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Old 4th November 2016, 23:57   #1
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Default Hyundai Creta: Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

I just booked a 2017 Hyundai Creta Automatic SX+ variant that comes shod with 215/60 R17 rubber. I was surprised to see that Michelin doesn't make a tyre in this size (and only Pirelli does) with 225/55 R17 being the closest size possible.

As a die hard Michelin user for the past 15 years, I find it hard to consider other brands. I'm hoping TBHP can convince me to 1) Purchase Michelin 3ST in 225/55 R17 as an upsize OR 2) Consider your experiences to switch to Pirelli OR 3) Suggest another option I hadn't considered.

Top criteria for me are:

1) Softest ride possible
2) Low rolling resistance
3) Long life

Thanks for the help!
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Default Re: Hyundai Creta: Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

You can go with the Pirellis, no problem. Noise levels are excellently controlled, and Pirellis usually have low rolling resistance as well. The lifespan of a Pirelli tyre is also up there with the best (although Bridgestone has all/most of them beat). Haven't used Pirellis yet, but these are feedbacks which I have received from other owners till now.

Of course, nothing can beat the ride quality which a Michelin provides.

But, if you have been using Michelins for a long time now, 225/55 R17 is a worthy option. You won't be upgrading the tyre size per se, because the circumference of the Michelins is about ~1.5% lower than stock size.

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Translates to - better grip due to the wider patch in contact with the road, and a more plusher ride. Negative - a slight compromise in FE numbers.

Another option which is available in stock size is Bridgestone Duelers (link), but between all 3 options, I would suggest changing to Michelins.

All the best.
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Default Re: Hyundai Creta: Tyre & wheel upgrade thread

Hi,

Please do not use a passenger car tyre on an SUV.

You have an SUV. Stick to SUV patterns. Please do not consider a Michelin P3ST. Because of the large weight on the tyre, you have a higher chance of sidewall damages, etc... I know the Creta isnt a full size SUV, but personally, I'll be a bit wary.

Also, you cannot have long life and softest ride possible in the same sentence... it's like asking you want the most expensive product at the cheapest price. If a tyre is soft, it will not last long. If it lasts long, it wont be soft.

In 215/60-17, the stock tyre is usually Nexen.
The only other option is the Bridgestone Dueler. It is an SUV pattern and should give you a long enough life.

In 225/55-17, you have quite a few options but all are car tyres. Not SUV tyres.

Michelin P3ST, Pirelli P1, Continental CPC2, Yokohama Advan Sport.

Personally, I will recommend you just leave it as it is and use the stock tyres. If you're uncomfortable with a brand like Nexen, then go for the Bridgestone.
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Because of the large weight on the tyre, you have a higher chance of sidewall damages, etc... I know the Creta isnt a full size SUV, but personally, I'll be a bit wary.
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Thanks for weighing in! Looks like the Diesel Creta weighs in at around 1400 kgs. That appears to be easily well within the 3ST's ability.

I own Michelin's and have experienced them to last around 50K Kms and they are known to be quite soft, so I'm not sure if the two are mutually exclusive.
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Hey,

Michelin Primacy 3ST 215/60 R17 is coming soon.
May be in another 3 to 4 months.


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In 225/55-17, you have quite a few options but all are car tyres. Not SUV tyres.

Michelin P3ST, Pirelli P1, Continental CPC2, Yokohama Advan Sport.
Hi Nikhil
Have you tried the Bridgestone S001 ?
If you have, please do share your experience.
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Hi Nikhil
Have you tried the Bridgestone S001 ?
If you have, please do share your experience.
I havent... I probably wont anytime soon. It is an RFT only as of now.

225/55-17
205/55-16
225/50-18
245/45-18
245/50-18

and a couple of other sizes.
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