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Old 11th April 2005, 11:43   #1
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hi folks, am looking for advice on buying a set of new tyres for my Siena 1.6.. following considerations:

- I have read earlier threads on the Palio/Petra tyre upgrades.
- current tyres are stock Bridgestone S322 175/70 R13. 4 years old. Done 40K km.. tread depth down to 1 mm. Am happy with Bridgestone.
- This car will be passed down to my wife/driver in the next few months when I get a new one for myself . So am not looking at upgrading the rims on this one.
- How about Federal tyres? I have seen Rahulmd's preference for Federal in his Petra review
- Any tyre shop recommendations in Blr?
- Should I expect some trade-in value for the used tyres? how much?
- Do the tyre-shops do re-balancing/ re-alignment by default when they change the tyres? Is it needed?
- Price range I should expect for the new tyres?
- Any other inputs welcome

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Old 11th April 2005, 11:44   #2
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Sorry, forgot to add an important one:

- Can tubeless tyres be fitted on the stock rims? Is this recommended?
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hi folks, am looking for advice on buying a set of new tyres for my Siena 1.6.. following considerations:

- I have read earlier threads on the Palio/Petra tyre upgrades.
- current tyres are stock Bridgestone S322 175/70 R13. 4 years old. Done 40K km.. tread depth down to 1 mm. Am happy with Bridgestone.
- This car will be passed down to my wife/driver in the next few months when I get a new one for myself . So am not looking at upgrading the rims on this one.
- How about Federal tyres? I have seen Rahulmd's preference for Federal in his Petra review
- Any tyre shop recommendations in Blr?
- Should I expect some trade-in value for the used tyres? how much?
- Do the tyre-shops do re-balancing/ re-alignment by default when they change the tyres? Is it needed?
- Price range I should expect for the new tyres?
- Any other inputs welcome

thanks
Nitin
im in the same boat too. need new tyres soon dont know what to go for
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Same tyres are on the Vtec - my recommendation would be the Goodyear NCT 5 - quiet but pretty good handling - cost effective
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Hey Nitin, inputs to your specific queries:

- Should I expect some trade-in value for the used tyres? how much?
I got 1.5k for a set of 5 worn out tyres (average 1mm tread left) and stock rims when i changed the tyres on my zen. (they were 145/80 R 12)

- Do the tyre-shops do re-balancing/ re-alignment by default when they change the tyres? Is it needed?
YES, you must get them balanced and realligned. I think most shops do this anyway.
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Thanks guys..

Have finally gone in for tubeless Goodyear NCT3 185/65 R13 (NCT5 not available for 13" rims & I did not want to spend on upsizing rims now). Costed 2700 per. Installation, balancing, alignment included.
First impressions are good. Car feels more sure footed.

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My upsize to Bridgestone 185/65/R14 was a good choice on Siena 1.6ELX. Car is more stable and looks sporty too.
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