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Old 19th October 2016, 17:25   #181
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Thanks Arun, I know you had upgraded your tyres as well. Was it a noticeable difference in ride quality? I don't want to upgrade just for the sake of it as it is usually a temptation for new owners.
Replacing the MRF tyres definitely made a noticeable difference in comfort and reduced road noise. I don't know about improvement in grip, since I didn't really push the MRFs. The MRFs are said to be longer lasting, however. In my case, I knew I'll be replacing tyres by age and not mileage, so long-lasting tyres wasn't really a selling point for me.

Now, whether that difference in comfort/noise is worth the 10-15,000 spent on swapping out tyres will depend on individual preferences.

A confession - at the time I got mine, the EcoSports being delivered came with either MRF or Goodyear Assurance tyres, and the prevailing opinion was to replace the MRFs, but consider staying on with the Goodyears since they were good enough, and better than the MRFs. My confession is that I was one of those crazy few who wished that I would get MRF, so it would justify me upgrading them to a better set of tires than both MRF and Goodyear!
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I assume you are covered with the free return policy of the company. (Mr. Jatin Patel had mentioned this to me on call)
I've not ordered it from their site. Got it sourced from a local car shop. However, below is the return policy from RogersAB if ordered from their site:

We will accept the return of the products, provided such return is for products that are damaged during transit, defective, wrongly delivered, wrong product, incomplete package etc. subject to the condition that we are informed about such discrepancies within 48 hours from the date of receipt of the product and provided that the products are returned in their original condition.
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I've not ordered it from their site. Got it sourced from a local car shop. However, below is the return policy from RogersAB if ordered from their site:

We will accept the return of the products, provided such return is for products that are damaged during transit, defective, wrongly delivered, wrong product, incomplete package etc. subject to the condition that we are informed about such discrepancies within 48 hours from the date of receipt of the product and provided that the products are returned in their original condition.
Oh I see, when I was scouting their web page, the chat assistant gave me Jatin Patels number. I then spoke to him and he gave me a brief and this was the part of the conversation.

He asked me to courier it to him so that they can give a refund - in the case if I am not satisfied with its performance.

Jatin Patel - +91-9099084277 - Try this number.
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Oh I see, when I was scouting their web page, the chat assistant gave me Jatin Patels number. I then spoke to him and he gave me a brief and this was the part of the conversation.

He asked me to courier it to him so that they can give a refund - in the case if I am not satisfied with its performance.

Jatin Patel - +91-9099084277 - Try this number.
There is a mention of 21 days return policy on their website. I sent them an email and they called me back, and asked to send pictures of the installed suspension kit - which I've shared. They mentioned to provide a solution on this (not sure what).

Per suggestion of fellow members, I'm trying to drive fast over the pot holes - and it does feel better when driven this way. However, not every bad patch of road can be taken at higher speeds - this is where it gets frustrating due to excessive bouncing.
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After changing to new set, though I felt that ride had improved I was not very sure if that was a subtantial improvement over the stock size.The pressure was 32psi all round.But after 1000kms and maybe at a lower psi now, it feels very plush compared to stock size when it was new.So very happy within the limits of the maximum this car can deliver being tuned mostly for handling. The extra width means there is definitely a noticeable drop in power.Makes me long for a powerful car now.Maybe a 5bhp drop.Handling wise I dont feel much difference as I was very happy with Goodyear as well.So maybe I am still under the safe limit of cornering.No visible improvement in how the car looks due to extra width.Looks same as before
Slight correction on the tyre pressure. On next attempt to fill air realized that earlier they had kept the pressure very high(38+) though I had asked them for 32. So realized that it is at 35 or 34 that the car was giving the best ride. 32 was not as good. So now front tyre is 35 and rear is 34. The best part is that I am now fully happy that the ride comfort is excellent
It is now plush ,and the difference is more noticeable in low speed ride. At one point of time I was regretting purchasing a car which was oriented towards handling. Now with this new found comfort in ride, absolutely happy in owning the Ecosport. All thanks to ecosport rules for his suggestion

All this comfort is from a driver's point of view. Still have not seated anybody on the backseat to comment. But considering the difference in ride I can feel from the driver's seat, I am sure backseat comfort would be better now as well.

So would recommend this to anyone who wants better ride comfort, but is willing to ignore the speedo error that comes with upsizing to this size of 215/60/16.
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Can anyone suggest me a tyre upgrade with the default MRFs that come with the Ecosport that'll help make the ride a little more comfortable? I am not a rough driver and I don't think I'll do off-roading. Any options from Yokohoma that is similar to Michelin's Primacy 3 ST (P3ST) in terms of comfort but don't cost as much?

I use the ContiMaxContact™ MC5 in stock size.
http://www.continental-tyres.in/www/...tires/mc5.html
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A Trend 100PS owner wishes to go for OE alloys lying at the tire guys place along with a new rubber.

Are OE alloys compatible with Trend variants? Which rubber is recommended along with them?
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I use the ContiMaxContact™ MC5 in stock size.
http://www.continental-tyres.in/www/...tires/mc5.html
I read on the reviews that these tyres are good but they wear out much faster than any other tyres. How's your experience?
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