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Old 7th October 2009, 17:39   #1
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Exclamation Indigo XL - Tyre change - 195/60 R14

Please guide me for next change of tyres on my Indigo XL. I need set of 5 tyres. Size required is 195 / 60 R14. The car has got alloys 14 X 6.

Running is approx. 50% national highways, 25% state highways and 25% city. Highway cruising speed is 100 to 120 KMPH; with car loaded considerably.

Currently itís on Michelin PP2 185/60 R14, This set of tyres has done 15,000 KMs on my previous Indigo; and 20,000 on the current (XL). So, total of 35,000 KMs but it still looks good for another 5 to 7 thousand KMs. I expect the change will be due in next two to three months.

I have short listed following (not in particular order). All these are available in above sizes. Speed and load index varies.

1. Yokohama C drive (86H) Ė Available in India?
2. Yokohama A drive (86H)
3. Continental CPC2 (86H and 86 V)
4. Goodyear Eagle (86V)
5. Goodyear Assurance (86H)
6. Apollo Aceler (86H)
7. Bridgestone Potenza GIII (86H)
8. Bridgestone Turenza ER-60 (86H)

I am NOT looking at Michellin this time as I feel they are bit costly and same quality can be seen in Yoko and Conti for lesser price. Correct me if I am wrong. And I donít want to rule out Aceler just because they are from Apollo.

My regular tyre dealer is suggesting Yoko A drive.

Please give your comments on above tyres for the use stated above. And yes, as I said earlier, I am price conscious this time.
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My vote for the Apollo acelere /Bridgestone ER 60
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Have a look at CPC2 they are better than Acelere!
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After using the PP2, the only thing you should settle for is the Conti CPC2. Around 4k a tyre.

Everything else will suck at handling and you will be very uncomfortable after having got used to the phenomenal grip of the PP2s. The CPC2s are not as good as the PP2s in the dry, but equal in the wet.

More importantly, they are better than the rest of the tyres you've pointed out.
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Please guide me for next change of tyres on my Indigo XL. I need set of 5 tyres. Size required is 195 / 60 R14. The car has got alloys 14 X 6.

5. Goodyear Assurance (86H)
Not discounting any other brand, but I suggest you also take a detailed look at the Assurance.

I have just fitted them on my Ford Fusion and they are great (till now).

Have posted a detailed analysis and preview (with pics) here: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...ml#post1536042 and onward.

Do take a look and update us on your final choice.
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Changed my Indigo tyres with Turanza ER 60s of the same specs you desire. Change was prompted to a large extent by the reviews of the tyre at this site and also partly because this was the only tyre amongst the ones I wanted, A Drives and Accelares being the other two, that was available in this size. Initial experience has been great, as expected. Noise levels are considerably lesser and the comfort and grip levels are a league above the GPS2s. Only issue that i am facing is that the front tyres touch the mudflaps at large steering angles.
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Old 22nd October 2009, 11:24   #7
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Thanks for that input!

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.............Only issue that i am facing is that the front tyres touch the mudflaps at large steering angles.
Can you post pic of tyres touching the flaps?
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Hi Bouncer! Attaching pics as you wanted. The issue is only all large steering angles and I think that if I trim the mudflaps from the inside as per the rub marks, the issue will be solved.
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Wow! That was fast. Thanks.
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BTW, initially I had a speedo error of 6% which has reduced to 3% after the tyre change.
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