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Old 30th August 2013, 14:27   #211
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Is the ContiEcoContact3 available in 195/55/R15 size? Funny thing is, one Chennai Dealer says he has it for Rs.4400 a piece and another claims that the CEC3 is available in only 13 & 14 Inch sizes officially from Conti in India with ISI marking and warranty. I wasn't able to find CEC3 in that size in the internet either.

What options do I have at this size? Can't spend more than 5.5K/Tyre.

BTW this is for my 2009 Ford Fiesta.
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CEC3 is not available in 195/55-15. CPC2 is available though (real world stocks vary).
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Old 2nd September 2013, 21:57   #213
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Apologies for a silly question here

JK tyres are (or were?) in technical collaboration with Continental - does that mean JK's carry over Continental's design, atleast from lower range of Continental tyres?
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Old 10th September 2013, 18:50   #214
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Funny part is that two years back everyone was raving about these tires on all forums, including team-bhp, and today when I am again looking out for tires, I see everyone complaining about the same tires! Now I am not sure whom to trust!
I'm having a good experience on my Accord! Changed from the stock GT3s to CPC2s. Silent. Nice cornering grip. Slightly higher mileage (perhaps anything would be better than the GT3s). Yes, I feel the ABS coming on a little more, but nothing alarming at all - I've not had to change my rather aggressive driving style.

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Old 10th September 2013, 19:19   #215
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I changed from Conti CPC2 205/65-15 on the Civic to Michelin PLC 195/65-15 about a month back.

To summarise my views on the Conti CPC2:
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I had very bad experience with CPC2. Very opposite to Nikhils.
Still running them on my Civic -
Iam still running the CPC2's on my Cruze and these tyres have completed 46,000kms and still doing pretty awesome. My observations of these tyres are similar to Nikhil

1. Sidewalls are really strong. Not a single cut nor any gashes despite driving through some really horrible or no roads

2. Amazing wet and gravelly road grip. Zero aqua planing

3. Super Silent tyres and contradictory to Nikhil's experience. I still enjoy an amazing silent ride even at high speeds

4. Ride comfort and grip is extraordinary

5. 1 puncture at 7000kms and 2 punctures with immediate succession within 200kms at 45,000kms. I plan to use them for another 5000kms before replacing them

More over these are 2009 model tyres on my 2010 Cruze and got them for an awesome deal. Looking for similar deal for the new tyres.

Given my experience, CPC2 is my first preference then Michelin PS3 then Yoko ( Any specific model recommendations?)
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Old 11th September 2013, 12:02   #216
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I always felt the my CPC2 tires were defective, and that's why it got damaged.
After all tires are supposed to run on stones, at least occasionally!
There was nothing extraordinary which a normal tire could not have survived. Just broken road and lots of stones. But these tires got cut. And the company did not help me at all. Two new tires gone. So either ways thumbs down for Continental.

Also, heavy breaking is still bad with these tires, they loose traction very easily.

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Old 13th September 2013, 21:22   #217
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ST7677, you ripped the sidewall of two tyres which were on the same side(left) of the car if I remember correctly. That clearly means that you drove off the road or maybe hit a pothole with the left side of the car.

No tyre will survive that kind of abuse! Maybe some of the MRFs and Bridgestones but you will obviously compromise on the ride comfort and grip with some of them.

In any case, the beauty of an online public forum such as this is that people have different opinions and are free to voice them out! I respect your opinion but let's just agree to disagree!
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Hi Nikhil,

I need to change tyres on my City ZX. it is driven on a patch of very bad road (around 1 km) daily. What is your recommendation? I am inclined towards continental. (Am using ZLO on my swift and I am completely satisfied with their performance after driving 25000 kms)

Thanks in advance, Sourabh
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Old 13th September 2013, 21:41   #219
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CPC2 would be good. XM2 would also be good if you can take care.

See, any tyre will survive bad roads if you drive carefully. However, there are times that the situation is not in our control. For those, you only have to have good luck!
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Members who use Conti tires, and CEC2 ones,
Is there any issue regarding road noise while running at certain speeds on these tires?

I have been running Conti CEC2 tires on my Figo since 28k kms and there is a sound like brake shoe rubbing from one of the rear wheels around 40-60kmh.
I checked the bearing at Ford who said it has failed and I dont believe that.

The FNG said it is fine and it may be the tire since over time it gets hard which again was hard to believe since it should have happened on all wheels.
All the tires have very less wear and have run equal distance. I used my spare wheel which is the same specs and brand and seems the sound is still there.

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Hi All,

I plan a wheels upgrade for my Diesel i20 Sportz model. Currently they are set at 185/65 R14 with company alloy wheels.

I am planning to upgrade my tyres with 195mm however do not see that as an option with Continental. Can someone please suggest if increasing the tyre width on stock rims would impact the tyre's life ?

Also, can you please tell me what conti tyre to opt for ?
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Hi All,

I plan a wheels upgrade for my Diesel i20 Sportz model. Currently they are set at 185/65 R14 with company alloy wheels.

I am planning to upgrade my tyres with 195mm however do not see that as an option with Continental. Can someone please suggest if increasing the tyre width on stock rims would impact the tyre's life ?

Also, can you please tell me what conti tyre to opt for ?
Continental Eco contact is available in 14 inches size. Continental premium contact is available in 15 inches and above size .
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Old 12th November 2013, 17:56   #223
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Continental Eco contact is available in 14 inches size. Continental premium contact is available in 15 inches and above size .
Hi Sagar,

The 195/60 R14 continental Premiumcontact is available for my i20 and it is definitely 14".

Link that it is available.
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Need advice from tyre gurus, I have a swift diesel 2007 due for tyre change. The car has clocked 93000kms and were running on yoko c drives 195/60 R15 which were changed at 60000 kms so they lasted only 32000kms.

Although today I have put continental premium contact 2 because they were the most affordable ones available at 4k per tyre for 195/55 R15. The few kms I drove today I find the ride a bit hard and the reviews I have read on this forum is mixed, some are very happy and some really bad experiences.

I am looking for a combination of excellent dry grip and comfort so please help as I can still change the tyres.
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Hi Sagar,

The 195/60 R14 continental Premiumcontact is available for my i20 and it is definitely 14".

Link that it is available.
I am using CPC2 on my i20 D. They are available in 14"
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