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Old 24th October 2007, 10:40   #1
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Question Which company Tubeless tyre best for Palio?

My brother owns Palio NV and had bad experiences of many punctures till now, he badly wants to get Tubeless tyres.

Tyre and wheel size: 165/80 R13 83s and 13" alloy

My SX4 came with stock tubeless JK Vectras, even though I haven't faced any issues, it is still just 5 months old car, so I am not sure if this brand is good to suggest.
  1. Which company Tubeless tyre is best to fit?
  2. How much would it cost?
  3. He ran 11k Kms till now, how much will old tyres yield him? I know it is very less, yet trying to figure out.
Appreciate your inputs, thanks.
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Old 24th October 2007, 10:56   #2
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T-bhp recommends Michelin Energy XM1 for good ride & comfort!

For 13", the upsize would be 185/70 R13 and for 14" - 185/65 R14
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Old 24th October 2007, 10:59   #3
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Forgot to mention: My brother doesn't want to upgrade the tyre size, want to stick with original size.
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Old 24th October 2007, 11:27   #4
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I second with finneyp, Go for Michelin Energy XM1 at the same size...

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Forgot to mention: My brother doesn't want to upgrade the tyre size, want to stick with original size.
I doubt if u'll get tubeless tyres in 165/80-13. Ishan/ittzme confirm on this please.
Best option would be to get 185/70-13 tubeless tyres on stock rims.

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Old 24th October 2007, 12:51   #6
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No, no 165/80 in Michelin or Yokohama. Upsize possibility is 185/70 R13.
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Try Apollo Aceleres. They are really good tires for the price.
I agree they do not carry any fancy name tags like Michelin or Yokohoma, but over the past few months of usage, including couple of emergency brakings, I found them to be very very good.
If you want high speed, there is the sportz version which is Assymetrical, hence directional.
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If you want high speed, there is the sportz version which is Assymetrical, hence directional.
I think asymmetrical tyres are not necessarily directional. If the tread pattern is asymmetric, then only one side of the tyre can serve as the outer side, i.e., the tyre cannot be rotated around the rim. But if the tyre is not directional, the tyre+rim can be rotated from one side of the car to the other, in which case the direction of rotation will change.
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If only one side of the tire can be outer side, this effectively means that once you mount them on a rim, you can put that rim only on one side of the car.
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If only one side of the tire can be outer side, this effectively means that once you mount them on a rim, you can put that rim only on one side of the car.
No, once the tyre is mounted on the rims, it can be used on any side of the car.
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oh my bad, what I said is true for V trad, for Assymetrical that wont be a problem!
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I heard that bridgestone potenza gIIIs come in 165/80-R13 size. You can check with bridgestone dealers about this.
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Old 24th October 2007, 17:04   #13
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I have Acelere Sportz on my Siena, and yes they are not unidirectional. And i would recommend them.

Also the minimum size of the Sportz is 185/60/14 so they would not fit the Palio.

The Acelere is a pretty good buy for the palio then.

OT: How can one reverse a car with Unidirectional Tyres?
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If you want high speed, there is the sportz version which is Assymetrical, hence directional.
They start from 14" and the price is also almost equal to yokos and michelins.
But yes the Accelere's(not the sportz) are good VFM tyres.
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Old 24th October 2007, 17:37   #15
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In my personal experience,the michelin energy xm1 s are the one to go for.i am totally satisfied with the ride comfort and the handling
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