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Old 28th January 2010, 13:19   #16
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17" is a waste. Please get the tyres changed anyway. The NCT5s are crap. Get Continentals in 205/55 R16. They are comfortable and can cope up when you push them hard.
Thanks. A Chandigarh tyre dealer says he will give me the Continentals 205/55 R16 in exchange for the NCT5 for Rs 9000 (5 tyres). He says the NCT5 costs Rs 4400 per tyre and the Continental Rs 6200 per tyre, Is this a good rate?
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nikhil - what about the Yoko's in this size - a friend of mine has them on his 2007 Laura L&K and is really happy with them.
and how about the Michelins? another friend recently bought a new Laura 1.8 TSI and changed the original Goodyear 195's to the 205 Michelins. He also seems very pleased with them.

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Thanks. A Chandigarh tyre dealer says he will give me the Continentals 205/55 R16 in exchange for the NCT5 for Rs 9000 (5 tyres). He says the NCT5 costs Rs 4400 per tyre and the Continental Rs 6200 per tyre, Is this a good rate?
It's a good rate. Take it!

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nikhil - what about the Yoko's in this size - a friend of mine has them on his 2007 Laura L&K and is really happy with them.
and how about the Michelins? another friend recently bought a new Laura 1.8 TSI and changed the original Goodyear 195's to the 205 Michelins. He also seems very pleased with them.
In 205/55 R16, there are no proper all round tyres. The S Drives are the only ones, but I would prefer the CPC2s.

In 15", from 195/65 R15, the upsize is 205/60 R15. YOko has the ES100, A Drives and V550s. The ES100 is just ok. Cant even compare it to the CPC2. Same for the A drives. The A drive is basically a low end, entry level tyre. You shouldnt compare it to the CPC2. The C drives are a better comparison, but unavailable in this size. The V550 is very good for comfort, but from the reviews I've read on the net, they arent that great in the wet. However, psycho is using these tyres in the 205/65 R15 size on his car. He will be able to give oyu a better opinion.

Now, you say your friend got the Michelins in 205. What size? And if he got the Primacy LC, they are very good comfort tyres. However, the sidewall is a little bit softer than the CPC2s. The CPC2s are better handlers too.
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17" is a waste. Please get the tyres changed anyway. The NCT5s are crap. Get Continentals in 205/55 R16. They are comfortable and can cope up when you push them hard.

Nikhilb2008, any particular model/No. for the Continentals in 205/55 R16? Thanks.
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I need to replace the tyres on my 2008 Superb.

Which would be the best tyres for this car? I am interested in durability on bad roads as the primary criterion. The Zuma tyres which came with the car were pretty pathetic.

Also. where would I get the right tyres in Mumbai? My driver tells me that the tyres have a waiting period of a week!

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Suggest you write to Nikhilb2008 - our fellow member. He is quite a guru on tyres! Also his family own the foremost tyre balancing and wheel alignment centre in Bangalore other than being a Tyre dealer too.
From memory, he has always highly recommended the Yokohama brand for its quality, reliability and performance capabilities.
Do PM him and ask for his opinion.

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Hi

I need to replace the tyres on my 2008 Superb.

Which would be the best tyres for this car? I am interested in durability on bad roads as the primary criterion. The Zuma tyres which came with the car were pretty pathetic.

Also. where would I get the right tyres in Mumbai? My driver tells me that the tyres have a waiting period of a week!

Thanks

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Michelin should be a good option.
And you will also get a Samsung phone free and it's not a bad phone at all:-)
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Are the Michelins more expensive than other tyres? Then I might as well buy the Samsung! Also I remember reading on the forums somewhere that they are soft and unsuited to Indian roads.

I will check out the Yokos and send a message to Nikhilb.

What size of tyre would be best?

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I did some checking on the websites.

Michelin has an excellent website and recommends either Primacy LC 205/55R16 or Pilot Sport 225/50R16 for my car.

The Bridgestone site does not work and Yokohama does not have a website. I am inclined to ignore these two companies on this ground alone. I mean, this is 2010 and the age of Web 2.0. These guys are yet to enter Web 1.0!

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I have Michelines even on my Tucson and I take Tucson to all places where my car can not go. The tyres are good - very good even on bad roads.

Check the entire Michelin range - they will surely have something for you needs.
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The NCT5s are crap. Get Continentals in 205/55 R16. They are comfortable and can cope up when you push them hard.
Hi Nikhil, I am buying a jetta and thinking of replacing the stock Goodyear NCT 205/55r16 tyres. Which tyres would you recommend? Michelin primacy LC or Pirelli cinturato p7 or Bridgestone turanza? A dealer in Pune is offering around Rs 4500 for the NCTs if I buy the michelins from him for roughly 9300 a piece. Is this a good price?

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