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Old 25th December 2009, 12:05   #1
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Need to upgrade the tyres on our fusion. Want to hear from experts about the pros and cons of various choices available and their prices.

Here are the details.

Stock Tyres
195/60R15 Goodyear GT3
- Decent Grip
- Very Good Tyre Life
- Horrible Ride Comfort
- Very high Road Noise


What i need (In order of preference)
- Very Good Ride Comfort
- Good Grip both Wet and Dry
- Lesser Road Noise
- Average Tyre Life (Anything Around 35K km)


Here are the ones i have identified.
- Michelin Primacy LC
- Michelin XM1 +
(Have short listed these since i thought these would be best for the comfort factor we are looking for.)

Now I need to know is
Am i on the right track?
Are there any better tyres that i am missing out?
And What size should i go for? Can i go for 195/65 R15?
What will be the prices of these tyres?



I have gone through the threads here especially the ones by Glifford. I am keeping The Goodyear Assurance (chosen by him) out for the time being since i did not really like the thread pattern (but the price seems to be tempting)
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Old 25th December 2009, 13:55   #2
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Now I need to know is
1.Am i on the right track?
2.Are there any better tyres that i am missing out?
3.And What size should i go for? Can i go for 195/65 R15?
4.What will be the prices of these tyres?
Hi Gemi.

1. Yes, you are.
2. Bridgestone Turanza ER60/ Yokohama A drives/ Apollo Aceleres
3. Stick with the stock size. Fusion is one of the few cars in India which comes with a good tire size. (Neither under tire'd like Getz Crdi nor over tire'd like SX4)
4. IIRC it should be around 4k. I would be going to check out tires prices for my car so i will confirm u the exact prices by evening.

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Old 25th December 2009, 14:23   #3
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Thanks a lot KP

Would be great if i you could enquire the price for Mich, Bridgestone and Yoko.

I guess i need to get 205's if i choose Yoko's since their 195s are really less wider from other 195s.


Also what are the pros and cons of 205/60s and 195/65s?
Thanks Again.
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Hello Gemi,

I have recently upgraded from stock GT3s to Michelin Primacy LC on my Fusion. It will satisfy all your requirements. One area where Michelin PLC may fall short is the mileage. Since you are expecting only 35K mileage only then thats ok.
One extra advantage with Michelin PLC is the improvement in FE, you can expect a slightly better FE with these tyres. In my case I am seeing around ~1.5 kmpl increment.
You can add Continental CPC2 to your list.
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Hello Gemi,

I have recently upgraded from stock GT3s to Michelin Primacy LC on my Fusion. It will satisfy all your requirements. One area where Michelin PLC may fall short is the mileage. Since you are expecting only 35K mileage only then thats ok.
One extra advantage with Michelin PLC is the improvement in FE, you can expect a slightly better FE with these tyres. In my case I am seeing around ~1.5 kmpl increment.
You can add Continental CPC2 to your list.
Hi Matt,
Did you go for the OEM size (195/60) or did you go for some other size. Is there a perceptible difference in comfort with OEM size? ALso please let me know how much you paid.

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I went for the Stock size; 195 60 R15. I paid around 4900 per tyre. Prices in Hyd are a tad higher.
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You seriously should consider 205/60/R15 Yokohma V550 Db , super silent and comfortable tyre,decent grip levels. Approx Rs.5,100.
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Will the 205 Yoko be as wide as the Mich 195. Asking since i have seen that 195 A Drives are far less wider than 195 XM1+

Also does comfort mean that the side walls are prone to damage if used on bad roads?
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195/60-15
Bstone turanza ER60- Rs4100
Yoko A drives - Rs3900
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Thanks a lot KP. With the horror Stories About the Mich LC range i am a bit confused whether to spend that much and loose my "Mental Comfort"

What is your say on Goodyear Assurance.

If i am looking for Comfort (not just reduced rolling noise but the tyre should be able to provide some cushioning to potholes without really bothering me with side wall cuts and other issues.) Possibly you could call it an optimum balance between tendency to have problems and good cushioning on bad roads. In that case which one would you recommend from these options and at what size.

- Goodyear Assurance
- Bridgestone Turanza ER60
- Yoko A Drives (I would like to go for 205/60 since yokos are slightly less wider when compared to other tyres)
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Conti CPC2. It's comfortable, grips very very well and seems to have a harder sidewall than the PLC. Others are all a bit lower down the range.
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I need to buy tyres for my Professor tomorrow. He has a Fusion diesel. HE needs ride comfort over everything else. What's the final call????
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I am using Mich Xm1 stock size on my Fusion, have run 40 K with them, still good for another 5 - 10 K ? , I suppose. Recently swapped the tires from front to back as front have worn out quite a lot.
Tires are Super silent, good ride comfort, decent grip levels on dry/wet surfaces, but yells round the corners! while the stock GY used to be gracefull round the corners.
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How's the Primacy LC?
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What about Bridgestone Turanza GR 90? Is Michelin still the best with the advent of the new Turanzas?
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