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Old 6th July 2007, 19:05   #1
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yes, this is the specs of my new QUEST, and i read in some forums that only goodyear (termed as badyear) makes this tyre size.

checked else where and it's true

now, tyre gurus, can you tell me what are my options? it opens lots of options with 60 or 55 size.

Should I go for an immediate tyre (plus rim?) change to avoid any problems in future? i have not done even 200 miles on the car yet. with the van, i am only expecting sedate driving, but do not want it to skid and slip in snow.
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Its probably an 'all season' tire. should be OK in the snow.
you can use winter tires for extreme performance but they are a pain in the summer.
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yup, but having only one option when i go for upgrade later scares me.

I thought right now is the time I can take a preventive action than running into problems later.
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Vivek here are the possible upsizes for the van:

235/65 R16
235/60 R16
245/60 R16

I'm sure you can find other options in these sizes. Also do you happen to know the width of your rim?
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Looking at this thread i thought for a moment he did some 65 hour trip non stop or something...but now realised its a tire size he talking about...
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Vivek here are the possible upsizes for the van:

235/65 R16
235/60 R16
245/60 R16

I'm sure you can find other options in these sizes. Also do you happen to know the width of your rim?
relieved. I was going thru Quest forums and was startled to see so many people cribbing about the rubber.

no, i don't know the width, do the alloys have any markings for that?
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no, i don't know the width, do the alloys have any markings for that?
On the inside of the alloy its written say 6.5J x 100, where 6.5J is the rim width and 100 is the PCD.
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Vivek - Like Busa mentioned the sizes are usually stamped at the backside of the alloys. Also in case you can't find it, it should mentioned in the user's manual.

And if you can't find it there too, no sweat simply stick to the 235 widths with different profiles & you'll be fine!
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found it.
16X6.5 JJ.

but the list you have already given is more than enough to calm myself.
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Well 235 size tyres can be mounted on a 6.5J rim without any issues.
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And finally it's time to replace them tires. Done about 54K+, and now they are losing the tread. Another milestone is brake pads, still original and are about 10-15%. planning to change pads now and rotor and pads next time.

I have following two options in costco, could find more choice at higher prices elsewhere though. For a comfortable, silent, less aggressive and safe driving which tire should I go for? Any other make/model that I should explore? Not interested in upsize unless absolutely necessary.


Michelin - Primacy™ MXV4® ($168.99)

Tire Size: 225/65R16 100H
Tire Type: All-Season
Sidewall: Black Sidewall

60,000-Mile Warranty.*
Enjoy a Quiet, Comfortable Ride.
Confident Wet-Weather Handling.
Confident Wet-Weather Handling.

Bridgestone - Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia (eco) ($155.99)

Tire Size: 225/65R16 100H
Tire Type: All-Season
Sidewall: Black Letter

Fuel Saver Sidewall Compound
Continuous Ribs
Silica-Based Fuel Saving Tread Compound
Circumferential Grooves
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Old 30th April 2012, 22:49   #12
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Primacy MXV4's are generally acknowledged as one of the better rated all-season grand touring tires. This is the Tendulkar of tires and you won't regret its selection

A surprise tire in this category that has often outperformed the Michelins without much ado is Goodyear Assurance Comfortred touring. Give them a thought too.
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Old 1st May 2012, 07:56   #13
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Thanks! although I am seeing more positive reviews for bridgestone than the michelin.
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