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Old 19th August 2009, 15:07   #76
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Yoko S drives are good according to many, so are PP2 from Michellin
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PP2 is better or Primacy LC if we go with Michelin?
Also if Yoko A drive is considered will alloys look good in it?

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You can go for the Conti CPC 2. Lovely tyre. Very well reviewed. Slightly harder sidewall than Michelin which means it is going to be more durable. Also, will have much better grip in wet and dry than the Michelin. However, Primacy LC is going to be quieter and more expensive.

My vote for the Conti.

Edit: S drives not available in 195/60 R15. PP2 is available only in 205/60 R16 or 205/55 R15. S drives are available in 205/55 R15.
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Am afraid i dont know about Conti CPC 2- can you give more info for them.

Is Primacy LC,Yoko A drive and Conti CPC 2 available in 195/60 R15?
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Old 19th August 2009, 15:20   #77
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Tire guru itself is here Go with conti's they have had good reviews and more vfm. Primacy is newly launched and dont think many people would have tried it, and its more of a comfort tire than performance.
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PP2 is performance. Primacy LC is comfort. A drive is not equal to these tyres. Dont compare them.

Information about CPC 2? Google is your friend!

Primacy LC is available in 195/60 R15.
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Tire guru itself is here Go with conti's they have had good reviews and more vfm. Primacy is newly launched and dont think many people would have tried it, and its more of a comfort tire than performance.
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PP2 is performance. Primacy LC is comfort. A drive is not equal to these tyres. Dont compare them.

Information about CPC 2? Google is your friend!

Primacy LC is available in 195/60 R15.
So its between Primacy LC,Conti CPC 2 and PP2.

Any idea about the prices for each of these?
Also which one of these will be better with alloys?
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I suggest CPC2. PP2 is really expensive. Both of them will go well with alloys. Primacy LC is if you want a super comfy and silent ride. But not available in 205/55 R15. If you want some grip and feedback from your steering it will be between PP2 and CPC2. PP2 will be much much more expensive than CPC 2 in 205/55 R15. So, CPC 2 wins.

For 195.60 R15, only CPC 2 and Primacy LC. Again, if you wnt comfort, then Primacy LC. Otherwise CPC2.
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Thanks for the info.
Does anyone knows from where we can get the CPC 2 and Michelin in delhi region?
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Gurus,

I would be getting my Linea in a week's time. My first customization would be to get a new set of tyres. I have been advised not to upgrade to 205/55/R15 by a couple of Michelin dealers in & around Delhi-NCR for some weird reasons. So I am concentrating on the OEM size only - 195/60/R15.

My requirements - comfortable ride, less noise at higher speeds ( I travel up & down on Noida-Greater Noida expressway daily) & tyres should last about 50K or more.

I know Michelin meet my requirements as my other cars - Scorpio & Getz D have been riding on them for 25K & 15K resp., but they seem to wear out relatively faster.

Please advise if I should blindly go for the Primacy LC or chose anything better, if there are any.
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I just put them on my 30,000km run Corolla and the difference is amazing. I had these big Bridgestones with the wet weather type design earlier. Got conned into buying them by some sleazy tyre shop owner when I had just bought my car. They gave a really hard ride and were really unstable so I decided to change evern though there's some life left in them.

The Michelin Primacy LCs are truly out of this world. The ride is really soft and quiet in normal driving conditions, and at the same time great at hard cornering too. The feeling you get is like buying a really expensive pair of fancy sneakers and wearing them for the first time.
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I have booked a Fiat Punto Emotion which has 175/70 R14 Bridgestone tyres. A dealer has offered offered 15" alloys and Goodyear GT3 tyres removed from a Punto (original owner has upgraded to new sets of alloys and tyres). Is it advisable to accept the offer? Will it adversely affect ride comfort or anything else? Any other tyres suggested? Experts please advise.
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Get the original alloys but ditch the GT3 tyres(unless you are on a very tight budget). The alloys are very hard to come by and I suggest you dont lose this opportunity to get a set of alloys that fit perfectly to your vehicle.
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Thanks for the info.
Does anyone knows from where we can get the CPC 2 and Michelin in delhi region?
I can see from your profile that you spend your weekends in Noida. There are Bridgestone and Michelin authorised dealers in Sec 16 NOIDA (1 km from Nirula, and landmark is McDonalds, Savoy Suite, Sec 16 Metro station). These are 50 metres from my office. In fact, Sec 16 auto market is huge and you will not miss it (Mcdonalds, many ATM of banks on main road, 0.5 km from Rajnigandha). In Lajpat Nagar, there is BK Tyres (behind Elegant Accessories) who is good and stocks all brands.

Also check from Michelin and Bridgestone sites.

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These michelin Primacy LC are way too too expensive, i checked the price for my SX4 upgrade, with a size of 225/55R16 and i got a cost of 9350 Rs/- for each tire, way too much.
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Hi Nainar,

I am with Madhus! I would have loved to meet you!

Anyway, the GT3 removed tyres we offered are 100% pukka. I think you will need to trust us(or any other dealer) on that.
Hmm! May be I passed this offer prematurely.

But my first impressions of Michelin Primacy LC is very positive. My Corolla came with stock Bridgestone Potenzas and compared to that the road noise definitely is a couple of dBs less. I drove to Pune from Bangalore via Hyderabad and I have to admit that the mileage did improve. Not the 20% as claimed by Micheline, but from @14 kmpl it did go to @15.5 kmpl for my style of driving. And the car does touch 160 effortlessly unlike the stock tyre where it used to take possibly a bit longer.

So I might have ended up paying a premium of @25% in the tyre cost, but recover 10% in fuel expenses and get very very comfortable, less noisy ride. I regret now for not having done this when I bought the car itself four years back.

Nainar

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Get the original alloys but ditch the GT3 tyres(unless you are on a very tight budget). The alloys are very hard to come by and I suggest you dont lose this opportunity to get a set of alloys that fit perfectly to your vehicle.
Thanks for the suggestion. Would like to buy Primacy LC
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Hi Guys,

After doing quite a bit of research on tyre brands suiting my requirements - I have basically zeroed in on Potenza RE 88 and Primacy LC for my Magnum 2.0 Diesel.

In my opinion, Michelins may give a more comfortable ride but I have been told that it is a softer compound with weak sidewall as compared to the Bridgestones.

If I were to tell you, that I can compromise for a bit of sound, but not on the strength of the tyre - but the noise should not be "deafening" at speeds of 120+ (which the Mag reaches easily) what would you recommend?

P.S. - A die hard Ferrari Fan loves to ride on Potenzas. So it has to be a solid reason to go for the Michelines
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