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Old 8th July 2008, 23:18   #1
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Default Replacment for Pirelli Citynet 175/80R14

Now you guys will have ot help me out on which tyre i should go for. PLanning to change the Pirelli's on my adventure. The rim is 5.5J. The details of OEM tyre is :

PIRELLI CITYNET 175/80R14
Rolling Radius: 199.68 cm
Total Diameter: 63.56 cm
Sidewall Height: 14 cm


Here are my Choices.


MICHELIN Energy XM1+ 195/70R14
Rolling Radius: 197.48 cm
Total Diameter: 62.86 cm
Sidewall Height: 13.65 cm


GOODYEAR Assurance 195/70R14
Rolling Radius: 197.48 cm
Total Diameter: 62.86 cm
Sidewall Height: 13.65 cm



BRIDGESTONE POTENZA GIII 185/70/R14
Rolling Radius: 193.08 cm
Total Diameter: 61.46 cm
Sidewall Height: 12.95 cm


GOODYEAR Eagle F1GSD 2 195/60R14
Rolling Radius: 185.23 cm
Total Diameter: 58.96 cm
Sidewall Height: 11.7 cm



I am looking for comfort and Fuel Efficiency. I've heard that Michellin XM1 is the best for this but the looks of the Eagle F1 is just attracting me. Want to know the pros and cons of wach brand and size.

What do you guys suggest. Or should stick to my OEM Pirelli's which give superb comfort and soft roading capabilities at the cost of F.E and thread wear.

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Old 8th July 2008, 23:22   #2
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Pls stay away from goodyear, they are all crap. Am talking from personal experience. The XM1 is a good tire, but the only problem is that it wears out too fast, but they've come out with an XM1 + or something, do check it out.
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GOODYEAR Eagle F1GSD 2 195/60R14
Rolling Radius: 185.23 cm
Total Diameter: 58.96 cm
Sidewall Height: 11.7 cm
This is a difference of -7.24%. Wouldn't this reduce the ground clearance considerably? In my opinion you should stick to 195/70-R14 options. You may also like to consider Apollo Acelere. It's not a bad tire but you will have to check if it fits your requirements of comfort and fuel efficiency.

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WHat happend only two replies. What happend to out tyre experts.
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WHat happend only two replies. What happend to out tyre experts.
It so HAppend that they got sloshed in some good amount of glasses served last night.

I think you should stick to your Pirelli stock tires. If you're happy with it, then why change? It is giving you good comfort, soft roading capabilities (whatever it means)etc which is not easy to find in many other tires.
Also, the thread wear isn't going to be much different for others except the likes of Apollo etc..

I'd suggest you to stay away from the Goodyears for now.
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I think you should stick to your Pirelli stock tires. I'd suggest you to stay away from the Goodyears for now.
Me too thinking in the same way. I've been getting some good comments about the XM1's too. I think 30K service from the Pirelli's is a good enough. But just wanted to try out something else this time. Will the XM1s last longer enough to justify a change? I'm sure there wont the any F.E savings as Michelin claims.



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It so HAppend that they got sloshed in some good amount of glasses served last night.
glassmates...!!! was the "red carpet" safari there...!!!!!!!!!!
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I found the Pirelli's on the Adventure very noisy and a short lifespan. My next change - MRF Zigma's have lasted me over 55K kms whereas the Pirellis lasted around 25K kms only.
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I've heard that Michellin XM1 is the best for this but the looks of the Eagle F1 is just attracting me.
Stay away from the Good Years; I tell you this from experience. Micheline XM's would be my pick from this list.
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I found the Pirelli's on the Adventure very noisy and a short lifespan. My next change - MRF Zigma's have lasted me over 55K kms whereas the Pirellis lasted around 25K kms only.
55K!!!! Thats quite a very long life. BUt how would you rate is based on your experience with Pirellis


i also saw these Yokohamas. Not sure if its available in trivandrum. DOes anyone have experience with these tyres

Yokohama

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This thread is nearly two years old. And My adventure tyres are a couple of years older. Its time for replacement. Did anyone manage to get hold of Pirellis for adventure recently?
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I doubt anyone got any more. Better you on to other manufacturers.
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The citynet with the thread pattern that we got on the adventure is discontinued. You could get other patterns though.
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Gemi, which set of tyres are you using? How do you find it in comparison with Pirellis?
Do you know which thread pattern is available locally? (series?)
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I'll take back my previous post after I read your review of Yokohama. I thought atleast tyres should be easy to find :(
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