Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by Grandeur, Jun 3, 2010.
^^^ Powder Coating ???
Nope,normal Dupont paint.
I'm planning to get 15'' 98 pcd alloys to my Punto. I may get multipcd 100/98 alloys.
I have couple doubts, kindly suggest me on the following points,
1. For safety, do I need to have aluminum hub rings ?
2. I have option of Yokohama (195/60/15)- ES100 or A drive, which one is better ?
1. Hub centric rings will avoid any wobbling and issues arising because of that
2. ES100 is bad in grip and has harsher ride compared to the stock B250, not sure about A-drive compared B250 or ES100
If you are going for an aftermarket alloy, then you better get the hub centric rings for peace of mind.
I cannnot comment on A drives, but heard they are good.
I have used 195/60 R14 ES100 for 29000 kms and the following are my observations
Excellent road grip.
Increases brake efficiency compared to stock tyres.
Poor Life (30 - 35k) is what you can expect
Soft rubber compound
High levels of Road noise
Thanks Kiran and Pran
I'm going for aftermarket alloys (Samurai series - BISHIDO). Currently I have 165/80/14 JK stock tyres.
Apart from Yoko any suggestions for better road grip and long life ?
Sunil, looks like both of us have given completely opposite comments, and you are confused!
For Indian roads Bridgestone are more reliable with very few reports of tyre burst and side wall tearing. 2 Michelin tyre bursts have been reported from my colleagues so far. We have a huge fan following for Yokohama, may be because it is compared to JK or Goodyears.
yes Pran, was bit confused
thanks for the info
Tyre selection is a big headache. I have gone through it recently. Just try to research as much as you can before finalizing on one.
I have used ES100 and now my car is running on S-drives. I am happy with both the tyres so far.
Kiran, which profile you have for S-drive now ? and what was ES100 profile ?
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