Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories > Tyre & Alloy wheel Section


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 13th August 2010, 07:35   #1051
Senior - BHPian
 
joshguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Chennai
Posts: 1,355
Thanked: 86 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arjunrudra View Post

Yes I also upgraded to 185/70R14 . I chose the energy saver tyres and they really dont show any loss in mileage. As the XM1+ have very low rolling resistance. The grip level is also real good.
Hi Arjun ,How are you doing?

I too wanted to upgrade my swift VDIs 165 tyres to 185.but confused between the indian made and Michellin and Yoko.

Personally i like michelin as i have used them earlier.How much does it cost ?

Other too please suggest me a good tyre

Thanks
joshguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th August 2010, 09:57   #1052
Senior - BHPian
 
Fountainheader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Silicon Valley
Posts: 1,502
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nikhilb2008 View Post
For comfort, go in for the Primacy LC or the C drive. Both will be excellent given your requirements.

If not that, then go in for the CPC2. But nothing else.
Yep even I am keen to go for the Primacy LC. Having been a satisfied Michelin user for almost an year now.

But what do you think of the 1000 premium that's charged for the Mich over the C-Drive ?

I was quoted 5225 for PLC, 4800 for CPC2, 4300 for C-Drive and 4100 for A-Drive. I've used A-drives before and am not intersted in that model.
Fountainheader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2010, 11:45   #1053
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chennai
Posts: 11
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

After 50K kms on my stock JK tyres, i have decided to upgrade my tyres to: -

1) Yoko A Drive 195/60 R15
a) How is Yoko C Drive?
b) How about 195/55 R15 or 195/50 R15?

2) HKS Alloys - 15", Width=7.00, 4 Holes, PCD=100
a) Any other recommendations on alloy brands like Plati, Freeman ?
b) Looking for 5 spoke alloys, but they show 5 holes. Some of the alloys shown in the website are all 5 holes for 5 spoke alloys, but their info page shows they have 4 holes, how is it possible to have 4 holes when each hole is between the 5 spokes?

I am not looking for an expensive budget. Need advice from all...
nura666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2010, 12:47   #1054
BHPian
 
SumitBahl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 973
Thanked: 214 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nura666 View Post
After 50K kms on my stock JK tyres, i have decided to upgrade my tyres to: -

1) Yoko A Drive 195/60 R15
a) How is Yoko C Drive?
b) How about 195/55 R15 or 195/50 R15?

2) HKS Alloys - 15", Width=7.00, 4 Holes, PCD=100
a) Any other recommendations on alloy brands like Plati, Freeman ?
b) Looking for 5 spoke alloys, but they show 5 holes. Some of the alloys shown in the website are all 5 holes for 5 spoke alloys, but their info page shows they have 4 holes, how is it possible to have 4 holes when each hole is between the 5 spokes?

I am not looking for an expensive budget. Need advice from all...
Go for C-Drive, they are better than A-Drive.

Here is the list of tyres, priority wise (mine):
1. Michelin Primacy LC
2. Continental CPC2
3. Yokohama C-Drive
4. Yokohama V550 db Series
5. Yokohama A-Drive

HKS, NEO, KONIG, LENSO are some good and affordable brands for alloys.

Last edited by SumitBahl : 15th August 2010 at 12:48.
SumitBahl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2010, 12:55   #1055
BHPian
 
Roy.S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 459
Thanked: 40 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nura666 View Post
After 50K kms on my stock JK tyres, i have decided to upgrade my tyres..........
...
I use A Drives on my stock Swift rims. They are very competent tyres and the best option if you're sticking with 14 inchers. Choice is rather limited in R14. However, if you're upsizing, go for the C drives.
Roy.S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2010, 19:31   #1056
Senior - BHPian
 
Fountainheader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Silicon Valley
Posts: 1,502
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SumitBahl View Post
Go for C-Drive, they are better than A-Drive.

Here is the list of tyres, priority wise (mine):
1. Michelin Primacy LC
2. Continental CPC2
3. Yokohama C-Drive
4. Yokohama V550 db Series
5. Yokohama A-Drive

HKS, NEO, KONIG, LENSO are some good and affordable brands for alloys.
The V550 were not available in 195/60/R15. Atleast in Chennai.

The list is pretty much what I was looking at.

Primacy was priced at 5225 and CPC2 at 5150. The price difference wasn't that significant to miss out on the PLC. Hence downsized from 205/55/R15 PP2 to 195/60/R15 Primacy LC.
Fountainheader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2010, 22:48   #1057
BHPian
 
SumitBahl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 973
Thanked: 214 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fountainheader View Post
The V550 were not available in 195/60/R15. Atleast in Chennai.

The list is pretty much what I was looking at.

Primacy was priced at 5225 and CPC2 at 5150. The price difference wasn't that significant to miss out on the PLC. Hence downsized from 205/55/R15 PP2 to 195/60/R15 Primacy LC.
Price difference in PLC and CPC2 is very less now.
When I bought my CPC2, the price difference was Rs. 750.
SumitBahl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th August 2010, 11:16   #1058
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 1,093
Thanked: 155 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fountainheader View Post
The V550 were not available in 195/60/R15. Atleast in Chennai.

The list is pretty much what I was looking at.

Primacy was priced at 5225 and CPC2 at 5150. The price difference wasn't that significant to miss out on the PLC. Hence downsized from 205/55/R15 PP2 to 195/60/R15 Primacy LC.
Can you share how the grip levels are compared to the PP2s. I am curious to know as the Energy XM1s that I have have average grip levels.
Buffetfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2010, 08:36   #1059
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 260
Thanked: 50 Times
Default Need advice

I own Swift ZXi and I am thinking to change the tyres. I need some suggestions from the BHPians. I want to go with the stock tyre size and dont want to experience side wall buldge issues. I should be able to drive anywhere and dont worry about tyes driving thru big potholes, etc.

Any advice? Please suggest with the expected price as well.
Selective is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2010, 08:47   #1060
Senior - BHPian
 
fine69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 1,323
Thanked: 747 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Selective View Post
I own Swift ZXi and I am thinking to change the tyres. I need some suggestions from the BHPians. I want to go with the stock tyre size and dont want to experience side wall buldge issues. I should be able to drive anywhere and dont worry about tyes driving thru big potholes, etc.

Any advice? Please suggest with the expected price as well.
Michelin's XM1+ 185/70 R14 - perfect for your ZXi alloys and one of the best performing tyres on road. I have them on my swift. I got them for 3900/- INR per tyre around 2.5 months back in delhi
fine69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2010, 11:13   #1061
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 260
Thanked: 50 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fine69 View Post
Michelin's XM1+ 185/70 R14 - perfect for your ZXi alloys and one of the best performing tyres on road. I have them on my swift. I got them for 3900/- INR per tyre around 2.5 months back in delhi
Thanks fine! I have heard side wall bulge issues with XM1+ and A drives. I dont want to take a chance. And I know it depends on the driving style as well. I am little careless when it comes to rough/potholed roads and little careless about tyres. I am looking for set of tyres which can sustain the abuse, provide good grip and silent! I dont know if such tyres exist though! :-) Is CPC2 or Turanza are the options I should consider? If yes, which one of them and what are the advantages/disadvantages?
Selective is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2010, 11:27   #1062
Senior - BHPian
 
fine69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 1,323
Thanked: 747 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Selective View Post
Thanks fine! I have heard side wall bulge issues with XM1+ and A drives.
I don't really know if Michelins had these issues, I mean never heard of such things with XM1+. Till now I've had no issues with my XM1+ probably because its only been 4800 kms

Quote:
Originally Posted by Selective View Post
Is CPC2 or Turanza are the options I should consider?
I think Turanza's would be the toughest from what I've read on t-bhp.
fine69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2010, 11:28   #1063
Senior - BHPian
 
kpzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 5,440
Thanked: 1,208 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Selective View Post
Thanks fine! I have heard side wall bulge issues with XM1+ and A drives. I dont want to take a chance. And I know it depends on the driving style as well. I am little careless when it comes to rough/potholed roads and little careless about tyres. I am looking for set of tyres which can sustain the abuse, provide good grip and silent! I dont know if such tyres exist though! :-) Is CPC2 or Turanza are the options I should consider? If yes, which one of them and what are the advantages/disadvantages?
For bad roads, get the Turanza ER60 without thinking twice.
kpzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2010, 20:35   #1064
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 260
Thanked: 50 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpzen View Post
For bad roads, get the Turanza ER60 without thinking twice.
Thanks kpzen. What is the best quote I can expect for Turanza ER60 for stock size Swift ZXi?
Selective is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd August 2010, 13:58   #1065
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 121
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Selective View Post
Thanks kpzen. What is the best quote I can expect for Turanza ER60 for stock size Swift ZXi?
I got a quote varying from 3600 to 3900 across different shops in bangalore. No negotiations just direct quotes.

Also, after contemplating sticking with stock size of 165/80 on my swift vdi, finally went with 185/70 Yokos considering the advice from experts here at team-bhp wont go wrong. Really appreciate the reduced tire noise and smoothness compared to the stocks. Yet to take it to highway speeds.

There was a problem with alignment of camber out of spec. Had posted about this in detail in the alignment queries thread.

Last edited by ramkris : 22nd August 2010 at 14:04.
ramkris is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maruti Suzuki Ritz : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread funda2max Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 379 17th April 2017 12:57
Maruti Suzuki Alto : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread abhibh Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 351 27th February 2017 13:38
Maruti Suzuki SX4 : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread loving_alaap Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 262 16th February 2017 12:26
Maruti Suzuki WagonR : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread iWonder Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 74 20th January 2017 11:37
Maruti Suzuki A-Star : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread JKBKS Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 57 20th December 2016 13:19


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 04:21.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks