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Tubeless tires are for better safety as in a case of puncture it looses air slowly are you can can steer the vehicle if in high speed. the only problem is that is cannot be repaired easily by local mechanic ,but it getting popular.

 

The tube tires can be easily repaired but they are not safe they loose out air very fast .Whats the use of easy repair if it can kill you.

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Advantages: cooler running, better puncture resistance, lighter weight (hence better handling),

Disadvantages: Small roadside puncture repairers cannot fix them. Needs prober tools so that the tread is not damaged in dismount (mount). No problems in towns. Somewhat higher 'bleed' rate sometimes needing more frequent filling - say one in 10-15 days, cannot be used on very badly rims.

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the only disadvantage is punctuire repair which is now being done by every road side mechanic now.

i was ahead of shimla / kufri & still could get my tire fixed.

carry a kit also & know how to fix it. so you can guide someone to do it for you.

bbut they are damn neat. very comfortable & puncture resistant & road grip.

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The world went tubeless over 30 years ago! The only places where tubes were sometimes used were cars with wire wheels, since sealing was difficult.

If I remember right from my childhood cars (at least the Amby) used to come fitted with tubeless tyres. At the first puncture you had a tube put in since a puncture in tubeless tyres could not be fixed.

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Tubeless tires will be cost more as compared to tires with tube.

No more. In fact while a Tubeless Tyre is costlier that the Tubed version, when you add the cost of a tube the equation is in favour of the Tubeless. Could be different for some brand/size combo (e.g. Bridgestones tend to be 15% costlier than most common brands). .

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Hi SSK

 

Thanks for bringing up the topic. On my recent trip to Trichy from Chennai, I developed a flat in my Elantra. The tyre repair guy couldn't locate the site of the puncture in my tyre. He inflated it and immersed it water but couldn't see any bubbles coming. He did this several times, but couldn't locate the puncture. So I got the tyre inflated and drove down to Chennai, with my family keeping my fingers crossed; with the stepney on and the punctured one in the boot. When I came to Chennai I got busy and have not got the tyre checked till now. FRG kindly advise. With the tubed tyre u can go in for a new tube, and I feel the pucnture is easily identifiable in it's tubed counterpart...I feel.

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Is the tyre holding its inflation? I suspect it will have at most a very slow loss of pressure, since there were no tell tale bubbles. What could have happened is the flat is due to a nail perforation, with the nail still in place, which the soft rubber lining of the tyre is sealing. Due to no flexure the leak is not evident.

The basic point is, if there is a puncture air must leak from it. A close inspection from inside the tyre, should show up the source.  

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Hi,

The problem is I removed what could have been the offending nail, and after that I wasn't able to exactly pinpoint the place from where I'd removed it. The tyre was examined quiet well in my presence, by the road side mechanic but to no avail. I think I'll have it examined by Hyundai Motor Plaza guys when I leave the car of for service next time. The airpresssure is not holding up well; I think, 'cause the when I got the tyre inflated it had only 13 lbs/sqin pressure at the gas station, where I check the airpressure regularly when I tank up.

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I would rather go to a tyre specialist rather than the company garage. They are better at this. Most tyre/wheel specialists do not fix flats, but they will normally locate the puncture,  and mark it for you to get it fixed, or will have their 'pucturewallahs' who are really good. It is very likely that the roadside shop did not have the patience to look for an isolated bubble, they are on the lookout for a bubble train. It might even be a blessing in disguise since an organised wheel place will have better tools for dismounting the wheel (minimize chances of tread damage) than the levers used by a lot of roadside joints.

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Well friends which one is better' date=' tubeless from Appolo or MRF ??[/quote']

 

Tubeless from Appola is a Crap , better get yourself the Yokohoma , or the Bridgestone or Michilin ( any day better )

 

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Well friends which one is better' date=' tubeless from Appolo or MRF ??[/quote']

 

I would personaly suggest you the Bridgestone Tubeless tyres for your Spark and if you love to go in high speeds then go for yokohoma

 

regards,

Priya

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today all tyres are going tubeless

this should have happened 15 years ago- but we indians are sometimes too clever for ourselves - to the point of stupidity

 

there are NO downsides to not having a tube

 

A tubeless tyre is EASIER to repair - go see how easy it is to install a plug

 

the ride is better, it is much less likely to get punchered and today

 

ALL tyrewallas can repair one

 

and mr MNDVISHNU how on earth can you say appollo are crap ?

 

tell us your experience of the tyre, because i have vast experience with the brand and find is as or more capable than other brands

they have a lot of high tech today and i think your view is baseless

 

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Well friends which one is better' date=' tubeless from Appolo or MRF ??[/quote']

Neither. As suggested go for Bridgestone or Goodyear or (if an import) Michelin or Pirelli.

Just heft a tyre and the weight will tell you a lot. Lighter the better.

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I plan to change one of my tyres to Tubeless' date='

is it ok to change just one out of the 4 tyres?

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It is irrelevant whether tube or tubeless. As a rule put the new tyre on the front.sgiitk2007-11-24 22:07:03

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Comparing Apollo to F1 Brigestone or ultra high performance Yokohama is preposterous, the later two are international products of tremendous repute whereas Apollo is a good rim protector like MRF.

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