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Old 4th September 2008, 17:41   #1
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Hi All,

Planning to upgrade my set of tyres (155/70/13 x 2 front and 145/65/13 x 2 rear) as my vehicle has done about 45K. Was thinking of going for Yokohmama S drive or Michelin XM1s. My city:highway driving is around 65:35.

Also, since I'm planning for tubeless, I was planning to get alloys.
Couple of points that I would like to clarify:

After going through a lot of threads, I thought of upsizing my tyres to 185/55/14.
Can anybody point me to the best dealer for tyres at Mysore/Bangalore? Is this tyre size available and will it suit the Uno?
Also, what are the recommended alloys (brands) that I should go for and are reliable and available?

Any inputs regarding the above would be welcome. Thanks!
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Yokohama S Drive is in a completely different league compared to the XM1s.

Aura is reliable for alloys but for FIAT cars, your range is restricted unless you want to fit a wrong PCD or something.
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Planning to upgrade my set of tyres (155/70/13 x 2 front and 145/65/13 x 2 rear) as my vehicle has done about 45K. Was thinking of going for Yokohmama S drive or Michelin XM1s. My city:highway driving is around 65:35.
Why would you want 2 different sizes? Also no tyres are available in 145/65.

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After going through a lot of threads, I thought of upsizing my tyres to 185/55/14.
Can anybody point me to the best dealer for tyres at Mysore/Bangalore? Is this tyre size available and will it suit the Uno?
Also, what are the recommended alloys (brands) that I should go for and are reliable and available?
185/55 IMO would be seriously overkill for the puny 45 bhp engine. The other issue is finding alloys of 98 PCD. I would not recommend this option at all.
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Why would you want 2 different sizes? Also no tyres are available in 145/65.
And the original size is 145/80 R13. Really, why the different sizes and profiles?
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98 PCD alloys are available in R14 from AURA. The design number is E1455. It is 5.5j. I guess you can go for 165/70 R14.

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98 PCD alloys are available in R14 from AURA. The design number is E1455. It is 5.5j. I guess you can go for 165/70 R14.

Cheers,

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You can go for that. No issues but the design... well, have a look at it and then decide. Aura have a lot of designs for Fiat cars but they dont manufacture all of them. Depends which Aura have in stock at that time.

Madhus Tyre Service in Mysore are now Aura dealers. Also, you can try Urs cars. Urs cars being a Tata dealership do always keep some 98PCD sets with them. But MTS can also get you the alloys given a day's notice.
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I think the stock size is 155/80-13. (Not sure)
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I think the stock size is 155/80-13. (Not sure)
The stock size is 145/80/R13 which is hardly being manufactured these days as it was OE fitment for nothing else but the Uno. Prateek has done a typo with the 145/65/R13 size mentioned as such a size doesn't exist.

The closest mach in my opinion would be 165/70/R13 which is not available in any Indian brand. I've seen Maxxis tyres with this size so maybe you could hunt around your town a bit.
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Hi all,

Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions!

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Why would you want 2 different sizes? Also no tyres are available in 145/65.

185/55 IMO would be seriously overkill for the puny 45 bhp engine. The other issue is finding alloys of 98 PCD. I would not recommend this option at all.
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And the original size is 145/80 R13. Really, why the different sizes and profiles?
I currently have 2 different sizes. 2 for front and 2 for rear tyres. This was due to changing the front tires a couple of years back and leaving the rear ones. I only noticed the difference about a month back.

Can't 100PCD alloys be fitted instead of 98PCD? Local shop suggesteed that!

@ Iraghava: Why are 185/55 an overkill?

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98 PCD alloys are available in R14 from AURA. The design number is E1455. It is 5.5j. I guess you can go for 165/70 R14.
Cheers,
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Maybe I might go with that! Also can see 165/65 R14.

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The stock size is 145/80/R13 which is hardly being manufactured these days as it was OE fitment for nothing else but the Uno. Prateek has done a typo with the 145/65/R13 size mentioned as such a size doesn't exist.

The closest mach in my opinion would be 165/70/R13 which is not available in any Indian brand. I've seen Maxxis tyres with this size so maybe you could hunt around your town a bit.
It indeed is a typo .


Well, I was quite keen on the 185/55s but I can see that they might be an overkill (Iraghava, I'll be grateful for further info). Planning 165/65 or 165/70 R14s now. Will check up the local dealer (Madhus @ Mysore, thanks Nikhilb2008) and other local shops for what alloys they are stocking for 98PCD this weekend! Lets hope they have something I can pick up.

Once again, any other inputs or suggestions are welcome! Thanks!
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Can't 100PCD alloys be fitted instead of 98PCD? Local shop suggesteed that!
It can be done but it is not recommended.

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@ Iraghava: Why are 185/55 an overkill?
Wider tyres & bigger wheels mean that you'll have more unsprung weight on your car (logic being 14" wheel is going to be heavier than a 13" wheel & same for the tyres). Also, a 185-section tyre will increase the drag & would require more of an effort from the engine to pull along. The engine is a puny 45-bhp which has it's task cut out as is & so the performance (acceleration mainly) will decrease rather than improving. Hence, my suggestion not use 185/55 R14's.

Also, why do you need 185's? A good set of 155/165's will be good enough for your car & will give you excellent grip.

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It can be done but it is not recommended.

Wider tyres & bigger wheels mean that you'll have more unsprung weight on your car (logic being 14" wheel is going to be heavier than a 13" wheel & same for the tyres). Also, a 185-section tyre will increase the drag & would require more of an effort from the engine to pull along. The engine is a puny 45-bhp which has it's task cut out as is & so the performance (acceleration mainly) will decrease rather than improving. Hence, my suggestion not use 185/55 R14's.

Also, why do you need 185's? A good set of 155/165's will be good enough for your car & will give you excellent grip.

Thanks! Got the concept now. Will look for 165/65/R14s or similar which will suit the upsize. Have to check out the tyre shoppe at Mysore as recommended by Nikhil.

Will update all of you with the tyres taken along with the alloys in a little while. Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions.
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Need to get new set of tyres for a old fiat uno with standard oem rims, no plans of getting alloys. Car is kept in a very small town in rural rajasthan & is used few times a month on the highway to drive between 120 km - 250 km.

I called bridgestone, jaipur. They put me in touch with their dealer who has the oem size 145/80/R13 - 2540/- (with tube) &
155/80/R13 - 2760/- (tube & tubeless)

any suggestion which ones to go for?

What difference will there be in ride comfort between 145 & 155...

The bridgestone jaipur sales person, P Tewari was very helpfull & said he could have tyres of my choice sent accross to the dealer close to us the same day if needed.

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Hi All,

Planning to upgrade my set of tyres (155/70/13 x 2 front and 145/65/13 x 2 rear) as my vehicle has done about 45K. Was thinking of going for Yokohmama S drive or Michelin XM1s. My city:highway driving is around 65:35.

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I called bridgestone, jaipur. They put me in touch with their dealer who has the oem size 145/80/R13 - 2540/- (with tube) &
155/80/R13 - 2760/- (tube & tubeless)

any suggestion which ones to go for?

What difference will there be in ride comfort between 145 & 155...
Quoting both you guys to call your attention

Its time for my Fiat Uno (Diesel) for the tyre change. I have had bad experiences with Bridgestone which I was using till now and would like to stay away from it, (but may go back to Bridgestone). One of the dealers I had met quite accidentally told me that the OEM size 145/80R13 is available with Apollo, but when I checked in their website now I could find a tyre of this size from in their listing.

Anyways, in case the 145 is not available, I'm planning to go 165/70R13 which seem to the correct upsize for Fiat Uno in terms of deviation from the overall diameter.

So friends, my questions are:

Does it touch the anywhere during U-turns and other sharp turns?

Is there noticeable difference in the ride-quality ?

Is there noticeable difference in the power? Is the car pulling well with these upsized tyres?

Thanks in advance
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Old 9th October 2012, 10:14   #14
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@DudewithaFiat

I don't have the car anymore so my information may not be 100% accurate. As I remember, I did not go for an upsize but went with Bridgestones (tubed). If not stock size, then 155/80/13 was what I got. Sorry, been almost 2 years since I sold off the car, so little foggy on the details.

For more information, maybe you can get in touch with member hillram. He might be able to help you better.
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@DudewithaFiat

I don't have the car anymore so my information may not be 100% accurate. As I remember, I did not go for an upsize but went with Bridgestones (tubed). If not stock size, then 155/80/13 was what I got. Sorry, been almost 2 years since I sold off the car, so little foggy on the details.

For more information, maybe you can get in touch with member hillram. He might be able to help you better.
Thanks Prateek. I have PM'ed hillram.

I may be able to get hold of 14" Punto alloys. In that case, I`ll probably go 165/65R14. Would the difference in ride-quality be noticeable, going from high-profile to low-profile tires ?

The stock 145/80R13 is still available with JK tyres - About Rs.27xx/- I believe.
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