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Old 21st August 2008, 12:50   #1
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i've got a year old almost stock skud octy 1.9tdi... got 16"HR 5spoke rims and running on 225/55/R16 Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3... I am not satisfied with the performance of this tire.. It is good to look at, but braking is inaddequate and the car shudders at corners and also heavy understeer. Thought it will be good in wet conditions, at low speeds there is no water resistance, but at high speeds on hitting pools of water, the car hydrofoils... I was tolerating all this, till last week, crashed into a road diversion barricade reason partly being understeer....

Decided to change the tires now.. Need advice.. I am from Tuticorin, South Tamil Nadu... I almost always travel at around 150kmph and on a good freeways 190kmph... I do not want to change the rims size and also think i want 225 for a robust look.

Currently i am thinking of:
Michelin Pilot Preceda 225/50/R16
New Michelin Pilot Preceda 225/Z50/R16
Michelin Primacy HP 225/60/R16
Yokohama Advan 225/60/R16

I need high precision primarily... noise, comfort, fuel economy and all tha are secondary. Previously used Pilot Preceda on lancer and was extremely happy. Kindly advice. Thanks...


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Get the Mich PP2s in 225/50/16. They are amazing. I have the same on my Octy.
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are the pp2 s better than the pp s??? is there a compromise on precision due to added comfort??
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Hi,

As shuvd, suggested get the PP2's.

I'm running the same on my RS. Good grip and ride comfort.
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i've got a year old almost stock skud octy 1.9tdi... got 16"HR 5spoke rims and running on 225/55/R16 Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3... I am not satisfied with the performance of this tire.. It is good to look at, but braking is inaddequate and the car shudders at corners and also heavy understeer. Thought it will be good in wet conditions, at low speeds there is no water resistance, but at high speeds on hitting pools of water, the car hydrofoils... I was tolerating all this, till last week, crashed into a road diversion barricade reason partly being understeer....

Decided to change the tires now.. Need advice.. I am from Tuticorin, South Tamil Nadu... I almost always travel at around 150kmph and on a good freeways 190kmph... I do not want to change the rims size and also think i want 225 for a robust look.

Currently i am thinking of:
Michelin Pilot Preceda 225/50/R16
New Michelin Pilot Preceda 225/Z50/R16
Michelin Primacy HP 225/60/R16
Yokohama Advan 225/60/R16

I need high precision primarily... noise, comfort, fuel economy and all tha are secondary. Previously used Pilot Preceda on lancer and was extremely happy. Kindly advice. Thanks...
Dear Arun,
A few options in Yoko's with the prices as follows :
225/60/16 Es501 (Comfort Premium) @ 7200
225/60/16 V550 (Comfort Premium ) @ 8000
225/50/16 Es501 (Comfort Premium) @ 7700 (have fit this in a Octavia , have got good feedbacks, and also meets your requirements )
Michelin should cost you around 9k 4 each tyre.
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How much do the pp2's cost?
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Michelin will cost you 9150inr chennai price.
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thanks people... i don't mind shelling a few bucks extra, if it would deliver.... what would be ur choice in the following?
225/55/R16 or 225/50R16
Yoko Advan or ES501 or Michelin
Michelin: PP or PP2 (225/50/R16)
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eyes closed i will go for Michelin PP2

i am using it for past 8 months i bet it will give the best out it
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thanks guys... so Michelin PP2 it is.... any other tips on what i should look at while putting on the PP2s

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