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Old 19th February 2008, 17:34   #1
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Need to change the tyres on the Accord, its been running on stock Bridgestone 195/65R15 tube tyres which came with the car.
This car is not given hard and most of the time driven in the city. Would definatly switch over to tubeless now. Also should i keep the stock tyre size?
My main focus is on Comfort and VFM.
Please suggest known brands with pricing.
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Old 19th February 2008, 17:59   #2
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You can go for a upsize of 205/60/15

Tires you should look out for Michelin MXV8 and Yokohama C Drive.
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Old 19th February 2008, 18:22   #3
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Would 205/60 give me any extra comfort?
Also what would the Michelin MXV8 and Yoko C drive cost me in mumbai?
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My main focus is on Comfort and VFM.
If it is driven sedately in the city, why would you want to upsize? Stick with 195's for comfort and value.
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I feel you must stick on to stock tyres. But instead of tube tyres, go for tubeless tyres. I would suggest you to buy Michelin Energy MXV8 tyres. These tyres give you better mileage and extra ordinary comfort. I too own a old shape accord and belive me these tyres are very good. Very low road noise and very good grip.
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Sahil, you can choose from the following options:

195/65 R15 - Michelin Energy MXV8/Energy XM1/Energy XM1+/Yokohama A300/Bridgestone Turanza

206/50 R15 - Michelin Energy XM1/BF Goodrich G Force Sport/Yokohama ES100/
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Sahil, you can choose from the following options:

195/65 R15 - Michelin Energy MXV8/Energy XM1/Energy XM1+/Yokohama A300/Bridgestone Turanza

206/50 R15 - Michelin Energy XM1/BF Goodrich G Force Sport/Yokohama ES100/
Can u give me some approx pricing so i know i am not getting ripped off at the tyre shop tomo.
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206/50 R15 - Michelin Energy XM1/BF Goodrich G Force Sport/Yokohama ES100/
Mr Foster.
Hope u meant 205/65-15 or 205/60-15
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Mr Foster.
Hope u meant 205/65-15 or 205/60-15
Yes yes, I spotted that mistake but by then it was too late to edit!

The size I wanted to post was 205/60 R15.
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Sahil - 195/65 R15 tyres will cost you somwhere in the region of 4.5-5k each with B&W depending on tread design & brand.

205/60 R15 should be a few hundred rupees more expensive than that.
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Plan to sell the car in less than a years time so went in for the plain jane Goodyear NCT5tubeless. Rs.2900 with Bill & Warranty.
The rest of the tyres were in the 4000+ range.
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Good choice. For a car for sedate driving and no hard pushing getting a performance tire does not serve any purpose.
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