Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories > Tyre & Alloy wheel Section


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 20th January 2010, 15:55   #16
Senior - BHPian
 
gemithomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 2,364
Thanked: 136 Times
Default

Here are the updates.

My father changed the tyres with Potenza GIII's since those were the only ones available at the shop at our native place.

Now the BIG question. How are they? Was it a good decision?
gemithomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th May 2011, 18:29   #17
BHPian
 
Sowmya's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 494
Thanked: 16 Times
Default Re: Fusion Tyre Options and Prices

Its time to change the shoe for my car. Planning to keep the stock size
195/60/R15. But not the Goodyear GT3.

But not able to decide which to go for... Please suggest !!!
Sowmya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th May 2011, 18:53   #18
Senior - BHPian
 
shankar.balan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: BLR
Posts: 8,027
Thanked: 5,326 Times
Default Re: Fusion Tyre Options and Prices

have you thought of apollo accelere?
they work brilliantly in our Indica - might do the same for you in your Fusion.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sowmya View Post
Its time to change the shoe for my car. Planning to keep the stock size
195/60/R15. But not the Goodyear GT3.

But not able to decide which to go for... Please suggest !!!
shankar.balan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th May 2011, 20:35   #19
BHPian
 
Sowmya's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 494
Thanked: 16 Times
Default Re: Fusion Tyre Options and Prices

Quote:
Originally Posted by shankar.balan View Post
have you thought of apollo accelere?
they work brilliantly in our Indica - might do the same for you in your Fusion.
No not yet seen that. I have seen the below ones

BridgeStone (Tauranza/GIII)-- 4700 - 5000
Yokohama - 4500
Goodyear -- Less preferable.

Let me see the apollo one. Any Idea what will be the cost of apollo ?

Last edited by Sowmya : 19th May 2011 at 20:36.
Sowmya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th August 2013, 03:44   #20
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 6
Thanked: Once
Default All rounder tires for Indian conditions

Given the conditions of the roads in South India, especially around Kerala, Karnataka and AP, wouldn't it be a good idea to come up with a list of tires that can stand the beating day-in and day out. I am looking for a replacement set for my trusted Ford Fusion (195/60 R15).

I drive in pretty common conditions:
  • 30% of the time on good city and town roads
  • 20% on pothole-ridden city roads
  • 30% on highways
  • 10% on badly broken town roads
  • 5% on no roads, literally off-roading.
I feel such diverse road conditions begs these minimal specs:
  • wet and dry - good tread grip
  • unmarked speed breakers, potholes - hard-wearing tyre with good sidewall strength
  • gravel - wide treads, so small gravel doesn't get stuck
I have had some bad experience with tires intended for a more comfortable drive - Michelin Primacy LC.

What are good options in Bridgestone, Goodyear or Yokohama?
patekgeneve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th August 2013, 10:15   #21
BHPian
 
rxpaul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 338
Thanked: 99 Times
Default Re: All rounder tires for Indian conditions

I can vouch for the Bridgestone Turanza ER60, a true all rounder. Have been using it on my heavy Octavia for about 20,000 km.
rxpaul is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th August 2013, 10:51   #22
BHPian
 
k_nitin_r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Dubai,Hyderabad
Posts: 470
Thanked: 74 Times
Default Re: All rounder tires for Indian conditions

Quote:
Originally Posted by patekgeneve View Post
What are good options in Bridgestone, Goodyear or Yokohama?
I agree with rxpaul. Bridgestone is a good bet when you have to drive on improper or non-existent roads. In the past 6 years, I've never had a problem with them going flat despite having driven on almost non-existent roads near small villages and along state borders, rain-damaged roads, and under-construction highways. Having said that, you do have to be careful when driving on gravel or mud because of reduced grip.
k_nitin_r is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th August 2013, 10:59   #23
Senior - BHPian
 
shankar.balan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: BLR
Posts: 8,027
Thanked: 5,326 Times
Default

My experience with Bridgestone Dueler HT tyres on my Bolero and Scorpio have been singularly excellent. Tough long lasting and trouble free tyres throughout.

I did some 30k kms on my Bolero and sold it and the tyres looked and felt brand new despite being taken on all kinds of roads. The Scorpio did 50K kms on all sorts of roads and highways and trails and everything and after being sold, those tyres lasted a further 20k kms in my friend's hands on his coffee estate before he changed them.

These are great for our Indian road conditions.
shankar.balan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th August 2013, 13:30   #24
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8
Thanked: 2 Times
Default Re: All rounder tires for Indian conditions

Bridgestone Dueler HT in 195/60R15? Are they available in those sizes?

Overall, I think you might find better options if you can upsize your Fusion to 205, although there are very few upsized Ford Fusions on the roads.

Here's my list:
  1. Cooper - these are the most underrated tires for cars, so you find them on very few cars. These are built to self clean - mud and dirt dispersion is the best in class.
  2. Bridgestone POTENZA RE88 V or EAGLE F1 GSD3 91V
  3. Goodyear GT3 (been in the market for years; nothing fancy, but still very good)
  4. Continental CPC5 (CPC2 is softer)
  5. Pirelli P6
  6. Yokohama tires tend to be soft unless you opt for the Geolandar series, which is available in 70 for R15.
60% of the time you drive on roads, and the rest on almost no roads. Interesting. That's very typical if you drive in the Coorg or Ghat areas.
alienquark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2013, 15:36   #25
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 6
Thanked: Once
Default Re: All rounder tires for Indian conditions

Thank you all for your suggestions.

Has anyone tried upsizing a Ford Fusion to 205/60R15 or 205/65R15?

Is Cooper or Continental CPC5 available at any of these sizes: 195/60R15 or 205/60R15 or 205/65R15? Suggestions for reliable Cooper or Continental dealers in Bangalore?

Is Bridgestone ER60 better than RE88?
patekgeneve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2013, 17:33   #26
BHPian
 
TheTeacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Space-Time
Posts: 480
Thanked: 319 Times
Default Re: All rounder tires for Indian conditions

I recently swapped my stock Goodyears for something better in Bangalore. I asked about CPC5 and was laughed at; "not in India" was what I was told. This was about 2 weeks ago.

Not aware that Cooper is available in India. Some brands are available through only gray-market channels because no manufacturer created channels exist. Buy at your risk!

If you are sure a particular brand/model is shown on the mfr's India website, you may have to ask around because not every shop carries every brand/model/size combination. One reputed chain laughed at me when I asked for CPC2 and Pirelli P7s; he even called his stockist in front of me and was told there's no supply. Was easily available off the shelf in another chain. YMMV.

Whichever ones you buy ensure they are not very old by checking the date of manufacture on the tyre.

Last edited by TheTeacher : 10th August 2013 at 17:35.
TheTeacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2013, 20:06   #27
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Pune
Posts: 328
Thanked: 173 Times
Default Re: All rounder tires for Indian conditions

I am in the same boat as yours. I will change tyres for our Fusion in a couple of months. Our requirements match to the T.

Yoko - out of question. Softest among your options. A-Drives will be quite good but will not last very long or won't be that abuse resistant.

Goodyear - Duraplus is what I'm comtemplating. Will take abuse pretty well with decent ride/grip/noise. Better in every way than GT3 which are too basic and came as OE fitment with our Fusion. Hate them to the core.

Bridgestone - Contemplating Turanza. Very good but sort of expensive.

JK Vectra - The very abuse friendly tyres. Will not win fans in ride / grip / noise department on Team BHP but definitely not bad. They will take any abuse while providing decent ride / grip / noise for our sort of usage.

MRF ZV2K - The most abuse friendly tyres. Hardest of all and nothing will happen to them for years and years. But grip / ride / noise will be under par. But with everyday non-enthusiastic driving will not pose any issues. Cheapest too I guess.

I'm currently comtemplating between the Goodyear Duraplus and JK Vectra. My parents use the car and drive pretty sedately. Also do not want to spent too much so these two options are perfect. If you are ready to spend a bit more you can go for the Turanza's.
thumpingheart is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2013, 21:15   #28
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: bangalore
Posts: 27
Thanked: 5 Times
Default Re: All rounder tires for Indian conditions

Quote:
Originally Posted by shankar.balan View Post
My experience with Bridgestone Dueler HT tyres on my Bolero and Scorpio have been singularly excellent. Tough long lasting and trouble free tyres throughout.

These are great for our Indian road conditions.
+1 to Bridgestone Deulers.

I ran 90K kms with them on my scorpio before changing - amazing feat for me. Had used them on a mix of highways/offroad and city driving through 7 years before changing.
analyse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2013, 22:40   #29
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 6
Thanked: Once
Default Re: All rounder tires for Indian conditions

Quote:
Originally Posted by analyse View Post
+1 to Bridgestone Deulers.
I'm unable to source Dueler's in either 195/60R15 or 205/65R15. Would you be able to point me to a dealer in Bangalore who might stock them?
patekgeneve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2013, 22:43   #30
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 6
Thanked: Once
Default Re: All rounder tires for Indian conditions

Quote:
Originally Posted by analyse View Post
+1 to Bridgestone Deulers.
I'm unable to source Dueler's in either 195/60R15 or 205/65R15. Would you be able to point me to a dealer in Bangalore who might stock them?
patekgeneve is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
From Fusion to Fusion: My Ford Fusion Diesel Plus (TDCi/DuraTorq) Glass Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 87 9th July 2013 19:50
Alloy Wheels and Tyre Upgrades for my Ford Fusion TDCi NIP Tyre & Alloy wheel Section 65 27th May 2010 17:04
What are the Resale Prices for Palio 1.6\GTX\S10 & Ford Fusion 1.6 ? Glifford Hatchbacks 51 16th September 2009 12:10
Ford cuts price of Fusion diesel by Rs 22,000 + Fusion Plus re-introduced ajnagpur The Indian Car Scene 40 3rd June 2008 10:41
My new car Fusion or SRV EDIT: Now booked Fusion FancyPlayer Hatchbacks 77 30th January 2007 17:00


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 11:16.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks