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Old 5th October 2019, 20:33   #166
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I have been using Ultramile UM551 tyres since 2016. My size is 205/60 R16.
Can you tell me from which shop did you get the tyres fitted in Pune?
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Old 7th October 2019, 10:25   #167
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Can you tell me from which shop did you get the tyres fitted in Pune?
Go to a nearby tyre shop and tell them that you want these tyres. They will order for you.

If a nearest shop refuses, you can call the Ultramile representative in your city. Contact details of the representatives are available on their website. Based on your area, he will suggest a suitable shop.

https://www.ultramile.in/contact.php

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Old 25th July 2020, 18:22   #168
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Would like to know if there's atleast 5k kms of life left on this Tyre realistically?

Linea Diesel, Apollo Alnac 4.5 years and 50k run so far. Admit, there's uneven wear on one side which was due to improper alignment around 30k kms ago which has now been fixed for good.

Do not want unexpected breakdowns or Tyre bursts. Rest of the tyres ( barring the Stepney) are good for another 10k except this. Should I change this 1 Tyre alone now or wait another 5k and change all 4 at once?

I do 100, 110 kmph every other day when traffic permits; courtesy Eastern Express Highway and Eastern Freeway.

Look forward to your recommendations.
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Old 25th July 2020, 18:35   #169
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Would like to know if there's atleast 5k kms of life left on this Tyre realistically?

I do 100, 110 kmph every other day when traffic permits; courtesy Eastern Express Highway and Eastern Freeway.

Look forward to your recommendations.
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The tires have hit the Tire Wear Indicator. Please change the tires immediately since you regularly do 100 kmph. Simply not worth playing around.

Ideally you should change the tires before it touches the Tire Wear Indicator or TWI.

Also check your alignment and other suspension components. If it's bad, your new tires will wear out quickly.
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Would like to know if there are at least 5k kms of life left on this Tyre realistically?
Agree with TurboHead.

First, get the tyre wear issue sorted out after that get the tyres changed. You'd not want those new tyres to wear unevenly.

But whatever it is, get three jobs done ASAP. Those tyres may be good for small errands in the city but for a car that does 100kmph, strict no . Simply not worth risking your life for those 5,000 kms extra mileage on those tyres.
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The misalignment issue existed between 15k to 20k odo when Fiat ASS couldn't diagnose or rectify the left pull. After trying so many things at so many places in that 15k to 20k odo window finally found a very competent guy who aligned it really well and since then the car drives straight like a arrow. I do rotation, WA, WB every 5k.

Noted. I'll get the tyres changed right away. No point holding leaves after hands burn.
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Rest of the tyres ( barring the Stepney) are good for another 10k except this.
As pointed out above, this tyre has already hit tread wear mark. If you have the same size spare, use it till all other tyres are due for replacement. Move it back to the boot when you get a fresh set of 4.
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The misalignment issue existed between 15k to 20k odo when Fiat ASS couldn't diagnose or rectify the left pull. After trying so many things at so many places in that 15k to 20k odo window finally found a very competent guy who aligned it really well and since then the car drives straight like a arrow. I do rotation, WA, WB every 5k.

Noted. I'll get the tyres changed right away. No point holding leaves after hands burn.
Do let us know what tyres you got!
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Old 25th July 2020, 20:24   #174
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Thank you all for your inputs.

Ordered 4 of these Goodyear Duraplus on Amazon. Delivery in 5 days. Waiting. Hoping to keep the speeds limited until then.

So, the stock Apollo's lasted 50297 kms on my Linea in 3 years 8 months of usage. The tyres were almost 11 months old when I bought the car. The Stepney was 165 section Goodyear which I promptly exchanged with another 175 section Goodyear within 2 months of purchase so I can rotate all 5 tires equally.
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As Turbohead pointed out, the Tyre Wear indicator is the baseline. Out here, the legal minimum is 1.6mm of depth of tread, which I believe is the same as the height of the wear indicator.

What's more, studies have been conducted to prove that wet weather stopping distances are too large for anything less than 3 mm thickness
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