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Old 5th November 2008, 17:39   #181
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Stock on 1.3 GL model 155/80-13.
Wanted to upsize to 175/70-13 (stock on higher versions of 1.3).

Checked Car Bible tire size calculator link and got this.

Now, if I go to 175/70-13, diamter difference is -0.52% so speedo will be faster than normal.

However, the calculator at Tire Size Calculator suggests another 'normal' profile upsize i.e 165/75-13. Here the diameter difference is only -0.09%.

So is the 2nd option better?

My primary consideration factors are good ride quality/comfort and low noise. Of course, maintaining (or rather improving) FE will always be consideration, since I am like any other average Indian driver

(I am not looking at low profile tires at all)

I do not mind upsizing to 14" or 15" also, but AFAIK, upsizing to 14" or 15" would sacrifice my ride quality and FE, right?
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I like to upgrade my Chevy Spark tyres from stock 155/70/R13 MRF ZVTS tubeless to 185/60/R13 Mi XM1 or 175/60/R13 Turanza ER60 with 5J alloy wheels. I don't care about FE, tyres should be able to take lots of abuse and huge amount of weight (5 adults, close to 400 kg) on bad roads. Please suggest, I really need help from veterans .
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I like to upgrade my Chevy Spark tyres from stock 155/70/R13 MRF ZVTS tubeless to 185/60/R13 Mi XM1 or 175/60/R13 Turanza ER60 with 5J alloy wheels. I don't care about FE, tyres should be able to take lots of abuse and huge amount of weight (5 adults, close to 400 kg) on bad roads. Please suggest, I really need help from veterans .
Without a doubt, go for 175/60-13 Turanza ER60. 185 would be too much for Spark.

Anyways, do check if Chevy Spark's wheel well can take 175/60-13 without causing any scrapping.

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Without a doubt, go for 175/60-13 Turanza ER60. 185 would be too much for Spark.

Anyways, do check if Chevy Spark's wheel well can take 175/60-13 without causing any scrapping.
Thanks a lot kpzen. I will fit 175 first, if my car can't take it, I would go for 165.
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Stock on 1.3 GL model 155/80-13.
Wanted to upsize to 175/70-13 (stock on higher versions of 1.3).

Checked Car Bible tire size calculator link and got this.

Now, if I go to 175/70-13, diamter difference is -0.52% so speedo will be faster than normal.

However, the calculator at Tire Size Calculator suggests another 'normal' profile upsize i.e 165/75-13. Here the diameter difference is only -0.09%.

So is the 2nd option better?

My primary consideration factors are good ride quality/comfort and low noise. Of course, maintaining (or rather improving) FE will always be consideration, since I am like any other average Indian driver

(I am not looking at low profile tires at all)

I do not mind upsizing to 14" or 15" also, but AFAIK, upsizing to 14" or 15" would sacrifice my ride quality and FE, right?
Need suggestions ASAP please - Prajesh and Ishan!

Will go for tire change tomorrow so need to decide fast.

Also, which one is recommended out of Michelin XM1+ and Yoko S Drive? (for 175/70-13). Indicative costs would be helpful for bargaining.
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1st time ive heard of this size
Furthermore - 15" and 45 profile tyres on a Santro
Could we please have some pics, i gotta see this with my own eyes.
Sounds Gangsta.

sorry for the late reply..her are the pics..
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Also, which one is recommended out of Michelin XM1+ and Yoko S Drive? (for 175/70-13). Indicative costs would be helpful for bargaining.
Sorry, i guess i'm too late to suggest u anything now.
If not, then u can consider any of these three tires in 175/70-13
1. Michelin XM1
2. Yokohama A drive
3. Apollo Acelere

Yoko S drives don't come in 13".
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Need suggestions ASAP please - Prajesh and Ishan!

Will go for tire change tomorrow so need to decide fast.

Also, which one is recommended out of Michelin XM1+ and Yoko S Drive? (for 175/70-13). Indicative costs would be helpful for bargaining.
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Sorry, i guess i'm too late to suggest u anything now.
If not, then u can consider any of these three tires in 175/70-13
1. Michelin XM1
2. Yokohama A drive
3. Apollo Acelere

Yoko S drives don't come in 13".
Thanks Prajesh. I went for 175-70/13 in Michelins XM1+ at Rs 3,150 per tire. Was inclining towards Yoko A drives at 2,700 per tire for a while but then decided to go for Mich.

Great improvement in ride quality - the tires are very soft and silent. Ofcourse, the grip and braking is truly awesome.

Getz rightly needs 175/70 and not 155/80 crappy Goodyear GPS 2 (they were damn too noisy and bumpy for me).
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Im in for a tyre change in my lancer..the current size is 205/40/17..like to go now for 45 profiles.which tyre's should i go considering the low budget im having 25 k (4 tyres).and also suggest me a good shop in bangalore with the prices.
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hi
my Toyota Camry 2007 7th gen has run around 45K+kms its due for a tyre change should i up size or go for stock replacement if yes please give me the optimum tyre size.
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Hey guys, I currently have Michelin xm1 155/65/13 along with alloys 5.5 J and have just powered up the car and although tires are barely used i want to go in for thicker rubber, i am thinking 175/60/13 Potenza g3 but i am just concerned that it should not touch the front fender when i am taking a full turn, or the rear when there are a few ppl in the car, i dun want the tyres to touch the body at all.my rear suspension is raised a bit to prevent it from happening now as well. please suggest as ive already verbally sold my tyres and need to think of an option asap as i need thicker rubber to keep the car firmly put on the road.

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The stock tyres on my Getz GLX are 175/65 R14. I wanted to upgrade to 185 wide Michelin XM1. The tyre dealer gave me 185/65 R14. Later I checked the Michelin India website which listed 185/60 R14 as an option . Then I checked on Team-BHP and got that link to carbible.

Implications are: 2.23% increase in tyre circumference compared to stock, i.e. same % increase in speedo and odo reading. There is an increase of 6.5mm in tyre profile, overall increase of 13mm (1/2") in tyre diameter. How does it affect engine performance and mileage? Should I ask the dealer to change it? If yes, what is the best approach since the dealer is going to be reluctant to change it?

Please advise fast.
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Your correct upsize is 185/60 R14 and it is available in energy XM1+. I have been using it for quite some time.
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Both are fine, no issues with either. Go with whichever you like.
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Zen Estilo 32psi is all tyres.That's what maruti recommends
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