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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 10th May 2008, 22:40   #496
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I am looking new tyres for Skoda octavia 1.9 TDI elegance. Rightnow i am having Goodyear Eagle NCT 5 195/65 R15. I want to go for Michelin or bridgestone. Which one is best? Please recommend.
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Depends whether you want comfort or sporty handling.
From the two mentioned above, go for Michelin.
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I am looking new tyres for Skoda octavia 1.9 TDI elegance. Rightnow i am having Goodyear Eagle NCT 5 195/65 R15. I want to go for Michelin or bridgestone. Which one is best? Please recommend.
Go for Michelin try pilot Preceda pp2.the Pilot Preceda (PP2) has better wet handling and gripping performance which results in shorter braking distance.Pilot Pilot Preceda (PP2) is also found to be the quietest and smoothest tyre in its class, an attribute that is especially important to motorists who value vehicle comfort.
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Go for Michelin try pilot Preceda pp2.the Pilot Preceda (PP2) has better wet handling and gripping performance which results in shorter braking distance.Pilot Pilot Preceda (PP2) is also found to be the quietest and smoothest tyre in its class, an attribute that is especially important to motorists who value vehicle comfort.
I totally agree. I just had PP1 put on my honda city zx and the car felt totally different. So smooth and quiet. Without any doubt you should you should go for michelin, whichever one it is. Dare I say, brigdgestone's are far behind. However, a word of caution, the tyre noise during wet conditions is REALLY LOUD, so untill and unless that scares you, there should not be any hesitation. This is something i realised last night after was caught in the downpour but I was still able to cruise at 100kmph without having to worry about the car skidding or sliding out of control under emergency braking. The grip was AWESOME (and hence the loud noise, which proves that the tyres are working to good effect)
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I am looking new tyres for Skoda octavia 1.9 TDI elegance. Rightnow i am having Goodyear Eagle NCT 5 195/65 R15. I want to go for Michelin or bridgestone. Which one is best? Please recommend.
Firstly you need to define you requirement.
If you looking for comfort and noise less ride then sorry but PP1 or PP2 will be bad options.

If looking for Comfort:
YOKO decibles
YOKO A300s
YOKO A.drives
Michelin MXV8s
MI XM1+

If sporty requirement
MI PP
YOKO S.drive
YOKO ES100s
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I have fitted Michelin Energy Mxv8. The car drives like dream now. Each 195 65 R15 tyre costs 4850/-. Alignment and balancing done free of cost. Awaiting for the Rs 2000 worth gift from Michelin. Thank you guys.
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off late my city zx cvt is feeling horrid to drive im not sure why. the ride feels hard the tyres are 185/65/14 Good Year GT3. what seems to be the reason car doesnt not feel smooth while driving. front pressure is 32 and rear is 30 the reason for that is that on right door it says this is the pressure needed for their stock tyres. stock came on car were 175. should i get my pressure in the front down to 30 ? car has done 30000 kms on the whole now. thinking of getting tyres replaced what ones to go for ? i want very comfortable tyres. how much are 14 inch michilen xm1+ going for in bombay ?
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After dilly dallying for over two months, I have finally decided to purchase a Verna CRDi SX with ABS. I have read through many of the posts about the OE tyres and have convinced myself that a tyre upgrade is very much required for this machine. Searching through all the forums have left me... well... more confused as to what the correct upsize and brand is.

I would really appreciate some help in the tyre brand and upsize selection.

My priorities are (in that order)
1) Comfort
2) FE
3) Handling (I don't intend taking it beyong 140 in any case)

Thanks!
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jesal. the pressure is too high. try 28 and your ride should become better.
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Michelin. Michelin quality cntrol is superb. They are rounder. They give better traction. They last longer. Other than that they are no d*mn good!
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Old 30th May 2008, 20:38   #506
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Hey guys,...

Yokohama A Drive vs. Michelin Energy XM1+

which of the above mentioned tires is better in terms of...

1.Comfort
2.Grip

Tyres will be used on mumbai Roads on a swift VDi

i hope they get better in the near future....

peace...

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Rana, both are good enough for the priorities listed. Choose whichever you like & you will not be disappointed.
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hi guys..

i had decided to go in for 195/65/14 Yoko A.drive for my swift as the only other tyre in that size was the venturas and went to the my trye dealer yesterday.

however once i went there he said that he also had 195/65/14 in Michelin
Energy XM1 which according to all the other michelin shops that i went to said were not available in india.

So how come this guy has the size when no michelin shop in mumbai has that size??

Also now since 195/65/14 is available via him in michelin XM1 i'm confused whether i should take them or else the ADrive in same size ???

Thanks for input and advice...

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I have fitted Michelin Energy Mxv8. The car drives like dream now. Each 195 65 R15 tyre costs 4850/-. Alignment and balancing done free of cost. Awaiting for the Rs 2000 worth gift from Michelin. Thank you guys.

I'm sure they're very comfortable, but the bulgy sidewall kind of makes me skeptical. How do they feel around corners - I suspect that they might be too soft cause of the sidewall....

Also, does anyone know if the bulgy sidewall is vulnerable to getting cut.
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Stick to Michelin Energy brand of tires (XM1, MXV8). They are the most technologically advanced tires available in India and do wonders over their lifespan (5% better fuel efficiency, better wet grip etc. etc.)
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