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Old 24th February 2005, 16:06   #16
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The Mechilins are very costly tires. They start above 3500 bucks in Mumbai.
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Old 24th February 2005, 20:04   #17
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Hay check this site............Tyre size Calculator http://www.dsm.org/tools/tiresize.htm

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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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Hope the below link would help you guys looking for a tire/wheel upgrade and need to maintain the overall dia..as the stock

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Old 25th March 2005, 03:22   #20
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try bombay tyres at milan subway , or you could even visit saifee behind choksi .

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