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Old 17th January 2009, 12:10   #16
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isn't 185/60/R14 the correct upsize for stock 175/65/R14?

what about the biridgestone S322s in 185/60 / 185/65 / 195/60?
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Looks like I have a lot more options than discussed. Does anyone know about the quality of Pirelli P5 or Falcon ZE912. Apparently Falcon comes with unconditional warranty for 3 yrs. Well my list has grown longer now. I am ruling out NCT5, apparently the tires are very noisy.


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would like to hear opinions about Bridgestone B250, Pirelli P5 and Falcon (or Falken) ZE912.

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isn't 185/60/R14 the correct upsize for stock 175/65/R14?

what about the biridgestone S322s in 185/60 / 185/65 / 195/60?
185/60 would lower the ground clearance by a few mm. I'd go with 185/65 or 195/60 to gain a bit of clearance. Even though Bridgestones served me well for 4 yrs and 35K, I could do with less road noise.
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Old 18th January 2009, 23:18   #19
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Looks like I have a lot more options than discussed. Does anyone know about the quality of Pirelli P5 or Falcon ZE912. Apparently Falcon comes with unconditional warranty for 3 yrs. Well my list has grown longer now. I am ruling out NCT5, apparently the tires are very noisy.


XM1/ XM1+
Turanza ER-60

would like to hear opinions about Bridgestone B250, Pirelli P5 and Falcon (or Falken) ZE912.
Friends, more choices and reviews have started confusing me. Can you please share opinions on NCT5, Pirelli P5 and Falken ZE912. NCT5, Pirelli P5s seem much cheaper ~3000 to 3400 Rs/ piece compared to ~3600 to 3800 range of XM1+ and Turanza ER-60.
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Friends, more choices and reviews have started confusing me. Can you please share opinions on NCT5, Pirelli P5 and Falken ZE912. NCT5, Pirelli P5s seem much cheaper ~3000 to 3400 Rs/ piece compared to ~3600 to 3800 range of XM1+ and Turanza ER-60.
Pirellis and Falkens AFAIK are not sold officially. So they are grey market prices.

Why dont you stick to trusted brands like Michelin/Yoko/Bridgestone ?
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Pirellis and Falkens AFAIK are not sold officially. So they are grey market prices.

Why dont you stick to trusted brands like Michelin/Yoko/Bridgestone ?
Thanks for useful info Fountainheader, this is the hunch I had. That leaves me with NCT5, XM1s and Turanzas. Any opinion about NCT5s, they seem cheaper by at least 600 bucks a piece.
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Friends, more choices and reviews have started confusing me. Can you please share opinions on NCT5, Pirelli P5 and Falken ZE912. NCT5, Pirelli P5s seem much cheaper ~3000 to 3400 Rs/ piece compared to ~3600 to 3800 range of XM1+ and Turanza ER-60.
That list is actually going to get you more confused. Even I need to change my S10's stock S322s. Dealers mention if budget is not a problem, Michelins are the way to go, followed by Bridgestones. I am contemplating between XM1+ and Bridgestone Turanza ER-60, really dont know ehich ones to go for. Just like you, I thought of upsizing to 185/65 R14, but I think the stock 175/65 R14 set up is just perfect, atleast I dont actually feel the need for more grip. But you need better ground clearance, for which 185/65 seems to be the perfect upsize.

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Thanks for all the inputs folks, got 185/65R14 Michelin XM1 plus. Ride seems to be fine with the same PSI as in stock (28 PSI), can see a little bit more stability on corners. trying 30 PSI, believe ride is a bit stiff. I will switch back to 28/ 29 PSI. Interestingly Michelin provides a life time warranty on tires sold within 3 years of manufacturing unlike other manufacturers.

Thanks also to folks offered opinion in thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ounders-2.html (Michelin Energy XM1+ & Bridgestone Turanza ER-60....The Best Allrounders?)
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I just changed the tyres on both my cars. My own research (slipshod) threw up 3 brands - (1) Michelin (2) Pirelli and (3) Continental.

For my Laura I went in for Michelin Primacy HPs in stock size i.e. 205/55 R 16.

For my Fiat Palio 1.6 GTX, I went in for Pirelli P7s in the 195/55 R15 size (my rims are upsized to 6.0 J R 15).

I have done one long run with the Michelins and I found them very grippy and comfortable. The Pirelli's P7s are yet to be tried and tested but my initial impression over a few hundred km is good. I had used Pirelli P6 on my Opel Corsa 1.6 some years ago and found them to have excellent road grip and the ride was pretty good too.

Pirellis are not sold 'unofficially', there is a regular importer and he distributes the stock. Pirelli themselves have a small office in Delhi.

Incidentally, Michelin is in the process of re-vamping their product line-up and are introducing the Primacy LC and the Primacy HP ranges, I understand that some of the older lines will be discontinued.

Cheers,
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