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Old 10th September 2008, 15:57   #16
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Thanks AK and Esteem. I think I will. Yoko or Michelin? What's the verdict?
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Old 15th September 2008, 09:35   #17
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In case someone follows this thread and wants to know about what I did finally - I purchased a 175x70x13 Michelin XM1+ . Stock is 155x80x13. The feeling is superb. Soft. Silent. Floating. The foreign brands I think are worth the extra bucks.
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Old 15th September 2008, 10:23   #18
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I have been running my Esteem on 185/60/R13's for the last 7 years, there is no ground clearance issue, tyre rubbing issue or fuel efficiency issue..

Only thing is a slight change in the ride quality. (gets a little harsh) but the pros to that is tones of grip in cornering,braking and stability at high speeds..

Go for the 185/60/R13 or R14's. It is a win win package..
ps: I cant wait to install R14's on mine as soon as soon as the list of priorities clear out..

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"ii) (Sorry for a big enquiry list..pls bare with me) Will this upsize from my existing 155/80/R13" to 185/60/R14" increase or decrease the current Ground-Clearance. If it decreases , can i go for 185/60/R13" ?"
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Old 15th September 2008, 10:25   #19
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In case someone follows this thread and wants to know about what I did finally - I purchased a 175x70x13 Michelin XM1+ . Stock is 155x80x13.
Interesting....I also changed to XM1+ on sat. I am yet to hit the highway, so no comments yet. Immediate comment is that the car rolls more freely.
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Old 15th September 2008, 11:51   #20
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I have been running my Esteem on 185/60/R13's for the last 7 years, there is no ground clearance issue, tyre rubbing issue or fuel efficiency issue..

Only thing is a slight change in the ride quality. (gets a little harsh) but the pros to that is tones of grip in cornering,braking and stability at high speeds..

Go for the 185/60/R13 or R14's. It is a win win package..
ps: I cant wait to install R14's on mine as soon as soon as the list of priorities clear out..

-JRD

185/60-13 is not a good upgrade. It decreases the GC by 13mm.
185/60-14 would be fine.

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Old 14th November 2008, 18:18   #21
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Question How to increase Esteem's Ground Clearance

Hey fellow BHPians, hope you and your drivers are revving well. I want to increase the ground clearance of my Esteem VXi, 2007 model as much as possible without having any detrimental impact on handling of the car & safety. There are 2 ways that come to my mind, which are:

1. Tyre upsize from 13" to maximum possible keeping handling & safety in mind.
2. Suspension modifications to lift the car again keeping handling & safety in mind.

I request your valuable inputs on the above two. Am I thinking in the right direction. Detailed technical specifications for the changes in rim and the right tyre size would be greatly appreciated. Furthermore, if there are any other way to increase the GC, it would also help.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 5th January 2009, 18:43   #22
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I am replacing 175/70R13 tyres in my 2001 Esteem VXI.
Plz Advice me on right tyre size for these 2 objectives :
1. Max. Fuel efficiency
2. Ride quality especially on bad roads(Drive regularly in interiors of Himachal).
Looks no consideration. Anything below 2.5k Rs. would do.
Which would be best out of MRF, Goodyear, JK tyre, Bridgestone for these 2 criteria?

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In case someone follows this thread and wants to know about what I did finally - I purchased a 175x70x13 Michelin XM1+ . Stock is 155x80x13. The feeling is superb. Soft. Silent. Floating. The foreign brands I think are worth the extra bucks.
@Sudipto, How is the performance of your tyres now? How many KMs done.
I am planning to go for the same tyres along with Nitrogen filling for my esteem vxi.
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In case someone follows this thread and wants to know about what I did finally - I purchased a 175x70x13 Michelin XM1+ . Stock is 155x80x13. The feeling is superb. Soft. Silent. Floating. The foreign brands I think are worth the extra bucks.

Low speed ride quality on rough city roads should be a bit jarring with lower profile/higher width tyres like 170 70 R13 compared to 155 80 R13 for the same tyre brand, as per the general advice of tyre gurus.

What's the actual feedback from fellow BHPians on the low speed ride quality comparo in the city, between these two tyre sizes ?
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Old 5th November 2011, 12:48   #25
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Sorry that I noticed it so late. I have recently changed the Michelins after a glorious 50k kilometer flawless service with them. For experiment's sake I went for Yokohama A drive this time. These are average tyres, in my opinion. If I change my tyres again, I will go for Michelins.
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