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Old 26th September 2007, 22:09   #61
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Try to avoid the Falkens. They just look good thats it.
For that price i would suggest S Drives.
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the accord does have er30. the aveo and civic and all have 300.
Accord on ER30
Aveo on ER300
SX4 VXi on ER300
Civic on B250
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Accord on ER30
Aveo on ER300
SX4 VXi on ER300
Civic on B250
What about the LAURA ?
ER 30 or ER 300?
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The correct upsize for Laura would be:
215/50-16
225/50-16
235/50-16

Now, in these sizes i dont think u would have many tyre options. Since Yoko almost out of stock throughout the country and Bridgestone dont have many options , the only option left is Michelin.
In Michelin u'll get Energy MXV8 which doesn't have an aggressive thread pattern to impress u i guess.
I'm not sure abt the size but i think u might get Michelin Pilot Primacy which has an assymetrical thread pattern.
I would suggest u to wait for sometime if u can and get the Yokos.

Michelin Pilot Primacy
Primacy only available in 215/60R16 and 225/55 R16.
Pilot primacy is very much a comfort pattern and not sports oriented.
225/50 R16 may be available in PP2.
Yoko available in 225/50 R16 ES501(Comfort pattern)
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The correct upsize for Laura would be:
215/50-16
225/50-16
235/50-16

Now, in these sizes i dont think u would have many tyre options. Since Yoko almost out of stock throughout the country and Bridgestone dont have many options , the only option left is Michelin.
In Michelin u'll get Energy MXV8 which doesn't have an aggressive thread pattern to impress u i guess.
I'm not sure abt the size but i think u might get Michelin Pilot Primacy which has an assymetrical thread pattern.
I would suggest u to wait for sometime if u can and get the Yokos.

Michelin Pilot Primacy
Primacy only available in 215/60R16 and 225/55 R16.
Pilot primacy is very much a comfort pattern and not sports oriented.
225/50 R16 may be available in PP2.
Yoko available in 225/50 R16 dbES501(Comfort pattern)
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What about the LAURA ?
ER 30 or ER 300?
ER300 made in France.
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Old 26th September 2007, 23:34   #67
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5600 for Falken is pure stupidity, shrivz had it on his Baleno and sweared by the poor grip levels it gave, now he is on S drives and there is a market improvement, dont go for falkens even if they for free.
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Busa, unless you have personally tried them out, I suggest you refrain from making such conclusive statements. Falken make some terrific tyres. Like any company though, they do have tyres to suit various criteria.

I know for a fact that Falken's higher performance tyres are good. Not the best, but surely not bad enough ike you make them out to be.
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Whatever you do, please do not fall into the Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD2/3 trap. Those tyres are really not good. And thats putting it politely. I had the D2's on my car before I switched to the AVS Sports. Its a night & day difference.
Don't fall for the price trap with these tyres, there is a reason why they are so cheap & trust me you don't wanna find out what it is!

If you plan to stick to the stock size here are the official options you have:

Yokohama S-Drive
Michelin Energy MXV8

Apart from this there might be more grey market options available to you like the AVS Sports which are definetely good tyres. But remember as a general rule of the thumb any performance biased tyre will always wear out faster than a comfort biased tyre. So, if you have expectations on tyre life, keep that in mind before deciding.
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So FALKEN OUT , GSD3 OUT ... Michelins are a bit too expensive .
By the way how about Michelins in grey market (XM1) getting them @ around 6.2k ??
The last option would be Potenza GIIIs (215/55)-grey or Turanzas again (215/55)

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Why are u not opting for the Yokos?
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AVS sport is out because that kind of an tread pattern wouldnt give me a good life . So probably S-drive or an AVS BD s2 are the options in Yokos .And What about michelins XM1 in grey market will they be a safe bet ?
Will have to finalise by Friday.
By the way upsizing from 205 to 215 increases braking or decreases braking ? And is it any harm to the life of the suspension.(as in the case of low profile tyres)
(According to me it should increase the braking)

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Karan,

Going +1 or +2 upsize will not harm your suspension but up sizing greater then that will eventually take its toll on the drive shafts & tie rod ends.

As far as braking again too wide a tyres as in +3 or +4 and you will need larger or more powerful brakes to be at 100 % efficiency.

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You will not get XM1 in 16". It should be the Energy MVX8 and spending 6.2k for that isn't a great idea when u are getting S drives for much lesser price.
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By the way how about Michelins in grey market (XM1) getting them @ around 6.2k ??
I think you can get official tyres for that kind of price in the market.
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