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Old 16th February 2005, 19:46   #1
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Hello Again Guys,

Reading almost all the messages in T-BHP and now my wife & SIL thinks I am quite a car geek.

Am going to get the delivery tomorrow or day after for my petra. Its got 175/65/14 as stock which I want to upgrade to a wider set.


Rehan had suggested a dealer to me but those guys are in town where as I stay in Kandivali.

These tyres would be fitted on 14" alloys

I have looked at OD (Rolling Radius) stuff and these are my findings

175 65 291.55 DIFFERENCE
185 50 270.3 -21.25
185 55 279.55 -12
185 60 288.8 -2.75
185 65 298.05 6.5
185 70 307.3 15.75
195 50 275.3 -16.25
195 55 285.05 -6.5
195 60 294.8 3.25
195 65 304.55 13
195 70 314.3 22.75
205 50 280.3 -11.25
205 55 290.55 -1
205 60 300.8 9.25
205 65 311.05 19.5
205 70 321.3 29.75

It looks that following tyres best fit:
185 60 288.8 -2.75 mm
195 60 294.8 3.25 mm
205 55 290.55 -1 mm

205 looks really tempting but will it affect the ride quality?. How about 195 then?

Pls advise.


Also what brand of tyres should I go in for. The dealer I have found is recommending 185/60 Acceler. He is quoting 800.00/tyre in exchnage. For F1 185/60 his quote is 500.00.
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For the Petra, 195/60 R 14 is perfect (provided it's the petrol version). I'll be getting that same size for my Vtec which also came with 175/65 R14 82T B'stone S 322 tyres.

I'm most probably going in for the Goodyear GSD2, one good thing about goodyear is that their tyres are performance oriented. The tyre is V rated, which means that it can sustain speeds of upto 240kmph, so even if you do 170-180kmph on your Petra, the tyres are gonna be pretty comfortable with that.

Don't go in for the 205s, i know they are tempting but, our cars (C Segment) aren't powerful enuf to handle that sort of width.

BTW, do you have any idea as to how much a 195/60 R 14 GSD2 tyre costs? Rtech you've got them on your Octy right? How much did you pay?

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dont go for the accelere ,i have heard that inspite of getting an ACI award , its a failure in the market.now dunno how much of this is true.as the person who told me this is tire dealer.
so better avoid it.i have goodyear GT3 ,but i feel the michelin certis is s better option.i personally dont like bridgestones .
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Shan2nu,

For Goodyear F1 195/60, the dealer has quoted Rs 1000 as exchnage price. Or it was for 195/55 can't rememeber now, but this guys is really cool. He always quotes 70% of what other people quote.

Don't know whether to buy the tyres from him or not.
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I wanna know the actual price of the tyre, not the exchange price.

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assuming ur tire costs 3000rs per tire,u shud get atleast 1.5k to 2000per tire if u drive staright from the showroom to the tire guy.
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assuming ur tire costs 3000rs per tire
The 175/65 R 14 bridgestones are 3150 bucks. ijust hope the GSD2s arn't more than 4.5K.

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GSD2 are Goodyear F1?
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GSD2 are Goodyear F1?
Yup.They shud cost u anywhere between 3.2k-3.6k in mumbai.

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Yup.They shud cost u anywhere between 3.2k-3.6k in mumbai.
That is a very practical price. Impressed!!

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Guys, what about the Michelin Pilot Precedas. They are supposed to be super comfortable sport tyres and are touted as being totally silent.

They are slightly more expensive than the Certis @ Rs. 4200/tyre for 195/60 R14.
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The Pilot Preceda is not an out n out performance tyre. It's silent and comfortable bcos it was made to be, just that.

The Pilot Sport on the other hand, is much more sportier. But if you want the best of both worlds, the Precedas will do.

For me though, nothing but GSD2. Couldn't care less for comfort and silent ride. I'l blast music to drain out the road noise but, i wont sacrifice performance for comfort.

Speaking or road noise, i've sat in and driven so many cars but never, have i been irritated by anything of that sort.

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i have the Goodyear Eagle F1 d2 on my ikon - they cost 2800 per tyre 185/60 R14

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Guys, what about the Michelin Pilot Precedas. They are supposed to be super comfortable sport tyres and are touted as being totally silent.

They are slightly more expensive than the Certis @ Rs. 4200/tyre for 195/60 R14.
The Precedas are newer than the certis, and are a great blend of comfort and sport. 4200 per tire sounds kinda high....ask other places for pricing.

Manupriyam, the Goodyear Eagle F1s have 3 generations (GS-D1 -obsolete, GS-D2 very popular in india, but quite old now, GS-D3 new, expensive and spectacular)

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