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Old 11th June 2008, 12:53   #316
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Hey guys, a pal of mine is looking for a steel rim for his Palio 2003 model. Any idea how much it would cost?
Are there any good samaritans who have changed to alloys and want to donate their old stock rims? We just want one.
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Old 26th July 2008, 23:23   #317
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my palio 1.2 is due for an upgrade. while im not thinking abt upsizing or anything. im happy with 175/65 R14s that came stock in my car. pls suggest what tyre i should go for?
i have inquired abt michelins but most dealers tell me they dont last as long. is that true? if not suggest me a michelin dealer in west delhi pls.

also my other option is bridgestone ER Turanza and MY01. are they good?

i dont know much abt the tyres so any kind of suggestions would be highly appreciated.

thanks.

EDIT: also suggest an upsize. and will it affect teh already heavy steering?

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Old 27th July 2008, 18:29   #318
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@Amit.

Dont upsize more than 14" on a Palio.
You can go for 185. AFAIK, that is the best option for Palio.

Try Michelin XM1+ (185/65R14) or Appolo Accelere Sportz (185/60R14).
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Old 27th July 2008, 19:46   #319
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Amit I would suggest you stick to 175/65 and get some nice tyres. With the 1.2 there is no need to go wider.

And Michelin's will last you at least 40-45k kms if not more. You decide whether that is too soon or not.
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Old 27th July 2008, 21:13   #320
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where were u ishan? its nice to hear frm you. im really sceptical on the availability and genuinity of michelins available in india. can you give me some pointers? also pls pm me your number. thanks.
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I don't know the reasoning behind your doubts about the availability or genuineity of Michelin's but I haven't found any evidence of fake Michelin's in the market till date.

As for pointers, they're simple, look for a white sticker on the tyres saying "Imported by Michelin India" with their Indian office's address listed below it & remember to take your warranty card & bill from the dealer.

P.S. If you're not convinced by Michelin, go in for other brands like Yoko, Apollo, Bridgestone etc.

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Old 27th July 2008, 21:47   #322
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no, quite frankly i want to go for michelins myself but some dealers who themselves stock michelins gave a bad report for its durability. that made me doubtful.
also apart from michelins, what other options do i have in yokohama and bridgestones?
how is er turanza from bridgestone?

lastly, do u know of any good dealers for michelins in west delhi?
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Old 27th July 2008, 21:59   #323
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You'll get Yoko A.Drive & Bridgestone Turanza ER-60 apart from the S322's. Turanza is actually a pretty decent tyre.

And no, no idea dealers in W. Delhi, know a couple in S. Delhi though.
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ok i have many options now. pls help me choose the best tyre:

Goodyear Assurance: Rs. 3400
Goodyear NCT5: Rs. 2800
Bridgestone ER60 Turanza: Rs. 3350
Michelin XM1+ : Rs. 3500
Yoko A.Drive: Rs. 3050

apart from Michelin which is a unanimous choice, pls help me choose a tyre.
thanks.
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I have gone for Michelin Energy XM1+, offers good comfort and ride!

Other best option would be Bridgestone Turanza, am curious about Goodyear Assurance - as per GY website it offers good Handling and Grip, maybe worth a try!

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I have gone for Michelin Energy XM1+, offers good comfort and ride!

Other best option would be Bridgestone Turanza, am curious about Goodyear Assurance - as per GY website it offers good Handling and Grip, maybe worth a try!
I am also using the same. (185/65R14).

BTW, how about the tire mileage of XM1+? And how is the wet grip?
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BTW, how about the tire mileage of XM1+? And how is the wet grip?
Tom, XM1+ tires are expected to last 40-45 K kms!

I drove through rains couple of times, grip was superb, didn't feel I was driving on a wet road!
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I am also using the same. (185/65R14).

BTW, how about the tire mileage of XM1+? And how is the wet grip?
wet grip for XM1+ is really good....I drove on expressway at speeds of 100 to 130 when it was raining...the grip was excellent
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Default FIAT Palio Stile 1.6 tire query

Hey guys,

What tires (brand) come stock on the Palio 1.6 Stile Sport?

Are either XM1s or Yokohama A.drives available in 175/65 R14?

Thanks

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Old 1st August 2008, 21:43   #330
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From what i've seen - stock tyres - Bridgestone S322 / Goodyear GPS2
Not sure on your second question - but why don't you consider upsizing to 195/60 R14?
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