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Old 23rd December 2009, 02:31   #16
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Ishan, I too an leaning towards the LC but my only concern is it's soft sidewall and handling.
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Old 23rd December 2009, 03:12   #17
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Well that's tough call Sahil. What real options do you have any way? 215/60 R16 is a no-no since the OD difference is 5.1%.

In 215/55 R16 apart from the Michelin LC & the Yoko ES501 the only options are a couple of Bridgestone Turanza's of which what is available in the market is something I'm not sure of.

I would choose between the LC & Yoko though and pray that another tyre doesn't get busted!!
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Old 23rd December 2009, 13:11   #18
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@sahil were the nct5 tyres in your superb inflated correctly? if i m right under inflation of tyres can cause tyre damage i think..
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Old 23rd December 2009, 14:27   #19
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Berj - Goodyear GPS2's & NCT5's are notorious for sidewall failures regardless of tyre pressure.
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Old 23rd December 2009, 14:36   #20
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Tyres are inflated with correct pressure every time it visits the pump which is at least once in 10 days.

Have been quoted 9700 for 215/55-16 primacy LC and 7500 for 205/55-16. I was keen on the upsize but is it worth 2200 extra per tyre? I wonder why it's such a large difference !

Conti's are hard to find, Nikhil can you let me know the pricing, haven't been able to locate a dealer that has it in stock.
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I suggest you go with one size upsize with 215 and pick up the CPC2, they are terrific tires.
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Not worth the extra 2200 for sure Sahil!
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Old 23rd December 2009, 17:19   #23
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Berj - Goodyear GPS2's & NCT5's are notorious for sidewall failures regardless of tyre pressure.
hmmn, didnt know about that.

@sahil go for the 215 atleast, the super needs 215s, those puny 205s are not good for a 1.8tsi superb, i got 225s on my laura tsi & i m loving it.

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Old 23rd December 2009, 17:29   #24
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I suggest you go with one size upsize with 215 and pick up the CPC2, they are terrific tires.
You have only the 215/60 R16 in CPC2.

If he upsizes, he will have to get 225/50 R16 CPC2. About 8.9k.


Sahil, you want Contis? I can give you the number of the Conti guy in Bombay.
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Old 23rd December 2009, 17:43   #25
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Nikhil- do send the number

215/55-16 is a big problem as only LC and yoko e501 are there for 9700 and 6900 respectively.I believe that the 501s are low on noise and good on comfort but grip badly in wet?

In 205 I have a larger option CPC2, LC, and primacy hp are in the same price range of around 7500.The Adrive is much cheaper at 5100.

What's better between lc and hp?

And finally what's the finall pick out of the options above?
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First, let's narrow it down.

Screw everything else and stick to the Conti or the Michelin.

Now, pick between these two. I have explained my preference in one of my earlier posts.

Do you really need a wider tyre? If so, then get 225/50 R16.
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Old 24th December 2009, 03:16   #27
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First, let's narrow it down.

Screw everything else and stick to the Conti or the Michelin.

Now, pick between these two. I have explained my preference in one of my earlier posts.

Do you really need a wider tyre? If so, then get 225/50 R16.
Ok narrowing it down to this: if its 205 then michelin- primacy lc or hp. I have the hp on my 520d and its very comfy. Now how does the lc compare in terms of grip and comfort to the hp?

Like ishan said 2200 extra for the lc in 215 is not worth it. In this case I have no choice but to get the es501. I would preferably like to get 215/55 as it would give me more grip and more comfort and height thanks to the slightly bigger sidewalls. But how would this setup compare to the primacys 205/55 in comfort and grip?

Although the car is quick it still is just 1800cc and the 225s might put a noticeable load on it and harden the steering.
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HP is not available as of now. If you do get it, it's old stock.

Yours is the 1.8 litre rocket right? I dont think 225/50 R16 is a waste. . Get the CPC2 in 225/50 R16.

You first decide whether you want 100% comfort or a blend of comfort with performance.
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Although the car is quick it still is just 1800cc and the 225s might put a noticeable load on it and harden the steering.
i got 225/45/17 in my fl laura tsi, it has same engine like the superb,i found zero difference in pickup, i actually feel it gets off faster from the line now with 225s, could be the grip of the 225's are giving the "tcs" system less work to do the steering feels the same like with stock tyres, hope this helps,
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Old 25th December 2009, 21:06   #30
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Ordered the Primacy LC in the OE size. Didn't upsize as I realised I didn't really have any handling complaints even with the shitty NCT5s. Besides there wasn't much of a choice in 215 or 225. Will give feedback once tyres are put on tomo.
Would have liked to try the yoko C drive but its still not available in the size in 205/55-16. Nikhil when would these be available? We are getting another Superb early next month hence would like to swap it with yoko c drive right after delivery
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