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Old 3rd April 2010, 00:48   #181
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I got the tyres on my zen (Stock 145 70 R13) exchanged with Yokohamas (175 60 R13) for until tomorrow evening.
The drive back home was very bumpy and the rear wheels scraped the wheel-arches on rough roads. (But the grip was amazing!)

Can I get 165 60 R13 on Yokos or Michelin's are the only option I have?

P.S: My car is a E-Zen.
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I got the tyres on my zen (Stock 145 70 R13) exchanged with Yokohamas (175 60 R13) for until tomorrow evening.
The drive back home was very bumpy and the rear wheels scraped the wheel-arches on rough roads. (But the grip was amazing!)

Can I get 165 60 R13 on Yokos or Michelin's are the only option I have?

P.S: My car is a E-Zen.
Is this on stock rims or alloys ?
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Is this on stock rims or alloys ?
Both the 145 & the 175 are on alloys.
145s are running on the same alloys as on my profile pic.
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Old 3rd April 2010, 11:56   #184
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Both the 145 & the 175 are on alloys.
145s are running on the same alloys as on my profile pic.
Are the alloys 5j or 5.5j in width ?

To fit in the 175s u will need spacers and small modification of the rear quarter panel.

To fit in the 165s, small modification to the the quarter panel will do the job, no spacers required.

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Old 3rd April 2010, 12:43   #185
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Purchased from Lokmanya Auto, opp. Garware college, Pune. I was really impressed with the transparency in dealing & prompt service.
I too puchased my Michelin PLCs from Lokmanya Auto. A good experience. The owner was very helpful & prompt in attending to my requirements. Wheel balancing charges were reasonable too.

Darshan Tyres were not so helpful and the prices were very slightly higher. I am glad I discovered Lokmanya Auto and will be going back to them in the future.

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I wish I had seen this thread earlier. Just bought four A-drives for a Magnum this morning. 195/60 R15 for 4200/- each. The old Goodyears started the wobble at 20 k Kms. Hope I've the the right thing.
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But 185/70 R14 A-drives has bought down the car mileage by 1 KMPL very easily :-(

Model - SWIFT VDI

Would i get it back by upgrading to alloys?
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Old 6th April 2010, 19:00   #188
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i recently upgraded tyres of my dzire vdi to yoko a drives-185/70 r 14. so far done around 200km and grip is good. tyres cannot be filled with nitrogen as it was not available.
BTW, what is the tyre pressure i should maintain?
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i recently upgraded tyres of my dzire vdi to yoko a drives-185/70 r 14. so far done around 200km and grip is good. tyres cannot be filled with nitrogen as it was not available.
BTW, what is the tyre pressure i should maintain?
Maintain the recommended one's. Or may be 1-2 psi more than the recommended ones. When I pumped up 3 psi more than the recommended psi, the ride became really bouncy. Brought them back to recommended ones and they are fine. I still feel the ride is bit harsh on the A-drives, can feel the pot holes/ un-evenness on the road. Probably has to do with the stiffer suspension set up of the Dzire? And agree with the CON someone mentioned. Lot's of stones get stuck in the thread, real pain removing them. Now, I don't bother removing them. I leave it.


OT: Other Dzire what psi do you maintain to counter the stiffer suspension?
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I too puchased my Michelin PLCs from Lokmanya Auto. A good experience. The owner was very helpful & prompt in attending to my requirements. Wheel balancing charges were reasonable too.

Darshan Tyres were not so helpful and the prices were very slightly higher. I am glad I discovered Lokmanya Auto and will be going back to them in the future.

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Same experience here.

I even found the Michelin gauges they use to be correct. However, they are not automatic, so there is room for human error.
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i recently upgraded tyres of my dzire vdi to yoko a drives-185/70 r 14. so far done around 200km and grip is good. tyres cannot be filled with nitrogen as it was not available.
BTW, what is the tyre pressure i should maintain?

i would suggest you for 35 psi front and 32-33 psi for rear. i was surprised to see my A drives going flat in the first month because of an iron nail. Not sure if its because of a very soft compound. Did anyone experience this?
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I got the tyres on my zen (Stock 145 70 R13) exchanged with Yokohamas (175 60 R13) for until tomorrow evening.
The drive back home was very bumpy and the rear wheels scraped the wheel-arches on rough roads. (But the grip was amazing!)

Can I get 165 60 R13 on Yokos or Michelin's are the only option I have?

P.S: My car is a E-Zen.
My friend got Yoko A drives 165/65 R13 just yesterday from Madhu's in Bangalore. He was earlier running on 155/70 R13 Michelin XM1 with the stock rims.
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My friend got Yoko A drives 165/65 R13 just yesterday from Madhu's in Bangalore. He was earlier running on 155/70 R13 Michelin XM1 with the stock rims.
165 A drives were not available here in Hyderabad and I have bought Michelin XM1+ 165/65 R13.
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My friend got Yoko A drives 165/65 R13 just yesterday from Madhu's in Bangalore. He was earlier running on 155/70 R13 Michelin XM1 with the stock rims.
Could you please get his opinion on the tyre noise, has it gone up or down and no difference ? I found the A Drives to be noisier than even my stock Good Year's !
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Hello everyone,

A little offtopic , how much do A-drives, C-drives, S-drives and AVS ES100 cost in 185/60 R14 size - these are for an esteem

Thanks ,

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