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Old 18th August 2008, 11:27   #121
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Hello friends,

My wagonR lxi with 145/70 R13 stock tyres has completed 43k kms.
I am considering upgrading to Michelin XM1 - 155/65 R13 (tube type)

A few questions :-
1. How much of a Fuel efficiency difference would be between the stock 145/70 R13 and 155/65 R13 ?
2. How much can the used stock tyres be sold for (if anything) ?
3. What is the approximate price of Michelin XM1 - 155/65 R13 in Delhi/NCR ?
4. Any good dealer/tyre shop around Gurgaon ?

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Old 18th August 2008, 14:19   #122
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Hello friends,

My wagonR lxi with 145/70 R13 stock tyres has completed 43k kms.
I am considering upgrading to Michelin XM1 - 155/65 R13 (tube type)

A few questions :-
1. How much of a Fuel efficiency difference would be between the stock 145/70 R13 and 155/65 R13 ?
2. How much can the used stock tyres be sold for (if anything) ?
3. What is the approximate price of Michelin XM1 - 155/65 R13 in Delhi/NCR ?
4. Any good dealer/tyre shop around Gurgaon ?
Last I checked, price of Michelin 155/65 R13 new stock were for around 2500-2600.

My stock tyres have run 17k kms in 3.5 yrs, I am getting 1k per tyre and 1.5k for the spare which is brand new, but this is based only a visual evalulation, the real buy back price will be quoted once the tyres are taken out. If your old tyres have some 10% of thread left and the tyre wear is not uneven, you can expect 200-300 rupees.
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Old 21st August 2008, 18:45   #123
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The tyre dealer has said that the Potenza G3 are being manufactured in India for the first time and he has new stock.

Is that good news/bad news considering the build quality of the tyres ?
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Old 22nd August 2008, 16:18   #124
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Finally got the tyres and alloys. Here's the breakup,

Bridgestone Potenza GIII 165/60 R13 (28th week, 2008 batch, Made in India) - Rs. 11400 (2850 per tyre), 4 tyres

Alloys Plati PY-102 13" MB finish (4 pieces) - Rs. 8800

16 Chrome Nuts - Rs.400

Tyre puncture kit - Rs. 200

Chrome caps 4 pieces - Free

Tyres buy back price, one tyre was cut which I'll be using as stepney, 3 used and 1 brand new tyre given back - Rs.4000

Total price - Rs. 17000 (with CC)

Pictures will come after the car gets a bath.
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Old 24th August 2008, 22:59   #125
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Here is a picture of the Potenza G3 with Plati alloys.
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Old 25th August 2008, 12:26   #126
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Hello friends,

My wagonR lxi with 145/70 R13 stock tyres has completed 43k kms.
I am considering upgrading to Michelin XM1 - 155/65 R13 (tube type)

A few questions :-
1. How much of a Fuel efficiency difference would be between the stock 145/70 R13 and 155/65 R13 ?
2. How much can the used stock tyres be sold for (if anything) ?
3. What is the approximate price of Michelin XM1 - 155/65 R13 in Delhi/NCR ?
4. Any good dealer/tyre shop around Gurgaon ?

I am currently facing the same situation although the stock 145/70 tyres on my WagonR have completed just 5K kms.

I wanted to upgrade to Michelin XM1 - 155/65 R13 but will i need to change the rims as well? I do not know what's the size of rims currently on my car. Anyone who has had a similar upgrade, please throw some light on this.

Also, how much can i expect to get for my stock tyres in exchange? They have done just 5K kms.
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Old 25th August 2008, 13:15   #127
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I wanted to upgrade to Michelin XM1 - 155/65 R13 but will i need to change the rims as well?
R13 is the rim size (R for radial and 13 inch rim diameter code). So you don't need to change the rims.

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Thanks DCEite. Actually my question was regarding the rim width (4.5J, 5J, etc). Since i am not sure of the rim width and whether i would have to upgrade them.
The Michelin website states the recommended rim width for 155/65 R13 as 5.0 and minimum as 4.5. How can i find out what the width of the rims is on my car?
Sorry for not making that clear in the earlier post.
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Wagon R comes with 13x 4.5j rims.
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Do the 155/65s come in tubeless spec? If so what would be the price difference between tube type and tubeless? If its not that much i would certainly go for the tubeless.
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Do the 155/65s come in tubeless spec? If so what would be the price difference between tube type and tubeless? If its not that much i would certainly go for the tubeless.
I think Michelin energy 155/65 comes only in Tubeless.
I was wrong when i posted about 155/65 tube type, because when i inquired in tyre shop, they said that its tubeless only.
But can tubeless be used on stock steel rims ? Don't know, maybe experts like KPZen/iRaghav can answer it.
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But can tubeless be used on stock steel rims ? Don't know, maybe experts like KPZen/iRaghav can answer it.
One of my BIL recently changed to Michelin 155/65 R13 tubeless on stock rims on his 5 year old WagonR on my recomendation, no issues reported till now.
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Yes! Micheilns 155x65xR13 are tubelss. I have been using the michelins on stock rims for the last 23000 km, no problems till now. The thread is looking very good; I think I can run for 20000 more kms very easily.

ShakenSoul: Your car looks stunning. The alloys suited your car very nicely. The best-looking WagonR I have seen till now.
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ShakenSoul: Your car looks stunning. The alloys suited your car very nicely. The best-looking WagonR I have seen till now.
Thanks for your kind words. Planning little more mods like placing the fog lights by cutting the bumper.
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DCEite, ravi@64bhp and Shakensoul:
Thanks you guys! Thats great news for me as I was looking to go for the tubeless option on stock rims. (Will go for alloys sometime later).

Shakensoul:
Those alloys look really nice and the tyres match perfectly. Your ride looks awesome!
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