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Old 3rd July 2007, 19:12   #1
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Hi to all Car Gurus!

I need assistance buying the tyres (NEW) for my ESTEEM (98 MODEL). This is without power steering.

Please let me know which brand of tyre to go for?

some suggestions made:

Bridgestone-175/70-ER 60-Torenzu

Is it a good to go for a tubeless or with tube?

waiting for ur reply.

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you mean turanza not torenzu.
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Old 3rd July 2007, 21:45   #3
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@yakkundi: would suggest you opt for tubeless over tubed tyres.
also, use the search feature in the tyre & alloy wheel section to get the answers you are looking for. this has been discussed extensively...
here's a link to get you started:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...set-tyres.html (Best set of tyres?)
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its advisable that you go for tubeless tires.they are better than tube tires.
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Tubeless tires are much better in terms of safety and comfort compared to tube-type tires.

Options you have are michelin XM1 - grips well in both wet and dry roads, ride quality is very good and so if the tire life. Similarly Yokohama AVS-ES100, Bridgestone Potenza GIII, Yoko Advan Neova's, etc.

Search the forum. There are a million posts that can help you in this regard.
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Hi all,

Just spoke to some dealers on my query:

their opinion:

1) If I go for a tubeless tyres then there might be some gap with the rim and the tyre as its a older vehicle. It will effect when it rains...

2) Going for a potenza 3 will be very heavy as its not a power steering one and "might" put more pressure on the steering

3) suggested:155/80-R13-S248-TUBE TYPE

PLEASE PROVIDE UR INPUTS...
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Depending on where you will be driving your car most. In the city, 155/80 is the ideal size for esteem LX (without the PS). Or if you prefer to flex your muscles go one size up. I would strongly suggest you stick to 155/80, gives better mileage & will be easy on the turns as well.
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I would strongly suggest you stick to 155/80, gives better mileage & will be easy on the turns as well.
@E_L: I am confused a bit. My esteem has 175/70 R13s as it is a VXi model (with power steering of course !). Do you mean to say that 155/80 has better manoeuvrability and returns better mileage (I assume you mean fuel efficiency here, or is it the life of the tyre you are referring to ?) than the 175/70 ? I thought the 175/70 was better at comfort and manoeuvring !!
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175/70/R13 is a better tyre for a VXi which has the power steering, but on a LX, it will be hard to maneuver. Yes, surely there is a small dip in your FE when you have 175/70/R13, unless the tyre is softer like the michelins/yokohamas. Michelin actually promises better FE with their tyres, so that could offset your loss.

Yes, it is the FE & not the life.
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175/70/R13 is a better tyre for a VXi which has the power steering, but on a LX, it will be hard to maneuver. Yes, surely there is a small dip in your FE when you have 175/70/R13, unless the tyre is softer like the michelins/yokohamas. Michelin actually promises better FE with their tyres, so that could offset your loss.

Yes, it is the FE & not the life.
Well, I replaced the stock JK tyres (horrible ones IMHO) with the same specs (175/70) Good Year GPS 2, about two years back. Wish I had known this at that time so that I could have gone in for 155/80 Michelins. (I have no qualms with the soft ride of the GPS 2 over the JK though )

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