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Old 16th August 2008, 09:50   #391
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Default Completed > 100KM on new Tyres + Alloys

Completed more than 100Km on my new tyres and Alloys hence going to Madhu's today to get my wheels re-torqued and balanced.

@ RGP: I checked out more details on XM1 and since it is an asymmetric tyre it just means that there is an outside mark on the tyre which needs to be followed while installation. I don't think there are any other caveats though.. However I did find another post on asymmetric and unidirectional tyres.

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Old 16th August 2008, 15:04   #392
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Exchange for my old tyres = -3500
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Hey, I think Rs 3500 off in exchange for your old tyres is mightly good. I am going in for new tyres myself. My old tyres are Bridgestone 322 (175/70 R13). how much do you think I can expect for these ? does haggling help ?

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Hey, I think Rs 3500 off in exchange for your old tyres is mightly good. I am going in for new tyres myself. My old tyres are Bridgestone 322 (175/70 R13). how much do you think I can expect for these ? does haggling help ?

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The exchange price for your old tyres depends on the mileage done by them and their condition. I had done about 9.3K with a few highway runs on my old tyres and kept them in good shape (No harsh braking or acceleration).
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The exchange price for your old tyres depends on the mileage done by them and their condition. I had done about 9.3K with a few highway runs on my old tyres and kept them in good shape (No harsh braking or acceleration).
Got it. mine have already done 37K
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Thanks for the 27 pages of discussion guys!
Will be upsizing from my stock 155/70 R13 Bridgestone S322 tyres to Yokohama A539 175/60 R13 ones. I'm expecting to pay around 2.5/6k per tyre. Would appreciate recommendations on where to get them from. I only know one Punjabi/Sikh dealer well (in Malad, on Link Road, next to Greens rest.), and know that he does the job well. As for the rims, not sure on what I'm going to buy. I'll probably check out chor bazaar for the rims since my total budget won't be >16k...
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16k for the tires and the rims? be careful in selecting rims from chor bazaar you ll never know if all are in good condition or not
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@ RGP: I checked out more details on XM1 and since it is an asymmetric tyre it just means that there is an outside mark on the tyre....
I was getting Asymmetrical and Unidirectional mixed up... I finally figured out that rotation or spare would not be a problem with the XM1s.

I made up my mind (such as it is) and picked HR 13" alloys and Michelin XM1 in the original size 155x70. Got them fitted last weekend.. will post pictures on the showoff thread soon.

I got them from Sai Iyengar in Indiranagar .. 16K for 5 alloys and 2450 each for the XM1s. Bolts 800 extra. Fitting, balancing, alignment with 1 free checkup/realignment at no additional cost. Got only 150 each for 4 tyres and 1750 for a spare that was as good as new.
I found the people at SI knowledgeable and friendly and was also influenced by the fact that I could get everything done at 1 place. The whole exercise (of fitment, not selection) took up less than 45 minutes of my weekend.

I have not driven much on the new set, but my first impression is that the car definitely has better grip and seems lighter to handle. No doubt that this has something to do with the fact that I replaced 45 month old tyres with 49K km of usage, so will drive a bit more before passing judgement.

I found this thread very useful and would like to thank all, especially Rajiv, for their inputs to my decision.

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Hi!
I have a 2002 Santro ZipPlus on stock 4J rims & Bridgestone 155/70 R13 75S S322 tyres.
The car has done 69,500 km & is going to celebrate its 6th birthday in a few days so I am thinking of a gifting it a new set of tyres.
Considering the age of my car, I am not sure if alloys will be appropriate so I plan to pick up a set of stock 4J rims, which someone has discarded while going in for a set of alloys. I was originally thinking of having my old rims straightened & painted but that isn't working out.
Now I have read most of the posts in this thread & come to the conclusion that I should buy either Michelin or Yokohama tyres. What I am not sure about is whether they should be 155/70 R13 or 165/65 R13. Some people have advised against the latter size on 4J rims. Since I will be on pressed steel rims & looking at the condition of my present rims, I guess I should stick to tubed tyres.
Any help with my decision-making will be sincerely appreciated.
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The best option would be to get a new set of steel rims and match it with Michelin/Yokohama tubeless tires.
155/70-13 would be enough for a 6 year old Santro IMO.
165/65-13 on stock rims (good condition) also won't cause any problem.

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The best option would be to get a new set of steel rims and match it with Michelin/Yokohama tubeless tires.
155/70-13 would be enough for a 6 year old Santro IMO.
165/65-13 on stock rims (good condition) also won't cause any problem.
Thanks for your reply, kpzen.
I guess tubed tyres are not available from Michelin/ Yokohama. I might prefer to avoid tubeless as some of the roads I use are pretty treacherous & am afraid that if my rims get deformed there may be air leaks. So what would be the best options for tubed tyres in these sizes? I am thinking of Bridgestone B250. Can you tell me if this offers some advantages over the S322?
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Hi,
I have a santro.
iam planning to buy a zen estilo vxi
I want to upgrade the estilo tyres and put alloys.Need advise.

Also,can i put the stock estilo tyres to my santro? can the stock rims of estilo can be used for santro.
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Hi,
I have a santro.
iam planning to buy a zen estilo vxi
I want to upgrade the estilo tyres and put alloys.Need advise.

Also,can i put the stock estilo tyres to my santro? can the stock rims of estilo can be used for santro.
Both cars have same PCD wheels so theoretically the rims can be swapped.
Stock tire size of both cars are different so u shouldn't swap the tires.
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Here's what I finally bought. Infinity 165/65 R13 77H LMA9 tubeless tyres manufactured by Shandong Linglong Rubber Co. Ltd., China. I fitted them onto new pressed steel rims that a Santro owner had left behind in the tyre shop after switching to alloys. Also got myself a puncture repair kit.
Thanks for all the help.
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Hey guys , after going through all the posts and threads related to upsizing a santro , I finally up-sized my santro's footwear to Michelin XM1 165/65 R13 @ Rs. 2650 each Tyre .
Though i noticed that even its a 165/65 Michelin but still is giving the same look of 155/70 after getting fitted into the stock steel rims . I dint noticed any change in broadness . The dealer also showed me APPOLO accelere 165/65 R13 and a CONTINENTAL 165/65 R13 . Out of all three Appolo was the broadest tyre . But as i had read a lot about Micelin's perfomance so i finally opted for them only .
There has been a slight improvement in ride quality in city driving . Haven't been to a long drive since yesterday , so will check and post comments on Michelin's performance after i move to a expressway and touch the speedo needle above 100kmph .
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I replaced all my Santro's 155/70 R13 Bridgestone S322 OEM tyre's after a 66000 run from Tyre Professional's, RV road.

Cost Rs 2650 each, balancing & alignment costed Rs400 (after some 20% off).
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