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Old 26th July 2009, 11:10   #1
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Guys I am thinking of getting alloys in 15" for my Getz.The tyre size would be either 195/55/15 or 195/50/15.I have a budget of Rs 4000-4500 per tire.The dealer has suggested me NCT 5 claiming them to be very 'light weight tires'.So Now what I want to know is that are these actually light weight and if not the NCT 5 which tires should i be going for considering my budget.
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Hah! Light weight tyres. That's a funny concept. But to be honest, if you want the advantage of lower unsprung weight, you should be going for light weight alloys. But they are extremely heavy on your wallet.

I have NCT5 on my Civic as OEM fitment. They are very noisy and the ride quality is pretty bad. But I hear they last very long.
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NCT 5 is not a great tyre. No idea about "light weight" though! I wonder why anyone would market the tyres as light weight!

Anyway, please go for 195/55 R15. 195/50 R15 will give you very harsh ride. Go for the S drives in that size. Very decent tyres.
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How much would the S drives cost & are there any other decent options in the size 195/55/15?
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That's the only decent option. They will cost around 4.5k per tyre.

Apart from that, you could look at the Maxxis MA Z1. Decent tyre for the performance. Should be around 500-600 bucks cheaper. But its Maxxis. I would still trust a Yokohama over Maxxis anyday
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Why don't you try Michelin? Everyone on TBHP recomends them. They are good tyres. Worth the price.
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PP2's are also available in 195/55 R15 but they'll be more expensive compared to the S.Drive's.
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