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Old 12th October 2007, 14:28   #61
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Please! As I said, I can't put 17"ers. Need the most performance oriented tires in 16" size. Though I'm currently running 225s, don't mind going down to 215s if better tires are available in that size.
I was not going to recommend 17" either. Will get back to you by evening as to what options are available.

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Are Yokohama ES501 and Michelin Energy MXV8 meant for high speeds?
Yes, but they don't have the grip/braking ability of tyres like the PP2 or S.Drive. They are meant to give you a comfortable ride with low or no road noise.
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The only S drive option for Octavia in 16" is 205/55-16
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what about the yoko AVID series? are they available here? if yes, how good are they?

souricng the yokos is a big problem here in kolkata. michelins, GYs and BStones are readily available here.
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what about the yoko AVID series? are they available here? if yes, how good are they?
I dont think they have been launched in India yet.
Ishan pls confirm.
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No, no AVID series for India, doesn't look likely in the near future either.
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Shuv - I checked there aren't many options in 16" available as that size somehow doesn't sell much in India, 15/17" are much more popular.

The best option for you would be to get Michelin Pilot Preceda 2's in 225/50 R16 as they are the only real good performance tyres available in the size you want right now.
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@ Iraghava - Too bad. Thanks anyway. How are the Pirelli P Zeros? Are they available in the required size?
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I don't think that P Zeros come in that size. Plus, Pirelli's have a reputation for soft side walls & recent experiences in our conditions has not been very good on that front.

Of course, they are also not officially available so finding them might be another issue.
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Pirelli's are BAD tyres. Thats the experience I have had. So better stay away.
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@ Iraghava - Too bad. Thanks anyway. How are the Pirelli P Zeros? Are they available in the required size?
I think Pirelli P6000 is available in that size.
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Pirelli P-Zero are one of the finest series.
But tyre supplied to India are either old date or not the latest tech.
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