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Old 13th April 2008, 21:37   #1
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Hey all,

Im new to this forum and also new to cars ,so here i am trying to learn as much as i can from the people out here. We have recently bought a Pre-owned 2003 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.5 . The car was in a pretty bad shape from outside with multiple dents on almost all places, got it Repainted and now it looks as though its just off the showroom.

I have a query regarding the tyres, the car is running on stock rims and the size of the tyre is 175/70 R13 ,want to upsize it to a suitable size. Have searched the Tyre and Wheel Section and have got three suitable upsizes which are

185/65r13
195/65r13
195/60r13

Wanted to know from u guys which one of the 3 mentioned above is the most recommended without affecting the handling. Please mention some good brands of tyres along with model numbers or names. Maximum i can spend is arnd 2.6k per tyre.

PS: I don't want to upsize to 14 inch since have already picked up 13 inch mags. Pics of which will be posted once the car is complete.
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Whats the width of your alloys?
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@kpzen: The size is 13 X 5.5
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Old 14th April 2008, 07:40   #4
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185/65r13 will be the right one for the stock rims. 60 profile tyres will become small and your car will look odd and 195 size tyres will make the car a bit stiff. Yours is 90hp and a stock so 185/65 R 13 will be good enough for good grips.
I also have Accent GLS 1.6L, now switched over to Bridgestone 185/70 R13 on stock rims.. A bit odd one but i'm happy with it. i had choosen 70 profile just because my car don't look bad with small tyres you know.
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@gangsta: Which Tyre, i mean Model?
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Old 14th April 2008, 12:00   #6
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This one.

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Turanza ER-60
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Hey all,


I have a query regarding the tyres, the car is running on stock rims and the size of the tyre is 175/70 R13 ,want to upsize it to a suitable size. Have searched the Tyre and Wheel Section and have got three suitable upsizes which are

185/65r13
195/65r13
195/60r13

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Why do you want to upsize your tyres? I would suggest you stick to 175/70 R13.

If very particular about upsizing 185/65 R13 would be the best bet. 185/70 R13 too should do well on 13J5.5 rims.

I would suggest Michelin XM1 for the brand.

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Recently i purchased the Michelin Energy XM1+ (175/70 R13) for my 7 year old accent,and let me tell you i am very satisfied with this set of Tyre, my accent was running on 155/80 R13 (undersized) and these were 7 years old Tyres believe me it was curse riding this car, the car would wobble as soon as it reaches a speed of 60 km/hr, and it would make a horrible grinding noise. I finally decided to get a new pair of shoes for my darling and went up to M.D. TRADELINKS on VIP ROAD KOLKATA, they suggested me Michelin but i was a bit confused because i heard turanza are the noiseless tyres but the shop owner assured me that its the best tyre and is noiseless. He charged me 3200 earc tyres and as the car rims were rusted we changed them into a new one at @600 each. I just wanted the best to happen with my car, everything was done the whell balancing allingment was for free. Now when i sat in the car to drive and started the ignition and power steering felt so comfortable they were so hard before, my 7 year old accent has become new now and the drive is absolutely smooth and effortless, no noise from tyres no wobbling (10/10) I recommend this tyre to everyone
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Recently i purchased the Michelin Energy XM1+ (175/70 R13) for my 7 year old accent,and let me tell you i am very satisfied with this set of Tyre, my accent was running on 155/80 R13 (undersized) and these were 7 years old Tyres believe me it was curse riding this car, the car would wobble as soon as it reaches a speed of 60 km/hr, and it would make a horrible grinding noise. I finally decided to get a new pair of shoes for my darling and went up to M.D. TRADELINKS on VIP ROAD KOLKATA, they suggested me Michelin but i was a bit confused because i heard turanza are the noiseless tyres but the shop owner assured me that its the best tyre and is noiseless. He charged me 3200 earc tyres and as the car rims were rusted we changed them into a new one at @600 each. I just wanted the best to happen with my car, everything was done the whell balancing allingment was for free. Now when i sat in the car to drive and started the ignition and power steering felt so comfortable they were so hard before, my 7 year old accent has become new now and the drive is absolutely smooth and effortless, no noise from tyres no wobbling (10/10) I recommend this tyre to everyone
Would going for 185/65 R14 be appropriate for the aim of increasing the GC of an Accent Executive?
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Please tell me the tyre brand if you are able to get one in 185/65 R13. Even I am looking out for one for my Getz which runs on OEM alloys on stock 175/70 R13 tyres. Want to change to tubeless from the present tube type.

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I changed the tyres on my 2004 Accent 1.6 GLS. Had done 48k on the original set. Got 4 new Michelins (175/70 R 13). Cost me 3200 per tyre in Hyderabad. Bought it from a small shop on MG road. The owner of the shop suggested Michelin over Bridgestone as Michelins have 8 mm more rubber and run much smoother and quiter.

It's been 2 weeks since I changed the tyres - ride is much smoother now - good acceleration and braking.

Have a 700km trip to Mumbai next month...!
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Guys,

I changed all the 4 tyres on my Accent CRDi from Appollo Amazer 175/70/R13 tubed type to Falken 175/70/R13 tubeless on stock steel rims.

Appollo has done only 25K KMs and has life left to run another 10K easily but it started to behave very badly in terms of road handling. My preference was for Bridgestone or Michelin but ended up with Falken which i got a fantastic deal.

Falkens are performance tyres and very good in terms of handling. Drove 600KMs on them and they simply satisfied me. Dealer told me Falkens/Yokos (imported) wont give good mileage like indian tyres (10-15% less life compared to Indian makes) but I paid only 60% price (discount for old batch before brand change) so no worries.

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Guys,

I changed all the 4 tyres on my Accent CRDi from Appollo Amazer 175/70/R13 tubed type to Falken 175/70/R13 tubeless on stock steel rims.

Appollo has done only 25K KMs and has life left to run another 10K easily but it started to behave very badly in terms of road handling. My preference was for Bridgestone or Michelin but ended up with Falken which i got a fantastic deal.

Falkens are performance tyres and very good in terms of handling. Drove 600KMs on them and they simply satisfied me. Dealer told me Falkens/Yokos (imported) wont give good mileage like indian tyres (10-15% less life compared to Indian makes) but I paid only 60% price (discount for old batch before brand change) so no worries.
Guys,

Have covered about 1500 KMs after tyre change, no issues so far. Have checked air just twice and found air loss was minimal. I'm reallyhappy with the performance, it was a wise decision.
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hi sorry for hijacking i also have same question but little different i want to knw can i fir 15inch*6.5j or 16inch*7 alloy into my hyundai accent
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hi sorry for hijack these post but i have same question for my hyundai accent but little different because i am going for 15inch*6.5J or 16inch*7J alloy wheel will it go. i know that ride will become bumpy but i ride very little on these car..
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