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Old 23rd July 2008, 14:04   #1
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Hey Fellas,

It's time for a Tyre upgrade of Optra. I assume it comes with Tubeless 185/65 R14. I would like to upgrade it till 195 or 205 whichever is best without touching inners !!

My Requirements:
> Silent as much possible i.e. minimum tyre noise. Current one is pathetic.
> On-Road Comfort (No up sizing to 15 )
> Will be shelving off Optra in 2010, so tyres should go good enough for another 40K or so Kms
> Best Value for money


OT: My rear shockers are due for replacement. What do you guys suggest - Tyre change before shockers change or after shockers change ??

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Are the rear shocks also causing alignment issues Ashish?
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I think Michelins MVX8 will suit your utmost important requirement ( on road comfort and less noise). However, they ain't cheap
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Are the rear shocks also causing alignment issues Ashish?
Yes they are causing the issue, moreover they have changed the shape of rear tyres a bit too
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I think Michelins MVX8 will suit your utmost important requirement ( on road comfort and less noise). However, they ain't cheap
How much are they for ?
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Well in that case nothing doing, first the suspension work gets done & then the tyres. Doing the tyres first will mean that the new set will get damaged too.

P.S. MXV8's are not available in the size you want.
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Well... bumping the old thread. Yup i finally managed to get time and got the rear shockers changed.

Now it's finally time to upgrade/upsize the tyres. Some shortlisted ones are

Michllien XM1+ --- 195/60-14, 205/60-14 or 195/65-14, 205/65-14

Yokohama A Drive --- ???

Yokohama ES100 --- 195/60-14, 205/60-14 or 195/65-14, 205/65-14

Requirements again as the stated one..
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Energy XM1/XM1+ - 195/60 R14, 205/60 & 195/65 not available.

A.Drive - 195/65 R14, 195/60 R14 - A.Drive, ES100, Advan neova ()
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Energy XM1/XM1+ - 195/60 R14, 205/60 & 195/65 not available.

A.Drive - 195/65 R14, 195/60 R14 - A.Drive, ES100, Advan neova ()
Which one to go finally ??
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