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Old 22nd June 2009, 11:00   #1
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I am posting this question here to get some attention and advice from experts. Due to the toll boy design and smaller tyre size (165/80 R14) Ritz has considerable body roll in corners. I would like to upsize the tyres upon delivery, please suggest a good Tyre.

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Old 22nd June 2009, 17:37   #2
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Go in for 185/70 R14, should be a good upgrade.
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And go in for Michelin or Yoko. They will be much better than the crap JKs that come with your car.
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Guys,

My father-in-law will be booking a silver Ritz LXI next week and I have convinced him to upsize to the ZXI's 185/70/14s.

He has a usage of 10% city (Kolkata), 60% country roads/lanes (paved but with broken/damaged shoulders) and 30% highway (to-and-fro Kolkata; good roads with top speeds of around 80 km/hr).

My question is which brand to go for given the usage above and a strict budget? If it was my choice, I would unhesitatingly go for Michelins or Yokos! What do I advise him? Overall, he has had a bad experience with tubed JKs (blowout, early wear) but is happy with the current tubed MRFs on his Santro 1.0.

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And go in for Michelin or Yoko. They will be much better than the crap JKs that come with your car.

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He can go for the Michelins. They have been pretty hardy so far. He can also think of the BS Er60s or the Yoko A drives. All these have proven their worth on Indian roads.

Among these three, anything is ok.
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He can go for the Michelins. They have been pretty hardy so far. He can also think of the BS Er60s or the Yoko A drives. All these have proven their worth on Indian roads.

Among these three, anything is ok.
Thanks. Any idea about the price?
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I will be changing to Yoko A drive (185/70 R14) which costs around Rs3400/- per tyre. Stock tyres would fetch 1300*4. Should i also change spare tyre?
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Ideally, you should change all 5. However, if you dont want to spend the extra money, change only 4.

I suggest you change all 5.

Where did you enquire regarding the price?
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Ideally, you should change all 5. However, if you dont want to spend the extra money, change only 4.

I suggest you change all 5.

Where did you enquire regarding the price?
At the dealership, Bharath Auto cars, Mangalore. Yes, I will change all 5.
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The deal didn't go well at Mangalore. I am looking for a better option at Bangalore this time. What would be the best price of XM1+ or Turanza?

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F2M - You should be enquiring at the local dealers in Bangalore rather then here.
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Changed to Michelin XM1+, it is absolutely stunning. Zero road noise at speeds, great handling and nice looks! Thanks for your suggestions folks!
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are u people suggesting to put the ZXI's 185/70/14s to same steel rim of VXI.is it possible. whether the dealer will take back the old tyres of vxi back.
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Changed to Michelin XM1+, it is absolutely stunning. Zero road noise at speeds, great handling and nice looks! Thanks for your suggestions folks!
Can u please tell me whether u upgraded the tyres on the same steel rim or u purchased new alloy wheels.what u did with your stock wheels & rim which u got along with the car.please quote how much did u spend for 5 michelin tyres (any other option instead of michelin)and if u got a set 0f 5 alloy wheels please quote that also.If possible can u put a snap of the car showing the wheels.
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Can u please tell me whether u upgraded the tyres on the same steel rim or u purchased new alloy wheels.what u did with your stock wheels & rim which u got along with the car.please quote how much did u spend for 5 michelin tyres (any other option instead of michelin)and if u got a set 0f 5 alloy wheels please quote that also.If possible can u put a snap of the car showing the wheels.

I had given away the stock wheels and rims. I got everything around 33K (5 tyres + 5 alloy wheels). You can check this link and here
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