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Old 3rd July 2007, 09:45   #1
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Question Tyre UP-One Size 0f 155/70 R13 to 175/55 R14 or 185/50 R14 availability in chennai?

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Iam looking to Upsize by ONE INCH from R13 to R14 for my Santro.
So Iam looking for tyres with 175/55(60) R14 or 185/50(55) R14. Anybody can help me where to find this in chennai? and also the price for five of these.Iam looking for Pirelli/Michelin/Yokohama low profile ultra performance tyres. If any help me....Currently I have 155/70 R13 on it.

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Correct upsize for 14" in Santro is 195/50 R14, otherwise stick to 13"...

Options in 13 inches are 165/65 R13, 175/60 R13, 185/60 R13

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Hi roy,
But wont the 195 seem too awkward for the santro...Will there be any interference with the wheel well??? i hope it will, because it seems pretty wide enough almost 40mm i.e. 4cm wider than the stock. Any modifications needed on suspension etc???

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I told about ideal upgrade which will not hamper the speedo and suspension...195 will be wider no doubt and will definitely look wider but there is hardly any error (0.62% only)...
My personal suggession would be for 13 inches (165/65 or 175/60)...

Anyway do send a PM to iraghava, he can guide you well with the upgrades...

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Hi Rajeev,
I too agree with abhi as i got my stock 12" wheel and 145/80 R12 Bridgestone tires upsized to 13" alloys and 165/65 R13 Michelin XM1 for my alto vxi. Initially thought of 155mm but went for 165mm and the driving comfort and grips too are quite great.
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Hi Rajeev,
I too agree with abhi as i got my stock 12" wheel and 145/80 R12 Bridgestone tires upsized to 13" alloys and 165/65 R13 Michelin XM1 for my alto vxi. Initially thought of 155mm but went for 165mm and the driving comfort and grips too are quite great.
I thought u went for 165/60 Michelins

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165/65/R13 or 175/60/R13.
If the size is available, source 165/60/R14.
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Hi guys thanks to all for ur guidance...
I will try with 195 R14's first if any problem switch to R13's.

Thanks once again guys..

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yea abhi...i checked out again specifically on the tire itself and its 165/65/r 13 and moreover michelin does not come in that i suppose...the nerd i am ...that info earlier was wrong ...but the ride is quite good and am enjoying it..
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Rajeev - Finding the 195/50 R14 will be a challange since very few companies actually make them.

And I too would advise you stick to 165/175/185 R13's since they'll be available more easily to you.
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Go to Siremull Hirachand & Co. located at Greams road. Ph: 044 - 2829 4589 / 0806.

I picked up my set of michelin's for a very good price from them last year. Ask for deepak (owner) and say you were referred by me. He will recognise me if u mention that I have a pearl silver esteem.

They stock almost every tire brand and most alloy wheel brands too. They do a very good wheel alignment and balancing job also. I'd vouch for them anyday.

P.S. He also can fill ur tires with nitrogen (search the forum for related threads).

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Hi Adi,
I am a novice so could not understand this
"P.S. He also can fill ur tires with nitrogen"------------> what do you mean by it and how does it affect?

Cheers Vijay
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Hi Mavrick,

This linky will answer your query :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-nitrogen.html (Inflating tyres with dry nitrogen)
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Thanks Adi! that was some kind of info which i was totally unaware off... great threads and informative links is what rocks here.
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Hi Rajeev, done with your tires yet ? My Alto used to ride on 145/80xR12s, & I switched to Goodyear 165/65xR13s a few months back. But I was having slow puncture like issues & yesterday, having come to my wits end, I went to the TyreStore on Greams Road & changed to Yokohama 175/60xR13 A539s With the 175s there is some rubbing but it's only when you're turning into, or off, a steep ramp or something. You're best bets with 14" rims are 175/55xR14s (Yokohama AS01) or 185/50xR14s (Yokohama A539). I'm not sure about the wheel well of the Santro, but I think the 185s could 'rub' a tad ! Could you post pictures & comments once you're done ? I'm planning to switch to 14" rims too...
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