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Old 13th June 2007, 14:10   #1
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Which size would fit the esteem best.. currently i have 175/70/13 i think... i would be upsizing to the 14 inches alloys.. so which is the best suited tyre size and brand ....
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185/60-14 is the best 14" upsize for an Esteem..
Tyre options:
1.Michelin Energy XM1 - Rs 3600
2.Bridgestone Potenza GIII- Rs 3400
3.Yokohama ES 100
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how about the Maxxis and the goodyear eagle F1.. would they be a good choice.....
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Goodyear Eagle F1 would never be a good choice for sure..! Please avoid them.
Never used Maxxis Can't comment on them.! Are u getting them in 185/60-14??
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I am not aware whether Maxxis come in those sizes .. so just asked for them....as it is now a days most of them have been using this.. so was thinking might be a good rubber..
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I would suggest you to stick to 13" rims & 175/70/13 if you do not want the FE to be affected.
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My OHC has "Bridgestone Turanza". Am loving it.
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AS esteem_lover said stick to 175/70/13
I would suggest Yokohama ES 100, have used them, good performance looks and handling.

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175/70R13 is the correct size for the esteem but wouldn't hurt to upsize to 185/60 R14 or R13.

I suggest Michelin XM1 as the grip and tire life is good. I picked up my set in 175/70R13 size but i seriously wish i had gone for 185's. Can do with a lil more traction.

Havent tried yoko's but have heard lotsa good things 'bout them. Advan neova's supposedly are faaaaaaar better. Dunno if they come in the above menioned sizes. Maybe the tire guru's can comment.

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well how much does the FE affect moving to a higher size.. any ideas... as of now i am happy with the 13 inches.. since interested in moving to alloys so thought upsizing should be good...for handling ...
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well how much does the FE affect moving to a higher size.. any ideas... as of now i am happy with the 13 inches.. since interested in moving to alloys so thought upsizing should be good...for handling ...
FE will not drop more than 1 to 1.5 kmpl. But braking distance reduces considerably and the handling increases a lot too.
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AS esteem_lover said stick to 175/70/13
I would suggest Yokohama ES 100, have used them, good performance looks and handling.

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To my knowledge ES100 starts from 14".
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FE will not drop more than 1 to 1.5 kmpl. But braking distance reduces considerably and the handling increases a lot too.
well 1-1.5kmpl is not the standard .if the upsize is done correctly keeping the circumference the same,the width is not increased too much(the contact patch),the tyre compound etc all decide the drop in efficiency.
for eg.if you upsize from 175/70r13 to 185/60r14,your contact area increases by 10mm(this extra area causes extra roling friction).assuming michelin energy xm1's 14" have the silica tread and it does work as claimed by the company,you should see an improvement in fuel economy which should negate the loss due to upsizing.
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how much do PP2's 185/60-14 cost/tyre?
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how much do PP2's 185/60-14 cost/tyre?
Approx Rs 3800 per tyre.
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