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Old 4th September 2007, 11:32   #1
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Default Palio new tyres...BS or Goodyear?

I need to change my tyres now as they're almost nearing the end of their life. Just wantd a suggestion whether I should go for Goodyear or Bridgestone. My car came with stock tyres from Goodyear(165/80 R 13). Have heard that the wearout of Goodyear is more than Bridgestone. How true is that?
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why not go for an upsize? 185/70 r13. the handling would improve a lot.

id take bridgestone over goodyear anyday.. check out the potenza g3s. you could also look at michelin and yokohama.
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Get 185/70-13 on stock rims.
Tyre options
1. Michelin XM1
2. BS Potenza GIII
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XM1 for smooth and almost non-existent road noise and BSG3 for a great ride and handling capabilities and the look of the tyre is also quite good
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I think you just described the state of Bridgestone's current range in India pretty accurately in the title of this thread
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Go for the Bridgestones rather than the goodyear's. Upsize will give you good grip levels, highly recommended.
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i recently got goodyears gps2 tubeless (165/80 stock size) for my palio 1.2 and its really good.. feels better than the rubber that comes from fiat themselves (comparing to the gps2 on my stile 1.6) handling and grip levels are a lot better.

costed me 2.8k inc vat.
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i recently got goodyears gps2 tubeless (165/80 stock size) for my palio 1.2 and its really good.. feels better than the rubber that comes from fiat themselves (comparing to the gps2 on my stile 1.6) handling and grip levels are a lot better.

costed me 2.8k inc vat.
i have gps2 on my getz and i hate them. i want to get rid of them as fast as i can.
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Just got Michelin XM1 185/70r13 tubeless for Rs 3640/- each. In Goa prices are probably higher than Mumbai so you should get it a little cheaper. Go for Michelin, though actually Bridgestones are no slouch themselves
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Just got Michelin XM1 185/70r13 tubeless for Rs 3640/- each.
Are Michelin's so expensive in Goa?
Here u get 195/60-14 for that price.
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But the problem is that currently I have Bridgestone (165/80 R13)in front and (Goodyear 165/80 R13) at the rear. The rear left tyre has bulged out and become kind of oval which leads to wobbling at speeds above 50kmph. Also the same tyre is starting to show the metallic string from the sidewall. The tyre shop on preliminary inspection says that its an alignment issue and wheel bearings might have worn out.

In any case I will b changing both the rear tyres(Goodyear) . Just wanted to > know which among Goodyear and Bridgestone is better. Also I have
heard from a few shops that Goodyear tends to wear out faster than
Bridgestone.

As regards to tubeless tyres, one of the rim is slightly bent and hence the question of going in for tubeless as of now. Will only be buying two new tyres and putting them in front and putting the front Bridgestone tyres at the rear.
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Out of Bridgestone and Goodyear, Bridgestone is a better option.
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stick to same tyres all around i guess.. so get the same of whatever you intend to keep (in this case the bridgestones)
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