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Tyre Upgrade - Discussion

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

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  1. Phew

    Phew Esperto

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    Go for michelin the best buy, it is the best tyre out there with concerns to ur priorities and also try to look for yokohama A drive R1 if u think michelin is expensive
  2. omzworld

    omzworld

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    HI Team, Need suggestion on upgrading tyres of to be delivered E1.3 Emotion.
    Yesterday went for PDI and rally felt 165-14 is pretty thin. But I am extremely low on budget. Else Shashank's idea looks very tempting. 22Ktoo diff at present.

    My question, Can I just upgrade my tyre to 185R14 with the existing Rims?
    I am considering Yokohama A drives, I guess it should cost ~7-8K for upgrade, if i do in the first week of purchase. Am i correct?
  3. anicaution

    anicaution Amatore

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    Yes you can; I have upgraded to Yoko A-Drive 185/70/R14

    Its excellent perfromance.
  4. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    Linea 1.3
    I would suggest you get the Michelins XM1+ 185/70 R14 spec tyres. They are good and easy on the pocket as well.

    By the way, if you want the best price for the stock tyre, drive straight to the tyre dealer right after taking delivery to get the best price on stock ones. If its JK tyres, do not expect a high exchange price for it.
  5. anicaution

    anicaution Amatore

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    Michelin Xm+ 185/70R14 : 4600/-

    Will wear out early.

    Yoko 3900/-
  6. Phew

    Phew Esperto

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    which of the two, any previous experiences ???
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  7. anicaution

    anicaution Amatore

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    Michelin; I used for my swift previously @ 35000 Km

    We are using Yoko with SX4 @ 43000 till date; so I changed with the same for Punto
  8. Phew

    Phew Esperto

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    hmm, beg to differ slightly, currently using michelin XM1+ on accent (185/60/14) have completed 48600 now on them and still feel there is a little more left, and am more pleased than A-drives(185/70/14) which were present earlier and gave up at 39000kms only. My small review on the two

    xm1+ - Pros
    1. low noise
    2. better rolling resistance
    3. better life
    4. good grip levels in dry and wet(especially) whether
    5. far more comfortable

    xm1+ - Con's
    1. softer sidewall(more flex than A-drives when cornered hard)
    2. expensive
    3. slightly more vulnerable to cuts as opposed to A-drives(softer side walls)

    A-drives - Pro's
    1. highly rugged
    2. cheaper
    3. stiffer sidewall
    4. excellent for bad roads(far better than xm1+)

    A-drives - Con's
    1. grip levels not as high as xm1+
    2. too noisy
    3. not so comfortable as opposed to xm1+(maybe due to stiffer sidewall)
    4. not the best of tyre life if pushed hard(starts to wear out faster if pushed too hard)

    the comparo is between the xm1+ and A-drive only.
    all the above observations taken into account after using both the A-drive and xm1+ on my ride for 39000kms and 48600kms respectively.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011
  9. omzworld

    omzworld

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    How much can I expect to get from my new stock Punto Emotion tyres (Read - JK Tyres, Tornado 165/80/14).

    I believe I can use the stock rim for upgrading.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011
  10. Manilruben

    Manilruben Amatore

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    I Vouch for CPC2 the type is tried in tested in 3 of my car brands it has lasted longer than the michelin XM+1 i did not find the grip level satisfactory in the XM+1 at high speeds :confused:

    As far CPC2 excellent grip levels low on noice and better rolling resistance infact the FE has not dropped in any of the cars after the 2nd upsize as well:p

    Car A tyre run 37500 Kms in good saape 2 Punctures
    Car B Tyre Run 49625 Kms will go another 10K
    Car c Trre Run 22650 Kms

    Note: Roads drives are 50 % good and 50 % very bad roads
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