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Old 1st July 2008, 23:55   #31
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What are the tyre options in 225/45 R17??? and what price??
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Bridgestone Potenza RE050, Yokohama A048 (not sure if its available in India!!), Kumho V70A, Hankook, Toyo, Pirelli.

Unfortunately, not sure about the prices.

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How is ride quality on 17"?

I'll be the proud owner of a Civic soon and my searches online for good 16" rims are proving to be futile.

I don't want to feel like I'm riding a go kart if I put 17" shoes on...
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What are the tyre options in 225/45 R17??? and what price??
Michelin Pilot Preceda, Pilot Preceda 2, Pilot Sport 2
Yokohama S-Drive, ES501, A-Drive R1, Advan Neova

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Bridgestone Potenza RE050, Yokohama A048 (not sure if its available in India!!), Kumho V70A, Hankook, Toyo, Pirelli.
Are any of these available in India? And if yes, where?
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Bridgestone Potenza RE050, Yokohama A048 (not sure if its available in India!!), Kumho V70A, Hankook, Toyo, Pirelli.

Unfortunately, not sure about the prices.

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All available, from personal experience. Who will be willing to pay for them, that's another question altogether.
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All available, from personal experience. Who will be willing to pay for them, that's another question altogether.
Grey market of course then & probably limited to Bangalore only. What price ranges are we looking at roughly?
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Hankook, Toyo, and Pirelli are available throughout India. Hankook importer is in Delhi, IIRC.

For the competition tyres, 15" goes for 7-8k per tyre. Exact pricing depends on which side and season of the demand-supply chain you are. You can add BFG Drag Force Radials to that list, by the way.
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How is ride quality on 17"?

I'll be the proud owner of a Civic soon and my searches online for good 16" rims are proving to be futile.

I don't want to feel like I'm riding a go kart if I put 17" shoes on...
17s are still cool. Try 20"s.

I can't remember if I've posted a pic, but this is what they look like.
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Hankook, Toyo, and Pirelli are available throughout India. Hankook importer is in Delhi, IIRC.
Yup, he's based out of Delhi now.

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For the competition tyres, 15" goes for 7-8k per tyre. Exact pricing depends on which side and season of the demand-supply chain you are. You can add BFG Drag Force Radials to that list, by the way.
Hmmm...so I would estimate around 10-12k per tyre at least for a 17incher. And I don't think m4ugr8 is really looking for tyres like the A048/Drag Force.

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17s are still cool. Try 20"s.

I can't remember if I've posted a pic, but this is what they look like.
To quote my Christian brothers, Jesus Christ on a Pogostick!

I am not an absolute nutso my friend. I'm guessing traveling in that car feels like riding a bullock card?

I'll have to think of about this. More opinions from Civic owners running 17 inchers are most welcome. I'm guessing the tires also play a vital part in how the car feels with 17 inch wheels?
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Yeah, I was kinda wondering how the hell they came up in this conversation.
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20"?? I already made a Wrong decision on upsizing to 17" on my swift and dont wanna do the same mistake on the Civic. 17" is an option i am keeping open, Else i am more than convinced on going in for 16" but the Bling factor keeps irritating me .

@Ishaan: You are absolutely rite, Why would i want A048/Drag Force. What are the prices of the Michelin Pilot Preceda, Pilot Preceda 2, Pilot Sport 2?? I didn't like the Yoko options except the Advan but i am sure it will be expensive!!!

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17s are still cool. Try 20"s.

I can't remember if I've posted a pic, but this is what they look like.

Brilliant alloys!!!! Which ones are these and where are they available in Mumbai. Dont mind a set of 16" for my Swift :-)
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Else i am more than convinced on going in for 16" but the Bling factor keeps irritating me .
Why not 205/55 R16? You can fit S-Drives or MXV8's.

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What are the prices of the Michelin Pilot Preceda, Pilot Preceda 2, Pilot Sport 2?? I didn't like the Yoko options except the Advan but i am sure it will be expensive!!!
For 225/45 R17, nothing below 9-10k per piece for Michelin. And Advan would be around 12k+ if not more.
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See if you can't get Dunlop Direzzas. Very good tyres.
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