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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%
Apollo Tyres 16 2.03%
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Old 19th November 2007, 15:51   #436
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Michelin XM Energy are supposed to be best suited for Indian roads
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hello guys, i am planning to go for change fo rims and tyres on my indica dlx turbo which is right now on stock ones- 165/65 R14.

i am going for tubeless upgrade of 185/60- R14.
can u help me with following?
1. new steel rims would be 700 each. can u help me with some cheap brand of alloys as i m little short on budget.

2. i got recommended for apollo accelere or michelin energy xm1 ,apollo cost 2800 while mitchelin in 3000s . i checked bridestone G III -3800/- while i found goodyear just for 1900/-. why so much difference. can u suggest me as to which tyre i should go? i usually travel on bad roads for atleast 80km per day .
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hello guys, i am planning to go for change fo rims and tyres on my indica dlx turbo which is right now on stock ones- 165/65 R14.

i am going for tubeless upgrade of 185/60- R14.
can u help me with following?
1. new steel rims would be 700 each. can u help me with some cheap brand of alloys as i m little short on budget.

2. i got recommended for apollo accelere or michelin energy xm1 ,apollo cost 2800 while mitchelin in 3000s . i checked bridestone G III -3800/- while i found goodyear just for 1900/-. why so much difference. can u suggest me as to which tyre i should go? i usually travel on bad roads for atleast 80km per day .
Please check out for 175/60 R14 .
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Michelin XM Energy are supposed to be best suited for Indian roads
Yes, but they don't come what that drool pattern ( v-shape) which is found in Bridgestone Potenza and Yoko's
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Please check out for 175/60 R14 .
according to the tyre calculator- with 175/60 R14 the difference in circumeference comes to -0.79% and with 185/60 R 14 it comes to +1.32%. SO THERE IS NOT TOO MUCH DIFFERENCE SIR.

also as you mentioned, 175/60 R14 , not many options with the brands.
where as in 185/60 r 14 , almost all companies have it. but i am still puzzled sir, when almost all companies sell tires at 2500+ per tyre, why good year sells it at 2000 , pretty cheap aint it! also, the reviews on this forum about goodyear eagle series suggest that they aint that bad after all! can you help me on this?

else i would go for apollo acclere - i am getting it for 2800/- and stock rims for 700/-!

can you suggest me alloys wwhich are relatively cheaper?
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can somebody tell me the price of bridgestone potenza g3 in ncr in tyre sizes 195/60/r14 & 195/60/r15
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Hi Guys,

I have a Viva petrol and need to change the tyres. It is currently running on 185/60/14 and was wondering whether an upsize would help in handling of the car. If, it would can you recommend the size and make.
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Praneet - Logical upsize would be 195/60 R14 & yes, if you choose a set of good performance tyres the handling will improve considerably.
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Michelin XM Energy are supposed to be best suited for Indian roads
I recently changed the s322 to XM1. The ride was so good that i felt like the tyrewala had put in low pressure.

But now it is running on 30psi on all and still the ride quality is so much better than s322. One thing that i noticed was, the way it softly landed after going over a nasty speed breaker. It surely feels like an under inflated s322.

Now the question is, will such a soft rubber take the beating of indian roads? The s322 after running 38k kms had only couple of punctures and one tube went weak.

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Thanks Iraghava - looking to upsize this week and am still debating between Yokos or Michelin

Going with 195/60/R14 or would 205/55/R14 be a better option?
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195s are more then enough for the Accent Petrol, however if you are more inclined towards handling you can go for 205s.

My suggestion - Stick to 195s for the best blend of ride, handling.
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Stick with 195/60-14 and u will have almost all good tyres available in this size.
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Hello Ppl,

Was waiting for an opportunity to get introduced and take all your techies' suggestions. Found an excuse finally (nt t best one though as u shall read below). Have recently taken a Palio S10(used ofcourse-was madly after it and bought 1 after a 18 month search). Decided to do sm decent mods to it (tyres included). Right now have the stock tyres (Bridgestone S322's - 175/65/R14).

Now, of the set of 4, two are old, almost balding and 2 are relatively new (now y like this, gotto ask the previous owner for the weird 'combo').The grip levels seemed fine as long I was the 'angel'. It was only when I turned the 'devil', did the tyres decide to test my humble driving talents.

Was revving on a long straight enjoying to the silky growl of the Palio Exhaust coupled with the K&N intake. Braked at around 90 kmph and it was then tht my car decided to kiss the Ikon in the front and literally skated to do that goddamn thing!(and not without enough drama to win the best actor on the road for that day). I smhw managed to deny my car that chance. Realised that was as bad as it cud get, was really embarassed and went to a long slightly curvy straight (wit not much traffic) to find one last reason to dump those tyres. Was doin 80 and took a slight left and within seconds was wondering if I day-dreamed into 'WRC' by any chance. The tail simply swished to the right (and it got into love wit the divider this time) and a dab of opposite lock saved the day( me n my my car too). It was so bad that a lady driving (nw u know them...) a honda city sm 20mtrs ahead pulled to the left and waved her hand fanatically pleading me to pass.

Decided I had enuff!!! Shouted out my frustration to a friend (he's got Michelin PP1's on his Swift), logged on to Teambhp, did sm tyre research and shortlisted the below:

Objective: Performance

Tyre Size:

195/60/R14
195/55/R14 (Decided not to change the stock alloys right away)
Any other???

Brands:

Michelin PP2
Bridgestone Potenza GIII
Yokohama S-Drive
Pirelli???

And now what??? Plzzzz help before I get killed!!!
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Don't post your same query on different threads.
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Flash - From my experience, go for the PP2's, they might be pricey but they are certainly worth it.
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