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Old 5th May 2008, 17:19   #151
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Hi,

My Getz has run about 58K KMs and the tyres are nearing their end (I am a sedate driver, anticipate braking and tyres on my cars usually last long. even these tyre are still good enough for another 5K KMs).

The stock tyres were tube type - 175/70. Now I want to go for tube-less ones. Please suggest which ones should I go for.

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The stock tyres were tube type - 175/70. Now I want to go for tube-less ones. Please suggest which ones should I go for.
Are you looking for upsizing the tires?

Looks like the stocks are 175/70-13.

If 175/70-13 then its Michelin XM1.
If upsizing to 175/65-14, then its Michelin XM1+.

Both the tires offer very good ride and handling. XM1+ is the best among two.
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I sent a PM to vittalnrv about this and he says that there is no issue with even with max load.

djay99, are you going for 14" or 15" wheels?
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I sent a PM to vittalnrv about this and he says that there is no issue with even with max load.

djay99, are you going for 14" or 15" wheels?
Really confused vaibhav. Budget - not a problem.
15" will reduce ride but increase looks and handling.
14" Overall good ride and handling.

I am inclined towards 14"

Will check 15" S drives and if they last for 30K KM then will go with them. Heard good news about them.

What about you?
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I am inclined towards 15".
But I have decided to take final call based on the alloy design that I like. If its in 14" then I will go for 14"s.
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djay is going for 14"
vabs going for 15" .. Good . Lets see how it goes for you guys.
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Are you looking for upsizing the tires?

Looks like the stocks are 175/70-13.

If 175/70-13 then its Michelin XM1.
If upsizing to 175/65-14, then its Michelin XM1+.

Both the tires offer very good ride and handling. XM1+ is the best among two.
Thanx DJay. No I am not looking for upsizing the tyres. I know very little about tyres, and don't know the pro/cons of upsizing.

How will it affect performance/ride/handling/fuel efficiency? What do you recommend?

Ishan, your inputs will be valuable here :-)

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Get either Michelin XM1 or Yokohama A drive in 175/70-13 size.
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Get either Michelin XM1 or Yokohama A drive in 175/70-13 size.
Thanx KP. Any idea how much Michelin XM1 costs? And where should I buy it from? I am based in Noida.

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Since you are a sedate driver, don't mess the awesome Getz ride quality with a tyre upsize. Stick to the same size, and enjoy the ride quality / better FE.
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Thanx KP. Any idea how much Michelin XM1 costs? And where should I buy it from? I am based in Noida.

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Michelin XM1 should be around 2800 per tyre.
Lajpat Nagar has a couple of good tyre dealers.
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Guys, I am thinking of buying only 4 wheels and tires and keeping the stock wheel as spare wheel.

Is it a good idea?
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Guys, I am thinking of buying only 4 wheels and tires and keeping the stock wheel as spare wheel.

Is it a good idea?
Thats a very good idea and will save money if you are going for 195/60-14.
Buy 4 alloys and 5 tires. Mount 5th tire on steel wheel (5.5J)
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I am thinking of only buying 4 tires and go for 15" alloys and tubeless. I think I can still use the stock wheel+tire for a short distance. The difference in outer diameter of 175/65-14 and 205/50-15 is only 3mm.

Thats how it was with my Camaro in US.
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I am thinking of only buying 4 tires and go for 15" alloys and tubeless. I think I can still use the stock wheel+tire for a short distance. The difference in outer diameter of 175/65-14 and 205/50-15 is only 3mm.

Thats how it was with my Camaro in US.
For short distance - no problem.

Thats a good idea vaibhav. You will save close to 8K
Main bhi yahi soch raha hu
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