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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 16th June 2008, 12:51   #511
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Its time for tyre change for me. Got info from dealer that Michelin are now available in R12 (for alto). Guys can you help me whether I should go for Bridgestone or Michelin - fast - as i will be changing it in few hours.
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Go in for Michelin (stock size) or Yokohama (upsize).
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Thanks iraghava, I bought a set of Michelins.
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Default Upsize for Palio Stile 1.6 Sports

Hey guys,

I have 300 kms(1 week) old Palio Stile 1.6 Sports.

Its come with stock tyres as Good Year 175/65/R14.

I am thinking to go for a change to Micehlin Energy XM1 195/60/R14.

Can you please suggest if its right upsize if I am looking for
[1] Comfort Ride
[2] Good grip
[3] Good braking

Also will this upsize reduce my FE? Any other advantages/disadvantages with this upsize?

I will be getting 1800 a piece for my old ones while new ones were quoted at 4100 a piece.

Cheers
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Could any one tell me which is the best set of tyres for Optra 1.6. Currently on goodyear NCT5 stock 185/65/R14. Wanting to switch to Michelin MXV8 or MX1+. Which is the best of the two. Which is the tyre from Bridgestone thats in competition with MXV8 and MX1+?? So basically looking for comfort oriented tyres. Is BS G3 comfort or performance. With G3, will the mileage,pickup,road noise be affected? How much will all these tyres cost in Bangalore and where do i get them form?

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Could any one tell me which is the best set of tyres for Optra 1.6. Currently on goodyear NCT5 stock 185/65/R14. Wanting to switch to Michelin MXV8 or MX1+. Which is the best of the two. Which is the tyre from Bridgestone thats in competition with MXV8 and MX1+?? So basically looking for comfort oriented tyres. Is BS G3 comfort or performance. With G3, will the mileage,pickup,road noise be affected? How much will all these tyres cost in Bangalore and where do i get them form?

Cheers...
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the g3s are far from comfort oriented. look at mxv8s.
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@bluenest- The Bridgestones are performance oriented tyres.
If you are looking for comfort, get the Michelins. The MXV8's are one of the best comfort tyres out there in the market. Go for them.
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Hey guys,

I have 300 kms(1 week) old Palio Stile 1.6 Sports.

Its come with stock tyres as Good Year 175/65/R14.

I am thinking to go for a change to Micehlin Energy XM1 195/60/R14.

Can you please suggest if its right upsize if I am looking for
[1] Comfort Ride
[2] Good grip
[3] Good braking

Also will this upsize reduce my FE? Any other advantages/disadvantages with this upsize?

I will be getting 1800 a piece for my old ones while new ones were quoted at 4100 a piece.

Cheers
Pankaj
Consider between Michelin Energy & Yokohama A-Drive. And yes 195 section will descrease your FE. If you're not hell bent on grip consider 185's too. Prices seem about ok.

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Could any one tell me which is the best set of tyres for Optra 1.6. Currently on goodyear NCT5 stock 185/65/R14. Wanting to switch to Michelin MXV8 or MX1+. Which is the best of the two. Which is the tyre from Bridgestone thats in competition with MXV8 and MX1+?? So basically looking for comfort oriented tyres. Is BS G3 comfort or performance. With G3, will the mileage,pickup,road noise be affected? How much will all these tyres cost in Bangalore and where do i get them form?

Cheers...
I don't think you have 185/65 in MXV8, it's only XM1+. And you can also consider Yokohama while similar tyres should be available in Bridgestone Turanza series. The G3 is a definite no-no, don't even go there.

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I could get you a set of 195/60 R14 Advan Neovas. Those would be the best, in the size you're looking for. Of course, I'm not specifically referring to wear rates or tread pattern noise.
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Gurus,

IS it OK to put 155/65/r13 tyre on my Santro ?

Any known issues using a low profile tyre other than ground clearance?
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Consider between Michelin Energy & Yokohama A-Drive. And yes 195 section will descrease your FE. If you're not hell bent on grip consider 185's too. Prices seem about ok.
Thanks. I think i will settle for 185/65 R14 Micehling MX1+. I will check out Yoko A Drive as well.
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Thanks. I think i will settle for 185/65 R14 Micehling MX1+. I will check out Yoko A Drive as well.
Pankaj, Palio stock tyres are 175/65 R14 so the correct upsize to avoid speedo error would be 185/60 R14. This is what I am using for my car at the moment. You can check out the pics in this post

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Gurus,

IS it OK to put 155/65/r13 tyre on my Santro ?

Any known issues using a low profile tyre other than ground clearance?
Low profile tires don't affect ground clearance if the outer diameter is same. They will reduce ride comfort though.
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Gurus,

IS it OK to put 155/65/r13 tyre on my Santro ?

Any known issues using a low profile tyre other than ground clearance?
That's not a correct size for a Santro. You should be looking at 155/70/13 (which is the stock size) or 165/65/13.
As vabs has mentioned, low profile tyres with an OD that is same or very close to the stock size would not cause any change in the GC. But the lower the profile, the less the comfort.
The upsize I have mentioned is a good one for a Santro, and I would recommend it personally. Search through the section for more threads on the same.

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