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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%
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Old 7th April 2007, 19:10   #241
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I'm sure G-III is available in 195/65-14. The michelin's Ishan will know better.

I know the G-III is available cause I just saw them at my dealers place.
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I'm sure G-III is available in 195/65-14. The michelin's Ishan will know better.

I know the G-III is available cause I just saw them at my dealers place.
Yup vid the size is quoted on Bridgestone site.
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Well the Energy does come in 195/65 R14 but no idea if it's available in India or not, you'll just have to try the local dealers.
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vid can you guide me to your dealer address in bangalore?

also what is the feedback of other models i have mentioned?
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Well they aren't very harsh per se but they are harsher compared to the other tyres mentioned here.



No, they are comfort biased & have low road noise.



Good Choice!



Which brand are you getting 185/80 R14 in? Correct upsizes for your car are:

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



No, please stick to one size for all 4 tyres.
Thank you for your suggestions. But the problem i am facing is that if i for for 195/70 14 in front wheels it will scratch my wheel archs. and now the question of 205 never arises, because to fit it i will have to change my wheels to 6J. Goodyear manufactures a 185-80-14 as per their website., if it is not available i eill go for hankook. Then i am feared about its stability.

thats why i want to go for two different sizes on my vehicle. Your suggestions are most welcome.
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hey iraghava, thanks for your inputs man.
so now that we know its 14", can you give me an idea of the prices?
Size: 195/60/R14
Products:
1. Bridgestone Potenza GIII
2. Michelin Energy XM1
3. Goodyear Eagle Ventura (I added this to the list at the last minute... was told these offer a good ride and add some performance value too. feel free to contradict...)
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Which brand are you getting 185/80 R14 in?

The answer is
www.goodyear.co.in/gt3
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All i know is 195/70/14 is certainly a wrong upsize for your car .. Please check your own tyres upgrade sizes before advocating wrong sizes to the others and this new profound theory of running wider tyres at the rear for a FWD ..
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All i know is 195/70/14 is certainly a wrong upsize for your car .. Please check your own tyres upgrade sizes before advocating wrong sizes to the others and this new profound theory of running wider tyres at the rear for a FWD ..
Can you elaborate why 195/70R14 is not right upgrade Mclaren ? I would not know much about different sizes for front and rear, but 195/70R14 seems close to stock 175/80R14. Are you saying wider tires are not suggested ?
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vid can you guide me to your dealer address in bangalore?

also what is the feedback of other models i have mentioned?
Hey Jaggu, bridgestone tyre dealer here is Shiva tyres on new BEL road just after ramaiah college.

I'll find out the rates and let you know. Contact details are in my car will PM them to you tomorrow.

Some people on the forum have been happy with the Eagle Ventura. you can ask elf for feedback on these tyres.

Michelin energy quite a few people are running and all have good feedback.

The Ducaro and acelere I have no idea of.

Theres another choice the Yokohama C.drive but I'm not sure if it's available in the size.
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All i know is 195/70/14 is certainly a wrong upsize for your car .. Please check your own tyres upgrade sizes before advocating wrong sizes to the others and this new profound theory of running wider tyres at the rear for a FWD ..
You are absolutely wrong about my car upsize as it is recommended by all leading tyre mftrs .(for adventure and qualis). Go and check it , only then make such comments.

And as far as wider tyres for rear are concerned . I have only onething to tell, that when you arise such a question try to prove it.
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thanks vid, am plannin to get the tyres changed as soon as i take the car on monday and this will help lots. again my dealer is at yeshvanthpur so location also looks close

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You are absolutely wrong about my car upsize as it is recommended by all leading tyre mftrs .(for adventure and qualis). Go and check it , only then make such comments.

And as far as wider tyres for rear are concerned . I have only onething to tell, that when you arise such a question try to prove it.
Sorry for the confusion , i thought you owned a swift .. The upsize is right for an adventure .. However 185/80/14 is not right seeing one of the options you choose on a previous post ..

And regarding running wider tyres at the rear , i have already mentioned that the forementioned cars are all Front Wheel Drives .. Thus you need better grip at the front and not the rear .. Besides running wider tyres only increases the drag and doesnt contribute to faster timings , pickup as you have mentioned on another thread ..
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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")
Yes, you can look for Yokohama A539 tyres. They will suit your car, and for the size, have some decent grip.

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No, please stick to one size for all 4 tyres.
Thank you for this. I don't understand what this different size logic 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
Well you really need to downsize they are effecting performance of car way too ... Go with XM1 or GIII (i prefer XM1.. bang for buck, lasts long, good grip specially on wet roads and good performance wise too.) 165/60R13
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