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#1 Old 11-26-2009, 11:06 AM
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Hi All,

I am new to this forum though I was following it for a month or so after I ordered my i10 and have been on it sporadically since collecting it in late October. When I picked it up I didn't really think anything of the tyre size, but since then a few friends have commented on the 'tiny' or 'dinky' wheels. Now everytime I look at them I can't help realising that they ARE indeed quite small. Is there a standard tyre size fitted by Hyundai for the Comfort? Or can the size vary?

Thanks in advance.
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#2 Old 11-26-2009, 12:07 PM
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Hi and to the forum.

Hyundai website quotes 'Comfort 165 / 60 R14' as being the radial tyre size. Yes they are 'dinky' ........... but it's a lovely 'dinky' car

Mine is a 'Comfort' and indeed it has the above tyres on it. Check the size of your tyres, see if they are the same.

Hope this helps somewhat.

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Its only a small car and its not higely powerful so small(ish) wheels are fine on it. It handles great on them and providing the tyres are decent and not worn close to or beyond the limit of tread, and smaller wheels means lower rolling resistance which means more MPG and less CO2 (which is one of the reasons the i10 is 119kg/km which means the low tax)
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Thank you for your replies. As I said, I didn't think anything of the size of them when I collected it as I knew it was a small car, but it was just the comments from other people that got me wondering if they were actually the right ones. Yeah, thank you, I'll have a look at the tyre size to see if they are the same. Other than thisinsignificant issue, I have been very pleased with mine and yeah, it does seem to handle well and as I'm not very technical or knowledgable about car issues, so I am grateful for the info about the lower rolling resistance and increased MPG and lower CO2. Thank you.
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I agree, they are a little small, but I wouldn't go as far as to call them 'dinky.' 14 inch wheels would be considered quite large for a small car only 10 years ago. Ford Fiesta, etc had 13" wheels. I brought up this very subject a couple of months ago but there wasn't much response.

According to team-bhp and other websites, the Indian version uses 155/80 x 13 tyres. The 165/60 x 14 on the i10 are 4% less in diameter and circumference. The Automatic i10 gets 175/60 x 14 incidentally.

If you accept the 155/80 x 13 as fine, then you can go up to 185/60 x 14 or even 195/50 x 15 and still be OK. Check for clearance width-wise though, wouldn't want the tyre to rub on the suspension!
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Out of boredom I was looking at replacement tyres. Used a couple of sites that recognise the registration number to give you the tyre size. All were recognising it was a Hyundai i10 but giving the size as 175/50R15 H 75. The tyre wall of the tyre says 165/60R14 75T.

Most high street tyre suppliers didn't supply the size they quoted for the registration however I was shocked at the price of replacements for the tyres on the car of around £50+ which is a similar price I pay on my other car which has low-profiles.

Anyone replaced their tyres and what is a typical price ?
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No names, no pack drill (but it wasn't me!) someone came home the other night and complained that the car was making 'a squeaking noise' , well thank goodness for the 5 year warranty was my response.

The noise was down to a puncture in the rear nearside and because it was a 25 mile journey we had to have a new tyre @ £45.

This news was met with some indignation: "It shouldn't get a puncture, it's a new car, my old Accent never got any punctures in 4 years, aren't they run-flat tyres anyway, and isn't it covered by the warranty?"

I am however impressed by the fact that she was able to drive that distance on a partly deflated tyre at normal speeds without any effect on the handling, my experience with my older bangers is that in a similar situation the car would have been swerving all over the road.
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If you've been driving as long as I have, ,you'll be remembering getting a puncture in a rear-wheel drive car which would have been VERY noticeable.

A flat rear tyre in a front-drive car would not be all that obvious when going in a straight line, especially if it only had 1 person in it. Shows how far into each corner the wheels now sit I suppose.

A warranty on the tyres came with my car, but it is limited. It doesn't cover punctures, no surprise there (paragraph 5 A) but also:

5. H) Tire with weather cracking which were purchased more than 4 years prior to presentation for adjustment.

The translation is obviously a bit strange there but they are only guaranteed against perishing it seems for 4 years, although general advice is that tyres up to 6 years old are quite safe.
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