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Old 8th January 2018, 01:21   #241
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Hi fighterace,
I am already facing the rear LH wheel shake pretty clearly due to a flat spot in the tire created due a three month long idle standing of my ride.
Now, trying all the ways and means possible to restore the roundness of that tire.
Being it in the rear axle, I don't see any other differences in the movement other than the pre existing vertical jerks.

Right now, its getting its A/C worked upon.

Will keep this thread posted on the improvements from tire if found.

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What I meant was that you should inflate all tyres to the same high pressure. Has there been any improvement?
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What I meant was that you should inflate all tyres to the same high pressure. Has there been any improvement?
Thanks for follow up fighterace.
I was about to update the thread.
Even after 2 weeks with slightly higher pressure of around 35 psi in LH rear tire, I didn't find much difference in the shape out nor the reduction in vibrations.
Will wait for one more week and then see if I can increase the pressure to a 37 psi and check for few more weeks.

Meanwhile, any other suggestions (other than tire change) are welcome.

Thanks in advance!

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Using the tyre size calculator I found that the possible upsizes in 13" and 14" with less than 2% error are:
165/55/R13
175/50/R13
195/45/R13
195/45/R14
Which of these sizes are easily available in India. I'm looking for a V-Pattern like the Maxxis MA-Z1 preferably in 13"?
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Thanks for follow up fighterace.
I was about to update the thread.
Even after 2 weeks with slightly higher pressure of around 35 psi in LH rear tire, I didn't find much difference in the shape out nor the reduction in vibrations.
Will wait for one more week and then see if I can increase the pressure to a 37 psi and check for few more weeks.

Meanwhile, any other suggestions (other than tire change) are welcome.

Thanks in advance!

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Maverick79.
Status update:
Increased the pressure to 40 psi 10 days before. Vibrations are more pronounced even at low speeds (~20 kmph)now.

Will wait for couple of weeks more with this level. Ride will be idle for next 10 days though.
Will adjust the wheel carefully to avoid flattening the same spot again.

Any other suggestions are welcome!

Thanks in advance.

Maverick79.
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Default Re: ARTICLE: Choosing The Right Set Of Tyres for your Car

Need help for a friend to choose the right tyre:

Car: Maruti 800, 5 Speed
Model Year:2002
Tyres:Currently running on Apollo 145/70 R12 (Tube Type).

Looking for suggestions/answers for below questions:
1. Would Tubeless tyres be better - currently the car is running tube type tyres on steel rims. The rims aren't rusted and in good condition so is it good to go for tubeless tyres ?

*One dealer seemed to think otherwise and was suggesting continuing with tube type tyres

2. Will upsizing to 145/80 R12 be good (for better GC) ?

3. Recommended Brand (no specific constraint on budget)
Currently considering Apollo, Bridgestone, Michelin, any others ?
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Need help for a friend to choose the right tyre:

Car: Maruti 800, 5 Speed
Model Year:2002
Tyres:Currently running on Apollo 145/70 R12 (Tube Type).

Looking for suggestions/answers for below questions:
1. Would Tubeless tyres be better - currently the car is running tube type tyres on steel rims. The rims aren't rusted and in good condition so is it good to go for tubeless tyres ?

*One dealer seemed to think otherwise and was suggesting continuing with tube type tyres

2. Will upsizing to 145/80 R12 be good (for better GC) ?

3. Recommended Brand (no specific constraint on budget)
Currently considering Apollo, Bridgestone, Michelin, any others ?
My views:

1. 145/80R12

Merits:
1. Increased GC
2. A bit better ride quality
3. Michelins available in this size.

Demerits:
1. May scrape wheel well. Specially on full load and/or the shocks are bad.
2. Wrong speedo reading. This is a wrong size. Period. It so wrong that if you install a size larger rim, 145/70R13 tires, it will still be smaller. Shopkeepers recommend because they have to sell and stock lesser sizes, people get misguided and purchase seeing increased GC and better ride.
3. Extra wear and tear of driveshafts.

I'll never recommend anyone to go for this size.

2. Tubeless vs Tube: If the rims are perfectly fine(no bending anywhere and/or corrosion near valve area), then I see no reason to miss the Tubeless. I am on tubeless on stock rims since past 2.5 years I guess, and am very happy. Get standard MGP valves which are cheaper and of awesome quality.

Maruti 800 : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread-valves.jpg

3. If I am concerned, and for stock size, I'd choose either Goodyear Ducaros or Ceat Milaze Tubeless. Other available options are MRFs(Tube), Bridgestone S322(tube), Firestone tubeless, JK Ultimas(best avoided) etc. Michelins had an offering in this size earlier but they discontinued due to low demand. Yokos aren't available too.

On my car, I have Goodyear Ducaro in stock size and they are excellent if you drive M800 like its meant to be. And there aren't many good options in stock size too.

Please go through this link, why I changed to Goodyears: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ml#post3802207

4. If you want slightly more grip, then 155/65R12 is the perfect upsize without any major issues(steering becomes a bit heavy and mileage may go down). Bridgestone has a tubeless offering in that size.

Additional points: Make sure to match the high and low points of rims and tyres before balancing.

Regards,
Shashi

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Status update:
Increased the pressure to 40 psi 10 days before. Vibrations are more pronounced even at low speeds (~20 kmph)now.

Will wait for couple of weeks more with this level. Ride will be idle for next 10 days though.
Will adjust the wheel carefully to avoid flattening the same spot again.

Any other suggestions are welcome!

Thanks in advance.

Maverick79.
Finally, took it to MRF tyredrome and Bridgestone tire shop today. After jacking it up and seeing the flatness/ bulge, was asked to change the tire as the only option.
Now the question, do I need to change both the rear tires?
They ran only 18 K. Still lot of life.


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Finally, took it to MRF tyredrome and Bridgestone tire shop today. After jacking it up and seeing the flatness/ bulge, was asked to change the tire as the only option.
Now the question, do I need to change both the rear tires?
They ran only 18 K. Still lot of life.


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Yes

Atleast keep similar tyres on the same axle.
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Old 22nd March 2020, 10:12   #249
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Bought 4 new Michelin XM 1+ 145/80 R12 for my 5 speed a few days ago
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Hi. This is completely off topic but your car is in the hands of a learner now and is completely detoriating everyday. Please save her on time! This car is close to my place. These pics are from 2018.
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