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Old 18th August 2007, 14:08   #1
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I had a bad puncture of rear left tire yesterday, I drove without suspecting tire puncture for a good 5 or 6 KMs at least. I replaced the bad one with a full size spare, but I need advice on a couple of things.

At present I use 175/65R14 bridgestone s322 stock tires tube type. Since the OEM stock are 2.5 yrs old and have run only for 15K+ KMs, does it make sense to buy a tube 175/65R14 of the same pattern and brand. I plan to switch to tubeless either stock size or 185/65R14 or 195/60R14. Whats the best thing to do, I see the following options

1. Get a cheap used 175/65R14 and go for new tires next year
2. Buy a new 175/65R14 BS S322 @3200 Rs and use the tires for a couple of more years. The present tires are manufactured in Oct 2004 and can last for at least 20K more looks like. I am not sure if they expire in time before KMs. I wrote to Bridgestone with no proper reply.
3. Get a tubeless spare of the better size (185/65 or 195/60 Michelin or Yoko) and replace all other tires next year or so.

Please advice.

Mods/ others I went through quite a few threads in tires and alloy wheel section, could not find any postings for my need. Please feel free to point out if some of the topics already are available.
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id go for option number 1.
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Can some one tell me what could I bargain the S322 175/65R14 for. The quotes I have so far are 3200 and 3150 Rs. $ Year warranty and stock of previous month. I feel 3200 Rs a piece is high for S322s.
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Finally went for a new S322 (not that I like them, but I have 4 more with lot of life in them). It made sense to have a new tire and spare (a few hunded KMs on it) for front wheels and two old ones for rear wheels. Third one going for spare. Bargained the new one for Rs 3000 + 400 for alignment and balancing. The guy quoted 3900 Rs range for Michelin tubeless 185/65 or 195/60.
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