

if you feel like spending on alloys then go in for a set of four wheels 100 pcd 13 " 5 j would be apt
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I have been running my Santro on 165/65 R 13 Goodyear Eagle GA Plus tubeless for one year now.. tyres mounted on stock rims..
Very smooth and compliant ride...they tyre does seem to bulge a bit at the sidewalls which I guess is due to Santro's low rim width (is it 4J??)...
Net net.. pretty happy

At the same time.. I had to throw away the Goodyear Eagle 185/65R14 in my Baleno after 26k kms because of the noise/boom they had started making..
In the Baleno, I have now shifted to Michelin Energy XM1 185/65R14 and while I am a bit doubtful if the grip is any better.. the ride comfort and the silence is certainly way ahead..

On the other hand, the Goodyear took quite a few nails over the 26k but never lost air or had a puncture...While the Michelin lost air with the first nail it encountered (God only knows if this nail was bigger..did not seem though) and since I did not check the tyre pressure while on my drive back from a party one night.. one hard corner sent my car drifting from road shoulder to shoulder (My right foot simulating ABS to keep some semblence of control).

I had 4 slides from corner to corner before I could straighten the car..lucky not to encounter any oncoming traffic at all!!

I did not know what the reason for the slide was till I got up next morning and saw there was no air in the rear right tyre...courtesy the aforementioned nail!!!

So it is a mixed bag..you cant get everything in one package..but If I still had to choose I would go for the Michelins for the silence / ride comfort factor and the looks.

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I have Pirellis Aquamile P400 on my Santro on steel rim for just about a year now. Its working very fine.
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