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Old 24th September 2008, 10:35   #1
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Default 225/50/16 Yoko`s for OCTY vRS?

Hello!

I know that this car and size have been discussed but I have some specific questions :

Background
  • Plan to get two new tyres
  • Put the new ones at the back
  • and continue with the stock 205/55/16 at the front
  • Have the phase one upgrade.
  • Intend to change to stiffer shocks next year

Questions:
  • Is it in anyway harmful to have two different profiles on the same car?
  • I`m looking at new rubber purely from the performance and handling perspective and dont want the Michelin PPS2, apart from the Yoko`s, any other tyres?
  • Whats the difference between Yoko ES Decibel and the S drive
  • Any idea on the pricing for these?


C`mon then people, shed some light on the path to rubber nirvana (eeeks, sounds a tad suggestive, no?)

Thanks for your time!

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Old 24th September 2008, 10:51   #2
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why would you lower the profile than the stock tyres. your not upsizing rims. and even if you do then why would you put the new ones at the back, you do know its a front wheel drive car right?

yoko decibel is more of a quiet, comfort oriented tire. the s-drive will give you the best performance and handling.

why not just upgrade all 4 and stick to the stock size?
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why would you lower the profile than the stock tyres. your not upsizing rims. and even if you do then why would you put the new ones at the back, you do know its a front wheel drive car right?

yoko decibel is more of a quiet, comfort oriented tire. the s-drive will give you the best performance and handling.

why not just upgrade all 4 and stick to the stock size?
Lower profile since I want wider tyres.

The front or back debate?! I dont know really, if the size was the same, I`d put the new tyres up front but considering that if there are 2 wider tyres on cars, its generally the rear ones- thats why!

Any idea how much the S drives will cost?

Upgrading all four is an option but I dont want to stick to stock size.
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sorry sorry. my bad. i misread your first post. dunno whats happening to me these days.

i think upgrading all 4 to 225/50 r16 would be the best choice. wider tires go on the rear generally in rear wheel drive cars for more traction. i dont think you need that. ishan or kp would be able to give you an idea or prices.
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Aha, thats one mystery solved on why I see wider tyres at the back in some cars.

However, two of my tyres are in good condition and if possible I`d like to upgrade just two to 225/50/16, so would that cause any issues?
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The S-Drive is really not comparable to the Mich Pilot Sports 2. Its in the league of the Pilot Preceda 2. If you want all out grip and handling, I'd suggest either the Yoko Advan Neova/Sports or the Michelin Pilot Sports 2. Nothing else will really cut in. The Bridgestone Potenza RE050 are good too but don't think they are available in India.

Upgrade all the tyres. Wider ones at the rear are suitable for RWD cars and not FWD ones like the vRS.

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How effective is it to have wider tires at the back on a rear wheel drive car?

My car is RWD and has 225/50R17 all around, to not loose the cushioning can i maintain the same profile and go wider by 10 or 20mm at the rear without a problem?

@Evo: I have heard some excellent review on the Michelin PS2s, highly recommended !
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@Sahil, thanks, Any idea how much would the PS2s cost?

@reignofchaos, in case I do not upgrade all four but just two, would it cause any harm? Also do you have any clue on the pricing of the ADVANS?
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Also do you have any clue on the pricing of the ADVANS?
Its around 10k per tire.
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uh oh. I should have mentioned this earlier but forgot

I want to spend a max of about 7000-7500 per tyre.

As such pls suggest, keeping that in mind!
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Price of 205/55-16 Yokos
Adrive R1 - 5500
S drive - 7000
AVS decibel V550 - 7800
dNA Decibel - 7500
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thanks kpzen

but I was looking for 225/50/16

I have a price of Rs.7200 per tyre. Yokohama, but I dont know which one as yet!
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aha, they are the ES501 Decibel.

These guys dont have S DRIVE, does S DRIVE come in 225/50/16?

And since I`m only getting these, does it make sense to upsize or stick with 205/55/16?

I`m confused as hell now!!
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Hi,

Try the Michelin PP2's; I can vouch for them. Have been using them on my RS for sometime now.

They cost approx. Rs. 8200 per tyre. ( 225/50/R16 )
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You can only fit wide tyres on the rear of a FWD car if you intend to upgrade the fronts too at a later stage. Permanently running a wider size at the back axle is not advised. IMO it's best to change all 4 whether you do it 2 at a time or all 4 depends on you.

Options in 225/50 R16 are:

Yokohama ES501
Michelin Pilot Preceda 2
Continental ContiPremium Contact 2 (Limited availability as of now)

Whereas, option in 205/55 R16 are:

Yokohama S-Drive
Yokohama A.Drive R1
Yokohama Advan Neova
Yokohama V550
Michelin Energy MXV8
Michelin Pilot Primacy
Continental ContiPremium Contact 2
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