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Old 22nd October 2008, 02:52   #106
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I used the Goodyear NTC 5s in my Baleno for 26 k kms...after which they got so noisy that poor Maruti guys replaced the entire front wheel bearing assenbly thinking that the assembly was faulty....
To give them credit..Gyear did give me a 50% credit on a new purchase..though I had to do nearly a month of followup with them and their sales team.
I now have michelin energy XM1 185/65 R 14..I dont want a stiff ride and hence did not go for 195s..the ride is very plush even after 25 k kms (my car has now done 51k in total) and I would recommend these tyres to anyone who likes high comfort and high amount of silence with an average grip
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IEarlier I could not go above 130 with the Goodyears, the steering used to feel lifeless and disconnected. With the Yokohamas I have touched 152 just 2 days back

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Can you give a feed back on tire life for the Yokohama. Is it anything to be worried about. And any marked change in FE??
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Suresh, you can expect anything from 35k to 40k for it. I am at 33k currently on my ES100s
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Hey guys.Gonna get my 205/50/R15 tires on my baleno.could somebody tell me if it causes any kind of problems in the car.does it scrape somewhere when the car is loaded or while cornering hard..???
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It might scrape at the rear on full load. 195/55R15 is recommended if you dont want to have issues. Go for the correct offset while choosing alloys.
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balenoboy-i totally agree with crazydiablo.dont go for the205/55/15.high speed driving on the highway with potholes can really damage the wheels,go for 195/55/15.
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Hey guys.Gonna get my 205/50/R15 tires on my baleno.could somebody tell me if it causes any kind of problems in the car.does it scrape somewhere when the car is loaded or while cornering hard..???
I ran my car with the 205/50/R15 size and under full load the wheels used to scrape the wheel arch .So dont go for the 205/50/R15 on the baleno its an overkill, stick to 195/55/R15 and be a happy man.
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Old 14th November 2008, 20:19   #113
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I have a Baleno LXI (Jan 2005). The car has done around 40000 kms. The manufacturer's tyres are still being used (R13 165/80). The tyres still look good as the grooves can be identified easily. I still feel some body rattle & vibration, on certain roads that have tiles on. This is an off late feeling. Does this manifest in a tyre change requirement? Also in 2006 the new Balenos came with a fatter rubber (better late than never), can I do the same, without comprmising on suspension & fuel economy? Is there something additional in the new balenos, like spaces etc to accomodate the 14inch?
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thanks guys.i'll try and get 195 size tires.If anybody has used 195/55/R15 tires please let me know okay.
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thanks guys.i'll try and get 195 size tires.If anybody has used 195/55/R15 tires please let me know okay.
195/55-15 is the right upsize for the baleno shiblin.Go ahead,you will have no problems
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thanks guys.i'll try and get 195 size tires.If anybody has used 195/55/R15 tires please let me know okay.
What do you wanna know my friend? A close pal and me run the same tires on the baleno.
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I have a Baleno LXI (Jan 2005). The car has done around 40000 kms. The manufacturer's tyres are still being used (R13 165/80). The tyres still look good as the grooves can be identified easily. I still feel some body rattle & vibration, on certain roads that have tiles on. This is an off late feeling. Does this manifest in a tyre change requirement? Also in 2006 the new Balenos came with a fatter rubber (better late than never), can I do the same, without comprmising on suspension & fuel economy? Is there something additional in the new balenos, like spaces etc to accomodate the 14inch?
even the old ones can take 14 inchers. dont worry. if your not a quick driver i think 185/65 r14 was the size newer balenos used to come with. of course if you want better grip levels then 195/60 r14 is fine.
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What do you wanna know my friend? A close pal and me run the same tires on the baleno.
Dude i want to buy USED tires man.i just bought 205 size tires so i cant afford a set of brand new tires now.so i want USED 195 size tires.
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I have a Baleno LXI (Jan 2005). The car has done around 40000 kms. The manufacturer's tyres are still being used (R13 165/80). The tyres still look good as the grooves can be identified easily. I still feel some body rattle & vibration, on certain roads that have tiles on. This is an off late feeling. Does this manifest in a tyre change requirement? Also in 2006 the new Balenos came with a fatter rubber (better late than never), can I do the same, without comprmising on suspension & fuel economy? Is there something additional in the new balenos, like spaces etc to accomodate the 14inch?
Might i suggest 185-70-13 for your car.That way you can stick with your stock rims.These will have the same level of comfort and grip levels for your driving.Goodyear ducaros will suit just fine.
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Might i suggest 185-70-13 for your car.That way you can stick with your stock rims.These will have the same level of comfort and grip levels for your driving.Goodyear ducaros will suit just fine.
had 185/70 r13 on my baleno. its just fine. might i suggest g3s instead of goodyears.
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