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Old 26th November 2007, 23:52   #1
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Default Maxxis Tyres for Esteem ?

Guys, I have a doubt and hope someone can help me. I have the choice of 205/60 R13 Maxxis tyres (the dealer says that '60' is a percentage of wall of tyre to width of tyre so GC will not be affected. Will it touch anywhere inside while turning ?

Also I found 195/60 R13 G3 Potenzas, that dealer also says no probs in an Esteem. Both available for Rs.3,000/- each, what should I do ? I do a lot of highway trips, plus a lot of in city run-arounds. How much milage will I lose ? Both dealers say their tyres are of a hard compound and will last 50,000+ kms. Bridgestone I'm sure but Maxxis I've never heard of.
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Old 27th November 2007, 10:00   #2
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205/60/13 are bulky tyres for esteem, I had those and had to fit Spacers, spacers spoil the handling. It will touch if you dont use spacers. 175/70/13 is the ideal combination. If you want to go for upsize go 185/60/14.
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Old 27th November 2007, 10:49   #3
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DragonLoard, I have been using Maxxis tyres (MA-V1) for the last 3 months. Overall I have no reason to complain. The road grip in wet and dry conditions is more than adequate for normal city/highway driving and the tyre noise seems to be hardly noticeable.
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Old 27th November 2007, 17:41   #4
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Default 195/60 R13 tyres for Esteem ?

Thanks for your advice guys, what about 195/60 R13 potenza G3 ? Is that ok for my Esteem without spacers ?
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Old 29th November 2007, 13:13   #5
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The Potenza would be a good option.. Just check the manufacturing dates on a Bridgestone, sometimes the tyres are almost 2-3 years old.. Not a good option in that case. Where are U buying the Maxiss from?
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Old 29th November 2007, 15:36   #6
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Are u planning to mount 195/60-13 tyres on stock OEM rims or getting alloys too??
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195 is too wide a size for stock 4.5/5j steel rims.
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195 is too wide a size for stock 4.5/5j steel rims.
Dont u think 195 is going over the top too and max upsize of 185/65/R13 should be stuck to?
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The bridgestone deal sounds better. There is no long term usage report on maxxis yet.
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The JBL evil twins have Maxxis tyres.
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pardon my ignorance but why do you want to fit 195's on an Esteem?? I don't see the requirement or need for such a wide footprint.

Also, 195's will foul with the bodywork for sure if you don't use spacers or such. I wouldn't recommend going above 175 width in any case esp. if it's a stock car.
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@iraghava:since you have driven the jbl twins over a long distance,how was your experience with maxxis tires considering grip,braking,comfort and noise.
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Please follow the Maxxis tyre thread, I think Maxxis tyres would do the same for all cars...
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Please follow the Maxxis tyre thread, I think Maxxis tyres would do the same for all cars...
this is a reply to which post?????????
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Default Thanks a lot guys !

Thanks a lot to everyone here for their advice, to clear a few doubts, I have HR R13 alloys on my Esteem. The reason I was considering 195/60 R13 was only because they were the only R13 size available with Bridgestone Potenzas, which are very highly praised by a lot of members of Team BHP.

So, taking everyones advice on the best choice for an Esteem being 175/70 R13s. What are my options now ?
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