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Old 23rd September 2009, 17:50   #1
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My Palio (1.6) has done 27K kms. in the last 4.5 years on 195/60/14 BS potenza GIII's, I had a pretty good time with them, they handled well, I push my car a bit too much at times & they never let me down.

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On my recent trip to Ahmednagar, I had a punctured tire. On inspection i came to know that there were a couple of cracks on the side wall, after getting the car back to Mumbai, i visited the local tire shop & checked out a few tires, it came to my notice that the GIII's had softer side walls compared to the same sized Turanza & BF Goodrich. side wall damage incident during a puncture has happened for the second time.

I have started to doubt that GIII's have weak side walls ( it might be helping the tire to be more flexible & aid griping during extreme cornering ) but as its been 4+ years though the tread pattern says that it can run for a few thousand more kms, i was planning on putting new rubber.
Was thinking how would it feel to get back to the stock size, & If i decide to go for the current size which tire should I go for.

Please help me choose a tire which handles well in wet as well as dry, I don't care much about the tread noise.
Also help me decide between stock/over size.
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Chintan.
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In 195/60 R14, for a Palio 1.6, there is only one tyre worth recommending. The Conti CPC2s. Recommended if you drive fast and like to have grip during curves and turns.

If you are looking for outright comfort, then get the Michelin XM1+ in 185/65 R14.
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Old 24th September 2009, 10:49   #3
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In 195/60 R14, for a Palio 1.6, there is only one tyre worth recommending. The Conti CPC2s. Recommended if you drive fast and like to have grip during curves and turns.

If you are looking for outright comfort, then get the Michelin XM1+ in 185/65 R14.
Hey thanks for your advice Nikhil, I shall check the rates today,
Yesterday i went to see if i had other options, the shop owner showed me 185/60/14 Apollo accelere @2600, 175/65/14 Turanza @ 3000 & rest all 195/60/14 (ES100 YOKO/GIII/Turanza) fell in the range of 3700-3800 rs.

Q 1> I dont know how the palio rides on stock tires as i had replaced them with GIII's the moment i bought it so can some one (who drives a palio with stock size tire) tell me how does the car ride on stock rubbers.

Q 2> How are Apolo Accelere & Turanza tires ?

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Apollo Acceleres, ER60s, XM1+, A drives: They are all one segment below the CPC2.

Dont overcomplicate matters!

You want grip, get the 195/60 R14 CPC2. If you want comfort and silence, get the XM1+ in 185/65 R14. 185/60 R!4 is a bad upsize. You lose out on ride comfort big time.
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Guess you are right with the Acceleres,A Drives. I shall go check the Conti & XM1 tires and then take the call.
Thanks for your valued input buddy.
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