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Old 16th September 2009, 22:45   #1
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Hi guys,

My civic has crossed 40k mark and its time for some new footwear for her. Currently it is running on Goodyear NTC2 which came as OE.

Primary I am looking for silent (minimum road noise) and comfort oriented Tyres. I have shortlisted -
1. Michelin Primacy LC
2. Michelin XM1+

Is there any other brand that I should consider. I chose above based on expirence I had with Michelin XM1 (read supremely comfortable) on my Jazz.

Another question is what is the right upsize if I dont want to change the Original rims.
Current size -195/65 R15
Considering - 205/60 R15

I am in Karol Bagh area can someone suggest good tyre shop where I can get these thing done.

Finally, what damage should I expect on my pocket.

Thanks Alot guys. Hope to see some posts soon

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Old 16th September 2009, 23:18   #2
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Try the Yoko V550 in 205/60-15 or the Continental ContiPremiumContact2 in 205/60-15.

These are the best options in that size.

AFAIK, you don't get the Primacy LC in 205/60-15.
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AFAIK, you don't get the Primacy LC in 205/60-15.
@vid6639 I am considering both 195 & 205 section the only criteria being minimum road noise and excellent comfort.. I will take a look at conti & yoko
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If you want min. road noise and best comfort then go for the 195/65-15 itself. Main reason being Civic has very low clearance and the 205/60-15 will reduce that by a couple of mm.

If you don't encounter huge mountain breakers like bangalore and you don't have a problem with civic clearance then try the Conti and Yoko I posted earlier, they are the best comfort tyres in the market along with the Primacy LC.
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Now the choice is between Conti CPC2 & Michelin Primacy LC. Can I go for 205/65 R15 without changing the original rim.

What about conti CPC3 are they better than CPC2.

Hey tyre gurus Please help me out here..
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Are you getting CPC3 in India??? I think you only get CPC2.

You have a choice of teh following:

Conti CPC2 205/60-15
Michelin Primacy LC 195/65-15.
Yoko V550 205/60-15.

My choice would be between the Conti and Yoko, whichever I get a better deal on. Both the tyres are very good and hardly any difference between them.
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I have changed the shoes of my Civic to Michelin and the performance is good. I have not upsized it and it is the OEM size and i beleive it's 195/65 R15
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Firstly Thanks alot for your replies. I really appreciate it.
Now few more queries..

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Are you getting CPC3 in India??? I think you only get CPC2.

You have a choice of teh following:

Conti CPC2 205/60-15
Michelin Primacy LC 195/65-15.
Yoko V550 205/60-15.

My choice would be between the Conti and Yoko, whichever I get a better deal on. Both the tires are very good and hardly any difference between them.
@vid - Sorry dude I didnt knew CPC3 are not avilable in India. I saw them online. But are they better that CPC2 & Primacy LC if I somehow I am able to find it.
Since I know nothing about different tires, I am assuming that -
1. Comfort factor in Conti & Michelin is at par.
2. Noise factor in Conti & Michelin is at par.
3. Conti offers better grip than Michelin.

I read in other thread that conti's sidewalls are soft so they are pron to sidewall damage. Is it true?

What monitory damage I am looking at if I go with conti?


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I have changed the shoes of my Civic to Michelin and the performance is good. I have not upsized it and it is the OEM size and i beleive it's 195/65 R15
If you dont mind can you please tell me the model and its cost.
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Manu, I'm not sure on costs but the Conti CPC2 205/60-15 costs around Rs.5.4-5.6K per tyre.

CPC3 will be better but I wouldn't know by how much as I have never seen them or sat in a car shod with one.

The Primacy LC and the Yoko V550 prices I'm not too sure of.
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I have Yoko A-drive 205/60R15 on my Altis. They are quite silent performers.
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I have Yoko A-drive 205/60R15 on my Altis. They are quite silent performers.
I thought you had 205/65-15. Did you change them again to 205/60-15?
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So did you finalize on anything yet ?
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There is no CPC3 anywhere in the world. Forget India.
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So did you finalize on anything yet ?
Not yet.. CPC2 doesnt come in 195/65R15. And I dont know if I can safely put 205/60 R15 on original rim.. If this is not feasible then I will go with Primacy LC in original size.

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There is no CPC3 anywhere in the world. Forget India.
I only said that coz I saw it on their website. sorry my bad.

Please can anyone tell me if i can safely mount 205/60 R15 on original Civic rim.
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Not yet.. CPC2 doesnt come in 195/65R15. And I dont know if I can safely put 205/60 R15 on original rim.. If this is not feasible then I will go with Primacy LC in original size.


I only said that coz I saw it on their website. sorry my bad.

Please can anyone tell me if i can safely mount 205/60 R15 on original Civic rim.
You can safely put 205/60-15 on your stock Civic alloys. Absolutely no problem whatsoever 100%.
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