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Old 3rd June 2018, 11:05   #31
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I cant. I havent tested them back to back and they are very different tyres.
Thanks Nikhil. Which is more performance oriented? Perfinza or ZLO?
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Thanks Nikhil. Which is more performance oriented? Perfinza or ZLO?
Given that the ZLO and Perfinza arent available in a single common size, how does it matter?

Also, asking such pointed questions is of no use. Unless someone has done an exact back to back comparison in a controlled environment.

Both are good and will work for most drivers.
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Given that the ZLO and Perfinza arent available in a single common size, how does it matter?

Also, asking such pointed questions is of no use. Unless someone has done an exact back to back comparison in a controlled environment.

Both are good and will work for most drivers.
Thanks Nikhil. I was considering these for my Polo GT TSI. Currently I have 195/55/R15 , so was considering 195/55 ZLO and 195/60 Perfinza
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That's just wrong. You have to go for 195/60-15. That is the correct size. I dont know why you are using 195/55-15 now. I wish someone had given you correct advice at that time.
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That's just wrong. You have to go for 195/60-15. That is the correct size. I dont know why you are using 195/55-15 now. I wish someone had given you correct advice at that time.
Hi Nikhil,

Thanks. My stock size is 185/60 R15. The 195/60 had an error of +2.1% , while the 195/55 had an error of -1.3% , hence I chose the 195/55 since it had lesser error. Hope that's fine. However will go for 195/60 for my next upgrade as you advised.

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Hi Nikhil,

Thanks. My stock size is 185/60 R15. The 195/60 had an error of +2.1% , while the 195/55 had an error of -1.3% , hence I chose the 195/55 since it had lesser error. Hope that's fine. However will go for 195/60 for my next upgrade as you advised.
Sometimes math fails us

While you are technically correct, in the real world, 195/60-15 works beautifully.
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While you are technically correct, in the real world, 195/60-15 works beautifully.
Thanks Nikhil, I was wary of the 195/60 as I feared it would adversely affect the handling . But with your re assuring words , I shall confidently go for 195/60 as it now opens up a lot of choices for me P3ST, Perfinza and the works. Also I did notice that the car bottoms out on weirdly shaped speed breakers with the 195/55. That should also get solved to some extent with the 195/60 . Thanks for all your inputs.
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After deliberating for weeks , I finally made the decision to buy 4 Perfinzas for my Ertiga .

Tyres considered
MC5
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I had MRZ ZLO 205/60 R15 before this for almost 4 years. Had about 4-5 mm tread left but the tyres had hardened as hell over these last few years. So much rolling resistance and so much noise and it was almost rock hard ride .

The perfinzas , initial impression , really really awesome . Love them . They are soo soft .
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How do these tyres fare on rough roads ? The side walls are strong enough for Indian roads ? USP of these tyres is comfort and grip, both require softer compound.
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Also I did notice that the car bottoms out on weirdly shaped speed breakers with the 195/55. That should also get solved to some extent with the 195/60.
Exactly!! 195/60R15 is a perfect fit for a Polo H/L. I have been using one for the last 50K kms and I like the extra 4-5 millimeters. I am also on the lookout for a change and have been eyeing the Perfinzas. But have not yet been able to get a quote. Have you got any quote for Perfinza 165/60R15? Which city?
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Exactly!! 195/60R15 is a perfect fit for a Polo H/L. I have been using one for the last 50K kms and I like the extra 4-5 millimeters. I am also on the lookout for a change and have been eyeing the Perfinzas. But have not yet been able to get a quote. Have you got any quote for Perfinza 165/60R15? Which city?
Oh great. Which tyre are you using now? No I am yet to ask for quotes . I saw it at 5.1k in Amazon.
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Oh great. Which tyre are you using now? No I am yet to ask for quotes . I saw it at 5.1k in Amazon.
Currently using BS Potenza. Don't remember the thread pattern - possibly RE88. Got a quote for Perfinza @5.2 in Kolkata from a dealer today. Going to pay a visit tomorrow and see how much it can be negotiated.
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Oh great. Which tyre are you using now? No I am yet to ask for quotes . I saw it at 5.1k in Amazon.
Got the tyres of my 2010 Polo 1.6 Petrol changed to MRF Perfinza 195/60-R15 over this weekend. Price paid Rs 5200/tyre.

Initial impression - The earlier set of tyres had served too long and had become pretty hard degrading the ride quality drastically, one could feel every undulation on the road seating inside. So I may not be in the best state of tune to give a very neutral feedback. However I have tried to give a fair review below -

Ride - Soft and supple. However there is a slight bouncy (but soft) feeling, specially at the rear. I think this is caused by over inflation. The default pressure recommended by VW is around 29/30 PSI, but currently I am running 33 PSI air as recommended by the MRF dealer. Will fill nitrogen and would possibly go down by 2 or 3 PSIs next weekend to see the difference.

Handling - both dry and wet - The grip levels offered seems impressive. I tried to push around the car on an empty stretch on Sunday and there were no tyre squeals - neither at hard corners nor on hard braking. The ABS did not kick in any time during brake testing. At one point the 8 year/1 lakh km old shockers could not keep up and I stopped pushing the car any further.

Noise - These are really silent tyres. I started hearing minor door squeaks and other noises within the car which were inaudible earlier.

Look and feel - Looks premium. The contact patch seems slightly less wide compared to same sized Yoko S drives or even the Potenza. This may be due to the rounded edges but should not matter much. The rubber is soft to touch.

Side wall - Seems stiff enough and could not feel any tyre induced body roll on hard cornering.

Life / tyre wear - This is an area I am a bit worried about. The compound being soft may end up wearing out early. Let's keep figures crosses and see how long these last.
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Got the tyres of my 2010 Polo 1.6 Petrol changed to MRF Perfinza 195/60-R15 over this weekend. Price paid Rs 5200/tyre. .

Do you mind sharing where in Kolkata, ie which dealer did you pick up the tyres from? I will have to go in for a replacement on my ride soon and hence asking
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Got the tyres of my 2010 Polo 1.6 Petrol changed to MRF Perfinza 195/60-R15 over this weekend. Price paid Rs 5200/tyre.
Good to know. Yes the extra sidewall height may be a factor in the bounciness. Yes, start with 30/30 PSI and experiment. For a minute I thought I was reading the review of the Michelin P3ST. So I guess MRF has done their homework right in pitting it against the class leader in this segment. So it is almost right up there with the P3STs, MC5s I guess.

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