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Old 13th August 2010, 12:05   #16
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Hi Judemayne,

It is highly recommended to go for tubeless tyres. It can very well fit in your OEM rims with zero issues. Best sizes for Wagon-R is 155/65XR13 or 155/70XR13. You definitely feel a noticable differences. Recommended brands, Continental, Michelin and Yokoma followed by the rest.
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145/80r12 will give u a comfortable ride.But this would mean you have to change your rims.

At risk of a marginal decrease ride quality ,it would make sense to go for 165/60r13 tires.
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I guess none of the Wagon-R variants comes with OEM R12 size. All of the R13 only. Correct me if wrong.
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Thanks guys for the reasoning and recommendations i too require changing my tyres as i have crossed 45K on the present ones. How about tubeless on a WagonR??
I've fitted my WagonR with tubeless tyres on the original steel wheels only. Same thing with my Indigo CS as well. The ride is much improved and there is no problem as such. In fact after fitting tubeless, trips to get air filled have reduced big time too

for my WagonR, 155/65R13 was the stock size and i've retained that.
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I've fitted my WagonR with tubeless tyres on the original steel wheels only. Same thing with my Indigo CS as well. The ride is much improved and there is no problem as such. In fact after fitting tubeless, trips to get air filled have reduced big time too

for my WagonR, 155/65R13 was the stock size and i've retained that.

What is the big difference you feel after installing XM1 on your wagon-R ? You said Ride quality and gripping.

I have a Wagon-R and need to understand whether the steering will become more lighter after the installation of tubeless tires ? Also, will the bouncy & jumpy ride reduce?
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What is the big difference you feel after installing XM1 on your wagon-R ? You said Ride quality and gripping.

I have a Wagon-R and need to understand whether the steering will become more lighter after the installation of tubeless tires ? Also, will the bouncy & jumpy ride reduce?
Its not just because of tubeless tyres but what the tyres are made out of too, I guess.
The steering feels the same, or even very slightly heavier after fitting tubeless. The bouncy ride has reduced a lot, that was my aim in changing tyres. The car is inherently bouncy, but it feels more settled now and even when going through potholes its taken the edge out of the thump, so it goes through slightly smoother; if this description helps.
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Couple of months back i installed Goodyear Duraplus tubeless 155/65 R13 on my Wagon R LXI (they claim that it can last up to 100K Kms). Dont know whether it is just a marketing gimmick. By the way i had JK steel as stock tyres and it lasted merely for 35K kms.

I successfully completed 2k with Goodyear Duraplus without any issues but only problem is after installing the new tyres i recently read a thread in Team-BHP on incompatibility of tubeless tyres with steel wheels. Thus i need to consider whether i need to change to alloy wheels as soon as possible
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they claim that it can last up to 100K
Even if the tyre has some tread left, believe me, grip levels have drastically deteriorated by the time it has run 40,000 kms. Change no later than this point please.

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Not really. As long as the steel wheels are in good shape, I don't see any issue with running tubeless tyres. Several hatchbacks & sedans are sold new with tubeless tyres + steel wheels as standard equipment.

Of course, I'll still recommend alloy wheels to you simply because they look cool
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What size will be the correct upgrade for the new WagonR LXi? Its my FIL's car and comes in a rather weird size of 145/80R13. (too narrow, too tall)

The VXi comes with 155/65/R14 and will be the ideal upgrade, but I am looking at a spec which can be fitted on the LXi steel wheels. I am looking for a max width of 165mm.
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155/65-14 can be fitted on original wheels. Don't worry about that. Apart from that, due to the wierd size, your options are limited.
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Sorry to hijack this thread but I am also in need of tyres for my estilo which came with 155/65/R13 MRF I have never felt assure on highway and these tyres loose grip very soon on hard breaking. I am looking for better grip and less waving on highway. Please suggest a brand with size.
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In 155/65 R13 you can try to get Yoko A drives, Michelin XM1+s and Conti CEC. They will be much grippier and more comfortable than the MRFs.
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In 155/65 R13 you can try to get Yoko A drives, Michelin XM1+s and Conti CEC. They will be much grippier and more comfortable than the MRFs.
Is this a 4" rim. Any options from CEC in 165/13 and 175/13?
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155/65-14 can be fitted on original wheels. Don't worry about that. Apart from that, due to the wierd size, your options are limited.
The stock steel rim for the LXi is 13"

Or did you mean, buy the VXi 14" steel rims from MASS and then go for upgrade?

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Is this a 4" rim. Any options from CEC in 165/13 and 175/13?
CEC doesnt have anything in 165/65 R13. They have a 175/70 R13 though.

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The stock steel rim for the LXi is 13"

Or did you mean, buy the VXi 14" steel rims from MASS and then go for upgrade?

I'm sorry! I meant buy the 14" rims from MASS and go in for the upgrade! In 13", your options re very limited!
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