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Old 2nd October 2007, 08:16   #1
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Default Tyre for MATIZ SG.. suggestions?

Looking for TYRE suggestion for a used MATIZ SG 2000 which has done about 45000 km. Travel is city & highway for about 800-1000 in the ratio of 60:40 every month.im okay with tubed tyre . so kindly let me know which brand/model/size will do good for this requirement.
In case if someone feel TUBELESS would be better for this Car, kindly mention the brand & psbl reason for GOING tubeless.TIA
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since you do travel a bit on the highways id recommend you get tubeless. incase you get a puncture the tubeless tyres take time to lose the air whereas the tube tyres lose the air instantly. tubeless is also more comfortable and nowadays none of the brands make too many tube tyres.
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Bridgestone Donuts has been my choice so far
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With tubeless you could also opt for puncture-preventatives like 'Slime'. These are also claimed to extend tyre life by at least 20% (mainly by keeping the tyres cooler running). You can check out the Slime website and procure at Chennai from Speedworks.
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Shapath, pl read my thread regarding fitting of tubeless tyres on to old steel rims. Same model car as you have and now I have to get new rims. so advise is stick to tubed. I fitted 155/65 r13. which has the same overall diameter as the old 145/70.
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Shapath, pl read my thread regarding fitting of tubeless tyres on to old steel rims.
That's very true. If original steel rims are not in perfect condition, tubeless might prove troublesome. Either get new steel rims or change to alloys (expensive). Though of course alloys have advantages like improving the ride quality and the car's appearance.
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Bridgestone Donuts has been my choice so far
Donuts B350 already discountinued..
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Apollo Accelere is a good option. I have them on my matiz. If you have old steel rims which are rusted/dented please use tubes. You will run into problems. (Advice from a Matiz owner, who's been there, done that)
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I use 165/65/R13 Goodyear tubeless on my car.
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155 or 165 max. Michellin, Bridgestone and if you are going for tubeless ensure that the rims are rust free and dont have any bent lip (matiz are famous for these), atleast get them cleaned and a proper coat of paint before you move.
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Default rim & tubeless combo for matiz

in chennai option for MATIZ rim seems to be less OR RIM seems to be costly ( with one dealer it is 8000 for 4 RIMs) . Any other options reg RIM so that i can go for tubeless. is there any SPECIFIC RIM & TUBELESS which can do better for MATIZ SG2000 which has already done 45000 ( Travel is city & highway for about 800-1000 in the ratio of 60:40 every month.)i if i have to go for TUBED (now the tyres need replacement) Which is one better & is 155/65/rR13 upsize is really needed or can i stick to default 145/70/R13.

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8000/- for a set is high IMO, in that case alloys with tubeless would be a better option. regarding size, 155/65 is as close to original dia as you can get.
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I have put Potenza GIII 175/55 R13 on my matiz. They are a little expensive but last pretty long and are excellent on the expressway and in city. The little road abnormalities are leveled out flat. Check it in my BHP-Garage..
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Default Tubeless Tyres for one and a half years

I changed all tyres (bridgestone) of my matiz with tubless tyres (Pirelli) one and a half years back. Since then i haven't faced even a single problem,
- no puncture
- no leak
- no bursting
even though I drive in some of the worst roads in Chennai.

The ride quality is excellent compared to tubed tyres. Before changing,
they checked the rim thoroughly.

Recently I changed the air with Nitrogen. This is better for tubeless tyres because of the absence of water vapour. Hence the chances of rusting (inside) is significantly less. The weight of the nitrogen inflated tyre is lesser than the air inflated tyres. Also the pressure loss is significatnly slower than air.

Now I am filling up the tyres once in two months only.
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ensure that the rims are rust free and dont have any bent lip (matiz are famous for these), atleast get them cleaned and a proper coat of paint before you move.
Verry true. a good cleaning with sandpaper and file, to get rid of the rust and some primer worked for me. otherwise a slow leakage of air greets you.
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