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Old 19th February 2008, 22:26   #31
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no i have postponed my decision by a few months as i am leaving the country, however if all things remain the same i will change to yokohama es100 in size 195/60/R14.
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Old 22nd February 2008, 09:07   #32
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OK guys, just updating from my ownership thread, got the new footwear yesterday -
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picked up 4 Michelin Energy XM1+s at Rs 3,375 per tyre thanks to Ishan's contact at B K Tyres. 185x65x14s. We were hesitating a bit about the 65s because of the speedo error factor but Ishan whipped out his laptop & did the calculations - 2.2% which we both thought was acceptable. This means that when the speedo shows 160 kmph, it would actually be 157 kmph. Fair enough. And guys, please, we're talking speedo "indicated" here so lets not bring up speedo error which is a diferent topic altogether & would be there irrespective of shape & size.

Thanks Ishan for taking time out of your schedule to babysit me through the selection process & thanks to Prajesh as well for his invaluable inputs over the past couple of weeks.

Awright, now lets go & burn some rubber this weekend
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Old 22nd February 2008, 10:07   #33
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Ooops, just realized that
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Sorry guys, standing in the sun yesterday must have made the grey cells weak - the 2.2% error would be the other way round - when the speedo shows 160 kmph, actual would be 164 kmph
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Old 22nd February 2008, 10:10   #34
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How much do Yoko S-Drives cost? 195/60 14.
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Old 23rd February 2008, 12:46   #35
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My Fiesta came with 175/65-R14 tyres.I switched over to Bridgestone Potenza GIII - 185/60-R14.
I want to switch to 15" alloys and tyres.The current PCD is 108,width is 6 and offset is 38.Will all or any of this change when I upsize from 14" or 15".
If no changes/problems,any suggestions on 15" alloys and tyres.
(I am looking at Aura/Neo alloys & Bridgestone or Yokohama tires.)Thanks.
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How much do Yoko S-Drives cost? 195/60 14.
S drives dont come in that size.
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Old 17th June 2008, 22:09   #37
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I'm planning to change tyres on my new Fiesta.

My aim is not to get absolute performance tyres but ride quality and comfort are more important for me since I drive mostly in the city at slow speeds and sometimes through bad roads.

Though i don't know much about tyres based on a lot of reading Michelin Energy XM1+ seem to suit my requirements. I have a few questions and would be great if someone can help me out.

1. I'm planning to retain the steel rims and will go for alloys after a couple of months unless you can convince me to go for 15". Any benefit in going for 15" if I don't want to lose out on ride quality apart from the looks?

2. Should I consider any other tyres? How much difference will be there in ride quality between XM1+ and PP2s?

3. How much will I get for my stock tyres? The car has driven 450 Kms so far...

@suman - You got a great price for your tyres. Could you tell me where you bought them from and if you have any contact for that place?
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Old 18th June 2008, 14:06   #38
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I have one more question. Based on the recommended tyre size xls available on the forum I was planning to go for 185x60x14 tyres but suman got 185x65x14. Which is a better size and is there an advantage in going with 185x65?
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Old 18th June 2008, 14:26   #39
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I got my OEM tyres changed to Michelin XM1+ the day I got my car and the dealer gave 2750Rs for each one of them .He charged 3300Rs for one XM1+.Though I didn't upsized them.
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Why is no one talking about tyre size above 195 etc. My car with the original MRF 175 tyres looks pretty sad and I was thinking of changing next month sometime. I have zeroed on to the GoodYear Eagles F1 GDS2 205's or Maxxis 205's - a certain ES-01 model only and nothing else. The looks are very very important to me and thats the only reason this change will be done. I was looking at the V grooves which both of them have, goodyear having a bit better looking ones.

Am I missing something here?
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Yes, the fact that there is more to tyres than just looks.
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I upgraded my Fiesta last year to 195-60-R14 Michelin PP1 on stock steel wheels.
They are great and surprisingly increased the comfort level thanks to the softer compound. I maintain a tyre pressure of 28 during monsoon and 30 in summer.

Their handling in dry and wet is way superior to the stock MRF's.
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Why is no one talking about tyre size above 195 etc. My car with the original MRF 175 tyres looks pretty sad and I was thinking of changing next month sometime. I have zeroed on to the GoodYear Eagles F1 GDS2 205's or Maxxis 205's - a certain ES-01 model only and nothing else. The looks are very very important to me and thats the only reason this change will be done. I was looking at the V grooves which both of them have, goodyear having a bit better looking ones.

Am I missing something here?
Abhi you can also go for 195/60/14 ES 100 yokos , it has a better handling than the GYear's and the looks are the V grooved . Should cost you around @ 3450
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Thanks Karkrazy. I called a few dealers and looks like the Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD2 is discontinued . I checked for Yokohama ES-100 and it is not available at TyrePoint, Pune. This looks like the perfect tyre for my needs and yes the price you quoted looks correct too. I should be done buying in a day or two. Considering I am off to Goa over the weekend, this might get postponed.
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Okay just called him and he said the ES-100 Yoko's will be available by the end of the month. I have placed the order for 195/60-R14 (set of 4) since they look like the most appropriate ones to me. I am ready to wait a while for a good looking/performing set of wheels. I reckon; would have got them immediately if I was searching in Bombay.
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