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Old 17th May 2009, 15:22   #1
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Hi All,

I am looking at a tire upgrade on my new car which is to be delivered this week. The OE size of the wheels are 195/55 R15.

I am looking at the Continental Premium Contact2 tyres. But, I am not able to find any reviews here on this tire. Is there anyone who could help me in choosing this tire?

I have run my previous car on the Continental EcoContact3 and those were exceptionally good. Amazing grip, absolutely low noise & better handling. Dint get to run this tire on wet conditions and I cant comment much on its handling on wet condition!

It would be great if the pricing of the Premium Contact 2 tyres is also known

Thanks all in advance for your help

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I assume you're getting the Fiesta 1.6 S. That is the only car coming with those tyres as OEM!

Cont CPC2 doesnt come in 195/55. You get 195/50 R15 or 195/60 R15. I suggest the latter.

195/50 should be around 5k and the 195/60 should be around4.5k per tyre.

CPC2 generally has good reviews. A few people I know are quite happy with them. they might need a little more care vis a vis the MRF/JK/Goodyears though. The sidewall is a little softer like most imported tyres.

Conti being one of the best in the business worldwide, I wouldnt have any problems buying them.
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Old 17th May 2009, 21:31   #3
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Thanks Nikhil. Right guessed. Its the 1.6S.

I am more inclined towards the Conti tires but I am a bit more particular about sticking to the OE size.

The CPC2 are available in 195/55 R15 (85V & 85H) on the Conti website.

Continental Tires -ContiPremiumContact™ 2

Or if this size is not available in India, which tyre does equally perform?
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Thanks Nikhil. Right guessed. Its the 1.6S.

I am more inclined towards the Conti tires but I am a bit more particular about sticking to the OE size.

The CPC2 are available in 195/55 R15 (85V & 85H) on the Conti website.

Continental Tires -ContiPremiumContact™ 2

Or if this size is not available in India, which tyre does equally perform?
Continental's logistics is still a little rough around the edges and you might not get the full range that you see on thier websites. I tried to get their ContactSport and other performance oriented tyres without success.

I am presently using Michelin Primacy HP in the size 205/55 R 16.

I am also using Pirelli P7 in the size 195/55 R15, yup in the exact size that you are looking at and no, it is not on a Fiesta but on Linea wheels which are fitted onto a Palio GTX.

Both tyres are good, very good. A brief comparo might be useful to you - The HPs are more expensive and lean more towards comfort, the tread rubber is soft and grippy and the sidewalls are neither too hard nor too soft but provide plenty of cushioning. The P7s are slightly less expensive and are more performance oriented (grip and control), the tread rubber seems as soft as on the HPs but the sidewalls are slightly stiffer. Both are very quiet.

Personally, I think I like the Pirelli P7s better.

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Naaaah.... dont bother looking at the foreign websites of these companies.

It's not in India for sure.

You could consider the S drives or A drives from Yokohama in that size. Or, Ad07s ! Advans might(more likely, WILL) be overkill for your car if it's stock. A drives are useless as they are equivalent to the Goodyear NCT5 you will be getting. As an upgrade, the S drives might be the most sensible.

There is also a Bridgestone Potenza GIII in that size, but I would request you to stay as far away from that as possible!

That is pretty much the end of your options. Not too big a fan of the Goodyears, but I assume there might be an Eagle F1 or something in that size.

EDIT after seeing Ravveendra's post: You may get some more options in the grey market. I'm referring only to the 'white' market in my post.

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Continental's logistics is still a little rough around the edges and you might not get the full range that you see on thier websites. I tried to get their ContactSport and other performance oriented tyres without success.
I am planning to do a quick search tomorrow on the range of tyres in that size. Will update you if I am lucky

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I am presently using Michelin Primacy HP in the size 205/55 R 16.

I am also using Pirelli P7 in the size 195/55 R15, yup in the exact size that you are looking at and no, it is not on a Fiesta but on Linea wheels which are fitted onto a Palio GTX.
Yeah, saw the pics of your stunning GTX!

I have extensively used the Pirelli P6000 on my Ikon earlier before I swapped to the Conti EcoContact3. It took all the abuse and survived more than 45K Kms! But I suffered aqua planning extensively from the P6000! The grip was ok otherwise in slightly wet roads!

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Naaaah.... dont bother looking at the foreign websites of these companies.

It's not in India for sure.

You could consider the S drives or A drives from Yokohama in that size. Or, Ad07s ! Advans might(more likely, WILL) be overkill for your car if it's stock. A drives are useless as they are equivalent to the Goodyear NCT5 you will be getting. As an upgrade, the S drives might be the most sensible.

There is also a Bridgestone Potenza GIII in that size, but I would request you to stay as far away from that as possible!

That is pretty much the end of your options. Not too big a fan of the Goodyears, but I assume there might be an Eagle F1 or something in that size.

EDIT after seeing Ravveendra's post: You may get some more options in the grey market. I'm referring only to the 'white' market in my post.
The S-Drives, I am reading quite inconsistent reviews about this tire here in TBHP and I guess thats mainly due to a poor Yokohama QC.

I am not a big fan of Goodyear either and that is one reason I want to get that rubber off the car by the time I take delivery!

I was thinking the GIIIs were good!

How about the ER60?
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Yokohama Advan Sport, A359, S Drive and A drive are available in 195/55 R15 size. I checked it from:
Yokohama Tyres Size List

The above link is with respect to UK so please contact Yokohama India at customercare@yokohama-india.com .

Well, I have no idea about above mentioned tyres other than A359's, which as per many users are well recommended and better than Potenza GIII's. I will getting Yoko's for my Santro in 175/60 R13. There is a thread for Yokohama A359 :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ama-539-s.html

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Yokohama Advan Sport, A359, S Drive and A drive are available in 195/55 R15 size. I checked it from:
Yokohama Tyres Size List

The above link is with respect to UK so please contact Yokohama India at customercare@yokohama-india.com .

Well, I have no idea about above mentioned tyres other than A359's, which as per many users are well recommended and better than Potenza GIII's. I will getting Yoko's for my Santro in 175/60 R13. There is a thread for Yokohama A359 :
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ama-539-s.html

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Tanveer,

I just told gave you ALL the options in Yoko in tht size. You have only 3 options. No point talking about A539 since it is not available. I am looking at Yoko's pricelist and telling you which sizes are available .

@anachronix --- I dont think the conflicting reports of S drives are due to Yoko's QC. I think it is because people drive differently. Some people drive very aggressively and the S drives are maybe not meant for heavy cars and extreme driving. For that, you need Michelin PP2 or Advans.

There are lots of people who have had good experiences with the S drives. There are more good reviews than bad ones. I think if you stick to the stock size, the S drives are your only option as an UPGRADE.
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How much does the S-Drive cost for 195/55 R15?
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Pretty sure it's in the 4500/- range.
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Tanveer,

I just told gave you ALL the options in Yoko in tht size. You have only 3 options. No point talking about A539 since it is not available. I am looking at Yoko's pricelist and telling you which sizes are available .
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Nikhil, A359's are available officially in India; might not be in the size you're looking for. I got the confirmation from Yokohama India for A359 and the price I got from a local dealer is Rs.2,700 for 175/60 R13. Well, where did you get hold of the full list?
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Tanveer,

I'm well aware that the A539 is in India . I was referring to that particular size.

I got the full list because I'm a Yokohama dealer! Hehe...
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Tanveer,

I'm well aware that the A539 is in India . I was referring to that particular size.

I got the full list because I'm a Yokohama dealer! Hehe...
Very funny indeed. Anyways how are the A359's, I'm getting for Rs.2,700 a tyre (175/60 R13) in Delhi. Really don't know if the rate is fine or not.

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It's fine. No problems with that.
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There are four tyres on Continental Premium Contact2 series 60:

205/60 R 91H TL
205/60 R 91V TL
205/60 R 91W TL
205/60 R 95H TL XL

Can you tyre gurus tell me the differences and cost? Nikhil where are you?
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