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Old 21st February 2009, 11:26   #1
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Came across this brand while inquiring about PP2s.The dealer said its the latest product from Michelin,quoted around 5k per tyre.I checked online and found that while PP2s are rated 91V, the Vivacy ones are rated at 91H,91V as well as 91W Thats in the size I was looking for (205/60 R15).
Has anyone used these and whats the feedback compared to the much adored PP2s in terms of comfort,noise and performance in terms of cornering,braking etc?Especially the W rated ones since they are rated higher.Any inputs will be really helpful as I will be changing my tyres soon.Thanks mates.

PS-Also any reviews on the Michelin Primacy?Even they are rated at 91V as well as 91W in that size.

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Has anyone used these and whats the feedback compared to the much adored PP2s in terms of comfort,noise and performance in terms of cornering,braking etc?Especially the W rated ones since they are rated higher.Any inputs will be really helpful as I will be changing my tyres soon.Thanks mates.

PS-Also any reviews on the Michelin Primacy?Even they are rated at 91V as well as 91W in that size.
I surely was in the love with the set I had earlier on. Probably one of the most silent, good highway tires I have ever used. But, that was a few years ago, not sure how it is now.

And I wont be able to really compare with the PP2s I have on now because there was a gap between the Vivacy and the PP2. Tire comparos work best when done back to back...

All said, I would pick up another set any day. I guess good tires rarely go out of touch, pun intended.
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The Vivacy is a comfort tread while the PP2's are performance tyres. What are you looking for in the tyre Maverick?
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Old 23rd February 2009, 17:26   #4
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I wanted to know more about the performance aspect of the Vivacy and Primacy series compared to PP2s as I'll be putting in a Pete's box soon.A bit of comfort plus low noise would be a great help though.I haven't used either of these three so a little experience would be of great help to me.
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Vivacy will never match the PP2's but will be more silent than the PP2's and slightly more comfortable too.
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how does vivacy compare to xm1+ ?
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Vivacy will never match the PP2's but will be more silent than the PP2's and slightly more comfortable too.
Thanks guruji, my personal choice is the PP2 but family is complaining about the Elantra's ride which is too stiff.Current MRF ZV2Ks are too noisy.
Guess I'll allow my heart to rule on this one though and go for the PP2s.
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how does vivacy compare to xm1+ ?
In a different league itself.

The Vivacy isnt available in small sizes. Only 15" and above. XM1+ tops out at 15". The XM1+ is a budget tyres, the Vivacy is a premium luxury tyre.
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Just one question guruji.

On the Michelin website, it shows that Vivacy is only available in 205/60 R15 in 'H' rating, is it available here in the same size rated 'W' also?

Thanks a ton sir.

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Vivacy is long dead now! It's been many months since the company supplied that tyre to the market.

I suggest you stay away from it and go for something like the Primacy LC. This is a new pattern developed by Michelin meant for silence and comfort.

Though for your Elantra CRDi, I would suggest the PP2s in that size.
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LC or the PP's would be a good choice.
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Now I'm beginning to hear noises from a couple of friends and reading on the forum as well that the PP2s tend to develop bulges soon and Michelin won't do anything about it. Is it worth it then? I don't really want to pay that kind of premium and have the tyres develop bulges soon. Are there any other reliable performance-oriented tyres and what would be the price approximately in 205/60 R15?

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