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Old 11th October 2007, 12:40   #1
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Default Alloy Wheels and Tyre Upgrades for my Ford Fusion TDCi

hi guys...expecting delivery of Ford Fusion TDCi shortly and I was wondering what the next decent upsize to the stock 195/60 R15 tires would be. I'm not planning to go full bling, but a nice 'beefy' look would look nice IMHO. I have no idea about tires and available brands and options.

Also, what are the available Alloys for the same ? I would be really glad if someone could link me up to brands and models that go on this vehicle...thanks in advance !
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do you want to upsize the rims also or only the tyres.

if also with rims then 205/50 r16 would be fine. (fusion pcd is 108mm)

if only tyres then 205/55 r15 is fine.

alternately you can just get better tyres like yokohama s-drives with your stock size.

for alloy wheels look at brands like plati, hr, lenso, league.
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thanks for the quick response akshay

no i'm not planning to upsize the rims, but would like to install alloys in the same configuration. not sure who manufactures alloys in this config. is there a link to Yokohama you can point me to ?
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I think the stock size is more than enough. The fusion doesn't looks under tyred at all.
Infact u should just get better set of tyres instead of the OEM tyres.
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I think the stock size is more than enough. The fusion doesn't looks under tyred at all.
Infact u should just get better set of tyres instead of the OEM tyres.
...any particular recommendations ? frankly, i dont know what brand/model tires it comes with.

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here are hr aloys for it -
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...any particular recommendations ? frankly, i dont know what brand/model tires it comes with.
I would advice u to go for either Michelin or Yokohama tyres.
Check out what all models in those brands are available in your market.
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NIP - You can find all the relevant info about upsizing in this thread:

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-alloy-wheel-section/26252-read-first-choosing-right-set-tyres-your-car.html

And if you have any subsequent questions regarding what brands of tyres & wheels you should, feel free to ask.
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guys...as you all know by now, the ford fusion comes with stock Good Year 195/60 R15. the car has done around 200kms and the buyback offered for these tires was Rs.1500. am i being ripped off or is this a fair deal !??
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Goodyears usually dont have good exchange value. The best u can do is check out with some other dealer also which will give u a fair idea about its value.
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guys...as you all know by now, the ford fusion comes with stock Good Year 195/60 R15. the car has done around 200kms and the buyback offered for these tires was Rs.1500. am i being ripped off or is this a fair deal !??
Hey NIP, pls call Prakash from Super Tyre Tec in JC Road, Tell him that you are from Tbhp and I have recommended you...you might get a nice deal...

He will get Michelins for you, I donot know about Yokohama, probably he can do that as well...I would suggest you to Pls discuss the tyre size and brand in Tbhp and finalize your tyre and then directly pitch him with your requirement..

BTW, that is very poor resale for a 200km Goodyear 195s..you should get better deal

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the car has done around 200kms...
sorry...that was a typo...it has done around 300kms. but still...i think Rs.1500 is not a fair deal...
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Hi Nip,
I recommend Michelin Pilot Preceda....excellent tyres....A friend of mine uses it in his Cedia and I have also seen it myself while shopping for tyres...the 195 tyres look like 205..excellent handling, terrific looking.
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Hi Nip,
I recommend Michelin Pilot Preceda....excellent tyres....A friend of mine uses it in his Cedia and I have also seen it myself while shopping for tyres...the 195 tyres look like 205..excellent handling, terrific looking.
I'd recommend them too (I have Pilot Preceda 2 fitted on my ride). And yes, they definitely are meaty looking... like Pani said, a 195 PP/PP2 looks wider than a 205 Eagle F1 for example.
However, be aware that these are performance-oriented tyres and the ride quality isn't as good as the comfort tyres like Michelin Energy XM1. If you're looking to push your car around a bit, go for these, else stick to tyres like the XM1.
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Just as a point of reference, I got 2000 bucks each for my 3000km used Bridgestone Potenza RE88 tyres. So 1400 bucks for 300km used tyres is a bit too low i guess.
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