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Old 16th April 2012, 09:38   #16
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I am back again with the same query.

I need new tyres, but this time, a lot my driving is over rough and in-complete roads (around Chakan area, for those who are familiar with Pune).
I need tyres with a relatively hard compound.
My first choice was Michelin Primacy LC, but friends verdict is that the compound might be too soft for the rough roads I would be travelling over?

Recommendations are Apollo Acelere again or Bridgestone (which model?). What else?
Tyre size : 195/65 R15, I don't want to really over size as grip is not a necessity, only comfort and long life span over rough roads.

What price should I be looking to pay after discount in Pune for the recommendations?
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Michelin XM1+ / XM2 are a good choice. They work well on bad roads.
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Old 16th April 2012, 12:49   #18
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I think Bridgestone Turanzas would be a good choice provided they are available in your size. They tackle rough roads well and last long.
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I am back again with the same query.

I need new tyres, but this time, a lot my driving is over rough and in-complete roads (around Chakan area, for those who are familiar with Pune).
I need tyres with a relatively hard compound.
My first choice was Michelin Primacy LC, but friends verdict is that the compound might be too soft for the rough roads I would be travelling over?

Recommendations are Apollo Acelere again or Bridgestone (which model?). What else?
Tyre size : 195/65 R15, I don't want to really over size as grip is not a necessity, only comfort and long life span over rough roads.

What price should I be looking to pay after discount in Pune for the recommendations?
Dear Raja,

What did you finally go for and how much did it cost?
Kindly provide your opinion as I am in the same boat as you.
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Old 21st August 2012, 19:52   #20
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Dear Raja,

What did you finally go for and how much did it cost?
Kindly provide your opinion as I am in the same boat as you.
Hi

I went for Michelin Primacy LC in the end.
The ride quality is superb. Well worth the money. I paid Rs.23000 for 4 (in June).
Grip is very good, ride is the best, road noise is practically non existent.
If this is your budget range, close your eyes and go for the Michelin.
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Hi

I went for Michelin Primacy LC in the end.
The ride quality is superb. Well worth the money. I paid Rs.23000 for 4 (in June).
Grip is very good, ride is the best, road noise is practically non existent.
If this is your budget range, close your eyes and go for the Michelin.

After a lot of debate, i finally went for yokohama avs db v550 in stock size.
Paid 5300 a piece at pal tyres lamington road

Thanks a lot to a lot of bhpians for patiently replying to the various PMs
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Guys, once again, similar query. I read up a bit online and decided to shortlist the following tyres -

1) Michelin Pilot Sport 3
2) Continental Premium Contact 2
3) Yokohama A Drive

I already have the A drives on my E220. Make no mistake, they are great tyres, just that I would like to try something different.

My E250D has Pirelli P7 on them right now, but I just got the car and they haven't got life in them, so I would like to change. I am sticking to the stock size of 195/65/R15.

Any opinions?
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Michelins are too soft do u guys get bridgestone r039 there? Brilliant tyres for any vehicle.
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Guys, once again, similar query. I read up a bit online and decided to shortlist the following tyres -

1) Michelin Pilot Sport 3
2) Continental Premium Contact 2
3) Yokohama A Drive

I already have the A drives on my E220. Make no mistake, they are great tyres, just that I would like to try something different.

My E250D has Pirelli P7 on them right now, but I just got the car and they haven't got life in them, so I would like to change. I am sticking to the stock size of 195/65/R15.

Any opinions?
Its unlikely you will get Pilot Sport 3s in your size. They must be Primacy LCs. A drives are budget tyres, I would avoid them. Try out the Michelins, the ride and silence they offer is unparalleled.
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Its unlikely you will get Pilot Sport 3s in your size. They must be Primacy LCs. A drives are budget tyres, I would avoid them. Try out the Michelins, the ride and silence they offer is unparalleled.
Well, my first two choices seem hard to come by. I have switched my attention to the Yoko V550 Decibel and the C drives. Opinions on these?

The A are still on the shortlist despite the fact that they are the cheapest of the lot because they are pretty darn good.
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The Conti CPC2 is a good tyre. It works well with the European cars. The sidewall is also a little strong and durable. Grip is satisfactory but ride comfort could be better. This is a small price to pay for a stronger sidewall.

The PS3s are definitely not available in that size. In that size you only get the Primacy LC.
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Its unlikely you will get Pilot Sport 3s in your size. They must be Primacy LCs.
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The PS3s are definitely not available in that size. In that size you only get the Primacy LC.
+ 1 to that

Primacy LC should be the ideal tire of choice if you are looking at a blend of comfort & handling.

And when we are talking about 65 profiles you really shouldnt be much concerned about side wall damage

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+ 1 to that

Primacy LC should be the ideal tire of choice if you are looking at a blend of comfort & handling.

And when we are talking about 65 profiles you really shouldnt be much concerned about side wall damage
What handling?

Sidewall damage is hardly a concern. Anyway, I guess I'll cross the tyres bridge on Monday. Will decide at the shops. Will update the forum on what I choose. Thanks for all the inputs folks!
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Well, my first two choices seem hard to come by. I have switched my attention to the Yoko V550 Decibel and the C drives. Opinions on these?

The A are still on the shortlist despite the fact that they are the cheapest of the lot because they are pretty darn good.
C is much better than A and also better than S drive in the wet. Check out the yokohama tire positioning at http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...0-hyd-expo.jpg

..I am a big C.Drive fan. Great grip with silent and cushy ride!
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C is much better than A and also better than S drive in the wet. Check out the yokohama tire positioning at http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...0-hyd-expo.jpg

..I am a big C.Drive fan. Great grip with silent and cushy ride!
I have driven the A Drives in the wet extensively at highway speeds and wasn't disappointed. I think that it is a great tyre and severely under-rated. Honestly, don't knock it before you try it!

I got 4 new A Drives, but didn't stick to the stock size. I went in for 205/65/R15, the comfort is much improved and the car looks a little more muscular.
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