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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

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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.

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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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Hi guys,

A very close friend has booked a Creta 1.6 VTVT SX+ and we would like to upsize to 17" wheels and mags.

Please correct me if i'm wrong, but the original 17" 'diamond cut' alloys that Hyundai provides on the higher variants have a rim width of 6.5J.
How wide can we go on 6.5J ?

Coming to the tyres, we had also originally decided on the Michelin Primacy 3ST in 225/55R17 but i was wondering along the same lines as to what Nikhil has posted above. Sedan tyre v/s SUV. Would Michelin Latitude Sport be a better option here ? What sizes are they available in (in R17s) ?

Appreciate your expert inputs.

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Hi,

Sorry for the back to back posts but the edit time limit had expired.

While going through the Michelin site i see that there is a new (?) tyre called the 'Primacy SUV'.

Other options are the Latitude Sport 3 and the Latitude Tour HP.

Available sizes are ;
Primacy SUV - 225/65 R17
Latitude Sport 3 - 235/55 R17 // 235/65 R17
Latitude Tour HP - 225/65 R17 // 235/60 R17 // 235/65 R17

From all the sizes I see above it appears that the idea upsize is 235/55 R17 but i think that may be overkill.

All the other sizes have too much of a variation in total diameter.

What are your opinions on this ? Am i thinking correctly ? Are there any other sizes / brands i should explore ?

Too much confusion. Experts please help. All opinions welcome.

Thanks.
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What are your opinions on this ? Am i thinking correctly ? Are there any other sizes / brands i should explore ?


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If youre upsizing to 17inch wheels I would say stick to the stock size of 17inch diamond cut models i.e 215/60r17. It is adequately tired especially for the petrol variants. The tires that come from factory, Bridgestone Dueler Sport on those models are pretty good so you can look at those.

Edit: does your friend not like the design of the diamond cut alloys? Asking because he could go in for the new dual tone variant which comes with 17in diamond cut alloys.

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Edit: does your friend not like the design of the diamond cut alloys? Asking because he could go in for the new dual tone variant which comes with 17in diamond cut alloys.
Hey rayjay,

Thanks for the prompt response. Yes he does like the diamond cut alloys. However, he doesn't like the dual tone colour scheme and it's also not available on the colour he's chosen (Mystic Blue). Hyundai refuses to sell us the mags separately. However, a friendly neighbourhood tyre dealer has offered us the diamond cut mags as he recently had a customer who swapped these for another design. Now, confused about what tyres to choose.
The Michelin Primacy SUV seems nice but the size variation is too much. :(
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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.
Hey Screwdriva,

So what did you do eventually ?
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We were going to go for the Michelins. Sadly, we had such a bad experience with the dealer Pramukh Hyundai that we decided to cancel our purchase and wait for the refreshed model coming in 6 months. That's when we'll go for the Michelins
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We were going to go for the Michelins. Sadly, we had such a bad experience with the dealer Pramukh Hyundai that we decided to cancel our purchase and wait for the refreshed model coming in 6 months. That's when we'll go for the Michelins
Which Michelins and what size ?
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Hey,

Michelin Primacy 3ST 215/60 R17 is coming soon.
May be in another 3 to 4 months.
Hey kpzen .. any idea if Michelin is indeed launching this size ?

Nikhil .. any insider info ?

This is really proving to be a troublesome exercise. Any help / advice would be appreciated.
Thanks.
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I have a Creta 1.6 SX Crdi. It comes with a 16" alloy shod with 205/65/16

I changed these to YOKOHAMA SUV 235/60/16 on day one.

The instant difference in ride quality & braking was evident. The car has done around 8500 kms & I see no reason to complain.

As for the 17" alloys. The best upgrade in my opinion is 225/60/17 or 235/55/17

Check out the Yokos as well (if you like those) they are specifically made for SUV's - hence the name.
Hope that helps


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