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Old 18th August 2005, 13:43   #1
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Question Tubeless Tyres For Santro

Guys,

I own a Santro (2000 model) which has completed 35000 kms.
Sometime back I notices the wear and tear of tyres (especially right frontand right back tyres).

So I want to change tyres to tubeless one.
Should I opt for current rims with tubeless tyres or should I go for tubeless tyres with alloy rims?

If I go for allow wheels, approximately what will be its cost?

Also currently which are better tubeless tyres in india? and what will be cost of tyres?

guide me regarding the same.

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Old 18th August 2005, 16:41   #2
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Hello F1amit,

Good decision to change to Tubeless tyres - they are better than Tubetype in all respects.

Whether or not to have alloys - it all depends on how much you are prepared to spend. If you have the budget, then go for alloys, but if you don't, tubeless tyres will work fine on your old steel rims as well.

Advantages of alloys :
1. Lighter (improves handling by reducing unsprung weight)
2. Stronger
3. Look better

I am not sure of the rim size of the Santro, but you should be able to get a set of Indian (Aura, Neo or Traxx) wheels for 12K to 15K (this is in addition to the cost of your tyres). For a nicer set of imported wheels you will need to pay more.

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Old 18th August 2005, 19:08   #3
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Use 165/65 R13 Goodyear Eagle tubless - Using them for last three years -35000 Km.
No problems. Ride and stability good improvement
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Old 19th August 2005, 12:34   #4
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Pranil,

Thanks for your advice.
A quick question. Are you using these tyres on original santro rims or on allow wheels?

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Old 19th August 2005, 19:18   #5
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Pranil,

Thanks for your advice.
A quick question. Are you using these tyres on original santro rims or on allow wheels?

Thanks
F1Amit.

On origanal wheels. Trust me do not beleive all the carp about steel wheels cvan not be used. They are perfectly okas long as no major rusting has taken place. ( espacially aroungd valve seat).

And if they are really damaged u can replace them at Rs. 550 or may be cheaper per piece
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Old 19th August 2005, 19:28   #6
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@F1amit

I have aura alloy with bridgestone 165/65 R13 and the total costed me around 16k. Till now have done 9K Kms and no problem.
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Old 19th August 2005, 23:50   #7
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dude you can use tubeless tyres with your orignal steel wheels....go in for bridgestone potenzas would suggest you to go for 175/60/13 would increase stability & braking... if budget permits then go in for alloys...unless you of fond of them...most t-bhians are...your car-your choice-your money...
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Old 22nd August 2005, 11:38   #8
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Thanks Everyone for your prompt reply.
I have a basic question.

Some of you have mention in your replies that I should go for '165/65 R13' / '175/60/13'

What does that signifies? Could anyone please elaborate it in brief.

Thnaks,
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Old 22nd August 2005, 20:30   #9
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Originally Posted by F1amit
Thanks Everyone for your prompt reply.
I have a basic question.

Some of you have mention in your replies that I should go for '165/65 R13' / '175/60/13'

What does that signifies? Could anyone please elaborate it in brief.

Thnaks,
F1amit


U can search elesewher on the forum or on net

In short

Width/Aspect ration Rim size- e.g

165/65 R13 - 165 mm width of tyre -- 165*.65=107.25 height and wheel rim dia 13

Again175/60= 175 mm height 105 mm

So as u can see the aim is to keep the final dia (size) same . This is to ensure that

1. tyre does not touch the tyre well
2. Suspension/Centre of gravity and hence stability is not adversally affected
3. fuel efficeinecy and mileage readinsg remain same


So going by the logic for same dia a broder tyre means more grip. Also reduced height of tyre means fore stability as tyre sides do not bend much.

but broader tyres mean greater turning effort and in some cased faster/uneven tyre wear. Also reduced height means less driving comfort ( more bumpy)

So U have to choose based on your driving style and comfort level.

I hope I was clear enough
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cant the stock tyres be used with new alloys instead of buying new tyres?
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Jkdas,
Yes you can use stock tyres with alloys,no issues at all.But normally stock tyres are tube type and is not that good when compared to the other tyres.
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Old 24th December 2008, 14:27   #12
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hi guys

i just checked the price for aura alloys for my xing in mangalore. the dealer here said prices start at Rs13500 [just for 4 alloys, no tyres included]
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Default BMW Replica Alloys For Santro

Hey Guys,

Thanks to the replies on the forum here, I know what to have on my santro as an alloy wheel for replacement with stock wheels.

However, I am looking for the following two aesthetic options as well.

1. The tyre should NOT protrude out of the car. It should be within the boundaries of car area.
2. The alloys should look like moving backwards (spinning effect) at a certain speed. Have seen this on BMWs and Audis.

Any inputs ?

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Hello all,
Have searched quite a few posts and didnt find a reply to my specific question; this seemed like a relevant thread thats why posting it here:

My 07 Santro has done 65k on OEM Bridgestones. Time for replacement (though the tread can still easily do another 10k).
I was pretty much sure on BS but for 2 reasons
- Is there an aftermarket (same profile) that would make lesser noise and be a little more comfortable at the rear?
- How would a Goodyear be against the BS considering that I will be getting quite a big discount through the employee purchase scheme?
- I have a brand new BS spare (had to change one due to a freak parking cut) so its going to be either BS or GY.

Please advise.
Thanks!
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Old 1st February 2011, 23:48   #15
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Default Re: Tubeless Tyres For Santro

Hello all,

One of my friend who owns a Tata Indica said that the tube tyres can be changed into a tubeless just by changing the tyre mouth. I am not sure how far this is true. Have anyone heard about this?
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