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Old 19th April 2007, 17:24   #91
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Both are equally good. why haven't you considered 14" rims ?
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why haven't you considered 14" rims ?
I was thinking the same. Unless of course you are keeping your stock steel rims. If you're getting alloys, you should make the most of the investment and go for 14" rims.

And I'd vote for the Michelins. I run Pilot Precedas on my Palio and I love them. The XMs should be as good, perhaps better, comfort-wise. I haven't used GIIIs so I can't comment on them.

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Old 19th April 2007, 17:35   #93
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Thanks E_L and Hydra!

I want to stick with 13" tyres because changing over to 14" would require a alteration to Odo settings, which I don't want to!
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Thanks E_L and Hydra!

I want to stick with 13" tyres because changing over to 14" would require a alteration to Odo settings, which I don't want to!

i dont think you will need any odometer settings if you stay within the prescribed limits of upsizing. You can try Tires & Wheels - 1010tires.com the absolute tire and wheel authority they have a tire size calculator........unless you just wanna stick with stock rims

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These threads should answer your queries easily:

Thread 1

Thread 2

Thread 3 (Tyres for a Palio GTX?)

Thread 4

Thread 5 (Tire size and Speedo error calculator)
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Old 19th April 2007, 18:28   #96
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Thanks E_L and Hydra!

I want to stick with 13" tyres because changing over to 14" would require a alteration to Odo settings, which I don't want to!
I have a Palio 1.2 and I went for 14" rims. Even I was concerned about the odo recalibration . If you go for an upgrade look for PCD 98 alloys. Do not go on the dealers word on fitting a PCD 100 with modification. I did that and it took just once punctured tyre to make me realize my mistake
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I am contemplating to upsize my stock Goodyear tyres to Tubeless tyres, the size I am looking for is: 185/70 R-13
Ideal upsizes are:

185/70-13

175/65-14
185/65-14
195/60-14
205/55-14

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I have shortlisted: Michelin Energy XM1 and Bridgestone Potenza G III!

Can the experts suggest which one will be a better buy, with the pros & cons of both?
Read around on the tyre section there are enough reviews & suggestions regarding both the tyres.
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One suggestion to add here.
If changing all 5, make sure the spare wheel is a Same size tyre but non directional.
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Old 21st April 2007, 08:59   #99
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Ideal upsizes are:

185/65-14
195/60-14
I read around the tyre section and I see that 195/60-14 seem to be a popular choice for the Palio.
Any specifics as to why? it would be better than the 185/65-14.

Is there a significant drop on FE?
I personally like the 195/60-14, if thats the case which would be best choice. (I see Bridgestone as the favorite!!) It would be great if I can get specific models on the same... like the GIIIs...

Also when I checked with the Iyengar's, they informed that they do not have Bridgestones... They do have plenty of Michellens now
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I read around the tyre section and I see that 195/60-14 seem to be a popular choice for the Palio.
Any specifics as to why? it would be better than the 185/65-14.

Is there a significant drop on FE?
I personally like the 195/60-14, if thats the case which would be best choice. (I see Bridgestone as the favorite!!) It would be great if I can get specific models on the same... like the GIIIs...

Also when I checked with the Iyengar's, they informed that they do not have Bridgestones... They do have plenty of Michellens now
Both 185/65-14 n 195/60-14 are perfect upsize for Palio(stock size 165/80-13)

The Bridgestone GIIIs are available in both the sizes......

If u have Palio 1.6 then go for 195/60-14 ....

U can expect a 1kmpl(max) drop in FE....
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Both 185/65-14 n 195/60-14 are perfect upsize for Palio(stock size 165/80-13)

The Bridgestone GIIIs are available in both the sizes......

If u have Palio 1.6 then go for 195/60-14 ....

U can expect a 1kmpl(max) drop in FE....
KP, can you pls explain why the drop in FE?
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Well there's an increase of 30mm tread in each tyre. That makes it 120mm increase in contact patch. Add to that the Potenza G-III are grippy tyres.

This will affect the mileage by 1kmpl.
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Old 21st April 2007, 14:24   #103
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Thanks Vid for the info!

So that will push me to the Michelins!
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Old 21st April 2007, 23:00   #104
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Thanks Vid for the info!

So that will push me to the Michelins!
even the Michelins will also drop your car's FE.....but u will have better ride quality than GIII......
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Old 22nd April 2007, 08:34   #105
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hey finneyp,i have a palio 1.2 too which i have upsized it to 195/60 r14 recently,the tyres are yokohama es 100,faboluos rubbers and also cheap compare with michelins or gIII.let me tel you that yes my FE has droped but grip,handeling and ride are increased spectaculary man.
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