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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 26th June 2008, 22:08   #526
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@lamborghini, it seems there is no mxv8's for my specification 185/65/R14. Hence the dealer asked me to go for mx1. But he also says mx1+ has not been launched yet.
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@lamborghini, it seems there is no mxv8's for my specification 185/65/R14. Hence the dealer asked me to go for mx1. But he also says mx1+ has not been launched yet.
He's lying, XM1+ in 185/65 R14 has been available in the market for months now & has already been fitted on a few member's cars.
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@lamborghini, it seems there is no mxv8's for my specification 185/65/R14. Hence the dealer asked me to go for mx1. But he also says mx1+ has not been launched yet.
Hey @bluenest99, I have got 185/65 R14 MX1+ fitted on my Palio just last week.
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Old 27th June 2008, 13:53   #529
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wat is better for a swift vdi in 195/60/15

is 15" upgrade ok for an car with ABS

1) michelin mxv8 or xm1+ or pp2 (if available)
2) wat options does one have in yoko's
3) other brand ??
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Damn the dealer. The shop is tyrepark in J.C road. To top it all, he didnt have the slightest knowledge about tyres.

Need to change the tyres so badly. Felt it when i was driving from Mysore to Bangalore at 120 kms/hr. Then suddenly this buffoon tractor wala with a trailer emerges from within the trees. I had to slam my brakes so hard that the wheels locked i could hear the screeching sound of the tyres from inside the cabin with windows rolled up. I tried to hold the steering as straight as possible. During the skid, i already had pictures in my mind of how my bonet would look like after the would-be collision. I was running on Goodyear eagle NCT5 tyres. Well, my car managed to stop just by an inch. Saved by a whisker.

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Hey @bluenest99, I have got 185/65 R14 MX1+ fitted on my Palio just last week.
Do you feel the difference with MX1+? How much did you get them for?

Any particular shop in bangalore where i can get the best deal.

@PankajP, how much did you pay for your MX1+.


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Any particular shop in bangalore where i can get the best deal.
For michelin, Super tyre Tec JC road. Contact prakash 9845154540.
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For michelin, Super tyre Tec JC road. Contact prakash 9845154540.
Somehow, when I was looking for my Michelins recently, I found everyone quoting the same price after some prodding. But maybe one needs to bargain better :-)
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@lancer_rit, how much were they quoting for the michelins.
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Folks,

I hope I'm on the right thread for this question.
I recently changed my Getz CRDi's shoes to 195/55/R15 Yokohama S-Drives with Lenso Alloys and offset of 35. OEM Specification was 175/65/R14 with offset of 38.
Now for my question:
Was this the correct upsize? I never noticed anything until now coz I was driving very slowly in the run-in period. Two days ago, I was ripping on the highway at 140kmph and overtook a car, when I got back into the left lane after I passed him, I noticed the car jerk in a very odd way. Kind of like something pulled it back from going off the road (very brief pull).
Now I am left wondering if something might be wrong with the offset or the upsize itself.
Any gurus out there who may be able to help? I did do a lot of research before I did what I have done
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Folks,

I hope I'm on the right thread for this question.
I recently changed my Getz CRDi's shoes to 195/55/R15 Yokohama S-Drives with Lenso Alloys and offset of 35. OEM Specification was 175/65/R14 with offset of 38.
Now for my question:
Was this the correct upsize?
The OD difference between 175/65 R14 & 195/55 R15 is 2.1% so yes it is indeed a correct upsize. Nothing wrong here.

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I never noticed anything until now coz I was driving very slowly in the run-in period. Two days ago, I was ripping on the highway at 140kmph and overtook a car, when I got back into the left lane after I passed him, I noticed the car jerk in a very odd way. Kind of like something pulled it back from going off the road (very brief pull).
Now I am left wondering if something might be wrong with the offset or the upsize itself.
Well the most logical explanation is that there was a rut/line in the road which momentarily pulled your car to the side as the tyre tried to follow the rut's pattern. Nothing to be alarmed there, it is normal if you happen to fit wide/aggressive compound tyres than normal. What actually happens is that the tyre follows the rut & the car's steering get pulled to one side & all you have to do is just hold on to the steering firmly & the moment the road smoothens out the car will continue on its normal line.

But just to be sure do a visual inspection of all the 4 wheels & tyres just to check there is nothing amiss with them.
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He's lying, XM1+ in 185/65 R14 has been available in the market for months now & has already been fitted on a few member's cars.
i agree. even i have put xm1+ in my accent and it does a good job!
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Hey, at first you have to clear about your requirements..Are you looking for Comfor Tyre or Sporty tyres having extraordinary grip?
Which feature will satisfy you needs?
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Do you feel the difference with MX1+? How much did you get them for?

Any particular shop in bangalore where i can get the best deal.

@PankajP, how much did you pay for your MX1+.

Hey @bluenest, I do feel the difference with Michelin XM1+. The road grip and cornering have improved. Its much silent as well. Also the grip in rainy season have improved as well.

I got it for Rs 3450 per tyre.

I dod not know any shop in Bangalore. May be members from Bangalore can help you out
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Folks,

I hope I'm on the right thread for this question.
I recently changed my Getz CRDi's shoes to 195/55/R15 Yokohama S-Drives with Lenso Alloys and offset of 35. OEM Specification was 175/65/R14 with offset of 38.
Two days ago, I was ripping on the highway at 140kmph and overtook a car, when I got back into the left lane after I passed him, I noticed the car jerk in a very odd way. Kind of like something pulled it back from going off the road (very brief pull).
If it was a pull to the right (as you straightened out your car after getting into the left lane) then you might have experienced torque steer. Sometimes wheel/tyre upsize can increase this problem. Not much you can do about it.

Other possibilities:
1. As mentioned by iraghava
2. Did you get a jerk just after passing the car? Maybe due to crosswinds?
3. Could be due to uneven cold tyre pressures between left and right tyres. Set tyre pressures accurately when cold.
4. Did you do alignment/balancing after fitting new wheels/tyres? Important to do this at a well-equipped tyre shop, which would have the equipment to handle your non-stock setup.

What is the width of your alloy wheels? And do you get any vibrations when you hit high speeds?

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Folks,

I hope I'm on the right thread for this question.
I recently changed my Getz CRDi's shoes to 195/55/R15 Yokohama S-Drives with Lenso Alloys and offset of 35. OEM Specification was 175/65/R14 with offset of 38.
Now for my question:
Was this the correct upsize? I never noticed anything until now coz I was driving very slowly in the run-in period. Two days ago, I was ripping on the highway at 140kmph and overtook a car, when I got back into the left lane after I passed him, I noticed the car jerk in a very odd way. Kind of like something pulled it back from going off the road (very brief pull).
Now I am left wondering if something might be wrong with the offset or the upsize itself.
Any gurus out there who may be able to help? I did do a lot of research before I did what I have done
just FYI the right upsize is 195/50 r15. 55 profile could be too big though it dosent have anything to do with your problem.
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