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Old 21st December 2016, 15:15   #631
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I just called up Apollo authorized dealer in my town and Apollo Alnac 4G was quoted at Rs 4800 per tyre making it Rs 19200/- for a set of 4. They have an offer going on till 30th Dec 2016 where they is Rs 1200/- discount offered. So the tyres will cost me Rs 18000/-. The guy mumbled something about two types of warranty available - 5 yrs and 2 yrs unconditional. Later he stuck to the 2 yrs warranty part.

DRIV3R and Joxster's posts have brought back my focus on Michelin vs Yoko.
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Old 1st January 2017, 11:23   #632
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Finally the Punto got new shoes and it was Michelin P3ST. The tyres were replaced at Premji Tyre Plus Thane. each tyre costed Rs 5800/- and the total cost came to Rs 23000 including wheel alignment, balancing, Nitrogen filling and new valves. Got a mere Rs 200 on the old tryes. 2 tyres were of 38th week of 2016, one each of 37th and 39th week meaning all the tyres were of September 2016 make. The tyres surprisingly are seen as made in Thailand.

During the tyre replacement process, one stud of the front tyre was found to be tight. It was no surprise that the threads on the disc rim were gone and also the the stud threads were kaput. Had to get the threads on the disc rethreaded and new stud bolt installed. The dealer wanted me to pay for the same but I flatly refused saying it was their mistake. These guys generally use pneumatic powered wrenches and do not have any knowledge of torque settings.
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Mine is running on 185/70 R14 and I am planning to up-size to 195/70 R14. I will get 7mm more GC with much more softer ride. She has clocked ~1 lac and I don't throw her around the corners like I did in past! Anyone tried this? I don't think it will foul with the wheel well as I travel alone 99.999%

P.S. 195/70 R14 is the size recommended for Qualis!
Just to update: I did upgrade to 195/70 R14 and my Punto drives like a dream (with 2 pax). I have not yet fully loaded it; but the gap in the wheel well seems enough. Gives a much better stance as well.
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Just to update: I did upgrade to 195/70 R14 and my Punto drives like a dream (with 2 pax). I have not yet fully loaded it; but the gap in the wheel well seems enough. Gives a much better stance as well.
Are you running 195/70 R14 on the original steel discs? Which tyres did you choose?

I need to change my tyres (currently running on MRF ZLOs) and these are the options I got while searching online:

Bridgestone MY-02 Sporty - 185/70 R 14
Bridgestone Turanza AR 20 185/65 R14 86H
Yokohama Db Decibel - DNA dB ES501 - 185/70 R 14
Michelin XM2 - 185/70 R 14
ContiComfortContact CC5 -185/70 R 14

My priorities are good grip (dry and wet) followed by low tyre noise. I am happy to compromise on tyre life and is happy with any tyre which can last 25K kms.

Planning to go tyre hunting in coming week, but would love to hear inputs about my choices so that i can narrow it down to three before I start the price hunting.

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I have Michelin Primacy 195 and they have already clocked 25K Kms and would easily give me another 10K Km. Pretty good tyres.
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Bridgestone MY-02 Sporty - 185/70 R 14
Bridgestone Turanza AR 20 185/65 R14 86H
Yokohama Db Decibel - DNA dB ES501 - 185/70 R 14
Michelin XM2 - 185/70 R 14
ContiComfortContact CC5 -185/70 R 14
I would chose Michelin XM2 or Conti CC5.
Do check out Michelin Primacy too, have them on my Linea, great tyres!
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I have Michelin Primacy 195 and they have already clocked 25K Kms and would easily give me another 10K Km. Pretty good tyres.
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I would chose Michelin XM2 or Conti CC5.
Do check out Michelin Primacy too, have them on my Linea, great tyres!
Only if they were available at R14 size

Few of my friends swear by them and I had almost decided to go for them, but then realized that they don't come in R14 size.

Same story with Conti MC5 too.

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Have been using Continental MC5 since the last 50k kms. Tyre shop says that they have a good 10 - 15k kms life left in them.

Surprised since these tyres have been the softest I've used till date, and my previous sets (Stock Goodyears - 50k kms and Yoko Decibels - 48k kms) have all lasted much less!
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Bridgestone MY-02 Sporty - 185/70 R 14
Bridgestone Turanza AR 20 185/65 R14 86H
I am hunting for new tyres for my Linea and have shortlisted AR-20 as well. I called at least 6 dealers in Chennai and I was told that there is no supply for AR-20. They can give me ER-60 only.

However one dealer sounded positive as he told me he will check the whole of south India suppliers and get back to me.
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Have been using Continental MC5 since the last 50k kms. Tyre shop says that they have a good 10 - 15k kms life left in them....
Glad to hear your feedback about Continental MC5. I changed the stock tyres on my Punto after 50K km to Continental MC5 after recommendation from the Tyre shop. Its been 10K kms after the change, apart from a couple of puntures the tyres have been good.

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Bridgestone MY-02 Sporty - 185/70 R 14
Bridgestone Turanza AR 20 185/65 R14 86H
My dealer could not source the latest manufactured AR20. He could only able to find some manufactured in 2015 and he told me Bridgestone will offer 7% discount on the price. I dropped AR20 from my list now.
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