FIATians, It all happened couple of weeks back on a rainy day here in Hyderabad. It was raining very hard and at around 12:30 AM or so I was driving across a flyover and since it was raining heavily, I couldn't make out where the ditch was (as it was already filled with water) and went over it. The side wall on my left front tyre got busted (bridgestone). I was shocked and surprised to learn that the side wall cracked so easily and trust me, I wasn't driving that fast at all. Maybe, it's just bad luck. Cursing my luck, I stopped the vehicle and replaced that faulty tyre with a stepney. Alas, if only I had been a bit careful, but imagine a stupid ditch on a flyover. :uh Below was my earlier setup Back two tyres - Good Year GT3 - (STOCK) Front left tyre - Bridgestone turanza Front right tyre - Birdgestone turanza Below is what I currently have.. Back two tyres - Good Year GT3 - (STOCK) Front left tyre - Good Year GT3 (stepney) - Stepney is a bad tyre as well.. but somehow I am able to keep it running for now Front right tyre - Birdgestone turanza I need to replace tyres for my Punto and I am a bit confused as to which one to go for. Since the stepney is bad, I want to keep the front bridgestone as stepney and buy two new ones for front. I went to a tyre shop (Mohan Chandra wheel care centre, near Indira Park) yesterday to get a quote. The shop is very near to my place and they have been in this business for a long time. Of course, I will take the quotes from other shops as well just to make sure that I get the right price. But for now, below are the prices he quoted. Good Year GT3 (88T) - 4950/- Good Year Assurance (88 - H or V ? I am not sure) - 5450/- Bridgestone Potenza RE88 (88V) - 5500/- Bridgestone Ecopia MY01 (88H) - 5400/- Michelin Primary LC (88V) - 5850/- Yokohoma V550 AVS (88V) - 5300/- I also enquired about upsizing the front two tyres. He highly recommended Yokohoma AS01 S Drive- 205/55 R 15 88 W :wow the tyre looked really good and I am tempted to buy these. It's costing 6300/- each. Am I right in assuming that the impact will be minimal if I up-size only the front tyres and leave out the rear ones as it is. Is that correct? What are the noise levels of Yoko S drive ? Dilemma Say I went ahead and upsized the front tyres to 205/55 and considering the worst case scenario if any of my front tyres got punctured, I won't be having a spare wheel of that size. I just cant run a 195/60 for tyre 1 and 205/55 for tyre 2 ?? On the other hand, I am not too bothered about the tyre noise. Handling, braking and side wall toughness is all I need. Moreover I am on a tight budget and I don't want to replace all the four tyres. The rear tyres still has good life. If up-sizing is out of the equation, I might just go for good old GT3 or Yoko V550 AVS. I know many had complaints with GT3 but with the condition of our Indian roads, I think they are one of the best tyres out there. They offer very good road grip as well. Please suggest.