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Old 6th May 2008, 16:08   #166
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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.
Here is the linky to official page of XM1+

Michelin India - Energy XM1+

This link says -

Benefits:
->Lasts 25% longer
MICHELIN Energy XM1+ lasts 25% longer than its predecessor MICHELIN Energy XM11.

->Saves fuel
MICHELIN Energy XM1+ helps to save money throughout the life of the tyres thanks to Michelin's leadership on energy saving technologies.

Is there any truth in it; or is it typical advertising hogwash?

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After going through a thread on tBHP - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...teel-rims.html (Tubeless tyres on Steel rims), I've decided to go for alloys as well.

But my car is 3 years old and have done 58K, I don't want to spend much on alloys. I've heard that second-hand alloys are available in Karol Bagh. Anybody have any idea about it, will they be reliable, what kind of price I can expect?

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I don't want to spend much on alloys. I've heard that second-hand alloys are available in Karol Bagh. Anybody have any idea about it, will thet be reliable, what kind of price I can expect?
Dont go for used alloys without reliable source.
Its better to buy new alloys with warranty.
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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.
KP and Ishan,

Do you think the car can run with no issues with 3 tires 205/50-15 and 1 tire stock 175/65-14 for some distance?
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Old 9th May 2008, 17:10   #170
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Today I was quoted Rs.5850 per tire for Michline PP2s and Rs.4500 for Yoko S-Drive. There is quiet a difference in prices of PP2s and S-Drives.

Is S-Drive as good as PP2? Which tire should I go for??
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Today I was quoted Rs.5850 per tire for Michline PP2s and Rs.4500 for Yoko S-Drive. There is quiet a difference in prices of PP2s and S-Drives.

Is S-Drive as good as PP2? Which tire should I go for??
Vaibhav,
I beleive they have quoted very high for pp2's.
S-drives should cost you some where around 4.2K

Which size are you looking for?

From a VFM perspective, i would suggest you to go for S-drive.
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I dont know about the Michelins, but v1p3r/Irags would be able to comment on those. Steep pricing unfortunately.

S-Drive's I can vouch for, they are great in corners and wet conditions(I dont mean standing water.. I mean rain). Road noise was evident(maybe cos mine is a Swift!) but now its negligible due to damping.
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I am looking for size 205/50-15.

I have inquired with 4 different dealers. All the quotes are similar maximum difference is Rs.5700 /tire is the lowest quote that I got for PP2 in this size.

Me too thinking of Yoko S Drives for VFM. I will save lot of $$$ that way.

EDIT: Thanks for the feedback s0uljah.

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I made some more inquires about 205/50-15 size tires for getz. One of the dealers confirmed that they have supplied this size and it works. I have decided to go for yokohama s drives.
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I made some more inquires about 205/50-15 size tires for getz. One of the dealers confirmed that they have supplied this size and it works. I have decided to go for yokohama s drives.
Good to hear that 205/50 works fine. Did you check out whether the steering feels heavy or not in slow speeds?

What is the cost per tire?
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Cost for 205/50-15 S.Drives is 4500 /tire. Its little less for 14" size.

I have observed that the cost of tires changes with buyback offers.
Highest quote I got from the dealer who was giving the best buyback offer. In the end all offers are similar.
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Cost for 205/50-15 S.Drives is 4500 /tire. Its little less for 14" size.

I have observed that the cost of tires changes with buyback offers.
Highest quote I got from the dealer who was giving the best buyback offer. In the end all offers are similar.
For how much the dealer is ready to take your stock tires?

Did you finalize on the alloy design? If yes then please post a picture along with price.
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Alloy design not finalized yet. I am thinking of something like this:
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Alloy design not finalized yet. I am thinking of something like this:
It is a good design.looks good in both static and dynamic state.
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Alloy design not finalized yet. I am thinking of something like this:
Nice looking alloy. What is the cost of buyback?
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