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Old 22nd February 2014, 19:43   #76
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195/60R15s - that's the most accepted ideal upsize for the city I've seen here on Team-bhp.

Brands? Scourge this forum (this thread especially) for all the info. I did the same and shortlisted Michelin Primacy 3STs or Michelin XM2s.
A friendly tire dealer (who is selling both of these at the same price) advised 3STs if you'll be sticking to city driving on good roads only and XM2s if highway/bad roads are expected. (Apparently the 3STs have a softer sidewall than the XM2 which makes XM2 the better choice on less-than-ideal roads)
Is this true? I thought the the softer sidewalls has been fixed on Primacy 3ST. I'll let Nikhil comment here as well, but from what I've seen from the initial feedback, the tyre is very premium and designed for asian markets so am assuming the softer sidewall issue is no longer here. It was there in the earlier generation of Primacy tyres.
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Is this true? I thought the the softer sidewalls has been fixed on Primacy 3ST. I'll let Nikhil comment here as well, but from what I've seen from the initial feedback, the tyre is very premium and designed for asian markets so am assuming the softer sidewall issue is no longer here. It was there in the earlier generation of Primacy tyres.
Good article on the Primacy 3ST >> here
The approx. price in BLR for the Primacy 3ST is 5,900/- as against 5750/- for XM2. I went in for the XM2 as I dint want to lose out on the FE and longevity of tyre life...otherwise the 3ST is superior in most other departments such as comfort, noise levels (ST stands for Silent Tuned), grip and braking. Again Michelin claims that the 3ST life has been improved as compared to the earlier version by 25% but my guess is that it would still be less compared to XM2...

Not too sure about the softer sidewalls, this tyre does come with what they call "CushionGuard" technology >> "CushionGuard is responsible for keeping the ride smooth. When the tread blocks make contact with the road, the FlexMax compound cushions the vibrations. This supple tread, together with a shock absorbent sidewall, forms the CushionGuard tech"

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Is this true? I thought the the softer sidewalls has been fixed on Primacy 3ST. I'll let Nikhil comment here as well, but from what I've seen from the initial feedback, the tyre is very premium and designed for asian markets so am assuming the softer sidewall issue is no longer here. It was there in the earlier generation of Primacy tyres.
Primacy 3 ST has a harder sidewall than the Primacy LC. Doesnt mean it is hard as such. PLC had really soft sidewalls.
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It's been almost a month since I upgraded my 3rd-Gen Honda City with 3ST's.

Initial impression:
km's driver - 1000
Road type - Good/bad and bit of highways.
Positives - As name suggests they are really quite, grip levels are good (my earlier tyres were GY OEM [crappy]) while cornering and braking.
Negatives - None so far.

Only thing I constantly remember to do is go slow on bad crater filled roads, definitely most of us do that

Will keep this post updated frequently.
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It's been almost a month since I upgraded my 3rd-Gen Honda City with 3ST's.

Initial impression:
km's driver - 1000
Road type - Good/bad and bit of highways.
Positives - As name suggests they are really quite, grip levels are good (my earlier tyres were GY OEM [crappy]) while cornering and braking.
Negatives - None so far.

Only thing I constantly remember to do is go slow on bad crater filled roads, definitely most of us do that

Will keep this post updated frequently.

Hi SKyliner

Did you upsize as well when you upgraded or are you continuing with the stock size of 175/65R15?
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Just want to confirm if 185/65-15 is safe to go if buying Michelin XM2 ? Is there any specific model number of the tyre that I should ask for? And what is the approximate pricing of the same?
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Just want to confirm if 185/65-15 is safe to go if buying Michelin XM2 ? Is there any specific model number of the tyre that I should ask for? And what is the approximate pricing of the same?
I'm not sure regarding the question on safety you're asking. Michelin XM2 are one of premium tyres for that segment. Just mention 185/65R15 XM2 and the tyre shop would be able to provide you with one.

For pricing, just do your research online. If you buy a set of 4, usually they come with discounts. Some sites:

- www.changemytyre.com
- www.tyreonwheels.com
- www.snapdeal.com
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Hi SKyliner

Did you upsize as well when you upgraded or are you continuing with the stock size of 175/65R15?
Yes Travis, I did upgrade from stock to 195's.
I don't think 3ST's come in 175's?
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I'm not sure regarding the question on safety you're asking. Michelin XM2 are one of premium tyres for that segment. Just mention 185/65R15 XM2 and the tyre shop would be able to provide you with one.

For pricing, just do your research online. If you buy a set of 4, usually they come with discounts. Some sites:

- www.changemytyre.com
- www.tyreonwheels.com
- www.snapdeal.com
Thanks. By safety I meant I hope these tyres won't foul with the wheel arches and all. As I think only XM2 185/65 R15 are recommended in this size.
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My 4th Gen City Diesel came with Bridgestone 250, how are these tyres? My K10 has been running on MRF
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Yes Travis, I did upgrade from stock to 195's.
I don't think 3ST's come in 175's?
Ahhhhh yes, my bad.

Good to know you're enjoying the new rubber
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Thanks. By safety I meant I hope these tyres won't foul with the wheel arches and all. As I think only XM2 185/65 R15 are recommended in this size.
The 185/65 R15 was not the primary recommendation on this thread. Check URL - the primary/ideal recommendation is 195/60 R15

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Option 3: 185/65-15
Pros: Maximum increase in ground clearance.

Cons: This may foul with the wheel wells when turning depending on tyres opted for. Some tyres even of same tyre width are actually wider thanks to the sidewall design. So try them out before fitting. It will also look a bit odd as sidewall height is more.
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The 185/65 R15 was not the primary recommendation on this thread. Check URL - the primary/ideal recommendation is 195/60 R15

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I already know that 185/65 R15 is not the best recommended size but it offers maximum increase in ground clearance.

All I want to know is which are the safest and compatible tyres if I want to go with 185/65 R15. Is the XM2 a safe bet for this size?

If anybody has upsized to 185/65/R15 on the new Honda City please guide.
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I already know that 185/65 R15 is not the best recommended size but it offers maximum increase in ground clearance.

All I want to know is which are the safest and compatible tyres if I want to go with 185/65 R15. Is the XM2 a safe bet for this size?

If anybody has upsized to 185/65/R15 on the new Honda City please guide.
Based on my ownership experience (2014 Honda City – My Diesel Rockstar Arrives) so far you possibly don't need the additional ground clearance offered by going to the 185/65R15...
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Guys i'm expecting my car soon (SV i-DTEC) and i wish to install 16 inch alloy wheels (i feel they are the best compromise both ways - Comfort (Side wall is not as small as 17 inches) and looks (they look better than 15 inches)) , the tyre sizes i'm considering are 195 55 r16 or 205 50 r16 , so which size according to you guys should i upgrade to?

The tyres i'm planning are Bridgestone Potenza MY-02 (195 55 r16) or Yokohama S Drives (205 50 r16) which are available in both of these sizes , are there any other options i should consider? I want a sporty looking tyre , but have heard a lot of negative feedback about S Drives.
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