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Old 12th May 2015, 17:11   #346
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Default re: Maruti Suzuki Alto : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

Guys, I have a similar case with me. Need to change Tyres 145/80 R12 for my Alto LXI (no plans to upgrade). Please suggest some good options (Tubeless)
My Stock Apollo Amazer XL (Tube type) scaled 40K. Though they have good tread remaining, but the grip levels have gone down and lots of tyre noise due to hardening of the rubber compound (I think). Apart from the well known manufacturers I have shortlisted the below -
1. Falken - Sincera SN835
2. GoodYear - Ducaro Hi Miler
3. Ceat Milaze
4. Ceat Gripp
This car will soon turn to a backup car (planning for a new Car soon); so I am not very keen on Expensive or high performance ones. Reasonable and durable, please comment/suggest. I will be keeping the standard rims, its a 2008 model. Hope that does not make a difference.
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Old 14th May 2015, 20:44   #347
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I have been using GoodYear - Ducaro Hi Miler since August 2014 and completed around 6000 kms on them. I found the performance good. Costed me Rs 7500 for a set of four in Gurgaon. They might not be as good as Michelin, but my I keep 80 kmph limit for my Alto and strictly no sharp turns. I have encountered sudden braking sometimes and the tyres behave properly. These are value for money tyres for people who drive Alto like an Alto.

As I understand your usage from your post, these tyres will keep you happy.
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Old 15th May 2015, 11:13   #348
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Ditto. Ducaro is the perfect tyre for Alto. I chose Ducaro D1 over Ducaro Hi-Miler because it gives a softer ride in city pothole filled drives than the Hi Miler. Though how many miles less will I get, compared to Hi Miler is yet to be ascertained as I have not driven enough with these tyres. Pricing is nearly the same for both though.
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Old 22nd May 2015, 14:16   #349
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Default re: Maruti Suzuki Alto : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

Guys, Atlast changed my Tyres to Ceat Milaze (tubeless) same size 145/80 R12.
The Tyre dealer quoted Rs.2300 per tyre (Rs. 9200 for set of 4); bargained hard got the price down to Rs. 2150 per tyre (Rs. 8600 for the Set of 4) now.
Old Tyres sold for Rs. 200 per tyre

Final Price Rs. 7800 for 4 Tubeless Tyres (effectively Rs. 1950 per tyre)
He also put Chrome Valves for all 4 tyres without Cost. I guess I did a good job bargaining and all tyres are week 4 2015 manufacturing.

1st PIC - My stock Apollo Amazer XL (Zoom to check the wearout)
2nd PIC - Check the Tubes (original ones) once last farewell to Apollos
3rd PIC - 41201KM's this is how much they lasted
4th PIC - New CEAT MILAZE (Zoom to check the Chrome Valves)

Massive difference in Comfort and road noise, just driven 50 KMs. Will keep you posted on performance and handling.
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Old 11th January 2016, 15:04   #350
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10K Update on the Ceat Milaze -
Its been a surprise 2nd Half of the year, in the past 7 months my Alto has scaled 10K Kms. Out doors, city drives etc... the Ceat Milaze have maintained their composure over this period. The Road noise and the comfort levels are good. I have maintained 31 PSI pressure throughout for all 4 tyres. No punctures, niggles or air leaks; though I switched from Tube Type tyres to Tubeless, reliability was a big question for me. Overall a very satisfying buy for me, VFM and a big from my end. Highly recommend this tyre, and hope to get more 30K-40K Kms riding it.

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Default Re: Maruti Suzuki Alto : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

I have to change the rim of my Alto lx. Please suggest about rim size and approximate price and product. Is it
4Jx13 ET45?
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Default Re: Maruti Suzuki Alto : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

Switched to GoodYear Ducaro Hi-Miler TL (stock size) a couple of days back and the ride quality has improved significantly. It is a 2005 Alto LXi and it feels so much better to drive around now. The tires are definitely better than the earlier MRF ZVTS TT and are cheaper than Michelin and Bridgestone too. It costed me 2300/- per tire and 300/- for wheel balancing (in Pune). The XM2 was 3000/- and B290 was 2600/-. I couldn't get any discount against the used ZVTS since they were in a really bad condition, but got the valves for free and hence it costed me 9500/- overall for 4 tires and wheel balancing, alignment and valves.
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Default Alto Lxi: tube-type or tubeless?

Hello Friends,

I'd like to buy 5 new tyres for a 2006 Alto Lxi car. My parents asked, are tubeless tyres recommended for Alto? I said, I've no idea about them!

I'm a more or less a layman about this car (I'm very well versed with Michelin or Bridgestone in other nations), hence I'd like to know:

1) no idea about tubeless vs tube-type for this car.
2) does Maruti recommend tubeless?
3) If tube-type, which offer best grip for Indian 'all weather' roads?

Any inputs are very much appreciated, cheers!
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Default Re: Alto Lxi: tube-type or tubeless?

Yes definitely get tubeless.

Tube-type is outdated, less popular and less safe.

Do search the forum for other threads on which tyre brand / model would suit you best.
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Default Re: Alto Lxi: tube-type or tubeless?

While tubeless is the preferred mode, since the car is almost 11 years old, the rims may not be in the perfect condition to take on a tubeless one. If you decide to go for a tubeless option, then I suggest you change the rims as well.
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Default Re: Alto Lxi: tube-type or tubeless?

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While tubeless is the preferred mode, since the car is almost 11 years old, the rims may not be in the perfect condition to take on a tubeless one. If you decide to go for a tubeless option, then I suggest you change the rims as well.
+1 to it. May be time for a mid life makeover with a set of beautiful alloys!
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Default Re: Alto Lxi: tube-type or tubeless?

There are 3 options for you:
1.Tubeless
2. tubeless
3. Tubeless.
Now please choose one of them.

Alto's rims are quite good and it may be possibly fine to just put tubeless tyres straightaway (I have tubeless tyres on my Indica that's over 10 years old). If not, the rims should cost around 700-800 per piece. The convenience and safety aspect of tubeless far outweighs the tube type tyres and so would suggest them even if you have to change the rims.
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Default Re: Alto Lxi: tube-type or tubeless?

I really appreciate those inputs -- would consider either Michelin or Bridgestone tubeless tyres (whichever available in India).

ps: this car belongs to my parents, who are senior citizens, and only prefer to drive this smaller one on bustling city roads.
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ps: this car belongs to my parents, who are senior citizens, and only prefer to drive this smaller one on bustling city roads.
Do you have plans to change the spare wheel too in one shot?

I'd recommend you to buy 5 new steel wheels and 5 tubeless tyres of any brand you are confident about (Look at MRF or Bridgestone). No JK tyre please.
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Default Re: Maruti Suzuki Alto : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

Mine is 2009 Alto, 28k on the odo. MRF tyres still look good, plenty of tread left and no cracks. Regularly carried out five wheel rotation once every year. But they are 8 years old, and I contemplate to change them a few months down the line. None of the tyres have been removed from the rim so far,not even once.

Will the rims be good for tubeless tyres or should I change them to be on the safer side? There are no bends or dents that I can see.

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