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Old 25th September 2012, 19:56   #46
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Hi Mahaan

Do let us know what option you went ahead with.

Best Regards, D

Hi DieselDon,

Unfortunately was not able to change the wheels/rubber immediately after delivery and hence running on stocks until i finish out the threads.

The only accessories on the car are as follows:
> Caska entertainment system.
> HID lights (main/fog).
> LED lights.

Mahaan
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Hi DieselDon,

Unfortunately was not able to change the wheels/rubber immediately after delivery and hence running on stocks until i finish out the threads.

The only accessories on the car are as follows:
> Caska entertainment system.
> HID lights (main/fog).
> LED lights.

Mahaan

Hi Mahaan,
Off topic, but could you please let us know where you bought the HID lights, and the price? I've been desperately looking for a set for my Rapid.

Would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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i have booked Rapid elegance TDI and i will be getting it on next week.
Can anyone suggest options for tyre upgrade(planning to use the stock alloys) ?.
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My Skoda Rapid TDI Ambition got an upgrade of tires and wheels today at Torque, Bangalore.

Yokohoma A drives 195/60/R15

The dealer did not have stock of A drives, he called up Millivision in front of me and then quoted Rs 5100/piece. I quickly googled for Millivision contact number on Just dial app and called him and he quoted me Rs 4800/piece.
Torque guy had not option but to give it to me for Rs 4800/piece

175/70/R14 were definitely tiny for this torque bomb. Come on! My swift had 185/65/R15 tires. I had to upgrade, but was in a dilemma whether to upgrade to 185/65 or 195/60 or 205/55. 185/65 is hardly an upgrade and I did not want to go below 60 profile. 205/55 may look beautiful, but the ride quality would be compromised. Finally for reading on Team BHP decided to go for 195/60/R15 as this is the right upgrade because it scores both in the ride and handling departments. On the paper there is 2.4% deviation, but I went by the feedback given by various team bhpians who have upgraded to 195/60R15 for their vento's/rapids.

Yoko A drives are decent tires and score in all departments i.e economical (should run for 40k kms) and sidewalls are strong enough for Indian roads and provide decent grip levels.

I had Apollo Acellere 175/70/R14, run about 9500 kms. I got a buy back of Rs 2000 per piece. I had inquired in many places and they were quoting Rs 1000, rs 1500. This is the best buyback price that I got for my tires.

I upgraded to 15 inch alloys as well since I got a good buy back price for my 14 inch tires.
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Hi Mahaan,
Off topic, but could you please let us know where you bought the HID lights, and the price? I've been desperately looking for a set for my Rapid.

Would be much appreciated. Thanks!
hi Kryptonite..

I seem to have lost track of things in life generally (pun intended)...

Inbuilt LED for front headlamps/pair and rear units with LED available for 30k/pair available with Vinayaka Skoda(Shadavshivnagar). contact Suresh from accessories. HID kits available with Farooq from FI motors before Urvashi theatre.

Hope the above helps.

Best,
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I have driven my TDI elegance 2012 for around 38K kms on OEM tires and it seems it's a high time I should change them. After some research, I have zeroed on Michelin primacy 3ST of size 195/60/15. This is an upgrade from stock 185/65/15 but I have few questions before taking the plunge:
  1. These are seriously expensive tires in the range of 6K a piece. Has anybody here tried it in Rapid?
  2. What are my other options?
My driving is mostly city based with few highway drives. I drive carefully but sometimes, on a really good roads, I would test the limits of this car . My priority is very good handling, lower noise and above 30K life.
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I have driven my TDI elegance 2012 for around 38K kms on OEM tires and it seems it's a high time I should change them. After some research, I have zeroed on Michelin primacy 3ST of size 195/60/15. This is an upgrade from stock 185/65/15 but I have few questions before taking the plunge:
  1. These are seriously expensive tires in the range of 6K a piece. Has anybody here tried it in Rapid?
  2. What are my other options?
My driving is mostly city based with few highway drives. I drive carefully but sometimes, on a really good roads, I would test the limits of this car . My priority is very good handling, lower noise and above 30K life.
The stock size is 185/60/R15. While 195/60/R15 is an acceptable upsize, the right upsize with the least amount of deviation is 205/55/R15, and I'd recommend Continental Premium Contact 2 in this size (over Yokohama S.Drives)
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I have driven my TDI elegance 2012 for around 38K kms on OEM tires and it seems it's a high time I should change them. After some research, I have zeroed on Michelin primacy 3ST of size 195/60/15. This is an upgrade from stock 185/65/15 but I have few questions before taking the plunge:
  1. These are seriously expensive tires in the range of 6K a piece. Has anybody here tried it in Rapid?
  2. What are my other options?
My driving is mostly city based with few highway drives. I drive carefully but sometimes, on a really good roads, I would test the limits of this car . My priority is very good handling, lower noise and above 30K life.
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The stock size is 185/60/R15. While 195/60/R15 is an acceptable upsize, the right upsize with the least amount of deviation is 205/55/R15, and I'd recommend Continental Premium Contact 2 in this size (over Yokohama S.Drives)
+1 to that. I have CPC2 205/55/R15 on my Vento TDI and they have been nothing but great for the last 5000 kms.

Here's my quick review on the Vento tyre thread:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ml#post3437800
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I have driven my TDI elegance 2012 for around 38K kms on OEM tires and it seems it's a high time I should change them. After some research, I have zeroed on Michelin primacy 3ST of size 195/60/15. This is an upgrade from stock 185/65/15 but I have few questions before taking the plunge:
  1. These are seriously expensive tires in the range of 6K a piece. Has anybody here tried it in Rapid?
  2. What are my other options?
My driving is mostly city based with few highway drives. I drive carefully but sometimes, on a really good roads, I would test the limits of this car . My priority is very good handling, lower noise and above 30K life.
I got these tyres recently for my Rapid. The tyres are absolute gem! Zero noise levels and comfortable ride.

I just returned from a trip to Himachal Pradesh, covering places where roads were non existent (Kinnaur and Spiti route) and the tyres didnt let me down. Any apprehension regarding the soft side walls of Michelin can be put to rest now. Briefly, if these tyres have survived this trip, then they can take on just about anything when driven with a little care.
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The stock size is 185/60/R15. While 195/60/R15 is an acceptable upsize, the right upsize with the least amount of deviation is 205/55/R15, and I'd recommend Continental Premium Contact 2 in this size (over Yokohama S.Drives)
Since I could find only Yokohama S Drive and MRF ZLO in 205/55/R15 size, I was considering 195/60/R15 for my Rapid Tyre upsize. Thank you so much for sharing this information about Continental Premium Contact 2. It would be of great help if you could provide a quick comparison with the stock Apollo Acelere in terms of Grip (both dry and wet), handling and noise levels.

Can anybody from Chennai suggest a place where I can get Continental Premium Contact 2?
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Since I could find only Yokohama S Drive and MRF ZLO in 205/55/R15 size, I was considering 195/60/R15 for my Rapid Tyre upsize. Thank you so much for sharing this information about Continental Premium Contact 2. It would be of great help if you could provide a quick comparison with the stock Apollo Acelere in terms of Grip (both dry and wet), handling and noise levels.

Can anybody from Chennai suggest a place where I can get Continental Premium Contact 2?
The CPC2 is superior to the Apollos in every possible way.

My S.Drive vs. CPC2 comparo is here:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post3413902

In addition to what I said in the thread, wet grip is more or less identical b/w CPC2 and S.Drive, but I think CPC2 is slightly better.
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The CPC2 is superior to the Apollos in every possible way.

In addition to what I said in the thread, wet grip is more or less identical b/w CPC2 and S.Drive, but I think CPC2 is slightly better.
Thank you very much for the valuable reply. My car has completed 30000 Kms and the Tyre looks good for another 5000 Kms at least. Only problem I have with Apollo Acelere is the tyre noise. One thing which is bothering me from your review of CPC2 is high speed cornering. Anyway I am thinking about giving it a try.
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Thank you very much for the valuable reply. My car has completed 30000 Kms and the Tyre looks good for another 5000 Kms at least. Only problem I have with Apollo Acelere is the tyre noise. One thing which is bothering me from your review of CPC2 is high speed cornering. Anyway I am thinking about giving it a try.
Ah, but you're taking the high speed cornering grip comment out of context. The grip is very very good with the CPC2s, the S.Drives just give you a little more when you push it to the absolute limit in the dry, but at the expense of more road noise and poorer ride quality. Trust me, I've already done a track day on the MMST track on the CPC2s.

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Ah, but you're taking the high speed cornering grip comment out of context. The grip is very very good with the CPC2s, the S.Drives just give you a little more when you push it to the absolute limit in the dry, but at the expense of more road noise and poorer ride quality. Trust me, I've already done a track day on the MMST track on the CPC2s.
Thanks for the clarification. My usage is only on roads and I forgot that you are using the remapped Rapid .

I was bit worried about going for CPC2 after reading a review of the same here. But from your experience I am gathering some courage to try it out. If you are satisfied with CPC2's performance in track with your remapped Rapid, then no second thoughts on trying them.
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Need some inputs on alloys for the rapid. I have the ambition variant so the stock tyres are 14"
I have just driven around 18k so the stock Apollo acceleres are in good condition and can easily do a further 15k minimum. I was thinking of getting alloys now and upgrade to 185/14s once my current tyres wear out. So what are my options for alloys? Since I'm going to be using the stock 14" for a while I need to upgrade to 14" alloys, right? That means I cannot upgrade to 15" tyres later..
Any suggestions please?

Also, I really love the original skoda rapid alloys. But they are just too expensive. Wish someone in TBHP would trade them :-)

And any suggestions on alloys?
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