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|3rd March 2005, 18:45||#18|
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first u should define what you want from a tyre -
performance - handling, braking, cornering?
long life - minimum wear and tear
comfort - low noise, good shock absorbtion etc
the way i look at it, all performance tyres severly compromise on stuff like comfort, absorbtion, noise and FE - and also on life - also some are rstricted to wet / or dry driving conditions.
i recently upgraded my stock tyres on the palio d to
185/65 R14 Goodyear eagle NCT5 because -
1 longer life due to harder compound in rubber
2 silicon addition in tyre gives low rolling resistance - aiding FE - though i feel braking is slightly compromised - but i can live with that.
3 comfort - due to higher sidewall
4 good all rounder
for your size of tyre - i think the 185/60 is best, very close fit - so minimum difference on speedo - calibration.
good sidewall height 111mm - adequate comfort yet good cornering, handling because of wider footprint
195/60 may compromise on FE and will need more pulling power - also sidewall height is more - so corbnering may be an issue
also, these look best on the petra -
also watch for rim sizes - the 195 may bulge out of a standard 14x6" rim
once u decide size - look for options on the net - check out various manufacturers and what they have to say about the product - this gives a good idea - rather than going to a shop and taking a call there- based on look and budget
do tell us your decision
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