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i have changed my first pair of tyres at 20'000 miles. Hankook tyres don't last as long as michelin (usually 30'000 miles for me)

after misquoting my tyre size as a 65 profile and then as a 60 profile, i found that the tyres are 20% to 30% more expensive on the 60 profile.

has anyone gone for the 65 profile tyres?
 

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No - but I also would be interested to hear and compare prices...

About a week before I traded my comfort in for a style I go a blowout - I was quoted £60 for a like for like replacement and I then asked for the cheapest possible tyre they coul d get - cost £40. So that's my benchmark.
 

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got a quote for £72 for a 165/60 michelin energy saver

got a quote for £56 for a 165/65 michelin energy saver
 

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The Indian ones have 155/80 x 13 so there is good scope to go up to 165/65 x 14s. The increased diameter would slightly improve distance covered per revolution and therefore mpg as well. Obviously you have been rotating the wheels to wear all 4 evenly? :grin:

Seriously, you are permitted to have diffferent sized tyres front to back as long as they are the same on each end of an axle. All 4 together would be better of course. If it were me, I'd go to 165/65s.
 

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You can try online search engines like blackcircles or tyretraders. Tyres are delivered to your choice fitting station and prices are good ie. 165/60 Toyo proxes £45.97 or £44.11 for 165/65 ones. You could get cheaper too but I never save on tyres.
 

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QUOTE (scm @ May 7 2010, 05:47 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=320585
You could get cheaper too but I never save on tyres.
i have been a regular user of michelin for many years, the hankook lasted 20'000 miles and on my panda i was getting 30'000 miles from a michelin. i believe cheap tyres are a false economy
 

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Hi fellow i10ers ,

I was just wondering if anyone has gone down the cheaper 165/65 route and found the additional rubber makes the ride a little less harsh around town , and even perhaps a little quieter ?
The i10 really is a fabulous car which is hard to fault though of course I did fit the missing door grommits and found the extra economy , performance and street cred. promised by this forum ( OK this bit is not quite true but I did bother to get them from the dealer , more fool me ! )
Anyway , tyres ... I think the 165/65 's might make cruising a little bit more relaxed and put the speedo right as well . In fact one wonders why 165/60's were originally specified , perhaps a marginal styling judgement ?
 

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QUOTE (hyboy @ May 11 2010, 10:35 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=321876
I was just wondering if anyone has gone down the cheaper 165/65 route
i have, only got a pair. michelin energy savers 165/65 R 14 T 79

decided that with the tyre sizes quoted on the door going upto a 175/60 that the 165/65 would be no problem.

and the minimum of a 75 load rating is ok as the new tyres have a higher rating of 79

with my annual mileage being over 30'000 miles this price saving will be adding up

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just a quick pic, 65 profile tyre on rear.
 

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why do nails always find the new tyre?

its was too close to the edge so the garage would not repair, i remembered a product called ultraseal and put that in.
 

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I've put Ultraseal in the tyres on my i30. With having the skinny spare tyre I thought it was worth the £45.

Though if their claims are true then I will never know if I've had a puncture or not. :)
 
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