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|20th February 2008, 17:27||#18|
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I talked to a service engineer of Sundaram Motors (Chevy dealers) in bangalore about the tyre upsize for spark and he said not to go for 165/65 R13 as they would touch the body for rear wheels.
Then i said i am not satisfied with the grip and noise levels of MRF ZVTS and he replied "sir MRF will last longer upto 50,000 KM"
I said thats gr8.
As i want to get 165/65 - R13 tyres,i am thinking about Michelin XM1 now.
What do you suggest?
Any other T-Bhpian has upgraded tyres for spark?
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|21st February 2008, 17:14||#19|
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Let's look at overall diameter for these tyres:
155/70R13 : (13x25.4) + 2x(155x0.7) = 547.2 mm
165/65R13 : (13x25.4) + 2x(165x0.65) = 544.7 mm
175/60R13 : (13x25.4) + 2x(175x0.6) = 540.2 mm
So, 165/65R13 looks close to OEM specs if one looks at overall diameter alone.
Not sure about service engineer's view about rear wheels touching body panels. It all depends on wheel well design for spark.
175/60R13 has possibility of touching body panels while turning but it might not/should not happen with 165/65R13.
|6th November 2008, 10:18||#20|
Tyre Swap Advise for Chevrolet Spark LT
Hey everyone. As i mentioned in the new car thread. I bought a new Chevrolet Spark LT for my mom and need a quick word of advise on weather to keep the existing Apollo Accelere or swap them for goodyears/michelins. How good are the existing tires? They seem to have minimal road noise.
Please advise as soon as possible because i will be going to the tyre shop this evening if a change is required.
I plan to keep the size stock 155/70/R13 on the stock steel rims.
|10th November 2008, 13:59||#23|
I kept it stock as i felt it is more then enough for the cars performance. 155/70/R13
I traded in my apollo accelre's and paid difference amount of Rs 3500. So dont really know the cost of the Michelins. Will ask him when i go to get my free t shirt and track pants (Michelin offer)
|10th November 2008, 15:27||#24|
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Okay whoever is upgrading the Spark tires, DO NOT get 175's. I have 175 Potenzas in my Matiz and they touch the rear body usually on bumps once in a while. I suggest you all rule out 175's. I have even raised the rubber bushes, but they still scrape whenever they can, not just when it is fully loaded.
Just a word of caution. Thanks. Check my Garage - looks good but scrapes. I am waiting for them to wear out so I can put 165's.
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|5th December 2008, 00:47||#25|
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I have decided to upgrade to 165/65 R13. I am thinking of only upgrading for the rear tires and leaving the front tires as original. I believe the rear tires provide the most traction and that front tires are best kept as it is, to keep the handling & maneuverability better.
What do you guys think?
|5th December 2008, 12:12||#26|
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ritz830, i would suggest you to upgrade on all the wheels as it is a small car and i dont think putting 165/65-13 only on rear wheels will help in any way.
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