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Old 24th August 2009, 15:18   #91
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Nope. Sorry. You want to go hardcore, go for the Advan Neovas in that size : . The problem is, once you get used to that level of grip, you wont be satisfied with anything else.

You can try Maxxis MA Z1 in 195/55 R15. Good tyre given it's price.
And how much does that cost to be LoL'ed?
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Old 24th August 2009, 15:24   #92
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AD07s cost 7.2k in that size.
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And thats well out of my budget

How about the Maxxis?
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Much cheaper. Around 4.5 or something.
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Just a small note here. The new batches of tyres coming in 13" and 14" have a stronger sidewall than what was coming in the early days. Only a couple of sizes still come with the old softer sidewall. This makes Contis in 14" and 13" a better buy now compared to earlier.

If you ask me, for NHCs, Fiesta, Vernas, etc... 195/60 R14 CPC2 is the tyre to buy if you are an enthusiast. You dont have any other options in that size range except the PP2 in 185/60 R14 which decreases your ride quality.
Does the 225/55/R16 have the old batch soft sidewall? Or the new batch harder sidewall?
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New harder sidewall is only for ContiEco Contact 3. It is avilable in 13" and some sizes of 14" like 185/65 R14, 185/60 R14, 185/70 R14, 175/65 R14, etc...

CPC2 is still the same as it is made to the same specs worldwide.

Do wait for a few days. Vikram is using a set of CPC2s on his Swift on his way to Leh from Bangalore. You'll get a clear picture then
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Leh to Bangalore! Well, if the CPC2 can handle the roads with average wear and tear, then I am sold.

Took the stock JKs (of my SX4) on some really bad roads in an 'across the Nilgiri biosphere' trip, covering Nagarhole, Wayanad, Mudumalai, Bandipore and BR Hills. Might not have been that confident with premium softer sidewall tyres - that is the only thing that is holding me back from going for Contis. Would have enjoyed the better grip on the highways though.
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Old 4th September 2009, 18:23   #98
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He's in Delhi. Nothing wrong with the tyres. Not even a puncture. He's been to Leh and now he's taking a break in Delhi. He'll probably be leaving Delhi on Mondya or so.

So, basically he's done Bangalore - Leh(via god knows how many different cities) - Delhi.

His words: Not too grippy in the dry but quite decent in the wet. His previous tyres were S drives.
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Default Continental CPC-2 in DEL, GGN area plus other queries

Hello,

This is my first post.
I have a Laura A/T (2006) which has done about 31K. The stock Dunlop's are worn out and I have been researching alternatives on this forum. Would appreciate answers from fellow members to the following:

- Can anyone provide names/contacts of dealers in ContiPremiumContact 2 in the Delhi, Gurgaon area?

- Does this tire also come in 215/55/R16?
Don't mind this slight upgrade in size from the stock 205/55/R16, if the $$ make sense.

- Approximate price range for the above sizes?

- Any other advise or recommendations on alternatives are welcome.
The car is entirely self driven. I don't push the car very hard but am not a sedate driver either; so I would be a bit more biased towards comfort than purely performance. The car does most time in city roads (not the best in Gurgaon) with vacation trips to Himachal, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan etc. where the roads have been good to none at all. The life of the stock Dunlop Sport-01 at 31K is disappointing.

I have had some experience with Continentals in my previous car. But that was in a C320 and US roads. Don't remember the tire model though. In terms of balanced performance and comfort they were good as I recall.

Thanks for your help.
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Got fitted a pair of 205/55/R16 Conti Premiuim Contact2 on my Laura . Got them for Rs. 7200/each . Done nearly 3000kms and i must say the tyres are great . The roadholding is exceptional , Braking is preety good , very quiet too , handling is also better than the previous tyres ER300 . Overall excellent tyres . The best i 've ever experienced . I am so in love with these tyres that now i am planning to sell a pair of ER300 that 've done only 5000kms but only if i get a good exchange price .
Hi,

Can share the name of the dealer you bought the CPC-2 from in Delhi.
How has your experience been since the last post above?

I have a Laura as well, needing a change from the stock Dunlops.

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Hi,

Can share the name of the dealer you bought the CPC-2 from in Delhi.
How has your experience been since the last post above?

I have a Laura as well, needing a change from the stock Dunlops.

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Hi manuc, there is a continental dealer in Khan Market. Don't know the exact name of the dealer, but he is hard to miss as the shop has a big yellow Continental board, and is bang in the middle of the Khan market Auto market area
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Also, they dont have 215/55 R16. The correct upsize is 225/50 R16. There is a CPC2 in that size.
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Hi manuc, there is a continental dealer in Khan Market. Don't know the exact name of the dealer, but he is hard to miss as the shop has a big yellow Continental board, and is bang in the middle of the Khan market Auto market area
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Also, they dont have 215/55 R16. The correct upsize is 225/50 R16. There is a CPC2 in that size.
Thank you tsk, Nikhilb.

Would you recommend the 225/50 R16 up-size for the driving profile I described or is it better just to stick with 205/55 R16?

Also, any idea what is the approx cost of CPC-2 in 225/50 R16?

Best regards,
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Default Purchased Continental CPC 2 (205/55 R16) for Laura

Just wanted to report my purchase to the group-

- I purchase a set of 4 Continental ContiPremiumContact 2 from Kanwal Tyre House in Karol Bagh. He's an authorized Continental dealer.

- Decided to go with the stock Laura size - 205/55 R16, so that I could retain the spare wheel (Dunlop), which is still in good condition.

- Paid Rs.7200 per tyre (plus 2% since I used my CC).

- The tyres are manufactured by Continental Romania.

- I haven't pushed the tyres hard as yet but do notice that the ride seems better than the factory Dunlops. Softer & quieter. Can't comment on grip in dry & wet as yet. Will post more experiences in future.
**A small tip for Laura owners who have the Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) system. Do not forget to reset the TPM after changing the tires and putting in the right air pressure. I got a false TPM warning that I had a puncture while driving back because I forgot to do this.

The experience with KANWAL Tyre House was mixed so a bit of caution for others:
- He deals with CPC 2 tyres and showed me one but then I had to wait several hours with my Car's wheels taken out while he got the other 3 from his 'various' godowns.
**Lesson for me is that do not let them touch your Car until they have shown you all the tyres.

- The tyres were from 2008 and he kept insisting that there were the recent batch. He then put me on the phone with their Continental India contact by the name of Mr.Siddharth, who gave me the same answer and said that Continental's warranty was for 5 yrs from the the bill date and not manufactured date; said the shelf life of the tyre was around 5 yrs so I will not face any issue. When I asked if there was any way of getting a newer batch, his answer was also negative.

- Though the Kanwal guy balanced the wheels he did not even check the pressure after fitting the tyres. His response was that I should get them filled at a Petrol Bunk since those are more accurate. When I did get them checked at a Bunk he had filled over 50 psi in each!!

- On a side note, I would also like to caution buyers from a KARTAR Tyre House who's right next to the above guy in Karol Bagh. I had actually called him up first and he assured me that he had CPC-2, but when I got there he kept showing me every other tyre except Continentals, finally acknowledging after 15 mins of wasting my time that he had none. Incidentally, the Continental (Kanwal) was right next door so I was fine.

Regards,
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I want to replace the stock JK vectra tires that come with Cruze to Conti. I would like to stick with the stock size of 205/60/16.
Any suggestion?
Comfortable ride and good braking is must.
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