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Old 8th August 2005, 09:20   #1
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Hi All,

Will be getting the Baleno Lxi delivered today. Wanted to change the tyres right away, but the dealer is quoting 8-10 K for the 14 inch tires exchange.

Pls let me know what tyres are good (Looking for Ride comfort ) and also some dealers info in Bangalore would be great.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi All,

Will be getting the Baleno Lxi delivered today. Wanted to change the tyres right away, but the dealer is quoting 8-10 K for the 14 inch tires exchange.

Pls let me know what tyres are good (Looking for Ride comfort ) and also some dealers info in Bangalore would be great.

Thanks in advance.

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If you want ride comfort, don't do anything. The stock tyres are the best. However, you are posting on the wrong section. Go to Tyre & Alloy wheel Section and search for Baleno, there is loads of info.
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Hi All,

Will be getting the Baleno Lxi delivered today. Wanted to change the tyres right away, but the dealer is quoting 8-10 K for the 14 inch tires exchange.

Pls let me know what tyres are good (Looking for Ride comfort ) and also some dealers info in Bangalore would be great.

Thanks in advance.

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Samurai is correct...you should stick to stock tyres for ride comfort...

1. If you want to have similar (not same) ride comfort and better grip go for 185/70 R 13..call any tyre wallah..the exchange should cost you aroung 7 K...not more..

2. Prepared for a slightly harsher ride and better handling / grip. (very acceptable ride comfort here though not the same as stock)
185/65 R 14, 195 / 60 R 14

3. Extremely handling conscious..let the ride comfort go to dogs...195 / 55 R 15 and 205/ 50 R 15

Option 2 and 3 will also require a change of rims...(go for alloy if you need beter look...regular pressed disc..if you are on a budget).

I use 185/65 R 14 and the ride comfort is pretty good...(Goodyear Eagle NCT 5). Samurai can confirm ...but I remember him using 195/60 R 14 (Yokohoma Directional tyres)

195/55 R 15 , 205 / 50 R 15

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Thread moved,

Also, check out this thread (Stock tyres on the Baleno) it should have more than enough data for you.

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Can anybody tell me how much would be speedo error in Baleno after upgrading from 165/80 R13 to 185/65 R13?
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When upgrading from 165/80/13 to 185/65/13 the speedo error would be 4% which is not acceptable. When you will be traveling at 100 kmph your actual speed would be 96 kmph. On top your Groud Clearance will decrease by 12 mm and there is a great chance that your car will hit speed breakers with lower GC.
Ideal upgrade would be 185/70/13 if you want to keep on stock rims. This will not effect your ride comfort at all as the profile is still very high. However this wont do justice to the looks of the car. Baleno looks are getting dated, so Alloys add a new life to the car. I personally would go for 195/60/14 or 185/65/14. The 185/65/14 will give you better ride comfort than 195 but the 195 will look great on the car.
Regarding the tyre, if comfort is your only criteria than you should go for Michelin Certis.
If your criteria is plain and simple performance than consider Bridgestone Potenza GIII.
If your criteria is looks of the tyre, than you can consider Goodyear Eagle GSDII, GSDIII, Yokohomas etc.
If your criteria is budget, than you can try any of the Indian brands like Apollo, JK, MRF, etc.
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Can anybody tell me how much would be speedo error in Baleno after upgrading from 165/80 R13 to 185/65 R13?
I think aseem covered it well. Except Yokohamas (ES 100) are not only good looking but also incredible performance tyres.
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Reviving an old thread, since a few questions came to my mind.

What would be the approx cost per tyre for the following ?

Michelin Certis 185/65 R14
Michelin Certis 195/60 R14
Goodyear NCT5 195/60 R14
(assume all to be tubeless)

When steel wheels are replaced with alloys, how much does the cost of wheel balancing come to (if any ?)

Alignment must anyway be done, right ?
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