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Old 17th September 2007, 11:43   #1
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Does anyone have feedback on Goodyear Excellence tyres? I understand these are more of a comfort oriented tyres but my OHC does mostly city runs now so am considering non performance tyres to replace the GIII. By comfort, I mean low noise and good ride.



Also, is it available in 14" in India?

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Well they've just been launched and are supposed to be the latest from Goodyear, worldwide. But sorry there are no reviews yet & I haven't even seen them in stores, so availability might be a bit suspect.

As an alternative, why not look at the Michelin Energy XM1 or Yokohama A300?
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No reviews yet.. U might be the first one to buy here.

For comfort and minimum road noise u should consider Yoko C drive or Michelin Energy XM1
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C-Drive's are not yet available in our market officially.
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Well they've just been launched and are supposed to be the latest from Goodyear, worldwide. But sorry there are no reviews yet & I haven't even seen them in stores, so availability might be a bit suspect.

As an alternative, why not look at the Michelin Energy XM1 or Yokohama A300?
It's available in Chennai but the guy said they don't make in 14". Goodyear Europe lists 14" as available so it might be a question of hunting around.

My boss's new s350 has these but if I ask him for a review, he'll probably say they are round and black!

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The internet mentions the Excellence as Run Flat tyres. Technically tubeless tyres exhibit that quality to an extent anyway. So whats new here?
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They are available in India but they aint run flat for Indian markets as per what the tyre wallah told me.
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The internet mentions the Excellence as Run Flat tyres. Technically tubeless tyres exhibit that quality to an extent anyway. So whats new here?
Dear few of the sizes in Excellence are Run Flat.
The meaning of Run Flat tyres here is the tyres which can run up to 100 odd kms at the speeds of around 80 KMPH even if a the tyre is punctured, cut or even a bullet hits such a tyre.
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Dear few of the sizes in Excellence are Run Flat.
The meaning of Run Flat tyres here is the tyres which can run up to 100 odd kms at the speeds of around 80 KMPH even if a the tyre is punctured, cut or even a bullet hits such a tyre.
And in the event ruin your ride to a certain extent.
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And in the event ruin your ride to a certain extent.
Yes, it does ruin your ride but not is all cases.

1. Self supporting Runflat system uses a stiffer sidewall to support vehicle weight in case of a flat. This stiff sidewall makes the ride harsher.

2. Ring supported Runflat system uses a fibre ring in between tyre and the rim, this ring supports the vehicle weight in case of a flat. In such a runflat system ride quality in normal usage is not affected.
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Hello,
I know that this is an old thread but thought will add my experience with this tyre so that the it can be of some use to others in future.

I replaced Michelin MXV8 with a set of Goodyear Excellence, both were the standard 195/65 R15 V. I was not happy with MXV8's braking and cornering (squeals more with somewhat OK grip). Wet weather performance was more than adequate for Kerala monsoon.

With the Excellence the Braking and cornering is better but you loose a lot on comfort. The gain in performance is not worth the loss in comfort. This tyre tramlines a bit more, may be it is due to extra grip or the tread pattern, so one has to be careful with longitudinal ruts and while dropping your left wheels off the tarmac on narrow roads. The tyre shows cold spotting for the first few KM when driven in the morning.

Overall I would not buy another set of Excellence !
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Thank you for the first review of the Excellence Anil! That was quite informative & detailed.
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There you have your answer. for comfort, don't go to excellence.
I had Potenza GIII on my indica, and frankly speaking they were overkill from a performance point of view, and noisy. So noisy that I could hear them above the unholy din the indica's engine makes at 120kmph.
Now I am on apollo aceleres(simple version, not sportz).
The ride comfort is better, and noise is much less and they are cheap too.
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There you have your answer. for comfort, don't go to excellence.
I had Potenza GIII on my indica, and frankly speaking they were overkill from a performance point of view, and noisy. So noisy that I could hear them above the unholy din the indica's engine makes at 120kmph.
Now I am on apollo aceleres(simple version, not sportz).
The ride comfort is better, and noise is much less and they are cheap too.
Even i switched from gIII to aceleres which i found nice,gIII's were really overkill for indica,i had 205/60 13.
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The tyre shows cold spotting for the first few KM when driven in the morning.
Are you serious? A tubeless radial exhibiting cold-spotting?
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