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Old 10th December 2008, 16:20   #61
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Lambo - Check with the Lenso distributor since they have very few designs in 14". And a good upgrade would be 185/65 R14. Lots of option available for the same in Yokohama, Michelin, Bridgestone etc..

Ariendj - 1. Yes, that's a good upsize.
2. Yes, the same set will work on both.
3. That's a little on the expensive side, try & bargain to around 3.5k.
4. Should be around 3.6k a piece or there abouts.

Sbala - Shift to 185/65 R14 if your priority is comfort. As for tyres, stick to the Bridgestone Turanza/Yokohama A.Drive/Michelin Energy Xm1+ series. Avoid the Bridgestone GIII's.
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Sbala - Shift to 185/65 R14 if your priority is comfort. As for tyres, stick to the Bridgestone Turanza/Yokohama A.Drive/Michelin Energy Xm1+ series. Avoid the Bridgestone GIII's.
Thanks raghava for your quick response.
Seems 185/65 R14 is not available in Turanza and the dealer in blore is quoting around 3.7k for each Turanza ER60 175/65 R14.

Let me check with Michelin dealers and post more on the choice.
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True, it's available in GIII, RE88 & B250 patterns. Avoid the GIII & the RE88's.

Michelin has them available in Energy XM1+ series & Yoko in A.Drives.
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@iraghava thanks for the info.
btw is 185/60 R14 or 185/65 R14 the right upsize!!

and about the alloys,they were quoting 4k/hijoin alloys!!
what about it,is the price fine??

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@iraghava thanks for the info.
btw is 185/60 R14 or 185/60 R14 the right upsize!!
Huh? Guess you meant - 185/60 R14 or 185/65 R14?

I went for 185/65 R14 Michelin Energy XM1+s - done about 17k kms so far, no complaints whatsoever (fingers crossed!!)

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the Fiesta has huge wheel wells and begs for wider/taller set up ( atleast aesthetically ) - nothing less than 205/16"
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True, it's available in GIII, RE88 & B250 patterns. Avoid the GIII & the RE88's.

Michelin has them available in Energy XM1+ series & Yoko in A.Drives.
Enquired Michellin XM1+ in some of the dealers in Bangalore. Cost varies from 3700 to 4000.

Turanza ER60 175/65 R14 Vs Michellin XM1+ 185/65 R14

Final suggestion needed pls.
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Lambo - Check with the Lenso distributor since they have very few designs in 14". And a good upgrade would be 185/65 R14. Lots of option available for the same in Yokohama, Michelin, Bridgestone etc..
@iraghava:
What size and brand would you recommend?
I am planning on 14" only as this is a daily drive and most chauffeur driven.
I will drive it occassionaly. Priorities are comfort and safety (more important), followed by better handling.
I was thinking about the XM1+ or the ES100 (are they still a good choice?) or the GIII.
Are the S drives available in 185/65/R14 or 195/60r14?

Thanks a lot!

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SBala - Both are good tyres, go according to your budget.

Lambo - Check HR & Prestige if Lenso are not available. Both are good brands. For tyres, if you want comfort forget about ES100/GIII. Go in for either XM1+ or A-Drive in 185/65 R14. And S-Drives are not available in either size.
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@iraghava: thanks a lot brother. I will check them out and post a review soon. I am inclined towards the A Drives as we had michelins on our Accord and I want to try out Yokohamas. What price should I be looking at?
I am thinking of either 185/60 (or 65) R14 or 195/60R14. Any suggestions?
Stock size is 175/65R14 and it is the diesel.
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Stick to 185/65, best compromise between comfort & handling. 195/60 would be overkill for the poor 75 bhp engine!

And you should be looking at around 3.2-3.5k apiece for the A.Drive's.
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@iraghava: Thanks a lot. Will check them out soon. Hopefully this will be a brilliant new years gift!
Cheers!
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SBala - Both are good tyres, go according to your budget.
Thanks iraghava. I believe - XM1+ should run at least for 40K KMS

Heard from one of the Michelin dealer in Bangalore that the tyre prices is going to reduce in couple of days due to recent tax cuts.

Guys looking for tyre change can enquire about this and make decision accordingly. You might save few bucks
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@sbala: The XM1+ should last for around 35-40Kkm from what I have read.
The major difference between the XM1 and the XM1+ is that the + have a longer life as the have deeper grooves.
Please let me know if I am wrong.

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how many bolts can the alloys have to fit in the fiesta?? 4 or 5 ??
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