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Old 4th March 2016, 18:35   #601
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So ordered a set of 4 Yoko E400s in 205/65/R15 size from PayTm, received these Dec 2015 manufactured tyres.

Going to get them fitted in a day or two and will report with an update.

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Hi AJ, I've got the same setup in my Civic for over a year now and am quite happy, though I'm really struggling with figuring out the right tyre pressure. Any suggestions? Am currently at 31 PSI.
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My Civic is running on 195/65 R15 Michelin PLC tires from day 2. Had got them in exchange for the Bridgestones that came with the car on day 2. The tires are Dec 2009 manufactured and my car is a Mar 2010 model. Have covered 20k till now on these and they've been very comfortable. My worry is now with the aging of the tires and how much I can push them further before I go for a new set of shoes. The wear and tear has been minimal considering the mileage clocked.
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Planning to change my civic shoes to Yoko Earth 205/65/15.

Getting a price of 5800 in Bangalore. Is this ok..
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I am creating this thread because there is limited information on JKs UX Royale tyres.

I had recently bought a pre-owned Civic. It was fitted with brand new JK UX Royale tyres by the dealer. I am in a dilemma on whether to replace them or not. Any inputs?
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I am creating this thread because there is limited information on JKs UX Royale tyres.

I had recently bought a pre-owned Civic. It was fitted with brand new JK UX Royale tyres by the dealer. I am in a dilemma on whether to replace them or not. Any inputs?
I have read a number of posts condemning JK tyres. But I have a good experience of stock JK Vectra tyres that came with my SX4 Zxi.

If the tyres are brand new, I recommend you to use them happily. Maintain proper alignment and rotation. Check air pressure regularly: once in a fortnight and before every outstation trip. You shall be happy IMO.

Some users also had complained about tyre noise. Tyre noise did not trouble me. Tyre noise can be noticeable only once you cross 60-70 kmph. That happens generally on highways. The tyre noise did not trouble me because there were other noises too: the noise of car cutting the air, the noise of ac blower, the music, the engine noise (though small) etc. Amongst all these noises, the tyre noise was not so prominent.

Tyres feel more noisy on concrete roads than with tar. The tyres having higher treadwear rating make more noise compared to the ones with lower rating. But higher treadwear rating gives you good wear resistance (reduced tyre wear).

My stock JK Vectras have a treadwear rating of 480. They have completed 57000 km so far and there is still around 37% tread depth left before the wear indicator mark! I normally drive at 80 to 100 kmph on highways.

So do not worry, use your new tyres happily. Maintain air pressure, alignment and rotation. You will enjoy the tyres.

And do not drive with punctured tyre. It is during this phase that the tyre life gets affected. Keep a foot pump or a 12V tyre inflator in the boot. As soon as you notice a flat or near flat tyre or low air pressure, pump the tyre before you reach the puncture-wala.
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So i decided to downgrade my Civic's tires from 205 65 R 15 to standard size 196 65 R15. I went with Bridgestone Turanza T001, the tire no one is buying as there are no reviews available on same. It cost me 5500 a piece so i would say it's a decent and fair price considering I paid 6.2k a piece for the outgoing BS Turanza ER60 back in 2011 that too.

The reasons for downgrading back to standard size :
1. The steering had become heavier and i wanted it to be light.
2. The car would feel slower off the mark with the 205's.
3. I somehow believe the heavier steering was the cause of the Power Steering leakage which i had faced (twice in 5 years) since the heavier feel means the PS pump has to work harder. A quick reference to a couple of Civic veterans (Laluks & Manim) who have run stock size all throughout their Civic ownership confirmed they had never faced a PS leak.
4. The 205's are pricier compared to the 195, just compare 6.2k in 2011 vs 5.5k in 2016.

Have driven the car only for around 20-25 kms on highway and below are my initial observations.
1. The steering has become lighter a bit.
2. The initial pickup has increased and the car has become more responsive by a small margin.
3. The overall ride has become a bit more harsh since i believe the old taller profile tires would provide some cushioning. I can feel the road jars a bit more and i believe till now this is the only real con. A softer tire eg the Xm2 may be able to overcome this.
4. I can only hear the engine noise and the racket the old tires used to make is no longer there which means the T001 is fairly silent.

The Old 205's
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The new 195's. Mind you the rear of my Civic is modded for a increase in ride height at the rear which also houses 65Kg or so CNG tank.
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A quick reference to a couple of Civic veterans (Laluks & Manim) who have run stock size all throughout their Civic ownership confirmed they had never faced a PS leak.

The new 195's. Mind you the rear of my Civic is modded for a increase in ride height at the rear which also houses 65Kg or so CNG tank.
My Civic has never run the stock size except for the first 8k kms I think. I also remember a brief period in between for about 25k kms when I ran the stock size.

I've never had a PS leak and I've covered 1,65,000 kms in almost 7 years.

My dad's Civic has covered 1.00 lakh kms. Only the first 40k kms (when it was with the original owner) was on stock tyres. Rest 60k kms is on upsized tyres.

Never had an issue with the infamous leak of the PS.

I dont think the tyre size (especially just 10mm) has anything to do with the power steering leak.
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