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Old 31st October 2007, 00:21   #1
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Default New Tyres for Palio 1.6 GTX

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I am planning to upgrade my old set of tires(175/64 R14) to 185/65 R 14 or 195/60/ R14. I talked to one of the FIAT service guys and the advice I got was to upgrade the tires not more than 10mm. Which means I can not go for 195/60 R 14. I read couple of threads in the forum and have understood like 195/60 R 14 is the best upsize for Palio 1.6 GTX.

My criteria is to have very silent/comfort ride and handling at high speeds(I drive at 100-125 on highways)

Need your advice on selecting one of the following tires

1. Apollo Acelere --> considering thinking that it is cheap and silent ride and better handling
2. Michelin Energy XM1
3. Bridgestone Potenza GIII
4. Yokohoma ES100

It would be of great help if you know the apprx price that I can get these tires in Bangalore

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Hi There, Any suggestions would be highly appreciated as today is the last day with a track suit offer for Micheline tyres
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My choice from the ones listed above would surely be the Michelin Energy XM1. Go for stock size if available since 185/65/ R14 is not a good upsize for the Palio and neither does it make a considerable difference. 195/60/ R14 is the way to go if you wish to upsize.
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195/60/r14 is best upsize. Will improve traction and reduce body roll.
I think Michelin Energy XM1 is a good tyre if you get good deal.

Make sure you get the original reebok or Puma tracksuit.
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Btw I have personally experienced bust suspension and steering systems due to oversize tyres (coupled with hard cornering). I am still not able to convince myself to upgrade to 195/60/R14 tyres.
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Btw I have personally experienced bust suspension and steering systems due to oversize tyres (coupled with hard cornering). I am still not able to convince myself to upgrade to 195/60/R14 tyres.
195/60-14 is the ideal size for GTX but your experience doesn't sound good.
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195/60-14 is the ideal size for GTX but your experience doesn't sound good.
Well actually the upgrade on the car I tried was done after 39k kms which is the reason that the car could have had a busted or weak suspension already.
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185/70/14, the Swift ZXi tyre, would be a good compromise between comfort and handling. A Palio GTX owner who is member of Yahoo Palio Users' Group uses 195/70/14 and seems to be quite happy!
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185/70/14, the Swift ZXi tyre, would be a good compromise between comfort and handling. A Palio GTX owner who is member of Yahoo Palio Users' Group uses 195/70/14 and seems to be quite happy!
Both the sizes are absolutely wrong. Dunno how that GTX owner is happy with Qualis tyres.
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Both the sizes are absolutely wrong. Dunno how that GTX owner is happy with Qualis tyres.
Perhaps because the wheel wells of Palio are big enough to take them.
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Perhaps because the wheel wells of Palio are big enough to take them.
What about the speedometer ?? Is that also big enough to take all the speedo error with 7% difference in OD..
195/70-14 is too tall for Palio.
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What about the speedometer ?? Is that also big enough to take all the speedo error with 7% difference in OD..
195/70-14 is too tall for Palio.
Well the tyres in the Adventures are 175/80/R14 and the speedo calibration is the same for both cars. Possibly it can take that size?
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We talk about ride comfort or steering response and handling. Does switching from 175/60 R14 to 195/60 R14 affect the fuel economy.
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I have been using 185/60 for my GTX for the past 2 years. i am not sure if accelere's come in 195/65. the car has been wearing apollo accelere sportz since Mar '07. no problems till now. i dont remember the exact price but it was around Rs.3400 here in noida. There has been an increase of some Rs.200 in the price now.
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Does switching from 175/60 R14 to 195/60 R14 affect the fuel economy.
Yes, there will be a slight drop in FE when switching to wider tyres.
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