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Old 31st January 2008, 11:42   #1
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Red face Tires for SX4 ZXI

Guys, i am in a huge fix as i want to change the JK Vectras which come OE in the SX4 Zxi as soon as possible. I want top retain the original Enkei Alloys though

I have a huge craze for V threaded tires coz i think they look really hot . But i have no clue which make and model to go in for which will be availabe in the stock size of 205/60/R16. Yokohama, Michelin, Bridgestone and Goodyear will be preferred (in that order).

Car has just done 50kms and i am not using the car coz i want to get the maximum possible return for the current set when i go in to change (thats why its really urgent).

Priorities are a mix of performance and comfort and ofcourse if possible then the beautiful V thread pattern will be preferred........... something like the Yokohama AVS ES100, AVS Sport and the Goodyear Eagle F1's.

Gurus, kindly recommend some options which will be available for my requirements and what will be the price range??

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well in bridgestone you can get potenza g3s in that size and in michelins pilot preceda 2 in 225/50 zr16.

ill let ishaan tyre bhagwaan reply.
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1. Michelin MXV8 - 205/60-16
2. Yokohama S drives - 205/55-16
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1. Michelin MXV8 - 205/60-16
2. Yokohama S drives - 205/55-16
what about sdrives in 215/55 r16?
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Thanks KP and Akshay, but neither the Michelin MXV8's not the Yokohama S-Drives have a V thread pattern.
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Thanks KP and Akshay, but neither the Michelin MXV8's not the Yokohama S-Drives have a V thread pattern.
S drives are uni-directional tyres.
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Thanks KP and Akshay, but neither the Michelin MXV8's not the Yokohama S-Drives have a V thread pattern.
Change the car!
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Change the car!
What???? Bas kya yaar darra deta hai tu bhi!

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S drives are uni-directional tyres.
Is it soo?? I'll have a look at them right away! Thanks man, but are they available in the stock size of 205/60/R16??? Could you help me on the prices if possible?? Lastly any other alternatives that i can also look at?

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what about sdrives in 215/55 r16?
S drives don't come in that size.
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Is it soo?? I'll have a look at them right away! Thanks man, but are they available in the stock size of 205/60/R16??? Could you help me on the prices if possible?? Lastly any other alternatives that i can also look at?

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S drives are not available in 60 profile.

S drives 205/55-16 - Rs 6400

Yoko dB ES501 225/55-16 - Rs 6800

The way u are searching for tyres i think u will end up with Silverstone, Nexen or Nankang.
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S drives 205/55-16 - Rs 6400
Are you sure it will cost that much for a 16" er. Pardon my ignorance here.

I purchased a set of 4 15"ers (205/55/15) for my Lancer last weekend and it cost me INR 16400/- (4100 per tire).
Is there so much difference in the price of a 15" er and a 16" er?
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Is there so much difference in the price of a 15" er and a 16" er?
Yup, the price difference between 15" and 16" is quite alot. When me and s0uljah were debating on which specs to go, he settled for 15", since the 16" tires were coming too costly.
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1. Michelin MXV8 - 205/60-16
2. Yokohama S drives - 205/55-16
205/55 R16??? Kya ho gaya re tere ko KP?? Birthday ka hangover nahi gaya kya?? There is 3.1% error in this size!

Correct upsizes & available tyres are:

205/60 R16 - Yoko ES 501, Michelin MXV8
215/60 R16 - Yoko A348, Michelin Pilot Primacy
215/55 R16 - Yoko ES 501, Michelin MXV8
225/55 R16 - Yoko ES 501, Michelin MXV8
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205/55 R16??? Kya ho gaya re tere ko KP?? Birthday ka hangover nahi gaya kya?? There is 3.1% error in this size!
Ishan. I knew about that but u know SX-4 also two different sizes for different models like Lancer and Prince specifically wanted a V thread pattern so i mentioned the S drives as a secondary option to MXV8..
Later i also posted about ES501 which could also be an option but will cost more than S drives or even MXV8.
Anyways, whats the rim width of ZXi?
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Hi Ishan and KP,
I went to Saifee Tires in Juhu today and they do have the Yokohama ES501 for 5.8k per piece as well as the Michelin MXV8 for a whopping 8k per piece Now i would like to know how do these 2 tires compare? I am more inclined towards the ES-501 but haven't read much about them. I have heard lots about the Michelin MXV8 both good and bad here itself on Team-Bhp. Now both these are available in the OE size!

Please Help! A detailed comparison would be really appreciated

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