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Old 18th May 2006, 13:47   #1
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need suggestions on what tyres to go for my octavia?
the stock tyres which were goodyears has just lasted me 20000 kms and a have also started making lot of noise , so i am kinda not very keen for gy
any other tyres which will last me much longer and will also not create problems with the noise issue?????
any good multibrand tyre shop in delhi ?
please suggest
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Old 18th May 2006, 16:27   #2
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I'd suggest 205s if its a diesel Octi.
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the elegence trim comes with 205's...isint 20000 a bit less..mine lasted for 40,000 without any problems
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Ideal size shold be 205/60 R15. Another thing is that if u get tyres that last long, u'll have to compromise on the grip.

Even average performance tyres usually last more than 20k kilometers, there must be sumtin wrong with ur cars alignment or suspension.
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the stock tyres which were goodyears has just lasted me 20000 kms and a have also started making lot of noise , so i am kinda not very keen for gy
Goodyear's suck but 20,000 kms is too low, there could be some other problem in your car please check. Stock tyres should normally last 40000 kms.

High performance tyres will also last more than 30,000kms on normal usage.
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Older Octy's came with GD NCT3 tyres which had many probs so the later ones came with GD NCT 5 i think. These days they also come shod with Bridgestone tyres...

And Goodyear's don't suck...check outt he Eagle F1 series
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And Goodyear's don't suck...check outt he Eagle F1 series
Ya u are right..!!! but nothing other than F1 series is good enough....
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I got 225/60/16's on my Octy L&K.. Michelin Pilot Precida's and they ROCK!
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Can someone tell me the broadest size available in 15"ers??
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Old 27th May 2006, 13:04   #10
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And Goodyear's don't suck...check outt he Eagle F1 series
Eagle F1 series also suck! I have heard a lot of bad things like losing grip after 20000kms, excess noise, low life, etc. from many people.
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Eagle F1 series also suck! I have heard a lot of bad things like losing grip after 20000kms, excess noise, low life, etc. from many people.
Eagle F1 are performance tyres so u can expect them to last like 35-40k kms like the other tyres. Yes, 20k might be a bit low, but when they work, they work!

And they usually work fine till arnd 30k kms, the case ur talking about might be referring GTO's Merc. Maybe he could comment on that..
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Eagle F1 are performance tyres so u can expect them to last like 35-40k kms like the other tyres. Yes, 20k might be a bit low, but when they work, they work!

And they usually work fine till arnd 30k kms, the case ur talking about might be referring GTO's Merc. Maybe he could comment on that..
Have to disagree with you Karthik I ran F1's on my VTEC as the second set and was pretty disappointed with them. They are BLOODY noisy, the sidewalls are too soft and the general comfort factor is too low. On mildly bad roads I had bulging sidewalls on two tyres and as a result had to replace the set only after 30k kms. The road noise level is very very high but the grip was very good.

I realised the differences after I switched to Michelin Energy XM1's they are super quiet and comfortable and the grip is also exemplary. After changing the tyres the differences were immediately apparent within the next 5 kms. Comparatively the F1's were very poor in comfort and road noise.
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Well, never used Eagle F1's so dunno abt the noise levels n stuff...but u have to agree on the grip factor.

Other brands to check out could be Dunlop(SP9000) and Bridgestone(GIII) and Michelin (Precida). And yeah there are Yokohama's and Pirelli's too...

Long lasting but less noisy tyres...means u'll have to stay away from performance tyres cuz they won't last more than 30k kms.
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after taking feedback from u guys and doing some market research i think i have zeroed down on either hankook or michelin...
any suggestions which one is better of the two????
any particular model in both which i should go for my octavia????
right now my priority is no noise long lasting tyres
please suggest as i am fed up with my oe goodyears which make so much noise that i hate driving my car these days......
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also is 205/65 R15 a good size for octi?????
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