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Old 6th September 2006, 18:34   #16
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I would recommend the Yokohama AVS sport tyres for the Lancer.

Get yourself a 205/50 R15 and it should be magic.

My OHC runs on these


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Old 6th September 2006, 21:13   #17
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the thing is i dont want to change the existing alloys. the SFXi OEM alloys look really sexy and wudnt want to replace those. also the 205/55 is too low a profile. i am looking more towards ride comfort hence the turanza and michelin XM1 dilemma. ill see if i can get these in the size im looking for.
thanks anyways.

can anyone tell me their feedback on the turanza ER-60 as well as the michelin energy XM1's with regard to tyre noise, ride comfort and overall grip.


also i need to get one of the alloys chromed or polished as some white stain has left a mark and isnt removable.
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Old 8th September 2006, 13:14   #18
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Default guys pls help

i dont seem to be getting much help from ppl. regarding the tyres. guys pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez help.

still confused between turanza ER-60 195/60-14, michelin energy XM1 185/65-14 and 195/60-14.

which one should i go in for.

also with regard to the alloys chroming and bangalore shops.

sorry if im askin too many things or being rude.
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Old 8th September 2006, 15:11   #19
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Vid - Like I suggested earlier I would recommend the Michelin, it's better than the Turanza. And the right size would be 195/60 R14.

As for dealers you would be better off PM'ing Bangalore boys like Psycho, mclaren1885, v1p3r etc.
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Check out the Rims and tyres on my Lancer from one of my earlier posts.
I'm running 205/55-ZR15 Dunlop SP9000 which after using Bridgestones (S-03, Potenza G3), Yokohama AVS, Michelin Pilot, Falken (really bad tyre...in my experience), Pirelli, I have settled on these. I do a lot of fast driving, most on pretty shabby roads and the tyres are QUIET, very sticky, fabulous in the rain. I have got about 4000Km on them and they look like I bought them yesterday!
I will be upgrading to 225/45-17 (also SP9000)
I am using the 245/45-17 on my Accord and they take a lot of punishment!! and no ill effects to the ride.
Have you noticed how the SFX's 14" alloy design curve toward the front on one side and curve toward the rear on the other side!??
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i wont be changing the 14" alloys. i went and found the prices for all of the tyres. the michelin energy XM1's are the most expensive at Rs. 3800 a piece the Turanza ER-60 is Rs.3450 and the Potenza G-III is Rs.3350. i wont be going for the michelins as they are expensive and i dont want to spend the extra cost for an old car which i will be replacing next year. now i have a choice between the 2 bridgestones turanza or potenza of size 195/60-14.
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Have you noticed how the SFX's 14" alloy design curve toward the front on one side and curve toward the rear on the other side!??
i dint quite understand but are you trying to say the chakra type shape of the alloy design they look pretty cool.
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Hi..yes I was talking of the "chakra" design...
My personal opinion and I do a lot of fast driving on street and expressway, I would take the GIII's, if the choice was between the two. I have used them (in 15 and 17) and was happy with them..still would recommend the SP9000's
Remember when and if you are ever in a 'situation" (slamming on the brakes..mid bend at 180!!!! trust me pucker factor takes on a completely new meaning :-@)..you will truly respect the couple hundred extra you spent..

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I would recommend the Yokohama AVS sport tyres for the Lancer. Get yourself a 205/50 R15 and it should be magic. My OHC runs on these
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Got that exact combination on my Lancer and its pretty good. Got each tyre for 4k.

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BTW, if anyone wants 205/50 R15 Yoko AVS Sport tyre, lemme know. I've got one extra tyre which is 'unused' and will sell it for 2k.

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if you are looking for performance there is nothing like the 195/60R14 Bridgestone GIII will cost around Rs3400,the ER60 will be a compromise on performance and so will be the MICHELIN XM1's.
also Pilot preceda's will be a good bet.
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all the shops here have the pilot preceda 1. the PP2 hasnt come yet. im planning on going for the potenza G-III 195/60-14 but having second thoughts since directional tyres which will make it difficult when a puncture happen. the energy XM1's are too soft and a few lancer owners say they wear out fast.
which of the 2 G-III or ER-60 will be more quieter?
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Hi guys,

so i finally went for the bridgestone Turanza ER-60 on my car. the size is 195/60-14.
i was initially looking out for michelin energy xm1 but couldnt get hold of a reliable shop for these, and the places where i inquired the rates were exhorbitant.
i went to the bridgestone performance store at sanjaynagar where i received impeccable customer service. he showed me the tyres which i was deciding with the turanza er60 and potenza g3. advised me to go for the turanza as my priority was ride and tyre noise.
Initial impressions of the tyres are really good. there is hardly any tyre noise from these. the ridequality has really improved and feels very soft. overall very good ride quality. the handling is also improved. the braking feels more reasurring. the ground clearance has increased and the tyres look much better as they fill up the lancers wheelwell unlike the older ones which were really small and odd looking.
i would recommend these tyres for daily city driving as these are developed for indian roads. it also has a stone protector on the sidewall to prevent getting cut from stones.
i was really impressed by the service i got at Shiva tyres sanjaynagar who are bridgestones performance shop. he gave me the most competitive price and the owner personally overlooked the whole job.

P.S.: mods can the thread topic be updated to review of turanza er60 or initial impressions?
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