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Michelin 256 32.45%
Bridgestone 232 29.40%
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Mrf 35 4.44%
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Old 23rd January 2009, 16:32   #601
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Looking to replace tyres on my tata indica turbo, the current set has run 38k kms (stock bridgestone 14inch).

Kindly suggest a good upgrade which is not more than 175mm with 14 inch dia.

Thanks in advance.
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175/65-14 Yoko A drives seem good.

You can even try the Aspec A300s.

The same size is available from almost all other manufacturers. Brudgestone, Michelin, MRF, Apollo, etc...
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hi
my Toyota Camry 2007 7th gen has run around 45K+kms its due for a tyre change should i up size or go for stock replacement if yes please give me the optimum tyre size.
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I had got the old Michelin Xm1(not +) installed in my car. I am not happy with the performance overall. The ride has detoriorated compared to the old MRF's on my lancer. The Handling certainly is better though. A wonder since Xm1 are supposed to offer pliant ride.

I am planning to change to Pirelli or Yokohama next. May also look at Bridgestone.
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I had got the old Michelin Xm1(not +) installed in my car. I am not happy with the performance overall. The ride has detoriorated compared to the old MRF's on my lancer. The Handling certainly is better though. A wonder since Xm1 are supposed to offer pliant ride.

I am planning to change to Pirelli or Yokohama next. May also look at Bridgestone.
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This is the first time i'm hearing of a case where someone has shifted from MRFs to michelins and then complain of RIDE QUALITY...

What's manufacturing period of the Michelins u have ?
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Looking to replace tyres on my tata indica turbo, the current set has run 38k kms (stock bridgestone 14inch).

Kindly suggest a good upgrade which is not more than 175mm with 14 inch dia.

Thanks in advance.
your stock size is 165/65.
you can upsize to either 175/65 or 185/60. both are safe, and in fact , if you can bear the reduced profile, 185/60 is the better option

for 185/60, your options are
Apollo accelere
Apollo accelere sportz
Bridgestone potenza GIII
Yokohama AVS ES100
Michelin XM1+

you can find more info here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...-turbo-v2.html (Tyre upsize for Indica Turbo V2)

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Ok...I'm confused now, Do wider tyres provide more grip or not?
Experience tells me that they do.
And I'm hoping when I move up to 195/60/R15, my cornering will improve further. dream or reality?
As you go wider for the same load bearing capacity written on the sidewall the tyre compound becomes softer as formulated by the tyre manufacturer. The softer your tyre more grip the tyre generally has but lesser life. I am not talking about the softer ride quality which is mainly based on the sidewall ply rating. If your fuel efficiency goes down with your wider set of tyres then for sure your new set of tyres are grippier not because of tyre width but because of a stickier compound. When concerning tyre friction you cannot have your cake and eat it too. I wont go into silica impregnation.

Lower life of the softer tyre is compensated by weight distribution over a wider tyre area. Its a vicious cycle but rest assured that you are more likely to get more grip with wider tires because of the softer/stickier tire compound than because of the actual width of the tire since the contact patch area remains the same. +1 upsizing in my opinion is the best compromise and remember to buy tires that have the same load bearing capacity and if possible lesser weight. For the type of roads we drive on post the monsoons in Kerala I suggest 2ply rating of the sidewall. It will not be as plushy as single ply but you will be better off from sidewall cuts.
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This is the first time i'm hearing of a case where someone has shifted from MRFs to michelins and then complain of RIDE QUALITY...

What's manufacturing period of the Michelins u have ?
they are from the year 2007. My tyres were 185/65 michelin Xm1.
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I would be surprised. Bottle also has XM1+s on his Palio. 185/60 14. The ride is quite bumpy. It wasnt as bumpy on the original tyres.

BTW, MRFs arent really crap tyres you know. . The ride quality is quite decent on most MRFs.
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and did you upsize? a lower profile can mean a bumpier ride
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185/65 instead of the old stock MRF's(possibly 185/60). Plus now there's also a bump on the front right tyre that Michelin didnt agree to replace. probably due to a bad road though.
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My stock tubed tyres on my viva crdi are 175/70/R13 Bridgestone S322. I am planning to change them to Michelin XM1+ with size 195/60/R14.

My question is will the ride before too hard? What are the effects on steering?
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Actually ride should be better because of better quality of tyre. But you are losing 5 mm of rubber between the car and you. So, that could negate the better ride quality. Why dont you try to get 185/65-14? The difference will be minimal in that case.
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mobike 195/60 is too much for Accent and ride won't be good. like Nikhil suggested I too have same feeling. Max. 185/65 is ideal for Accent.

While upgrading tyre If we do it on heavier side ride would go down and handling and show off fatcor would be given importance.

My pick always stick to stock size or 1 or 2 level max extra size If we need same or better ride. For better handling one can go with upsize based on their taste.

Thats the rule I follow.

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for the Accent I would suggest 185/60R14 as that is the correct upsize for 175/70R13 tyres. 185/65R14 is correct upsize for 175/70R14 tyres...

If going for 185/65R14 (which is within tolerence limit of 4%) double check that the tyre does not foul with the body either at full load or turning lock to lock.
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