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Old 14th April 2009, 00:20   #31
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Thanks everyone for their valuable inputs.

Finalized on the Michilin 265/35 19 they have arrived and will be on the car by tomorrow.
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Old 14th April 2009, 18:31   #32
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I would love and prevaricate some comments!

They are on the car, she feels better then before. Got alignment and balancing done as well and feels much better in the 80~100 km/h range and no vibrations. But have hardly driven it will comment more later.

To establish scale the cellphone is kept on the tyre.

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Very good choice of tyres! You got all 4 in the same size I hope.
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Congrats... I thought you were looking for a budget tyre ! These must have been expensive ?
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Old 16th April 2009, 06:37   #35
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@Nikhil : Yes 265/35 all round now.

@Sahil : Had no choice. Got them at a great price of 20k a pop. *shudder*

Everytime I myself see them I cant get around the size! Damn. Will post more pics soon!
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Quickdraw.

Good choice of tires !

Drive safe.
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20k per tyre ? Thats 1/5th the price of a Nano lol

Congrats. Waiting for the pics of the car
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Default Need advice on Tyre Change for my Mondeo

Hey people, need your expert advice for tyre replacement on my Mondeo.
The stock ones are 205-55-R16-91v. I have decide to retain the stock rims.
I am pretty confused as to which tires to go with. Price is not a factor performance is . I was looking at Yokos (Advan), Michellin (Pilot Preceda) or Continental (Extreme Contact DW) and Bridgestone (Potenza GIII).Will take your advice if there is any other brand i should go for. Would need your opinion from your experience about the Ride Quality, Grip, Steering Precision, Tyre Noise and also the ride hight, simply cannot drive towards Tumkur with the existing road conditions. I use the Mondeo for extensive long distance commutes and am a relatively aggressive driver. Enuf said, i will wait for you experts to help me decide.

Plan to replace by next weekend

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My Mondeo runs on Yoko S-Drives. They do their job pretty well around corners. But thier grip on dry roads is very disappointing, there is absolutely no road feel at all. Also there are some doubts on their performance during prolonged highway drives, I myself have some bad experience but not sure if it was because of sticking pads.

Michelin PP2 offers the best performance amoung budget performance tires but they are available only in 225/50Z/R16 profile. However their Primacy LC and Primacy HP ranges have 205/55/R16 profiles.

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Thank You Novice, i did read the reviews on S-Drives on other websites and was disappointed as well, else they would have been on my list of choices, are you still using the S-Drivers ? Will look up into the Primacy Series
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AFAIK advan neovas are the best performance tyres available in india.
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Stay away from the Bridgestones. The Conti Extreme Contact is not available in India, so no point in looking at it.

PP2s are good. Advan Neovas are hardcore and may not last you more than 20k kms. If you are ok with that and the sky high cost, then go for it.

The Conti CPC2 would be a good compromise between cost, performance and ride comfort. S drives would be good as well. One or two guys have had a bad experience with it. However, personally, I dont think that is reason enough to reject it.

If you are going in for Advan Neovas, I suggest you stick to the stock size.
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Thank You Novice, cooldude1988765, Nikhilb2008.
I will look into the the Conti CPC2 and the Advan Neovas.
When we say high price, how much do these cost , the Advan Neovas ?
Also any idea of the Conti CPC2 Prices in Bangalore ?
I read on some sites that the Contis wear out fast aswell, is that true ?
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Contis will give you about 35-40k life. Max of 45k.

Advan Neovas in 205/55 R16 cost about 8.5k

CPC2 costs around 7.6k.
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Thank You Nikhil, I visited the Yoko and the Conti website. I favour the Contis over the Yokos Advan considering the life-span,(need your advice here ). Well i am zeroing into the these choices as of now of-course with the Stock size in mind, in that order:
1) Conti CPC2,
2) Yoko Neovas
3) Michellin Pilot Preceda.

Now, have some questions though,
1)When we compare these 3 which one would you suggest to buy or rank them in such a way that my confusion is eased ?keeping in my the Grip Levels, Breaking & Tyre Noise.
2)What sizes can i go for while keeping the same radius (16") in mind,
will a different size (sidewall height) mean some difference in ride height ?
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