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View Poll Results: Best set of tyres? - In India.
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 26th March 2010, 13:26   #706
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Thanks Nikhil, should have checked.
Would you recommend CPC2 for a ford fusion driven in rural roads?
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Yes. Definitely. It is pretty rugged but you do need to take care.
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Old 28th March 2010, 16:33   #708
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Why not add Conti to the list in the poll?
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Old 9th April 2010, 03:04   #709
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This is an amazing thread !!! Got a lot of info about tyres through it. I need some advice from the tyre gurus. I am getting a Figo TDCi delivered this sunday and want to upgrade the tyres. The stock tyres are 175/65-R14 goodyears. I have few questions here

What would be the best fit for a figo ? 185/60-R14 or 195/60-R14 or should i stick to the stock size ? will the 195's have a stiffer steering ?

Would the ford warranty be void if I upgrade it to 185 or 195 ?

I want a set of tyres those offer good handling, comfort and a sporty look, noise is not an issue for me and I have shortlisted Michelin XM1, Yoko A drives and Bridgestone turanza, what would you suggest ?

It would be great if somebody could also let me know the expected prices of these tyres in pune.
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@happy:
There is a good chance that Ford will void its warranty. However, do ask the salesman about the same and if he says there won't be a problem, then get it in writing.
A good upsize would be 185/60R14 or 185/65R14, as most of the fiesta owners have upgraded it to that size. If you go for a wider tyre, it might just affect your performance.
All the 3 options you have mentioned are good and owners of all three are happy with their choices.
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Guys Good Morning

I need ur esteemed help for my Esteem vxi 2006 . The car has already run 53,000kms city use 90% of the time with a driver. I now wish to use for highway driving as well.

I Understand that various threads are already running all over the website but its confusing.

I am confused as to which brand to choose. Money is not the criteria. As I have no intention of changing the stock rim size i.e 175/70/R13 82T, Do let me know which one is the best for the criteria of use below.

Appolo Accelere
Michelin Energy XMI or Energy XMI+
Bridgestone Potenza GIII (Does not have stock rim size or does it?)
Any other brand

Which is better for

Mileage
Handling
City and Highway (both)


Request ur valuable advice asap . Need the car for a interstate trip this weekend.

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@ bubbu

If money is not a criteria, Michelin it is. No brainer. Though tad expensive than the rest, nothing beats them.
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Thanks Nikhil, should have checked.
Would you recommend CPC2 for a ford fusion driven in rural roads?
used the cpc2 extensively in my swift....one amazing set of tires. the car sticks to the road like its on velcro. also the cornering abilities are simply too good.
even after 50000 kilometers of good use over all kinds of roads, there was life in the tires to last another 20k kilometers. but i sold off the swift for the punto.
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@ bubbu

If money is not a criteria, Michelin it is. No brainer. Though tad expensive than the rest, nothing beats them.


Could u elaborate why nothing beats them.

Is it for noise
Is it for good mileage
Is it for thick side walls
Is it for rough rural roads, highways, and town roads,
Is it for wet conditions since it rains very heavily in Mumbai
Is it for durability over a longer period

I am seeing bridgestone coming a close second in the polls here. If that is so then which one is better given the above questions. potenza or duranza and which one. And if Michelin then which one.

Apologies but I need the best bang for the money spent.

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Anyone using Marangoni here? The name is too funny to pronounce being a Keralite
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Could u elaborate why nothing beats them.

Is it for noise

Among the lot, they are the most silent

Is it for good mileage

Does not hinder mileage

Is it for thick side walls

Some complain about soft sidewalls and there have been cases of sidewall bulge/tear. Too less a number to label the product a defect

Is it for rough rural roads, highways, and town roads,

From what I have gathered, they are suited for urban commute

Is it for wet conditions since it rains very heavily in Mumbai

I don't know

Is it for durability over a longer period

Michelin's easily last for more than 50k + km.

I am seeing bridgestone coming a close second in the polls here. If that is so then which one is better given the above questions. potenza or duranza and which one. And if Michelin then which one.

Don't know about duranza. Considered Potanza for my Dzire, later dropped it out because it is said to give a harsher ride. Dzire already has a stiffer suspension. So.
Apologies but I need the best bang for the money spent.

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My replies are in bold. Why not consider the Yokohama A-drive. I am running them and can vouch for it. Absolute VFM. Alternatively try PMing Nikhilb2008 for further guidance.

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Anyone using Marangoni here? The name is too funny to pronounce being a Keralite
Hey Italian freak..

Where did u find them ? and that too in tvm ?
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Yoko S drive anyone ????

I have a VDi Swift on S Drive. I think the tyres can take some treatment on Indian roads considering the roads i have to take to work everyday.

Also they're grip is unparallelled. And they have W speed rating and costs a bit more than 5K a piece !!!

Thats value for money !

Any views abt this tyre ?
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Guys an especially Nikhil . How would you rate the Pirelli S tyres ? My friend recently got it for his dzire. Please do let me know of what you think !
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How's ifinity? My Bro in law's got them.
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