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Old 11th May 2011, 23:48   #1
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The traction control on my 57k km run 525d has begun to blink a little much for my liking. The PP2s are nearing their end.

Tyre gurus please suggest options in 245/45r17 only. Priority is more towards comfort than handling this time. I have the primacy hp on my 520d and quite happy with it with it's comfort and handling levels.

What other options do I have? Help with pricing would be great too.
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Sahil - I think you drive enthusiastically seeing that your tc light keeps coming on. Now if you move to a comfort oriented tyre it wont really be much better than your PP2s now. I mean once your spoilt by good grip, you wont really want something with less. Personally I think you should give the Advan Sports a shot. They have surprisingly good ride, and are silent except over broken tarmac. Also the grip levels are really quite good. The pricing, hmmmm I've heard the prices for 17s have gone up a bit after the shortage so expect this to cost you around 12k.
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Was quoted much higher than 12k for advan sports 245. 235/50/17 were in stock for around 14k each.

Got primacy hp on dad's insistence for comfort. But it's little too much for the steering fun factor.

nirmalkrishanan has tried advan sports and is now running 18'' hankooks. That's a new for bmws on tbhp.
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Got primacy hp on dad's insistence for comfort. But it's little too much for the steering fun factor.
What size? What price?

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Now if you move to a comfort oriented tyre it wont really be much better than your PP2s now.
I do not intend to switch to complete comfort oriented tyres such as the Primacy LC. I am looking for a 60-40 split, with larger emphasis on comfort. The upsize 245s give me the added handling edge anyway.
The PP2s are great handlers but poor on comfort and over time they only got harder thus more uncomfy.

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I would still recommend Primacy LC's to you. Excellent comfort-oriented tyre. And no, it's not like they suffer from lousy handling at all! Grip levels are still very good. Plus, you're already running low-pros and want a 245 patch, thus you'll have more traction that you can handle
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I would still recommend Primacy LC's to you. Excellent comfort-oriented tyre. And no, it's not like they suffer from lousy handling at all! Grip levels are still very good. Plus, you're already running low-pros and want a 245 patch, thus you'll have more traction that you can handle
I have the LCs on the Superb and find them very overated. They are no better than the Yokohama Adrives I have on our other Superb.
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I do not intend to switch to complete comfort oriented tyres such as the Primacy LC. I am looking for a 60-40 split, with larger emphasis on comfort. The upsize 245s give me the added handling edge anyway.
The PP2s are great handlers but poor on comfort and over time they only got harder thus more uncomfy.
I can't think of any other tyres besides the ones which have been mentioned here for your needs. I still recommend the Advan Sports, also they will cost quite a bit less than the Michelins.
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i am using 225/45/17 Good year Eagle F1 Assymetric on my civic. paid 8200 for each, very happy with the performance and minimal road nice. would recomend these.
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I'd agree with Akshay, a friend has Advan Sport on his 525d and they are excellent in terms of overall grip and comfort too is rather good. Only one thing we didnt like was that they went extra loud after 25k kms, though they still had another 5-7k life left. The tires are in for change now and he is looking at Michelin PS3.
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What would the pricing of 245/45/17 in Advan Sport & Primacy HP be?

Which dealer in Mumbai gives a decent buy-back in tyres? Most especially ,Saifee give almost nothing.

My current rear tyres are low on grip at rear but front have decent thread left. Even the rear would be fine and I could make the overall set last 5000km without a problem provided I have a calm driving style. But since monsoons are around the corner I prefer to switch early.
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What would the pricing of 245/45/17 in Advan Sport & Primacy HP be?

Which dealer in Mumbai gives a decent buy-back in tyres? Most especially ,Saifee give almost nothing.

My current rear tyres are low on grip at rear but front have decent thread left. Even the rear would be fine and I could make the overall set last 5000km without a problem provided I have a calm driving style. But since monsoons are around the corner I prefer to switch early.
Try out Pal. He generally gives good rates and is a nice chap. His contact details are there in the Mumbai section of the Directory.

I think the Advans in 245/45/17 would be around 12k max.
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Sahil,

You are out of luck. There is nothing in the market to replace the PP2s. If you are lucky, the local office of Michelin might have PS3s in your size. Otherwise you will have to settle for tyres which are comparatively rubbish!

I really cannot give you options here as it's difficult to find anything. I suggest you hunt in the local market, speak to the bigger tyre dealers and post here about the tyres that are available. We can then suggest. Otherwise, we are all pulling tyres out of thin air!

If you get Advans in that size, dont argue about price. Just go for it. My sincere advice as performance tyres are rarer than unicorns.
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What size? What price?
Primacy HP 225/50(?)/17 - Rs. 14.5 each.
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If you get Advans in that size, dont argue about price. Just go for it. My sincere advice as performance tyres are rarer than unicorns.
Makes things a bit risky though... in case he needs a replacement down the line, due to damage or something.

Primacy HPs are nice. Maybe you can go back to those?

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Yeah, if he damages one tyre, he is in trouble.
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