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Old 20th June 2005, 17:08   #31
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2500??? For a set of 5? Or is it 2500 x 5 = 12500? That sounds either very cheap or quite expensive, depending on which one is correct.

Gurus care to comment on this? As mentioned above, I am getting a quote of 6000/- for 175/R13 (set of 5) from the dealer, on exchange basis of the unused stock tyres.
I got a quote of 2.5K for all 5 tyres in exchange of the stock tyres.
But I'm still not to sure whether to go for an upgrade or not, especially at the cost of FE.
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Old 20th June 2005, 17:18   #32
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Rs.2500/- total for 5 185/70 tyres looks like a very good offer to me. Are you sure about this? If it means that FE reduces by 0.5 km/lt, then so be it. That would hardly be noticeable, anyway. That is within the limit of normal FE variation in city driving in any case.

What brand tyres are these?
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2.5k for a 5 tyre exchange? It sounds too good to be true! Please check the tyres before you commit. But if it's the real deal, it's an incredible steal.
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The guy said any brand that I want, it will vary maximum by around 500 bucks more. I'll either go for Michelin or Goodyear.
But again, i just want to make sure, whether 185/70 is the right or optimal size or its 175/70, if atall i go for an upgrade.
Any idea, on how would they affect performance of the car?
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Now the problem of what to do with the extra 10K or so that I have left over after this decision...but then that is worth another thread, me thinks!


get a stock replacement k&n filter for about 4k.it wont affect your warranty.
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I think it is INR 1,500.00
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Hi Stryker,

Judging from what you have said about your driving habits in the city, the stock 165s seem fine. However, the fact that you will occasionally venture out onto the highways makes me want to suggest the following -
1> Upgrade just one width size to 175
2> Upgrade to tubeless tires
3> upgrade to a tire with a better compound (better grip & more comfort)

Stick with your 13" steel wheels.
Exchange only 4 tires, keep the 5th 165 as the steepnee (if you want to save some $$$).
Quoted 6k for an exchange of 5....hmmm... ask around, im sure you will get a better price.
I would suggest, from personal experience, Michelin Certis. Good grip & comfort. But read around for other tyre reviews.

So if you go through with this plan, you will have a much safer car, especially on highways and at higher speeds and for a price of ~5k. I'd say its worth it.


arup10,
The same applies for you. If you arent interested in performance, you will survive with the 175 upgrade. Keep in mind though that upgrading the size doesnt make as much of a difference as upgrading the brand/quality/compound of the tire, so choose your tire wisely.

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Exchange only 4 tires, keep the 5th 165 as the steepnee (if you want to save some $$$).
@Rehaan, suppose I go with 4 175 width tyres and retain the stepney at 165, if in case I need to change one of the tyres due to puncture or any other reason, will it be ok if three tyres are 175 and one of them is 165? Of course, I understand that this will be very temporary as the other 175 would be repaired and replaced ASAP. But wont there be any problem in that temporary period? 5K for 4 tyres of 175 soundsreasonable to me, I think I can get the dealer himself to do the upgrade at this price.
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Hi,

Can anyone pls tell me which music system I should go for my Baleno Lxi. Also Ovel or Circle ??
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will it be ok if three tyres are 175 and one of them is 165? Of course, I understand that this will be very temporary as the other 175 would be repaired and replaced ASAP. But wont there be any problem in that temporary period?
In USA, most spare tyre or stepnee tyre are very thin ones since they won't fit in the boot otherwise. If the stock wheels are 215mm tyres, the spare tyre would be 155mm. So, there is no problem since it is standard practice.

Only VW is known to give full size spare tyres on some models.
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Can anyone pls tell me which music system I should go for my Baleno Lxi. Also Ovel or Circle ??

I mean Speakers .......................
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In USA, most spare tyre or stepnee tyre are very thin ones since they won't fit in the boot otherwise. If the stock wheels are 215mm tyres, the spare tyre would be 155mm. So, there is no problem since it is standard practice.
Ah thanks man. That would obviously mean that there will be no warranty problems too. You certainly dont want to get into a situation where they will claim that warranty is not applicable since you were driving on tyres of different width. You never know what excuse they will come up with to weasel out of claims.
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hey...please check with dealer about the space-saver rim (that's what theyre called). they may not consider it to be acceptable, just because it is done abroad. engine swaps are legal in america, but even headers and hot cams are illegal in india. so please get the warranty issue sorted out!

@sachin...i have a pioneer 5650 head unit... and ts-6990 rear 5 way ovals...they are pretty damn amazing...no regrets...and at 3.5k good deal too...
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arup10,
The same applies for you. If you arent interested in performance, you will survive with the 175 upgrade. Keep in mind though that upgrading the size doesnt make as much of a difference as upgrading the brand/quality/compound of the tire, so choose your tire wisely.

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HI Rehaan,
I have just confirmed from a car expert that the ideal upgrade for Baleno with 13" rim is 185/70 R13, and 175 is not a good option. Please give your comments.

Also, upgrading to 185/70, what is the impact on FE,Performance and Ride Quality ?
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185/70 r13 is the recommended upgrade for baleno. i have the same size goodyear ducaros on my car. can't really comment on comparison vis-a-vis the stock ones, because i got them exchanged immediately. though, i am very satisfied with ride quality.
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