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Old 11th May 2007, 18:37   #1
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I have decided to go for SX4 Zxi which comes with 205/60 JK Vectra tyres OE. Having read many bad reviews about this tyre, I am thinking of replacing them with some other set at the time of delivery itself.

So gurus! which tyre do you recommend for all weather, all around better performance?

I am looking at buying the same size that came OE.

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Hi All

Having read many bad reviews about this tyre
please throw some more light on this.
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please throw some more light on this.
One of my friend works as a tyre manufacturer for trucks told me no Indian made tyres are safe above 120kmph.

Stump has driven the car and will vouch for the fact that the tyres are crap.
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please throw some more light on this.
Generally, JK Vectras are not seen in the same light as lets say Bridgestones/Michelins here on T-bhp. I aint no pro with the tyres but all around in this section people recommend better tyres.
On the SX4 first drive report, a few testers have recommended that this car needs better tyres.

So looking for options on 205/60 size for this car which are all around better.
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Would suggest GIII's , eagle F1's , ES100's depending on budget .. But Advan Neova's will still take the cake anyday .. Not quite sure about the availability though ..
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If you drive normally in town, and don't go racing all the time, stick to the OE tyres. They're good enough.
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Would suggest GIII's , eagle F1's , ES100's depending on budget .. But Advan Neova's will still take the cake anyday .. Not quite sure about the availability though ..
I've heard more bad about eagle F1's than JK's....
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I really don't think you need to upgrade the ZXi is generously tired and the JK's aren't that bad compared to the MRF, goodyear NCT 5 and the likes.

You can go for the same size in michelin or yokohama but really the difference for everyday driving will not be much.
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I really don't think you need to upgrade the ZXi is generously tired and the JK's aren't that bad compared to the MRF, goodyear NCT 5 and the likes.

You can go for the same size in michelin or yokohama but really the difference for everyday driving will not be much.

205 section tyres n 16" rims is more than sufficient for 1.6l engine....Just get good set of rubber...
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205 section tyres n 16" rims is more than sufficient for 1.6l engine....Just get good set of rubber...
lol... wasn't that his original question?

@sids: michelin is probably the most recommended tyre brand on this forum. others include bridgestone, goodyear and yokohama (in no particular order). would suggest you browse through the tyres & alloys section... am sure you'll find an answer to your question.
in the end, it really depends on your needs - if you're looking for a quiet, smooth ride, or outright performance, or maybe something in between... let that guide you.
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lol... wasn't that his original question?
Dude read all the posts..!!!
Vid6639 has already suggested him Michelins or yokohamas in the same size..!!
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So gurus! which tyre do you recommend for all weather, all around better performance?
as mentioned before, stick to the stock JK tyres unless you need to go racing all the time.

the manufacturing quality of JK tyres has improved in the past few years.

do not go in for the Goodyear Eagle F1's - they're expensive but delicate. excellent when it comes to handling but wear out MUCH faster.
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I've heard more bad about eagle F1's than JK's....
I have driven with 14'' eagle F1's on track .. They were used for about 40k kms by then .. The handling around C1 and C2 was just mind boggling .. That is the day I realized the need for good rubber .. Honestly .. Yes they do wear out faster owing to the softer compound but they are good in terms of grip .. Was so impressed with them that I used them for street also until they turned into slicks ..
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I have driven with 14'' eagle F1's on track .. They were used for about 40k kms by then .. The handling around C1 and C2 was just mind boggling .. That is the day I realized the need for good rubber .. Honestly .. Yes they do wear out faster owing to the softer compound but they are good in terms of grip .. Was so impressed with them that I used them for street also until they turned into slicks ..
How do u rate them with Advan Neova's?? Advan's are also soft rubber n doesn't last long but chewing gums rite??
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How do u rate them with Advan Neova's?? Advan's are also soft rubber n doesn't last long but chewing gums rite??
Advan's are a league ahead that too by light years .. Right now nothing can be compared to them in Indian Market .. And yes Advan's have a shelf life lesser than the F1's by a huge margin .. But they are worth it .. For a slightly lesser price I would pick the F1's and ES100's definitely .. If you can afford the Neova's and find them in your size ..
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