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Old 8th February 2008, 18:49   #1
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Gurus - i am planning to upgrade existing tyres i.e MRF ZVTS 155/70 R13 on my Chevrolet spark to Bridgestone Potenza G3 175/60 R13.

I thought of BS G3 as i read in forum that they provide superior grip compared to MRF ZVTS.

Can i fit the tyres on existing steel rims (4.5J) or do i need to buy 5.5J alloys?
If alloys then which brand and what would be cost for a set of 5 alloys?

The dealer has quoted BS G3 for 3300 per tyre and he is buying back my MRF ZVTS 5 tyres (run 5K KMS) for Rs. 5500.

Is that a good deal?

What would be the drop in mileage if i upsize to 175mm tyres?

Any other tyres you guys suggest?
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What are you looking for in your tyres? Comfort or Performance?
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A blend of comfort and performance.
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Not sure if tyres having both comfort & perf are available, anyway wait for our tyre experts - iraghava/KP to respond.
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Not sure if tyres having both comfort & perf are available, anyway wait for our tyre experts - iraghava/KP to respond.
Checked form sources YOKOHAMA A539 will be a good blend.
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A blend of comfort and performance.
THen go for Michelins...

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In 175/60-13 Yokohama A539 is a very good tyre, VFM too. It should cost u around 2500 per tyre.
BS GIIIs are performance tyres which won't give u excellent comfort and minimum road noise. They are old and outdated now.

IMHO the spark doesn't need 175 tyres. 165/65-13 should be more than sufficient for it.
In 165/65-13 u can choose between Michelin XM1 and Yokohama A drives. Both will give u the blend of comfort and performance.

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@kpzen,
What would be the drop in mileage and ride quality if i switch to 165/65 R13 Yokohama?
Can i fit the yoko tyres on the existing steel rims(4.5J) ?
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Boss, in Delhi around Nov, Michelin XM1's 175/70-13 were easily available for 2500-2600 apiece. At JC road(?), you could get it for less!
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@phamilyman,

thx for the reply. I am looking for Yokohama A539. Any idea how long will they last?

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What would be the drop in mileage and ride quality if i switch to 165/65 R13 Yokohama? ALso any drop in ground clearance?

Can i fit the yoko tyres on the existing steel rims(4.5J) ?
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What would be the drop in mileage and ride quality if i switch to 165/65 R13 Yokohama? ALso any drop in ground clearance?

Can i fit the yoko tyres on the existing steel rims(4.5J) ?
1. With 165/65 there won't be any noticeable drop in FE.
2. No change in GC.
3. U can fit yokohama 165/65-13 on 4.5j rims but mounting 175/60-13 on 4.5j is not advisable.

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Boss, in Delhi around Nov, Michelin XM1's 175/70-13 were easily available for 2500-2600 apiece. At JC road(?), you could get it for less!
Are u suggesting 175/70-13 for Spark.???
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Boss, in Delhi around Nov, Michelin XM1's 175/70-13 were easily available for 2500-2600 apiece. At JC road(?), you could get it for less!
Official tyre with bill and warranty and hologram is available for around 2800.
2500 must be a grey market tyre.
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Thank you very much kpzen for suggesting yokohamas.

I will go for Yokohama 165/65 R13 (A539) and if budget permits will put alloys(5J).

Thanks every one for valuable suggestions.
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I will go for Yokohama 165/65 R13 (A539) and if budget permits will put alloys(5J).
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A539 doesnt come in 165/65-13. you will get A drive.
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A-Drive's are pretty good tyres too.
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