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Old 13th February 2010, 16:01   #1
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Default Dilemma - Tyres for Octavia vrs EDIT: Bought Michelin Pilot Sport 3

I want to change the tyres of my Octavia vrs but am confused about the tyre size.

Which one is the best option in terms of handling and sports ability.

205/55R16 - Yokohama AD07
225/50R16 - Michelin PP2(not available as of now but chances of procurement are there)
225/50R16 - Continental CPC2

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The Advan Neovas without a second though.

conti CPC2 is not as good as the PP2. However, with PP2s not in the picture, the CPC2 is the second best option.

I would skip the 225/50 R16 CPC2 and go for the AD07s in 205/55 R16. Price would be almost the same... The AD07s might be cheaper.`

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Which one is the best option in terms of handling and sports ability.
No doubt, just as Nikhil said, the Advan Neovas it has to be.
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I just got to know that Michelin is coming with Pilot Sport 3 and it will be available in 225/50R16? and PP2 is discontinued completely and not available.
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Yeah PS3 is coming... However, it could take a while. Dont hold your breath! I hope it's here soon though. And then Yoko should bring in the AD08s.

Then you will be in a dilemna again!

Take my advice Abhinav, get the AD07s, start ripping up the road and the tyres will be worn out by the time the AD08s or the PS3s get here! Perfect scenario!
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Yeah PS3 is coming... However, it could take a while. Dont hold your breath! I hope it's here soon though. And then Yoko should bring in the AD08s.

Then you will be in a dilemna again!

Take my advice Abhinav, get the AD07s, start ripping up the road and the tyres will be worn out by the time the AD08s or the PS3s get here! Perfect scenario!
nikhil just out of curiosity, how would the advan sports compare to the tyres mentioned here?
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Advan Sports, from what I've read, will lose out on outright grip to the AD07s and AD08s but will make up in comfort and lesser road noise. I dont know ANYTHING about the PS3 but my *guess* will be that these two will be equal.
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Advan Sports, from what I've read, will lose out on outright grip to the AD07s and AD08s but will make up in comfort and lesser road noise. I dont know ANYTHING about the PS3 but my *guess* will be that these two will be equal.
good to hear. in that case seems i made the right choice. abhinav why not check out advan sports too.
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You dont get Advan Sports in 16"
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Abhinav get the AD07 without a second thought. Got them in size of 195/60/R14, and the tyres performs brilliant. Out right grip is just outstanding, steering feedback has improved quite lot, ride is way better than the stock tyres. Some broken patches gets a wee bit noisy but not that bad enough.
Read some reviews on AD08 and it looks like they get worn out faster than Ad07.
If not get the Conti sport contact instead of the CPC2.

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Hey Abhinav, i would suggest you think twice before going for any '50' profile Tyres, keeping in mind the Indian road laying, road noise and harshness would become unbearable after some time, that is the primary reason i went for 205/60 Turanzas for my RS.
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Hey Abhinav, i would suggest you think twice before going for any '50' profile Tyres, keeping in mind the Indian road laying, road noise and harshness would become unbearable after some time, that is the primary reason i went for 205/60 Turanzas for my RS.
Blindly following ANY rule is not good.

225/50 has a sidewall height of 112.5mm.

205/55 has a sidewall height of 112.75mm

So, the difference is negligible.

Please do some calculations and then figure out what to do.
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Blindly following ANY rule is not good.

225/50 has a sidewall height of 112.5mm.

205/55 has a sidewall height of 112.75mm

So, the difference is negligible.

Please do some calculations and then figure out what to do.
sorry, didnt see the 225 after 205,
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Default Laal Pari Gets New Shoes - Michelin Pilot Sport 3

2 of my Pirelli P6000 had developed a bulge in the sidewall.
So i started contemplating on the options.
Was confused between the Michelin PP2 and AD-07 225/50R16.

A Call to BK Tyres (in my opinion the best tyre dealer in Delhi) , and i was informed that the PP2 had been discontinued and the AD07 not available in the size.
However I was told by Mr. Jeetu that michelin ps3 was about to be launched with the same profile.

Tuesday (23 Feb '10) evening , I get a call from him that the tyre is available.

24 Feb '10 , 11.30 AM , i am at BK tyres and the new set awaits to replace the pirellis on my laal pari.

Here it is now.

Michelin Pilot Sport 3 - 225/50 ZR16.

9800 per tyre.

Excellent and Quick Service by Mr Jeetu . Thanks for the support

I'll let the pics do the talking right now. Detailed Review Tomorrow. Did not get to drive properly today.

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Congratulations on your new set of tyres for laal pari.
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