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View Poll Results: Best set of tyres? - In India.
Goodyear 72 9.13%
Pirelli 35 4.44%
Michelin 256 32.45%
Bridgestone 232 29.40%
Falkens 7 0.89%
BF Goodrich 12 1.52%
Mrf 35 4.44%
Ceat 3 0.38%
Yokohama 111 14.07%
Dunlop 5 0.63%
JK Tyre 5 0.63%
Apollo Tyres 16 2.03%
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Old 1st April 2007, 03:13   #226
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Good to know that jk and apollo included in poll. But already 200 or more have casted their votes. Do something on this.
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AD-07 Neovas are my current favourites,and in Suv it is Michellin LTX and Synchrone's
That's a lot of money to be putting on tyres! Those are some expensive shoes!
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Old 1st April 2007, 14:09   #228
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Is there any michelin tyres for the size of 185/80 14 or 175/80 14 for a fiat adventure.

I came to know from the dealer that certis has been replaced by xm 1 and they told me that they got 195/70 14 with them, but only for rear.

I wish to use 185/80 in front to compensate for the loss of height in rear by going for 195/70 will it be a good thing.

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What tyre size would be the best upsize for a Fiesta 1.6 sxi? I went through the tyre bible, and it seems that if I stick to the 14" rims, the best option for me is 195/60. If I increase the rim size to 15, then the car will undoubtedly look good, but I'm not too keen on driving in Calcutta on 55 or 50 profile tyres... the roads are simply not up to scratch.
Any suggestions on that?

Also, what brand/product would you guys suggest? After reading the reviews on Tbhp, i'm not too certain about Eagle F1's, and I don't think Yokohamas are easily available in cal. Which boils it down to Potenza G3, energy XM1, or perhaps the Eagle NCT5.
i'm not looking for stratospheric performance... the tyre needs to add a good bit of performance, without sacrificing the ride quality on all types of roads - good/bad, wet/dry.
so what would you suggest? and if anyone knows the prices of these tyres, i'd be grateful if you shared the knowledge.
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What tyre size would be the best upsize for a Fiesta 1.6 sxi?
Here are the recommended upsizes:
185/60-14
195/60-14
205-55-14

185/55-15
195/50-15
205/50-15

15" is not too bad provided you drive carefully on bad surfaces & don't load up the car too much. But be careful since the lower-profile sidewalls will be more prone to cuts compared to 14".

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Which boils it down to Potenza G3, energy XM1, or perhaps the Eagle NCT5.
i'm not looking for stratospheric performance... the tyre needs to add a good bit of performance, without sacrificing the ride quality on all types of roads - good/bad, wet/dry.
so what would you suggest? and if anyone knows the prices of these tyres, i'd be grateful if you shared the knowledge.
I would suggest you look at the Michelin Energy XM1, Yokohama C-Drive, Bridgestone Turanza & Potenza GIII. All 4 are good tyres but whereas the Michelin, Yoko & Turanza are comfort biased, the GIII is performance biased.

Since ride quality is a priority you would be well served by any of the above 3 i.e. Michelin Energy, Yoko C-Drive or Bridgestone Turanza.

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and if anyone knows the prices of these tyres, i'd be grateful if you shared the knowledge.
First decide whether you want 14" or 15", then we can give you indicative pricing.
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Currently using ceat, but will switch to bridgestone in a month
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I would suggest you look at the Michelin Energy XM1, Yokohama C-Drive, Bridgestone Turanza & Potenza GIII. All 4 are good tyres but whereas the Michelin, Yoko & Turanza are comfort biased, the GIII is performance biased.

Since ride quality is a priority you would be well served by any of the above 3 i.e. Michelin Energy, Yoko C-Drive or Bridgestone Turanza.
went through a few more posts, and the GIII looks pretty appealing. Is its ride very harsh? Keep in mind that I'm looking at a 195/60 and not a <= 55 profile tyre.
btw, isn't the mich energy performance-biased too?

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First decide whether you want 14" or 15", then we can give you indicative pricing.
i think i'll stick to 14". no matter how hard you try to avoid potholes, on cal roads, u are bound to hit some from time to time. so no risks... 14" it is.
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I didn't want to start of a new thread on tyre as we already have so many
my car (alto) needs a new set of tyres i have 13' hr alloys
Currently running 185r1360 nankang tyres
i want to downsize now as 185 makes the steering to hard
and want tyre with great grip
cost doesn't matter and the handling shouldn't also be compromised
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i guess your only choice in 13" is the Bridgestone Potenza G-III. For the Alto the best size is 165 but you can also go for 175. for the lighter steering 165 is the better choice.
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thanks man but are there any imported brands and is it possible to go in for 14 inch like a NHc rim
i can get the tyres now and the alloy later on(14")


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i guess your only choice in 13" is the Bridgestone Potenza G-III. For the Alto the best size is 165 but you can also go for 175. for the lighter steering 165 is the better choice.
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ok guys your inputs on following tyres please..

Goodyear Eagle Ventura
Goodyear Ducaro
Appolo Acelere
Michelin Certis??? Are these qualis tyres?

Was checking out 14 inch options and came across these.

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Certis is no more. stopped long back. 14" you can go for Michelin Energy XM1 or bridgestone potenza G-III.

Size wise for swift 195/65-14 i guess is correct.
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Is there any michelin tyres for the size of 185/80 14 or 175/80 14 for a fiat adventure.

I came to know from the dealer that certis has been replaced by xm 1 and they told me that they got 195/70 14 with them, but only for rear.

I wish to use 185/80 in front to compensate for the loss of height in rear by going for 195/70 will it be a good thing.
Nobody has responded to my querry ?

I mean if i go for 185-80-14 will there be any loss of stability ?
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went through a few more posts, and the GIII looks pretty appealing. Is its ride very harsh? Keep in mind that I'm looking at a 195/60 and not a <= 55 profile tyre.
Well they aren't very harsh per se but they are harsher compared to the other tyres mentioned here.

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btw, isn't the mich energy performance-biased too?
No, they are comfort biased & have low road noise.

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i think i'll stick to 14". no matter how hard you try to avoid potholes, on cal roads, u are bound to hit some from time to time. so no risks... 14" it is.
Good Choice!

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Nobody has responded to my querry ?

I mean if i go for 185-80-14 will there be any loss of stability ?
Which brand are you getting 185/80 R14 in? Correct upsizes for your car are:

185/75-14
195/70-14
205/70-14

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I wish to use 185/80 in front to compensate for the loss of height in rear by going for 195/70 will it be a good thing.
No, please stick to one size for all 4 tyres.
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Certis is no more. stopped long back. 14" you can go for Michelin Energy XM1 or bridgestone potenza G-III.

Size wise for swift 195/65-14 i guess is correct.
yup soze is correct but xm1 and g111 are not available in 195/65/14 only 195/60/14 are available which will not work in swift
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