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Old 2nd March 2010, 17:28   #31
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Heard a lot of good comment about Michelin Primacy LC from tyre stores mechanics.
I have visited XL tyre point in AnnaNagar and the owner is a nice guy and have very good knowledge in tyres and ready to help the customers with different options.
Possible try to visit there and he too have a very good opinion towards Michelin Primacy LC.
before 10 months,same configuration tyre costed Rs.4300 only in XL tyre point,though i am not sure.
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Absolutely. It's like comparing a Linea with an Ikon/Accent.

They are in different categories. Dont mix them up.
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Old 2nd March 2010, 17:48   #33
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I was not comparing the A-Drives with the MPLC fellas

It was about a tire which can take the abuse of Indian roads and also offer better ride quality (if not the best).

I read about the extra care one needs to take while taking patholes with the MPLC and got this opinion. I haven't used the MPLC myself and I have only read reviews about the tires.
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^^I agree, Arun.
IMO, Those who drive over stones, into potholes, kerbs and don't know to take care of their tyres don't deserve them.
They should stick to "strong" tyres like JK, MRF, Vikrant, TVS, etc.
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Old 2nd March 2010, 19:48   #35
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A friend of mine has upgraded the tires to 205/65 of Goodyear Assurance and the car has great handling and road grip. Goodyear Assurance would be my opinion.
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Old 2nd March 2010, 20:46   #36
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Thanks friends.
I too am inching towards Michelin Primary LC. Never mind the cost.

The only issue i see with me is that i am a careless driver (not always) at times.

The 1 km strech towards my home is full of potholes, kerbs, sharp stones and broken roads. I am scared if this spoils the tyres !!!

Few more questions i had posted in my initial post.

1. Should I change all the 4 tyres.
(or) can I change only the front ones (with above offer) and save money. Will the latter option arrest tyre noise ?

2. Value for my existing tyres which has run 13000 kms

3. How good is Yoko Avid Touring S ?

4. Which other tyre comes closer Michelin Primary LC ?
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Avid touring S isnt available in India.

You wont get much for your existing tyres. A few hundred bucks. It's even worse because you have Goodyears.

Conti CPC2 comes close to Michelin Primacy LC for comfort, but not for silence. However, it has a harder sidewall and less prone to damage.

Change all 4! Changing only two in your case is very silly.
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Thanks Nikhil. Great to have you guys in this forum.
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Changing fronts alone can lead to twitchy/oversteery conditions.
Very unsafe.
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Linea's stock tyres are 195/60/R15.

Can i upgrade to
195/65/R15
205/55/R15

What are the advantages and disadvantages ?
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Stick to stock size.
With 195/65/R15, tyre to bumper/wheelwell clearances are lowered and could possibly scrape on heavy load.
With 205/55/R15, you'll lose ride quality and then after kms of discomfort, one day you'll go back to stock size at the expense of a lot of money.

So, stick to Fiat's stock size.
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How is Goodyear Assurance and Excellence in terms of comfort and noise levels ?
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The sidewall of GY Assurance is soft so the comfort is good. The noise levels are also low compared bridgestones.
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I checked with various tyre dealers in Chennai.

Most of them are unaniomous in their choice with the below tyres in terms of Comfort, Ride quality, Performance and low noise (all in one tyre).

The dealer recommended ones are
1. Yoko AVS db V550 - approx Rs. 4500
2. Continental CPC2 - approx Rs. 4750

Not many recommend Michelin Primary LC
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I checked with various tyre dealers in Chennai.

Most of them are unaniomous in their choice with the below tyres in terms of Comfort, Ride quality, Performance and low noise (all in one tyre).

The dealer recommended ones are
1. Yoko AVS db V550 - approx Rs. 4500
2. Continental CPC2 - approx Rs. 4750

Not many recommend Michelin Primary LC
Friends, any advise on the above choices ?
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