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Old 2nd November 2007, 23:46   #16
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Thanks for the replies .

GTO- i would def check out the Michelin PP2's .

ittzme- The dealer is in K.B at arya samaj road . You are right dealers in delhi(or for that matter anywhere) are not that courteous but i know him for long and luckily he is having used 16 OEM Laura alloys .so he has agreed for the same .

Androdev - Thanks for the link . i read your last few posts and found out that you too own a Laura .. How bout the overall performance of the tyres ,make ,road noise etc ?
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Another 205/60 R15 Michelin PP2 user here. The handling of the car has improved significantly over the Bridgestone Potenzas that came as OE. Also the ride quality is much nicer than Bridgestone.
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Androdev - Thanks for the link . i read your last few posts and found out that you too own a Laura .. How bout the overall performance of the tyres ,make ,road noise etc ?
Beemer - I know of a set of Laura 16" rims for sale with the OE tyres. Used only for 7k kms. PM me for details if you're interested.
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Androdev - Thanks for the link . i read your last few posts and found out that you too own a Laura .. How bout the overall performance of the tyres ,make ,road noise etc ?
noise department leaves much to be desired. by now i am used to it :-) Michelin PP2 come highly recommended, but i am running on stock. Make sure your tire pressure is as per spec.. VERY IMP. dealers always put some 10 psi more!! Correct pressure makes a lot of difference in terms of ride comfort and noise.

Don't forget to check this out, there is a digital speedo hidden

http://www.briskoda.net/forums/new-o...-tricks/55750/

Check post#2 Channel-19.
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Old 3rd November 2007, 18:42   #20
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Went to some tyre dealers . 205/55/R16 Michelin PP2 is not available (officially) . The one thats sold in Inida are 225/50R16 . I dont want to upgrade tyres to 225/50R16 . I wanna stick to the original size .

Any other tyres i should look for ? Any idea where i can get 205/55/R16 Michelin PP2 ?

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Make sure your tire pressure is as per spec.. VERY IMP. dealers always put some 10 psi more!! Correct pressure makes a lot of difference in terms of ride comfort and noise.

Don't forget to check this out, there is a digital speedo hidden

http://www.briskoda.net/forums/new-o...-tricks/55750/

Check post#2 Channel-19.
Thanks for the link androdev .very useful . That was the first thing i did after taking the delivery and guess what the tyre pressure was 50psi +
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Any other tyres i should look for ? Any idea where i can get 205/55/R16 Michelin PP2 ?
You should also look @ Michelin Mxv8 that's very good tyre & silent as compared to PP2 , you can find all michelin dealers here - Click Here .
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I did ask for the Michelin Mxv8 but its priced quite high Rs. 9k/tyre(approx) . I personally dont think its worth spending Rs. 50k on tyres .

Are Michelins really priced so high ?
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I did ask for the Michelin Mxv8 but its priced quite high Rs. 9k/tyre(approx) . I personally dont think its worth spending Rs. 50k on tyres .

Are Michelins really priced so high ?
I've recently upgraded my civic tyres & got a quote for MXV8 205/65/15 for 5800 , XM1 is cheaper , or you could try out Goodyear NCT 5 or there's POTENZA GIII .

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That was the first thing i did after taking the delivery and guess what the tyre pressure was 50psi +
would you believe it!!! i drove like that for a month and kept wondering the ride can't be this harsh for a car of this price! it is much better now after the correct psi. my other car is corsa and to be honest only Rolls-Royce can beat it on Indian city road in terms of suspension
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Beemer - MXV8 is available in the size you want. And Yoko S-Drive is also available.

For correct quotes about Michelin's you can call up The Tyre Plaza at 29810203, as for Mr. Anoop & tell him you were referred to by Ishan. He'll help you out.
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Beemer - MXV8 is available in the size you want. And Yoko S-Drive is also available.

For correct quotes about Michelin's you can call up The Tyre Plaza at 29810203, as for Mr. Anoop & tell him you were referred to by Ishan. He'll help you out.
Thanks ishaan .I 'll get in touch with him .How do you rate the comfort, road noise etc. of yoko s drive and Mxv8 ? Are they
more comfortable,(on bad roads),less noisy than the Dunlop sport and what do you suggest ,should i stick to 205/55/R16 or go for 225/50R16 ?

P.s. Since i am going for the 16 OEM wheels i want the tyres to make up for the slight loss in ride comfort .

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Thanks ishaan .I 'll get in touch with him
Also contact Bk tyre their price are cheaper than Tyre plaza .
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Thanks ishaan .I 'll get in touch with him .How do you rate the comfort, road noise etc. of yoko s drive and Mxv8 ? Are they
more comfortable,(on bad roads),less noisy than the Dunlop sport and what do you suggest ,should i stick to 205/55/R16 or go for 225/50R16 ?

P.s. Since i am going for the 16 OEM wheels i want the tyres to make up for the slight loss in ride comfort .

thanks .
If comfort is what you are looking at ....
In 205/55 R16
MXV8 is the best option.
In 225/50 R16
Decible is the best option.
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MXV8 would be much more comfortable & would give you a good ride. S-Drives would be much more aggressive, ride quality will not be as good as the Michelin's.
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Hi all,

Like Beemer I have just confirmed by Corrida Red ambiente, it will be forked over on wednesday. I need advice (esp. from Beemer) on doing a pre-delviery upgrades of tyres to R16. BTW, why not go for R17 like the UK?
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