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Old 21st February 2006, 16:02   #16
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Take a look at these threads that cover this issue already. I'm sure you'll get your answer on one of these threads.

1. The right upsize

2. Upsize for Palio 1.6 (Tyres for a Palio GTX?)

3. Palio 1.2 Upsize

4. And finally, Tire upsize calculator (Tire size and Speedo error calculator)

Please use the "search" option before posting new threads as chances are, the topic has been discussed before. This thread is closed.
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Old 17th August 2006, 19:39   #17
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hey guys
i need to replace my palio tyres i have 3 options

the stock s322--3050
turanza (180/60)--3500
michelin xm1(175/65) -3200

let me know what tyres are good for what and any experiences...

thanks in advance
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Old 17th August 2006, 20:09   #18
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You have the following three options when it comes to size, assuming you have 14" wheels:

1. Stock, 175/65 - stick with S322
2. 185/60 - choose from Bridgestone Potenza/Turanza or Good Year Eagle NCT5 or Michelin
3. 195/60 - choose from Bridgestone Potenza/Turanza or Good Year Eagle NCT5 or Michelin

IMO, the best tyres would be Bridgestone Potenza GIIIs. These tyres offer the best all round grip and are typically long lasting.
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Old 17th August 2006, 22:34   #19
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yeah
thought about that but they have very poor ride quality
how about the xm1's?
are they any good?
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Old 17th August 2006, 22:39   #20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jayanth_997
yeah
thought about that but they have very poor ride quality
how about the xm1's?
are they any good?
Which model Palio is your car???
GTX 1.6 14" alloys
EL/ELX 1.2 13" steel rims...
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Old 17th August 2006, 23:45   #21
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Don't know your exact size but I am using 185/65 R14 XM1's on my VTEC & they are fabulous. If your primary focus is ride comfort & less road noise Energy XM1's are the best.

Don't buy Goodyear Eagle F1's they are noisy & uncomfortable. Best avoided.
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Old 17th August 2006, 23:56   #22
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mines the 1.6 gtx
what about wear in the xm1s?
i dont care all that much about razor sharp handling as i do about comfort..
so the xm1's should be my choice right?
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Old 18th August 2006, 01:10   #23
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I can't speak for or against the Michelins. My guess is they're pretty good overall, based on what I've heard.

I can speak strongly however in favor of the Potenzas - I have the 195/60's on my GTX and totally love them. They're high grip, low noise and comfort? Lets just say they're miles ahead of the stock S322s.
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how much did your potenzas cost?
and @ iraghava
how much did u pay for your xm1's?
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I think raghava had potenza GIIIs earlier so he can give a fair comment on both the tyres..????

GIIIs will cost u 3K/tyre
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Old 18th August 2006, 12:38   #26
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I paid Rs. 3500 each for 195/60 R14 Potenzas.
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Jayanth_997, since yours is a Palio 1.6 GTX with 14" rims, why don't you have a look at the Yokohama AVS ES100's tires. I have heard great reviews about them and believe they are better than the Bridgestone Potenza Grid III's as well in terms of grip, handling as well as ride quality (which is your main concern) though not sure . Would like the experts to comment on that though

And also if ride comfort is your primary objective then i guess, Appolo Acelere has a pretty good reputation as a tire with a great ride quality.

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Old 18th August 2006, 22:34   #28
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ill decide between the yoko xm's and g3's
which is a good multi brand showroom in bangalore?
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Yokohama's are very good. I haven't used many brands, but these are sure better than Falken, Goodyear etc. I've been using them for about 2months maybe and never heard them squeal while cornering hard.
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Go for 185/60 R14 Bridgestone Potenza GIII. You wouldnt regret having them on your car!
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