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Old 5th March 2018, 19:22   #136
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Here is a comparision between the two sizes.

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There are two issues with 205/60/R16.

First, there is a 3.2% error in circumference. This will result in the same error in speedometer and odometer. For example, when you are doing 100kph, the MID will show 96.8kph. Also when you have actually covered 100kms, the odometer will show 96.8km.

Second, there is a 9.1% increase in sidewall height. Though this will increase the ground clearance and comfort, this will also result in higher sidewall flex which will adversely affect handling. Jetta is an excellent handler in corners. The increased sidewall thickness will affect this cornering ability.

If comfort is your main criteria, then it may be ok to go with 205/60, but if handling is important to you, you should totally avoid 205/60. I am not sure if there are any other advantages/disadvantages due to the increased sidewall.

My opinion is 3.2% increase in circumference is too much and you should stick to 205/55/R16.
Valid points as above. But 205/60R16 will improve the ride comfort of the Jetta greatly, this is due to the higher sidewall flexing length available (hence better cushioning). On the flip side, I expect the fuel consumption to increase somewhat. If ride comfort is important , you can go in for this . But if performance and handling is important, definitely do not go for this change.
If you do fit the 60series tyres, I would look to your feedback. I may be try the same change in my Jetta to improve the ride of my Jetta.
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Has one tried Yokohoma Earth 1 on their jetta (205/55 R16)? Time to change my stock after 40K kms and I am getting good prices for yokohoma (7300 per tyre). The other option is michelin P3ST which costs more than 9K and conti MC5 at around 8.5K
Not a very aggressive driver. Leaning more towards comfort, less noise and less prone to punctures and driving in blore's notoriously pothole infested roads.
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Recently changed the tires on my Jetta TSI to Michellin Primacy 3 ST from Pal Tires, Mumbai. It was a satisfying experience at Pal Tires. Good rates, and prompt and professional service.

I am familiar with the P3ST as had them earlier on my Optra Magnum. Good and safe choice. Improved ride, low noise, descent grip. However, they are a bit more prone to punctures.

B.t.w. I am happy that I stuck to the original profile. Jetta has excellent handling, and I.M.H.O. an upsize would have had an adverse effect on that. Realized it during my recent long drives from Mumbai to Vizag and then around Vizag.

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Has one tried Yokohoma Earth 1 on their jetta (205/55 R16)? Time to change my stock after 40K kms and I am getting good prices for yokohoma (7300 per tyre). The other option is michelin P3ST which costs more than 9K and conti MC5 at around 8.5K
Not a very aggressive driver. Leaning more towards comfort, less noise and less prone to punctures and driving in blore's notoriously pothole infested roads.
No idea about the Earth 1 but don't forget the new MRF Perfinza which is even cheaper at around 7k/tyre.
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