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Old 14th December 2013, 18:52   #1816
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I have narrowed down my choice of tyres to yoko a drives or continental. Not sure if cpc2 or eco. Forgot that. The Tyre size is 185/70/14. Are these the best tyres for this size? Also the price is 4500 for the a drives and 4900 for the continue ones. This is at xl Tyre point besant nagar Chennai. Is this the best price? My priority is to provide better grip than my existing atock tyres at a reasonable cost. Please
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Old 14th December 2013, 20:44   #1817
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I have narrowed down my choice of tyres to yoko a drives or continental. Not sure if cpc2 or eco. Forgot that. The Tyre size is 185/70/14. Are these the best tyres for this size? Also the price is 4500 for the a drives and 4900 for the continue ones. This is at xl Tyre point besant nagar Chennai. Is this the best price? My priority is to provide better grip than my existing atock tyres at a reasonable cost. Please
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Yes, 185/70/R14 size tyres are on the Z variants so that should be good.
Not sure about the price of the Yoko A's. I recently got the Michelin Energy XM2's for about 5000 a piece.
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Old 15th December 2013, 12:43   #1818
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From what I have read in the forums, Yoko A Drives (185/70 R 14) seems to be the best combo of cost+durability+comfort+noise (in that order).

Can someone please suggest if this makes sense?
My experince on a Swift LDi: We upgraded the factory fitted JK Tornado 165/80R14 to Yokohoma 185/70R14 on the same steel rims (5J rim), the result was a noisier ride and fuel efficiency went down by 1-1.5 kmpl in city drives.
Also the steering feedback wasn't pleasant, needed constant correction on good speeds at bends / curves.

After 18K kms of running on A-drives, we were fed up with the road noise. We shifted back to MRF ZV2K - 165/80R14 (stock specification on 5J rims). The result was dramatic, the car became super silent and the steering a joy with a far better feedback.

The advantage with 185/70R14 is that they will offer better grip, but this will work well only if the rim size is a 5.5J. So, if planning for 185 tyres please upgrade to a 5.5J alloys, this will ensure you have good grip and less noise because the tyre side wall would not flex much like when fitted in narrow %J rims.
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Old 17th December 2013, 09:51   #1819
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Changed my tyres to 185/70/R14 yesterday with alloys. Tyres are Continental Eco Contact and they cost me 4900/tyre. The alloys cost me 4800/wheel. Changed them at XL Tyre point, Besant Nagar, Chennai. Total 5 wheels and 5 alloys. Will post my driving experiences post a Bangalore trip scheduled this week.
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Changed my tyres to 185/70/R14 yesterday with alloys. Tyres are Continental Eco Contact and they cost me 4900/tyre. The alloys cost me 4800/wheel. Changed them at XL Tyre point, Besant Nagar, Chennai. Total 5 wheels and 5 alloys. Will post my driving experiences post a Bangalore trip scheduled this week.
Could you please post the pics of the tyres ?
Which other options did you consider ?

I am looking to replace my 4 yr old 185/70/R14 Turanza ER60 tyres in few months,which have done 31K kms

These tyres are a good combination of grip and sturdy sidewalls. I have driven through several potholes at high speed accidentally, never had a sidewall cut.

I am inclined to replace them with Turazna ER 60 again, but I want too check other options too.

I have shortlisted

BS MY 02
BS Potenza MY 01
BS Turanza ER 60
Michelin XM 2 +

Tyre experts like Nikhil and others, please advise.
The tyre condition is as below after 31k Kms.





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Looks good. You have taken good care of them.

I am running 195/60 R15 XM2 on our Swift for the last few months. I think the immediate advantages of Michelin over Bridgestone is low noise and more comfort. You can feel the softness of the Michelin when u drop the tyre slowly into a pothole. Advantage Bridgestone is robustness and mileage. I think one can afford to be a little carefree with Bridgestone. But if you don't like to keep a tyre beyond 30K KM and don't tread on too bad roads, I think Michelin is the way to go.
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I think the immediate advantages of Michelin over Bridgestone is low noise and more comfort. You can feel the softness of the Michelin when u drop the tyre slowly into a pothole. Advantage Bridgestone is robustness and mileage. I think one can afford to be a little carefree with Bridgestone. But if you don't like to keep a tyre beyond 30K KM and don't tread on too bad roads, I think Michelin is the way to go.
Yes, sometimes I miss that softnesss in BS Turanza ER 60, but I think its a trade off. Given the condition of our roads, potholes turn up out of no where or when you least expect them.

In 4 yrs of driving on good, bad,and worst roads and never had a sidewall cut. Sidewall strength is my priority.

I want to keep the tyres till 5 Yrs, but the age of the tyres is now 4 yrs. As per the feedback on the forum, tyres that are old, tend to get a little rigid.

That is the reason, I am planning to replace them.

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Could you please post the pics of the tyres ?
Which other options did you consider ?

I am looking to replace my 4 yr old 185/70/R14 Turanza ER60 tyres in few months,which have done 31K kms

These tyres are a good combination of grip and sturdy sidewalls. I have driven through several potholes at high speed accidentally, never had a sidewall cut.

I am inclined to replace them with Turazna ER 60 again, but I want too check other options too.

I have shortlisted

BS MY 02
BS Potenza MY 01
BS Turanza ER 60
Michelin XM 2 +
I had a choice between Yokohama, Michelin and Continental. Read a very nice review about conti a few pages back on this same thread and decided to go with the same. Will post a few pictures once I get back home today evening.
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Could you please post the pics of the tyres ?
Which other options did you consider ?

I am looking to replace my 4 yr old 185/70/R14 Turanza ER60 tyres in few months,which have done 31K kms

These tyres are a good combination of grip and sturdy sidewalls. I have driven through several potholes at high speed accidentally, never had a sidewall cut.

I am inclined to replace them with Turazna ER 60 again, but I want too check other options too.

I have shortlisted

BS MY 02
BS Potenza MY 01
BS Turanza ER 60
Michelin XM 2 +

Tyre experts like Nikhil and others, please advise.
The tyre condition is as below after 31k Kms.





The tyre is looking fantastic! No point in wasting money upgrading them right now!
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Tried, 34 and still was not happy until one day I read Sankar;s post about him filling in 38 in the front and 36 behind. Sounded like a drastic pressure change for me, so decided to go slow in increasing the pressures.

Tried 36 in the front and 33 behind and yes I run on Michelin XM2's with a 185/70/R14 tyre size and VOILA. What perfect razor sharp handling, highway manners are brilliant too, on top of that the mileage increase.

Give it a shot guys, see if you like it or no
@humyum - Am on ZLO and planning to try the above recommendation and keep the forum posted !!
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@humyum - Am on ZLO and planning to try the above recommendation and keep the forum posted !!
Hey I changed over to 34 in the front and 32 behind. The thing is, my suspension needed a overhaul, because of which steering had become hard and 36 and 34 gave me that steering lightness along with razor sharp handling, but after the suspension overhaul, 36 and 34 looked too bouncy and hence I shifted to 34 and 32 and I get good ride quality as well as decent handling characteristics too. Of course, give both of these pressures a shot and see what you like.
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I changed over to 34 in the front and 32 behind.

Am already on the suggested pressure !!
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Dear BHPians

Final update from my end on the mileage and its dependence on pressure

Car : VDi
Tyre Size : 185/70-R14
Tyre Used : MRF ZLO
Pressure Maintained : 34 psi for front tyres and 32 psi for rear tyres
No. of fills : 5 (tank full to tank full)
Typical Mileage for all 5 fills : 15.2 kmpl



NOTE : This accounts for the dia difference of -0.8%

Thanks for all the tips and recommendations.

Typical consumption is around 340 for half tank !!

Hope this helps

Cheers
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Dear BHPians

Final update from my end on the mileage and its dependence on pressure
Car : VDi
Tyre Size : 185/70-R14
Tyre Used : MRF ZLO
Pressure Maintained : 34 psi for front tyres and 32 psi for rear tyres
No. of fills : 5 (tank full to tank full)
Typical Mileage for all 5 fills : 15.2 kmpl
Cheers
how many kms have you completed so far ? Could you post the pictures of the tyres?
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Replaced Turanza ER60 (pics posted above) with Michelin XM2 185/70/R14.

The original plan was to go for AR20.
AR20 was fitted on all four tyres, but I had them replaced with XM2 almost immediately.
AR20's were looking anaemic on my alloy wheels. The rim was a good 1/4 cm out side the tyre.

I asked the mechanic to fit the old ER60 and XM2 on the the alloy wheels and compared them to the AR20. AR20 were looking very bad on my alloys. Flat contact patch was culprit, I didnt like it at all. I had to go with XM2 as ER60 is no longer available.

Paid Rs 4700 per tyre including balancing, alignment and nitrogen.

First experience with Michelin, I wish it turns out to be good.

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