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Old 17th May 2009, 07:35   #436
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Anyone running 195/60-14 Yoko S Drives on their Palio 1.6? Feedback & costing appreciated. Time for changing tyres on my Palio
AFAIK, S-drives are available only from 15".
It starts from 195/55R15.
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Old 18th May 2009, 12:18   #437
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AFAIK, S-drives are available only from 15".
It starts from 195/55R15.
Yes, you are right. I also came to know about this just today.

So back to square 1 for finding good tyres for my 1.6.
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I need to change the tyres on my Palio 1.2 ELX. I started a new thread elsewhere in this section, not knowing that this thread existed. I am currently running on 3 stock Good Year tyres, 165/80 R13, and a Bridgestone with the same dimensions.

I now plan to change all 4 tyres and move the Bridgestone as the spare tyre. I will also be moving from tube type to tube less tyres. I checked out the Yoko A-Drives, Bridgestones, and Continentals at a dealer. Going for the Yokos will need me to upsize. I have a few questions and would love the tyre gurus to help.

1. From reading around here, I learn that the best upsize for a Palio is 185/65 R14 or 185/60 R14. Is this right?
2. Will my stock 13" rims support the upsize?
3. Any tips I need to know or look for when i upsize?
4. Will the upsize affect the Fuel Efficiency?
5. Are the Yokos or Bridgestone Potenza's a good choice?
6. Which one has a longer life?

On the other thread I started, fellow bhp'ians have advised me on the above queries. Just looking for more suggestions. I am quite sold on the Yokos and the Potenzas. If there are no issues with an upsize, I may go in with the Yoko's.

I am planning the tyre change over the weekend. Let me know

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@iceman7, if you plan to upsize you will need 14" rims. You cannot fit 185/65-14 on a 13" rim.
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I am quite sold on the Yokos and the Potenzas. If there are no issues with an upsize, I may go in with the Yoko's.
You can check Michelin as well.

What exactly are looking from the tyres? Grip, comfort, road noise reduction? Your selection should depend on what parameters you are looking for.
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@iceman7, if you plan to upsize you will need 14" rims. You cannot fit 185/65-14 on a 13" rim.
Where will I get a rim from? Will the tyre dealer have them. And how much should they cost me?

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You can check Michelin as well.

What exactly are looking from the tyres? Grip, comfort, road noise reduction? Your selection should depend on what parameters you are looking for.
The only reason why the Michelins are not in contention is because they are a bit over my budget for now. I'd like road noise reduction and grip as my key parameters.
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Where will I get a rim from? Will the tyre dealer have them. And how much should they cost me?
Tyre dealer will not have the steel rims, they stock only alloys.

If you are not going for alloys & want to retain the 13" steel rims, go for: 185/70 R13
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I have almost finalized getting the Bridgestone Turanza ER 60 for my ride. I am planning to get the 185/70 R13 size. In all probabilities I may not upsize, unless i find 14' steel rims.

So now the only question that I have is - How will this effect the FE? I did a quick calculation on the tire calculator and this is what came up:

The 185/70 R13 will do 869 revolutions/mile as opposed to the 862 revs/mile on the stock tyres. Won't this hamper the FE?
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Any suggestions to my query? I am going to get this done over the weekend. Replies appreciated
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I have almost finalized getting the Bridgestone Turanza ER 60 for my ride. I am planning to get the 185/70 R13 size.
So now the only question that I have is - How will this effect the FE?
Am not sure about Turanza, but when I upsized to Michelin XM1+ 185/65 R14, there is no difference in FE, though I feel FE has improved slightly.
Thanks to the lower rolling resistance in XM1.

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Default The YOKO's are in!

All, the YOKO's are in. I have posted my experience on another thread that I had started. Here is the link - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...e-upgrade.html (Need Tips for Palio Tyre Upgrade.)

Mods - If possible, please merge these threads.
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Hi All,
Our adventure needs tyre change after 35K KMs. It has been run with stock tyres (pirelli) of 175/80 R14 size. However, the same size is not available when I tried to found the availability of the same both on Michelin and Bridgestone. Michelin suggests to use 190/70 R14 of XM1+ variant and Bridge stone has two variants
1. 195/70 R14 91 H (Turunza ER 60)
2. 195/70 R14 95H (Potenza RE88)

Can we use 195/70 R14 size? Gemi and other adventure owners, can you share your experience?

I have gone through the whole thread and it looks like XM1+ is better choice. If any one bought this, what was the price?

-BSR
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Hi All,
I'm about to take delivery of my mjd soon and have decided to upgrade the tyres to Michelin XM1(185/70/R13) on stock wheels.

Wanted a confirmation on the ride quality with the XM1s. Though I'm not bothered about the FE, I'm very much interested in the ride quality.

Can some one comment on the same?
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Old 30th September 2009, 19:21   #449
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My Palio Stile 1.6 Sports has covered 9500kms in a Year and still has the stock Goodyear tyres.

Recent 3rd service found that couple of tyres have developed bubbles in the side walls. It may have been long back too but i or service guys earlier never noticed it. Surprised so early this has occured

I'm thinking to upgrade to better tyres. My options are
Michellin
Bridgestone
Yokohama

Can somebody suggest me the correct upsize and better tyre brand n model? Im inclined towards Yokos.

Thanks..
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Rajan, please check this thread for review on Michelin XM1+ & Bridgestone Turanza:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...lrounders.html (Michelin Energy XM1+ & Bridgestone Turanza ER-60....The Best Allrounders?)

Rudrah, the correct upsize is mentioned on this thread, check all the posts here.
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