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Old 24th October 2008, 16:21   #1
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My Palio 1.2 needs a tyre change. I read quite a few threads here, all seem to be quite informative. Also, I am planning to sell off the car after a year, so no alloys for me.
I'll probably upsize to 185/70/13 from the stock 165/80/13.
I am primarily looking for:
(1)Comfort and low risk of failure(side wall or otherwise) on bad roads.
(2)Performance
In that order.
The choices I have seen/read, and come down to, are:
(1)Yoko A359 : ~ Rs. 3200
(2)Michelin XM1s
(3)BS Potenza G3
(4)Turanza ER-60

So the questions are:
(1)Can someone please guide me on approximate prices to expect in Bangalore?
I have been quoted prices ranging from 3000-5000!!!
I called up Sai Iyengar, he wanted 3600 for the XM1s.
(2)How well can Yoko and Michelin handle terrible roads?
I live in Indiranagar and my office is in Whitefield. To avoid traffic at KR Puram and Marathalli, I take this narrow, "terrible and roadless" road called "Goshala Road", almost everyday.
(3)Also, how much can I expect for the stock, worn out, BS S248s?
(4)I am going tyre hunting, to JC Road, tomorrow.

Thanks in advance
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1. A539 is not available in this size.
2. Other options are: Yoko A300, A.Drive, Michelin XM1, Apollo Accelere, Bridgestone Potenza GIII, Turnaza ER60, Dueler D687.

1. Anywhere between 3000-3600 per tyre depending on pattern/brand.
2. Pretty well as long as you're not totally reckless but that applies to almost all brands.
3. Next to nothing.
4. Good luck!
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Got XM1s, 3450 a piece + free alignment.
First impression:
Drove around 50 Km, and saying that the difference between these and the S248s is enormous, would be an understatement.
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Good to know that! Happy driving!!
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Congrats! What size tyres did you get?
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Should be 185/70 R13. 165/80 is not available in Michelin.
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Yes, 185/70-13. And couldn't be happier .
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Yes, 185/70-13. And couldn't be happier .
If you go for 185/70 R13 than why you did not go for Micehllin XM1+ Energy ? why did you settle for XM1 only ?

Any particular reason ? ( Budget or Recommendation ? etc etc )

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If you go for 185/70 R13 than why you did not go for Micehllin XM1+ Energy ? why did you settle for XM1 only ?

Any particular reason ? ( Budget or Recommendation ? etc etc )
He wanted to retain stock 13" steel rims.
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If you go for 185/70 R13 than why you did not go for Micehllin XM1+ Energy ? why did you settle for XM1 only ?

Any particular reason ? ( Budget or Recommendation ? etc etc )

SZ
As finneyp said, I wanted to retain the 13''ers
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