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Old 29th March 2005, 12:35   #1
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GUys, My old set of rubber has been totally wiped out ... need a new set so pls advise !! Conditions used in vary from smooth tarmac to broken tarmac to gravel to slush ... my car has the original alloys that come with the palio 1.6 .. !! Looks are not that much of a considertaion but performnace is wat matters ... i tend to push my car on all surfaces except on smooth tarmac ... !!

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Old 29th March 2005, 16:52   #2
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What you need to do is get a set of MRF Rally tyres ! Too bad they are not sold in the open market, although I know people down south sell used rally tyres, but, for obvious reasons, I would not recommend those!

Considering the type of roads you say you drive on, I would opt for a slightly taller profile. Certainly not any lower than the OE tyre profile. Too low a profile and you risk damaging the rims and also the ride would be too harsh for those broken/dirt roads.
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I have got good year eagle NCT5s on mine.
185 size.
Ride has improved but cannot comment on the drive as the car is being used by my brother until his ride comes back.
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If it's the same rim size then go for what comes OE for Palio Adventurer.
Don't remember the make name. Sorry.
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BINGO!! Rudra has suggested the perfect option for you Khaadu! Now, good luck trying to find those Pirelli's!
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If it's the same rim size then go for what comes OE for Palio Adventurer.
Don't remember the make name. Sorry.
Aha!
Last nite when i read this thread i was wondering what kind of "offroad" tire i could suggest for a palio.... lol
But then Rtech's MRF rally tire suggestion hit the nail on the head....but ofcourse..not really possible.

but then shines through the old mans wisdom!
Those tires definitely seem to make sense for your purpose!

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Old 30th March 2005, 14:45   #7
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GUys, gud suggestion but then I need to buy 2 sets of tyres ... one for dli and the second for back home ..!! So as soon as I reach home I put on the MRF rally tyres and when i'm leaving for dli I put on the regular street use tyres ..lol !!!

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Hey, my question still notbeen answered though .... !!
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but then I need to buy 2 sets of tyres ... one for dli and the second for back home ..!!
No. You don't have to do any such thing. My friend drives an Adventurer and he has no problem in terms of ride.
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Hi Rudra, thanx !! Ill just have to find out which set comes on them .. thanx !! So when u travelling 2 dli .. Any plans in the near future ??

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Soon. Very soon. Will call you before I book my ticket. Promise.
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Old 30th March 2005, 15:35   #12
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Let me know in advance coz now for the next couple of months ill b more or less in Himachal ... unless u planning on paying me a visist there !!!

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Ok ,here's something regarding the Adventure tyres on the Palio 1.6.

Utility wise, a very very good choice as those tyres are rugged, no doubt about that.

However, it maynot be the right choice in terms of tyre size. let me explain....

The Palio 1.6 rides on 175/65 R14 while the Palio adventure comes fitted with 175/80 R14.

Now, comparing these 2 tyres will clearly tell you that the tyres on the adventure are considerably bigger in terms of diameter and circumference. An error of 9% to be precise.

The first and most important rule while upgrading tyres is that the upsize tyre should not have an error of more than 3% when compared to the ones they replace. You can check up with any upsize website and you'll find them saying the same.

So what i suggest, is that if you can find a 175/65 R14 or a 185/60 R14 within that particular model (found on the adventure), that would really help your car perform better.

I've driven the Adventure on bad roads and the tyres performed brilliantly.

I'm ok with the tyres but, get a size that'll match your stock ones.

And regarding your 2nd problem, if you're gonna keep shifting from very bad roads to very good ones at regular intervals, i don't think there's any tyre that can give you the best of both worlds. You either buy 2 sets of tyres or choose between the smooth and the scarred.

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khaadu, Tyre description: Pirelli CITYNET 175/80 R14. Hope this helps.
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shantanu, thanx .... !! I guess ill just ahve 2 go to a tyre show room and figure out wats best !!! btw how about some work on photoshop on the palio ....

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