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Goodyear Rocks!

Did a nice thing today by contacting the regional office of Goodyear on JC Road. Although they don't have a retail store there, they were really helpful and also told us that they can get the exact same size (165/80R13) that the Palio needs and that they have the tubeless version as well. So that's like one issue solved. It may take them up to 2 weeks to get the tyres, but now that the exact size is available, I'm fine with waiting :)

A special thanks to johnm for his tyre related advice on IRC and his idea to contact the manufacturers.

And no obz, you're not the only one who finds the Universe much more interesting :)

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tsk1979
Oct. 1st, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC)
165??
Dude why do you want to stick to the narrow tyre. Go for wide. Better grip, better ride and handling and they look good too. Fitting in a wider tyre wont void your warranty. Thats what most baleno and palio GTX owners do!
jbritto
Oct. 1st, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC)
Re: 165??
will fuel efficiency suffer with wider tyres?
btw the baleno vxi now has wider tyres. and i should thank you for introducing me to the team-bhp forum!
fox2mike
Oct. 1st, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
Re: 165??
No, fuel efficiency shouldn't be affected by tyre width as such. Incorrect tyres can mess up other things though...
tsk1979
Oct. 1st, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC)
Re: 165??
By around 2-3% but will be offset by increase in efficeny of tubelss tyres(Less rolling resistance).
Did to join the forum or just browse posts and all?
jbritto
Oct. 1st, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
Re: 165??
Just browsed
fox2mike
Oct. 1st, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
Re: 165??
For the simple reason that it is the specified standard for the car. And mine's just a Palio EL.
yathin
Oct. 2nd, 2005 07:01 am (UTC)
Puncture kits are available, I have one in the car all the time, but have used it only once (in the last 2 years)! :)
fox2mike
Oct. 2nd, 2005 08:21 am (UTC)
Cool, where did you buy yours? I'd like to have one around when on tubeless..FWIW.
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