Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by daretodream, Oct 10, 2015.
I have 4 falekns and 1 MRF as spare tyre , sorry cannot comment on this.
Continental MC5 is very good.
Falken Azenis PT722 = 21384
Sorry for delayed reply. I am travelling. I will post the details later today as I've to look at bills at home.
I'd changed the tyre on 13-Nov-2015. I went ahead with Michelin 3PST at Madhus.
I got an even sweeter deal on the day when I went to change the tyres.
Moreover, they did wheel alignment & balancing free. I just had to pay for the weights.
Post that done 2 highway trips:
1st: Bangalore>Vellore>Bangalore (To lift some relatives after chennai flood inundation) in first week of December-2015
2nd: Bangalore>Thanjavur>Pudukottai>Madurai>Pudukottai>Viralimalai>Pudukottai>Bangalore during Christmas Vacation- 2015
Other than that, there were 4 airport trips and every weekend 20-40 kms city ride.
I guess I have done around 3K kms in the new Michelins.
A. RIDE QUALITY
The first thing that struck me was the super smooth ride quality.. It improves substantially--- by miles. Suddenly I felt as if I am riding a knife on butter.
The old NCT5 had become so hard that the ride quality had become very very hard. The showroom folks had tough time removing the old tyres.
I attribute the improvement in ride quality to:
1. Removing hardness of old tyres
2. Adding new tyres which are softer
So, any new tyre will get benefit of attribute#1.
i.e. May be a new NCT5 would've also shown improvement in ride quality as much as PST has shown.
I guess where Michelin scores above others in Point #2.
The noise is substantially low.
This is where Michelin PST outshines GY NCT5.
I don't do high speeds(seldom touch/cross 100) and hence cannot comment on high-speed ride handling.
The handling at the speeds that I do(sub 100 Kmph) - its same-as / marginally-better-than stock Goodyear Eagle NCT5.
So, the takeaway for me is :
Smooth ride with low noise.
Would I get this tyre again- Definitely Yes!
I'll write another post with specific details.
I've very recently mounted MRF ZV2K 205 55 R16 on my Tjet. Had driven 42k kms on stock NCT5 for past four years.
Since, there in our city, Srinagar, the authorised dealer for MRF is available. They provided good service for dismounting old tyres, mounting new tyres,balancing and allignment. I was satisfied with the service.
On new shoes, I feel more soft drive and steering, more grip in especially wet conditions. The treads of the tyres and linea body is showing good competibility. Set of four costed 32k.
@daretodream , What was the cost for P3ST's from Madhus? I am also looking forward to getting the same.
@daretodream, thanks much for the details.
@mabams. I had put a mrf zlo..4 months back...and planning another...feels n luks gud...
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My TJet has done around 37 K with the stock tyres. Today one of my front tyres got a puncture (almost flat with a nail) and I drove it for some distance with out realizing that - In effect that tyre is gone and now I am forced to change all 4 tyres (as it is better since they have done 37K) in short notice.
I am looking for a cheap and best option, as I might relocate out of country in a couple of months and I will have to part with the car very soon. I did some research today and the price for 205 55 R16 tyres are north of 7.5 K (and up) for better brands like Michellin, Bridgestone, Yokohoma etc. And one of the dealer suggested me to change to 195 55 R16 tyres so will get a better price (around 5 to 5.5 K).
What is your suggestion on this ? Is it OK to downgrade to 195 ? Will than impact the ride quality ?
And what would a better option for me in this scenario ? Anybody knows about some tyre dealers in Chennai (OMR, Adyar, Velachery areas) who can give a better deal and good service ?
All you suggestions are welcome and looking forward to hear from all of you , pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee help
Check with apollo 205/55 R16 online price is 6k
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