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Old 4th December 2009, 18:54   #46
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Car: Ford Ikon 1.6 SXi (2003 - 38000kms)
Current Tyres: Bridgestone OEM 175/70 R13

I drive in Mumbai on the Eastern Express Highway which is a mix of concrete and tarmac. The tyre noise is unbearable at times. I did have noisy bearings and got them replaced last week. I have a feeling that despite the relatively low mileage, the rubber has hardened to the point where grip is adversely affected -AND- tyre noise is higher than usual.

I suspect it is time for a tyre change and I am looking to suggestions. My requirements are:
- Low tread noise
- Good grip in the wet and under braking
- Good grip over white lines
- Low tendency for tramlining

I don't want low-profile rubber because I greatly value the comfort and ride quality that a high profile tire can provide on our roads.

Your suggestions are welcome!
Your requirement can be fulfilled by Michelin XM1+ and yoko A drive .
both are silica based will give you good wet traction and both the tyres have interlinked shoulder blocks that minimizes noise.
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Old 5th December 2009, 00:31   #47
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Your requirement can be fulfilled by Michelin XM1+ and yoko A drive .
both are silica based will give you good wet traction and both the tyres have interlinked shoulder blocks that minimizes noise.
Thanks for the tip - I'll head to the dealers and see whats what.
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yokohama dna es501 also is suppose to be a quiet tire, check that out too..
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Another angle to the discussion. Do you also feel the tyre noise is also dependent on the acoustics of the car. Have anyone tried damping the the floor or wheel wells and noticed an improvement. If yes, its worthwhile DIY which I am contemplating.
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Thanks for the tip - I'll head to the dealers and see whats what.
i bought a set of nexen N2000 for my ford ikon. size is 195/70 R14
great tyres for wet conditions and noise damping. a uni-directional tread pattern helps grip around corners(as if it wasn't good at gripping already!). I suggest you take a look at the tyres at the nexen website. worth a try
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yokohama dna es501 also is suppose to be a quiet tire, check that out too..
I will - thanks!

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Another angle to the discussion. Do you also feel the tyre noise is also dependent on the acoustics of the car. Have anyone tried damping the the floor or wheel wells and noticed an improvement. If yes, its worthwhile DIY which I am contemplating.
Dynamat comes to mind and yes it does work. Expensive stuff though!

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i bought a set of nexen N2000 for my ford ikon. size is 195/70 R14
great tyres for wet conditions and noise damping. a uni-directional tread pattern helps grip around corners(as if it wasn't good at gripping already!). I suggest you take a look at the tyres at the nexen website. worth a try
I will check these out as well. Thanks for the tip
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i bought a set of nexen N2000 for my ford ikon. size is 195/70 R14
Are you facing any scraping problems with that size? Its almost impossible to fit 195/60 on to the Ikon, I wonder how you managed to fit 195/70. Any suspension mods?
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The Michelin Energy XM1+ 175/70 R13 costs Rs 3200 (MRP from the website).

How much did the Apollo Acelere cost you?

Which one would be a better option for someone who drives the car without revving it up much higher? The grip levels in wet, braking and life are important factors.
Apollo Acelere costed me 2600/- per tyre but that was three months ago. I have already driven more than 5k kms (mix of high speed highway drives, city drive and in a crazy rainy situation as well) and never faced any issues.
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Are you facing any scraping problems with that size? Its almost impossible to fit 195/60 on to the Ikon, I wonder how you managed to fit 195/70. Any suspension mods?
70 was a typo. it's actually 195/60. and no it's not impossible. no mods on the car as of yet
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i bought a set of nexen N2000 for my ford ikon. size is 195/70 R14
great tyres for wet conditions and noise damping. a uni-directional tread pattern helps grip around corners(as if it wasn't good at gripping already!). I suggest you take a look at the tyres at the nexen website. worth a try
Where in Delhi can one buy Nexen, please let me know.
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I've always heard that Goodyear tyres(generally) are less noisy when compared to others. is that true ?
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I've always heard that Goodyear tyres(generally) are less noisy when compared to others. is that true ?
Dont think so, I got GT3s on my Punto and they are not exactly quiet.
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I've always heard that Goodyear tyres(generally) are less noisy when compared to others. is that true ?
For most of the range its actually the opposite. Example include GSD2/3, NCT5, GPS2 etc.
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I've always heard that Goodyear tyres(generally) are less noisy when compared to others. is that true ?
I have Goodyear GT3 for my Linea.

Its awfully louder on Cement roads, Loud on tar roads and dead silent only when its in the parking lot.
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I have put 205/60/15 on my honda civic stock rims, not at all noisy, gives a little macho look, great handling and i am very happy with them, have already done 20k, when time comes for a change once i have burnt them completely, i will buy them again.
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