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Old 27th May 2016, 08:47   #91
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Default Time to replace my tyre??

Hello bhp'ians,

I own Maruti f10d waggy, which is 6 years old now. It has run 38kms on the odo.
It is still running on stock tyres till now. Of late in have observed that tyres have seem to be developed cracks.

It is running on stock 145/70 r13, since mine is lxi.

I am concerned about safety of travel , especially at highway speeds of 80 to 100 kmph.

My question, should i replace tyres ?
I am planning to change from 145/70 to 155/65 and also replace rims.

Also , I would like to know, if it is OK to keep my fifth tyre as 145/70 , while remaining are 155/65.

I am attaching, pics taken from my tyres.

@mods, please attach to any existing thread if any on the same topic.
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Old 27th May 2016, 08:51   #92
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Default Re: Time to replace my tyre??

Yes, it's time to replace the tyres. Also if your spare tyre is from the original set, it too has aged and would need to be replaced.

So, buy a set of 5 tyres to replace all the existing ones.
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It is still running on stock tyres till now. Of late in have observed that tyres have seem to be developed cracks.

My question, should i replace tyres ?
You are already late to replace them. Do get all 5 changed immediately before any incident occurs.

And yes, you need to get the 5th one replace too as it is 6 years old.
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Old 27th May 2016, 10:46   #94
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5 years is more than enough time to replace tires.Time to replace all 5 tires as you have crossed 6 years.While replacing see the year of manufacture of tire.
If you are thinking for an upgrade, replace the rims with 14 inch .The tyres to choose will be 155/65/14 and the ride will be very good.
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Tyres are something you should never take the chance with. Replace them asap. I replace the tyres of all my vehicles after 4 years, irrespective of the kilometers covered.

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My question, should i replace tyres ?
Please replace all 5 tyres at the earliest. If you are upsizing, keep same size for all 5 tyres.

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I am planning to change from 145/70 to 155/65 and also replace rims.
Replace rims as in move from steel wheels to alloys? For this particular upsize, stock rims are adequate enough to support 155 width tyres.

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I am attaching, pics taken from my tyres.
Looking at cracks, were these tyres under-inflated or car left unattended for an extended duration?
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Your tyres are 6 years and 3 months old. (They are manufactured 09 10 - 9th week of 2010 - see the Manufacturing date stamped on the tyre). You should replace them ASAP. The tyres are beyond their life and be aware that life will rollover along with the vehicle if the rubber is not taken care.
The average life of a tyre is 3-4 (Max. 4-5 years) years even if you have not used them for a good mileage.

Mileage wise, there are clear indicators on the tyres to see - TWI - Tread Wear Index - to see any life is left for the tyres if they are within the 3-4 years.

If the tread depth is less than 2mm (or the TWI indicator started wearing out), it's time to replace.

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Please replace all 5 tyres at the earliest. If you are upsizing, keep same size for all 5 tyres.

Replace rims as in move from steel wheels to alloys? For this particular upsize, stock rims are adequate enough to support 155 width tyres.

Looking at cracks, were these tyres under-inflated or car left unattended for an extended duration?
I Will stick with Stock Steel rims, Reason is :steel rims are affordable, i don't see much of value addition when replaced by alloys for the price.

Cracks are mainly because, i leave unattended for quite some duration in parking, i rarely use the vehicle daily.

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5 years is more than enough time to replace tires.Time to replace all 5 tires as you have crossed 6 years.While replacing see the year of manufacture of tire.
If you are thinking for an upgrade, replace the rims with 14 inch .The tyres to choose will be 155/65/14 and the ride will be very good.
I have doubt, do all Tyre manufacturer have same/similar coding about year of manufacturer like the above 09 10 (9th week of 2010) ??

What is the usual recommended date of manufacturer to buy, Say 2 / 3 months manufactured Tyre ?

I think i will be happy with 155/65 R13, probably stick with Michelin XM2 or Bridgestone S322

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I have doubt, do all Tyre manufacturer have same/similar coding about year of manufacturer like the above 09 10 (9th week of 2010) ??
Yes it is a common and standard method to code tyres for manufacturing date.

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What is the usual recommended date of manufacturer to buy, Say 2 / 3 months manufactured Tyre ?
2 months is good enough a period. Anything more than that isn't viable IMO.
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I had one of my post deleted. Mod told me to search but didn't get the info I was looking for. So here it is:

I am replacing two worn out burst tyre with new tyres. I was pretty sure that putting them at front is the best place but after searching internet, the articles suggested that new tyres should always be put at rear.

Will this not invite uneven wearing out of tyres in the name of better stability?
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I am replacing two worn out burst tyre with new tyres. I was pretty sure that putting them at front is the best place but after searching internet, the articles suggested that new tyres should always be put at rear.
If you are replacing only 2 tyres, new tyres must always go to the rear. Period. Please ensure that you get a pair of tyres preferably manufactured within the last two months.(week+year of manufacture will be stamped on the tyres)

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Will this not invite uneven wearing out of tyres in the name of better stability?
How will this change if you put new tyres in front?

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Gold plated tires anyone?

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Hello Bhp'ians,

Few Weeks back, I have changed my Stock 145/70 R13 on My WagonR F10D to 155/65 R13; on the same Steel Rims. The Brand i went for is Yokohoma Earth-1 Series.
Paid around 16,xxx INR for 5 Tyres including Wheel Balancing & Alignment.
Got 1716 Manufactured Tyres by request.
General Observation: Tyre Noise seems to have decreased a lot and absorbs undulations on the road better than old tyres., but then i have to observe very closely on highways, since i,am yet to go on highway with new shoes.
Attaching few pics for reference.
But it seems, Tread design does seem to pickup more stones than old stock MRF's.
Note: Checked for Steel Rims did not show any signs of rusting or corrosion, even after 6 years on stock tyres, so put new shoes on existing steel rims.
So it can mean, whether usage of nitrogen myth busted, since i always use compressed air.
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I've done 54000 km on the ivtec which is shod with the stock xm2 tyres. Based on the pics below do you think I should change my tyres. A point to note , I am running with one xm1 tyre which is the spare. As the other one burst when I went into a pothole. Also please provide me with your suggestions on which ones to buy or upsize to.
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I've done 54000 km on the ivtec which is shod with the stock xm2 tyres. Based on the pics below do you think I should change my tyres. A point to note , I am running with one xm1 tyre which is the spare. As the other one burst when I went into a pothole. Also please provide me with your suggestions on which ones to buy or upsize to.
Pictures aren't very clear to judge, But as faar as i can see, I think its time to swap them, I have always religiously followed to swap my car tyres under 50,000 kms, Regardless of the life left, Since i do a lot of highway runs covering at times 1000 kms a day in hot conditions, I really don't want to take a chance.

54,000 kms is also a good amount of kms munched, I think swap them.
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