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Old 1st December 2011, 17:11   #16
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The CPC2s are worse. Which is why given the current choices, I think the S drives would be better. Every tyre has it's limitations. You need to know the limitations and drive within the limits.
I agree with you. Unfortunately S-Drives reach their limits very easily especially when braking. As said by someone in someother thread, they don't quite like cars with strong brakes.

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Check out if PP2 is available with the desired size. What I hear is that it is in a different league altogether.
Second that. I would anyday choose PP2s over crappy S-Drives. Have driven 75K kms with both PP1/PP2, they are probably the best among budget performace tyres.

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Old 1st December 2011, 23:52   #17
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PP2s are not available. They have been phased out more than a year back. The idea was to replace PP2s with PS3s but due to the ISI rule, that hasnt panned out the way Michelin planned.

And I dont think the PP/PP2s were budget tyres. They were always way more expensive than the other tyres. The only tyre which was more expensive was the Advan Neova.
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Yes, PP2's aren't available.

Got the S.Drives fitted yesterday evening! Thanks to everyone for their inputs.

The steering weighs up a little more now, the ride is a little stiffer than before, but not uncomfortable. The road noise isn't too loud to bother me (yet) either. So far so good!

The recommended stock tyre pressure for 185/60 R15 was 36psi.
For the 205/55 R15, i've set 33psi. Is this correct? What would you recommend?
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Old 6th December 2011, 17:14   #19
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195/60/15 if you want ride and handling.
205/55/15 would make the car handle, but you'll lose a lot of the ride quality.
how about 205/50/R16 ?
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Default Tyre pressure for the 205/55 R15 Yokos

Hi,
The recommended stock tyre pressure for Rapid's stock 185/60 R15 was 36psi.

For the Yoko S.Drives 205/55 R15, i've set 33psi.
Is this correct? What would you recommend?
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Hi,
The recommended stock tyre pressure for Rapid's stock 185/60 R15 was 36psi.

For the Yoko S.Drives 205/55 R15, i've set 33psi.
Is this correct? What would you recommend?

Congrats for getting the car and tyres ...
Even I am looking for upsizing my stock tyres. I have booked TDI Ambition and would be getting it in January.

I would suggest you to keep the stock alloys and just upgrade the tyres (if you have not done it already)

Would like to talk to you on that. Not sure, whether we can share phone numbers or email Ids directly on TeamBHP. I tried for the option to message you directly through Team BHP. Couldn't find it anywhere. Is there any way we can get in touch with each other on this ?
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Old 17th December 2011, 19:27   #22
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Hi Nishanth,
Responded to your queries over email. Hope that helps.

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With upto 2 or 3 people in the car with light luggage, the factory recommendation of 32psi (or 33psi) in front, and 29psi (or 30psi) at the rear tyres works best even for the 205/55/R15 upsize - in both city and highway driving conditions.

Still yet to try a full load of 5 people + luggage, but in any case I doubt i"ll be setting the recommended max load pressures of 36psi front, and 39psi rear, seems overkill.

Thanks for your inputs everyone!
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Does anybody have an opinion on 205/50/16 ? Will the ride get bumpier ? I just found the deviation from 185/60/15 to be around 1.4%. I heard we get Pirelli P6, Yoko A Drives and Hankook in this spec. Any recommendations ?
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The ride quality will be terrible with the 205/50-16. I suggest you stick to 15". Think of 16" only if the roads you drive on are as smooth as a baby's buttock!
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I have 195/60 R15 Pirelli P6 on my Skoda Rapid and I can tell you that this imho is the best size. You get great handling without losing ride comfort. This is a practical choice if youd ask me for our roads.
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I have 195/60 R15 Pirelli P6 on my Skoda Rapid and I can tell you that this imho is the best size. You get great handling without losing ride comfort. This is a practical choice if youd ask me for our roads.
Please do post a detailed review of the tyres. There is a lack of good reviews on the forum regarding these tyres.
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Please do post a detailed review of the tyres. There is a lack of good reviews on the forum regarding these tyres.
Nikhil: I am sorry it is not P6. It is P7.
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It costs 5k in Chennai. I was looking at Yoko S Drives but P7 caught my attention.

2010 European Summer Tyre Test | the online tyre guide

I have not driven a lot yet to post a detailed review but my initial impression is satisfactory. The tyre is certainly a lot quieter than the stock. It looks very well constructed. Tested it quite a bit in some really tight corners and I was very impressed with the way it stuck to the roads. It also performed well under braking. The person who recommended this tyre has been in the tyre business for a while so I took his word for it.
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Which shop in chennai? Does he also stock 205/55/15 pirelli's?

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It costs 5k in Chennai. I was looking at Yoko S Drives but P7 caught my attention.

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