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Old 31st May 2013, 13:29   #601
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Yeah, am looking for comfort for sure since car is driven mainly in city
But would like to have that extra grip and good braking for that few occasions
Yes, XM2 will give you all these, go for it...
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Yes, XM2 will give you all these, go for it...
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One more query I had was whether to for 185 60 14 or 185 65 14. If the higher profile only results in speedo error I am ok with it. Handling wise I don't think my car attains speeds where slightly higher profile will make any difference
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Is there anyone who has used 195/60R14 size on a Palio stile? We were looking for a tyre upgrade for my friend's Palio 1.6, and had zeroed in on 185/60R14 when we found that XM2+ has this 195/60R14 size too. Its a slightly awkward size as I understand.

I would like to know if it touches the insides of the wheel well on full steering lock. The alloys (aftermarket) are of 6J size and will be able to take the 20mm increase to 195mm, but I am more concerned about the wider size touching the insides of the wheel well. First hand experience/ insights will be really helpful.

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One more query I had was whether to for 185 60 14 or 185 65 14. If the higher profile only results in speedo error I am ok with it. Handling wise I don't think my car attains speeds where slightly higher profile will make any difference
65% profile will give you slightly more air space in the tyre and hence more cushioning effect. The effect may not be that noticeable between 60 and 65% though. You can't go wrong with either.

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Is there anyone who has used 195/60R14 size on a Palio stile? We were looking for a tyre upgrade for my friend's Palio 1.6, and had zeroed in on 185/60R14 when we found that XM2+ has this 195/60R14 size too. Its a slightly awkward size as I understand.

I would like to know if it touches the insides of the wheel well on full steering lock. The alloys (aftermarket) are of 6J size and will be able to take the 20mm increase to 195mm, but I am more concerned about the wider size touching the insides of the wheel well. First hand experience/ insights will be really helpful.


65% profile will give you slightly more air space in the tyre and hence more cushioning effect. The effect may not be that noticeable between 60 and 65% though. You can't go wrong with either.
I'm currently running 195/50/15 in my car on 7J wheels. they don't touch anywhere on the insides so the 195/60/14 you have selected should have no issues.
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195-60-14 will not foul. You can fit them at ease on OEM alloys

This post should be helpful: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ml#post2336141
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Alright I know I'm gonna get beaten up for this

Asking a tyre query yet again (but hopefully this time will change the tyres )

Stock tyre - 175/65-14

Tyres to choose from 185/60-14 OR 185/65-14

One has a -0.94 variation over stock & the other has +2.24 variation

I know the 65 profile will cushion bad roads better and all, but have been reading up about folks having a lighter steering at higher speeds due to higher profile.

On the other hand will a 0.94% change (reduction in overall diameter) REALLY make the ride that harsh and more susceptible to wheel damage ??
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^ Get 185/65-14. I'm on 195/55-15 and really miss the comfy ride :(
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^ Get 185/65-14. I'm on 195/55-15 and really miss the comfy ride :(
Will 0.1in or 0.25cm drop in sidewall height really make that much of difference ??

With your tyre profile you drop 0.3inches, which is still a more that what I'm looking at.
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Will 0.1in or 0.25cm drop in sidewall height really make that much of difference ??

With your tyre profile you drop 0.3inches, which is still a more that what I'm looking at.
I replied in haste.

0.1inch may not matter. I wanted to imply that I run almost same increase in tyre size (+2.1) as with 65 profile and don't face any issues with wheel rubbing anywhere and thus would take the extra profile for additional comfort.
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I replied in haste.

0.1inch may not matter. I wanted to imply that I run almost same increase in tyre size (+2.1) as with 65 profile and don't face any issues with wheel rubbing anywhere and thus would take the extra profile for additional comfort.
How about changes in steering response above 100? I have read about people complaining that the steering became lighter at higher speeds with the 65 profile!?
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Hi T-bhpians,

Have a doubt about an upgrade for my Palio SDX.

I'm currently running 185/70/R13 Yoko A-Drives on my Car.

I'm planning to put on 14" Punto rims and have bought a set. The tires I'm looking at is 185/65/R14 - Michelin XM2 (Heard that the grip is good and the sidewall is strong, The Car is mostly going to be used in Kerala and for the condition of the roads the tires should be tough)

So my query is that whether I should get Punto Wheel bolts or is the existing ones compatible?

And secondly will there be any compatibility issues with the Punto rims on the Palio wheel hub?

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So my query is that whether I should get Punto Wheel bolts or is the existing ones compatible?

And secondly will there be any compatibility issues with the Punto rims on the Palio wheel hub?

Bolts are compatible; no need of changing and wheels are compatible as well. I'm using Punto Alloys on my Palio.
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Bolts are compatible; no need of changing and wheels are compatible as well. I'm using Punto Alloys on my Palio.
Thank You SunnyBoi. Then I'll just order a set of Palio Bolts since 2 of them are getting jammed and is tough to remove.

And any idea on where to source a wheel spanner for the Palio? Mine has gone bad
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And any idea on where to source a wheel spanner for the Palio? Mine has gone bad
If you're ordering new wheel bolts, make sure you get the shorter version, i.e., the one which comes standard on Palios with steel rims. GTX with alloys have longer bolts that will jam the wheels with steel rims.

Wheel spanner, Just get a L rod and a 19 socket from either Eastman/Ambika/Taparia!
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Palio junta, what's the tyre pressure you are keeping?

Manual recommends 1.9 bar (27.5psi) for low load and 2.2 bar (31.9psi) for full load.

Just upsized my tyres to 185/60-14, wondering if I should stick to 30psi as a middle road between two pressures.
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