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Old 12th May 2009, 00:46   #1
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I've 2006 model Optra Royale 1.6LT which has run almost 40k till now. I'm now shifted from Delhi to Hyderabad (extreme hot temp) Keeping it in mind, what tyres should I go for? I've few preferences ( I understand all of them might not work together but still)
1. Better/excellent fuel efficiency
2. Excellent roadgrip
3. It should give a feel-good factor (appear well in looks). As of now, I've company fitted Goodyear tyres with 195/60 R15 specs
4. I'm not sure whther I should go for wider tyres or normal looks.
5. one more important aspect to be kept in mind is that Hyderabad has extreme hot climate & even rains heavily & I'm in mood of selling my car.

Kindly quote the price range for the specific tyres & which specific one should I go for?

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My Optra Royale 1.6 LT 2006 model, has walked 48k in almost 4 years. I see the tires can last only for a month. I'm planning to change the shoes from 185/65 r14 (Goodyear NCT5 Eagle) to 195/60 r14 (Michelin Energy XM1+)

I've gone through various threads in this forum & I hope the option I've opted for is good. I think Michelin XM1+ will give good ride comfort & be fuel efficient too.

Any Pros & Cons of my option??

I'm based in Hyderabad. What are the prices of the Michelin XM1+ 195/60 r14 here in Hyderabad?

PS: Does anyone in Hyderabad buys back old worn tires? If yes, kindly provide details.

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I would suggest you stick to 185/65 R14. It gives better ride comfort and is much cheaper. The 195/60 R14 size in Michelin is overpriced by a huuuuge margin. It is around 4.5k whereas the rest of the competition is in the range of 3400-4000 per tyre.

Also, the extra 10mm wont make too much of a difference for handling. The 185/65 R14 is good enough.

185/65 R14 will give better ride comfort as the sidewall height is more than 195/60 R14.

Another good option is the Conti CPC2. If you are particular on 195/60 R14, then get the CPC2 instead of the XM1+.
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I would suggest you stick to 185/65 R14. It gives better ride comfort and is much cheaper. The 195/60 R14 size in Michelin is overpriced by a huuuuge margin. It is around 4.5k whereas the rest of the competition is in the range of 3400-4000 per tyre.

Also, the extra 10mm wont make too much of a difference for handling. The 185/65 R14 is good enough.

185/65 R14 will give better ride comfort as the sidewall height is more than 195/60 R14.

Another good option is the Conti CPC2. If you are particular on 195/60 R14, then get the CPC2 instead of the XM1+.

Thanks Nikhil. I understand the concerns but I wanted to get feel good factor by using 195/60 combination. I'm not sure about Conti CPC2 (haven't seen them)
but with Michelin I'm getting the durability & atleast equivalent ride comfort as I used to get with Goodyear. Plus I drive car with a good traffic sense (not into rash driving or car racing)
With all the reviews so far, I'm sure they're not hard ones on the road. What say?
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Hows Yokohama ES100 Vs Michelin XM1+?

Yokohama ES100 looks pretty sporty though...I'm not sure about their durability, wear n tear..

Kindly assist.

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ES 100 is sporty, noisy and sidewall is quite soft. I would suggest the XM1+ .
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I say go for the Pilot Preceda 2. Upsize to 205/55. They are awesome tyres. Have put the same on my Magnum. They look good and are very reliable.
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Hows Yokohama ES100 Vs Michelin XM1+?

Yokohama ES100 looks pretty sporty though...I'm not sure about their durability, wear n tear..

Kindly assist.

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ES100 is a sport oriented tyre, will have lesser tyre life.
XM1+ and ES100 are altogether different leagues.
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OK..that gives a good view. I'm upsizing Optra to 195/60 r14 (not much) else it'll effect mileage & if I go for bigger ones, they might give probs during side cuts

I've seen Bridgestone Pilot Preceda 2 as well & they'll definitely enhance the look of Optra with such manly tyres but I'm kind of closing down to Michelin XM1+

The only concern is if I go for such manly look tyres, I'll have to compromise on mileage & durability too.

BTW, I'm getting 195/60 r14 Michelin XM1+ for 4100/- & Yokohama ES100 for 3600/- in Hyderabad

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You mean Michelin PP2. Bridgestone dont make anything named the Pilot Preceda 2!

Frankly, if you have finalised on 195/60 R14, I suggest you ditch everything and go in for the Continental CPC2.
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