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Old 5th July 2007, 13:03   #1
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Unhappy Best tyres for Getz Prime 1.3 GLS

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Need your help. I will be getting the delivery of my new Getz Prime 1.3 GLS next week. The stock tyres provided are 175/70 R13 Goodyear tubed tyres on steel rims.

Now my priority is to get a very comfortable ride and good handling, not much of high speed cornering. Also, I do not want to change my stock steel rims. Should I upgrade my tyres to 185/65 R13 Goodyear tubeless tyres? Also, please suggest me any better tyre than Goodyear for Getz.
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Please help, badly need your suggestion. There are not many discussions about getz, hence the question.
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Sups,
please PM 'patiencewins'. He has bought a getz prime 1.3 himself recently. As far as i remember, he had changed his tyres too, so he wud be able to guide you.

bridgestone and michelin are good
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Hi,

For good comfortable silent ride, AFAIK, the best choice would be tubeless michelins. 185/65 R13 is possible.

Sure the stock size is 175/70 R13? Just asked cause the stock size is 155/80 for the Getz prime 1.1

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Hi Karthy,

Thanks, I will PM the person you mentioned.

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For good comfortable silent ride, AFAIK, the best choice would be tubeless michelins. 185/65 R13 is possible.

Sure the stock size is 175/70 R13? Just asked cause the stock size is 155/80 for the Getz prime 1.1
You are right, for 1.1 prime, the stock size is 155/80, horribly narrow tyres for this size of a car. Thankfully, they are providing 175/70 R13 for GLS model and 175/65 R14 for topend GLX. Surprisingly, they are not providing tubeless tyres even for the top end model. When I talked to the sales person (Sanjay Hyundai, Pune) he thoroughly discouraged me to go for tubeless tyre (because of servicing problem). Also he discouraged me to upgrade even to 185/65 R13 saying that it is not necessary and it would not fit in the rim. Then I asked him about the rim width, he had the answer "I need to check". Horrible people.

My experience with tubeless tyre is very good. I have been driving Santro Xing XG for last 2 years, clocked 12.5K fitted with 165/65 R13 Goodyear Eagle tubeless tyres on stock steel rims. Never had any issue so far.
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Our in house tyre wala ishan(iraghava) should be able to help you out on this ;-) once he bumps into the thread.Uprading to better rubber on stock steel rims is a wise decision,i have been practising the same.

btw how much did the gls cost on road,any discounts?did u consider the swift vdi?
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Our in house tyre wala ishan(iraghava) should be able to help you out on this ;-) once he bumps into the thread.Uprading to better rubber on stock steel rims is a wise decision,i have been practising the same.

btw how much did the gls cost on road,any discounts?did u consider the swift vdi?
I am new to this site, so not sure how to attract iraghava towards this thread.

It comes to about 5.2L onroad after giving a discount of about 25K. I needed a hatckback with good room in the rear. So, left out Swift.
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Sups - Thanks for the PM I was about to reply to your thread anyways.

Well firstly congrats on the new car!

Regarding the tyres I would recommend that you change the Goodyear's to either Michelin Energy XM1's or Bridgestone Turanza's since they are much better quality tyres. And 185/65 R13 would do just fine for your car on the stock rims.

What is width of your stock rim? Please check once again just to be sure.
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Sups - Thanks for the PM I was about to reply to your thread anyways.

Well firstly congrats on the new car!

Regarding the tyres I would recommend that you change the Goodyear's to either Michelin Energy XM1's or Bridgestone Turanza's since they are much better quality tyres. And 185/65 R13 would do just fine for your car on the stock rims.

What is width of your stock rim? Please check once again just to be sure.
You wont get 185/65-13 in bridgestone. Also the stock is 5J i think.

the stock tyre is 155/80-13. On the stock rims 175/70-13 I think will be the safest.
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[Regarding the tyres I would recommend that you change the Goodyear's to either Michelin Energy XM1's or Bridgestone Turanza's since they are much better quality tyres. And 185/65 R13 would do just fine for your car on the stock rims.

What is width of your stock rim? Please check once again just to be sure.[/quote]

Thanks iraghava. Good for me that I am able to drag you to this thread.

Michelin 13" series does not come with silica compounds, so it will be just "Michelin XM1" and not "Michelin Energy XM1". Would that be fine? Or should I go for Turanza in that case? BTW, Turanza costs 2750 per tyre in 175/70 R13 category. Not sure about Michelin.

Last question: Can upgrading to 185/65 R13 result into lesser ride comfort compared to 175/70 R13 on bad roads?

I enquired from the sales engineer about the rim width, he argued that the rim width is same as the tyre width (175mm)... these are people with very less knowledge about their products.

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You wont get 185/65-13 in bridgestone. Also the stock is 5J i think.

the stock tyre is 155/80-13. On the stock rims 175/70-13 I think will be the safest.
Hi vid6639, thanks for the info.

For GLS model, the stock tyre is 175/70 R13. Stock tyre for 1.1 model is 155/80 R13 as you mentioned.
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P.S. I just checked on the Bridgestone site Sups & evidently the only pattern from Bridgestone in that size is the B650, so you can't get teh Turanza's in your size.

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You wont get 185/65-13 in bridgestone. Also the stock is 5J i think.
You do get them but only in the B650 pattern.

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So finally what happened? Which tyres did you bought?
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Dont buy the Bridgestone Donuts the whole B series is pathetic.
Get 175/70-13 in which u will have more tyre options or upgrade to 14"
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I think, there is no need to upgrade to 185 size for Getz. Just use 175. Michelin XM1 Energys are the best tyres. I am using them on my Wagon-r and very much satisfied.
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Dont buy the Bridgestone Donuts the whole B series is pathetic.
Get 175/70-13 in which u will have more tyre options or upgrade to 14"
What about the new B250 tyres advertised on the Bridgestone India website:

Tyre Company, Tyre manufacturing company, Car Tyre

Even tyre shops seem to be unaware of B250, which has apparently just been released and is intended to eventually replace the workhorse S322 tyres. I am considering this tyre in addition to Energy XM1 and Turanza ER-60 for my next tyre change. XM1 comes without silica compounds in 13" size, so that means the claimed benefits of FE will not be there for 13" tyres. But I am guessing that the effects of these compounds will be marginal anyway.

I agree that stock-size is the best option for sups, considering his priorities.

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