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Old 20th April 2009, 18:31   #1
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Default Need suggestion on opel corsa tyre

It is the time to change the tyre on my Corsa Sail which has done 49k on stock tyre 175-70-r3.I had shortlisted 185-70-r13 potenza G-III but the dealer is suggesting Turanza.As per him potenza will make more noise at higher speed and will be having less life span.Need expert opinion please.

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Old 20th April 2009, 19:00   #2
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Thanks Mod for moving this post at the rightplace. I am trying to get acquainted with various sections but i must confess it is a daunting task to get acquainted with all the section but i will try.
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Old 21st April 2009, 09:25   #3
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Dealer is right, Bridgestone Turanza ER60 would be better than potenza GIII in terms of noise at high speeds.
What's rationale behind moving from 175/70R13 to 185/70R13?
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Slight improvement in ground clearance.
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Turanza's are again a little bit on the harder side. If you are looking at comfort with a combination of safty and performance give MICHELIN xm1 a shot. They probably will give you around 40 to 44 thousand mileage but the experience is worth it. Michelin's are visually not very appealing though (if that's one of your priorites). 185/70r13 is a good option.
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You can look at Yokohama too as an option. Much more VFM than Michelin.
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I checked Machilen but decided to go ahead with Turanza E60.Two factor influenced my decision
1.Price-Got good deal at Vinayaka Tyre at BTM @3000/tyre
2.Look of Bridgestone is much better
So far experience with this tyre is good and feel more comfortable then the stock tyre.Thanks all for valuable suggestion.
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I do have xm1 on my sail. The ride quality just got better. esp over those pesky bumps.
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Turanza's are again a little bit on the harder side. If you are looking at comfort with a combination of safty and performance give MICHELIN xm1 a shot. They probably will give you around 40 to 44 thousand mileage but the experience is worth it. Michelin's are visually not very appealing though (if that's one of your priorites). 185/70r13 is a good option.
Ride quality of Turanza ER60 is very good.
Agreed, Michelins are fantastic in terms of road noise and comfort but its only a rare case where a set of Michelins will last for more than 40k kms under Indian conditions.
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I checked Machilen but decided to go ahead with Turanza E60.Two factor influenced my decision
1.Price-Got good deal at Vinayaka Tyre at BTM @3000/tyre
2.Look of Bridgestone is much better
So far experience with this tyre is good and feel more comfortable then the stock tyre.Thanks all for valuable suggestion.
Good choice. Drive safe.
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