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      Maruti 800 Tyre & Alloy Wheel Upgrade Guide

      Guys I have 165/65 R13 tubeless tyres with alloys on my 1994 m800 Tyres are of some stupid chinese brand so wont comment on that. I had to raise the car to get them fitted. And before you comment anything about such a non sense tyre upgrade, let me tell you that reason is practical as I have to go places quite often where roads are beyond recognition and without raising the car, stones manages to touch car underbody very badly. Have suffered quite damages earlier so decided to go for 13" for better ground clearance.
      Now pros after doing such insane tyre upgrade is just that handling has improved so do cornering and ground clearance too but ride quality has suffered a lot, specially without load. With full load ride gets damn smooth. I've tried lowering tyre pressure but no use. I dont want to loose current ground clearance as it is very much needed for me bcoz of the charming roads. Now the questions I want to ask are
      1. Is there any way to improve ride quality specially at rear except tyre downgrade to 12" ?
      2. If I go for some branded tyres, will it help in improving ride quality ?

      All comments are welcome as I seriously need some help on this
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      Tyres... Switch to Michelin XM1+ .. the ride will improve dramatically!
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      Are you sure tyres will definitely help bcoz goin for entire new set of tyres is a lil big investment ??
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      Quote Originally Posted by [url=http://gearheads.in/post19425.html#p19425
      metal_thread ┬╗ Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:15 pm[/url]]Are you sure tyres will definitely help bcoz goin for entire new set of tyres is a lil big investment ??
      How much is your life worth?? :-|

      The tyre is the only thing in contact with the road.. and the only thing that is going to keep you ON top of it - rather than 6 feet under!

      A bad/cheap tyre from un-reputed manufacturers can put your and your families' lives in danger! I would change them just for this reason .

      .. and yes it will also improve the ride while saving your hide!
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      Raising the car means loss in handling capabilities. So one must always keep that in mind.

      Sujit, do you really think XM1+ will make the cut for him given the bad roads he is talking about? I think he can stick to some good durable tyre from JK/MRF that will last the abuse.
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      I totally agree that tyres of good quality are a must and so Iam goin for a complete change soon. Thats why came here to have some valuable suggestions from you guys
      nd Yes thats the question I also want to ask which Mclaren1885 asked. Can XM1 withstand the rough roads ? My car is most of the times on such roads. Hows Yoko S-Drive and Bridgestone Potenza ? I heard Potenzas are good tyres too which has good handling plus life.

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      HE wanted to improve the ride.. hence the XM1+ suggestion.

      Secondly My 800 is also shod with these tyres - and the car has gone into some humongous ditches, fully loaded - at speed - and they've emerged unscathed. I have new found respect for the ruggedness of that tyre. In my opinion it is better than anything in the MRF/JK stable (I used to use them earlier and while the treads might last long - the sidewalls are nothing much to write home about - my multiple bent rims are a testament to that!

      I will not recommend any modifications on the rear suspension layout - it will prove to be expensive and not quite like ex-factory.

      I went into the economics once - and found out it will be cheaper for you to sell you car and pick up a second hand MPFI 800 (with all the associated improvements/benefits) than try and modify the carb one.
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      For Himachal and the kind of roads you encounter (I've been & driven there, I know), I would recommend anything from MRF or JK - they will ride decently enough, take shitloads of abuse and keep you safe. All at a very decent price.

      MRF ZTX or whatever the latest name MRF has given them.
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      Whats the max tyre up size in 13" for a maruti 800 (type 1) ??
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      So, after such a loooooooooooooong note, I'v now decided to go for new branded tyres. Iam fully aware that unbranded thing just cant match branded one in anyway. So next month I'll be goin to change tyres.

      Yoko A-drive are the tires Iam interested in. Can any1 give any input or review on this tyre.
      My requirements are according to;
      I travel a lot on damn pathetic roads full of sharp stones. Speed I keep is around 50 average and very rarely 90 MAX
      And as some1 said MRFs are ideal for me, so goin for ZVTS (or wtver dat is) is worth goin for ?
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