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Tyre Upgrade - Discussion

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by Andy, Jun 18, 2010.

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  1. M A N U

    M A N U Amatore

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    finally replaced my 40k odd old GT3 with yokohama c drives (195/60/15).There is world of difference between the 2 tyres C - Drives are super comfortable and silent . Cannot comment about the wet grip dry grip is as good as GT3. highly recommended :)
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  2. pvnaraya

    pvnaraya

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    Can I know the cost of yokohama c drives (195/60/15). I am planning to change the shoes of my Punto
  3. M A N U

    M A N U Amatore

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    i paid 4700 per tire alignment balancing was charged extra and no deduction for the old tires

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  4. l13mjd

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    What tyres to buy??

    I'm in the same boat. Burst two of my 205-55-16 MY-02s on the Linea today - sidewall cuts.

    Which tyres can be at par or better than these? I'm looking at superior grips - both wet and dry, like the MY-02, and excellent soundless operation. I do do 160kmph at times. I also like my corners fast occasionally.

    I'm considering Vredestein Sportrac 5 if they're able to get it in my spec. Please suggest, guys. Right now I'm running on the spare alloy and one tire is now tubed, running in the front. This whole thing happened 300 metres away from home and I brought the vehicle back. I will now take it out only to get wheels replaced first.


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  5. l13mjd

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    How about upsizing to 225-50-16?

    Pros and cons?


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  6. M A N U

    M A N U Amatore

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    Go with XM2 or earth 1 if they available in that size.
  7. l13mjd

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    What about road noise characteristics and grip qualities of XM2?


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  8. M A N U

    M A N U Amatore

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    XM2 have good grip and more durable , but C Drive may be quieter i feel.
  9. imranshks

    imranshks Superiore

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    Michelin makes great tyres undoubtedly. Only problem I see with online reviews is about the sidewall cuts. XM2 is relatively quiet tyre. Its grips well in dry and wet both.
    (Driven XM2 on Dad's friend's i10 and loved them)

    I am running on Michelin Primacy 3 ST, just did 300 kms and its too early to judge, but the characteristics of the car have entirely changed. Quick lane changes and cornering is confidence inspiring and the dry grip and brakings are outstanding.

    Can't comment on wet grip as I haven't got a chance to test it. Not sure how they turn out to be on Indian roads, long term ownership shall determine that.

    P.S earlier had C drives and I didn't like them much, hence replaced the tyres at 11k kms :)

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  10. l13mjd

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    What tyres to buy??

    Imran, members here have reported 2 sidewall cuts in as many months in Primacy 3 ST. I can't be spending insane amount per year for tyres.

    MY02 are undoubtedly great tyres but they do have soft side walls, harder than Michelin PLC but soft, nonetheless. This time around, I need RF side walls, along with all properties of MY02, if I can possibly have them!
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