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Old 19th December 2006, 15:22   #1
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hey guys i have just booked the city vtec...will be takin delivery next month...i am planning to upgrade the tyres to 185/60/r14....wat is the price that i can expect frm the stock tyres....

is balancing required when i change the rubber ???????
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Old 19th December 2006, 22:01   #2
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is balancing required when i change the rubber ???????
On team BHP and you ask this ??!! Sacrilege !! Yeah bro you need to balance your wheels every time you dismount your wheels and certainly over a running period of about 3,000-4,000 kms too as by then the physical properties of the tyre have chnaged and you need to re-balance them with the wheel rim.As for buyback price for your stock tires I would say about 1,500 - 1,600 bucks would be a market offer.
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Why not go in for 195/60 R14. The Vtec has good braking power and you'l end up locking your wheels with 185s.

Almost every Vtec on team-bhp (with upgraded rubber), has 195 and above.

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Here's a pic of the Yokohama ES100 195/60/R14 I suggest for your ride

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Just an off topic question which ones are better BridgeStone Potenza GIII or Yokohama ES100 or Goodyear NCT Eagle 5 (i dont prefer good year though)
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Just an off topic question which ones are better BridgeStone Potenza GIII or Yokohama ES100 or Goodyear NCT Eagle 5 (i dont prefer good year though)
What qualities do you prefer in your tyres Abhibh? Comfort/Low Road Noise or Performance? This will help us answer your query better.
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hey guys i have just booked the city vtec...will be takin delivery next month...i am planning to upgrade the tyres to 185/60/r14....wat is the price that i can expect frm the stock tyres....

is balancing required when i change the rubber ???????


Congrats!!!

As the seniors have pointed out, 195/60/r14 should suit the vtec better... And please dont go for low profile ones, cause the vtec suspension is already on the stiif side...
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What qualities do you prefer in your tyres Abhibh? Comfort/Low Road Noise or Performance? This will help us answer your query better.
You named all the three. Though let me order them. Low Road Noise/Comfort/Performance. I think comfort will not be much issue as i don't go below 60 profile.
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You named all the three. Though let me order them. Low Road Noise/Comfort/Performance. I think comfort will not be much issue as i don't go below 60 profile.
If thats the order required then go for Michelin XM1 or Bridgestone Turanza ER60....


Potenza GIII is all about grip....
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I would agree with KP's advice here. Get the Michelin's or Bridgestone's.
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if i put 195 mm will i face any warranty issues....wat fe drop can i expect ??
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if i put 195 mm will i face any warranty issues....wat fe drop can i expect ??
Dont think the FE will drop by much....At the max 1kmpl drop u can expect...
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thanks for the quick response kp
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iRaghava, a dealer in Hyd has suggested Yokohoma for my zen lxi 2003. what would you suggest for the zen. I am looking at low road noise and performance.
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Pramod - Yoko's are generally good tyres & are highly recommended but which Yoko model are you looking at? Also what size do you plan to run on your car?

Also Low Road Noise & High-Performance are usually mutually exclusive in a single tyre. High-performance tyres are generally noisier than comfort based low-road noise tyres. So you have to choose your poison carefully!!

For comfort I would recommend Michelin Energy Xm1's or Bridgestone Turanza ER60's, another option if you can find it would be Apollo Accelere. They are pretty decent comfort biased tyres & they would be good VFM too.

For performance I would recommend the Bridgestone Potenza GIII's or some of the Yoko's like the ES100, could you clarify what Yoko you had seen?

What prices are you being given for the tyres?

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