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Old 24th September 2008, 15:10   #16
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aha, they are the ES501 Decibel.

These guys dont have S DRIVE, does S DRIVE come in 225/50/16?
- dNA decibel mentioned in my previous post is ES501 decibel
- S drives do come in 225/50-16. IIRC it was around 8000 when i checked last


Follow what Ishan has suggested. Changing only two tires is not a great idea.
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Old 24th September 2008, 17:16   #17
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@irghava: Thanks for the detailed post. Two tyres still have a lot of tread left in them, so I`m not keen on switching all 4.
However, since I do a fair bit of high speed driving, I dont want to mess with the driving dynamics.
What say? Definite no for two + two??? hehe, how badly I want to hear that its ok!

@eclipse: thats a very good price for PP2`s, I think they are 9100 each in cal.
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@irghava: Thanks for the detailed post. Two tyres still have a lot of tread left in them, so I`m not keen on switching all 4.
However, since I do a fair bit of high speed driving, I dont want to mess with the driving dynamics.
What say? Definite no for two + two??? hehe, how badly I want to hear that its ok!
Ummm...if you will later upgrade the 205's to 225's then I guess you can use that setup. But do remember that as long as you have 205's on the front & 225's on the rear, the car will understeer, the rear end will almost always have more grip than the front.

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@eclipse: thats a very good price for PP2`s, I think they are 9100 each in cal.
Should be cheaper. Check with shuvd, he got a set for his Octavia recently.
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Old 25th September 2008, 10:56   #19
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Ok. so now decision time:

I have the following options

-> Buy 2 Yoko s Drive 205/55/16 and remain content
-> Buy 2 PP2`s or Yoko S Drive 225/50/16 and change 2 more tyres at a later date.(yoko s 225 not available in cal though)

2 questions:
-> Which will perform better from the two options above and why?

->If I have to choose between yoko s and mich PP2 for 225 then which one and why?

Thanks for putting up with my fluctuating thought flow!!


@ iraghava : Aha, and in case I put the new ones up front? Would that help?
Sorry about the PP2 pricing, it is indeed 8 k here.
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Old 26th September 2008, 14:59   #20
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The tyre guy is saying that the 225 ES501 are far far better than the 205 S drives, is that true?
On the other hand is that even a comparision?
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Old 26th September 2008, 15:21   #21
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Sorry, edit time is over.

EDIT: Considering that my only priority is handling and performance.
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Ummmm...the S-Drives are much better handlers & will beat the pants off the ES501 in performance. The ES501 is a good comfort tyre, it is not meant for performance applications.
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The PP2s are just amazing! S. Drives are very good too. But, haven't used those on my Octy. For your car, get either the PP2s or the S. Drives.

I got the PP2s for around 8100 each, thanks to Ishan.
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Default Re: 225/50/16 Yoko`s for OCTY vRS?

Time to say bbye to the RS.

http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-.../Octavia.html/


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