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Old 18th July 2016, 16:50   #481
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Just wondering was the rear stepping out during hard braking at high speeds? that typically is a sign of unbalanced braking. I doubt the tires would have a role to play there since all 4 are the same with similar levels of grip.
The car was serviced only last week, and all was fine with it. The 'stepping out' happened during acceleration, not while braking.

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It can be due the tyres being new , they are settling in. Rear would have felt light because of this as well as weight bias being more on the front tyres.
Bingo! Just what I thought too! When I started the journey, the new tyres had only crunched 8 kilometers.
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My MRF's are 45K old and are now due for a change. From the posts here I see Michelin XM2's are the favourite option in 185/65 profile. I have been quoted Rs.4500 per tyre, but I am looking at other options too.

I have been hearing good things about the Apollo Alnac 4GS tyres. Anyone with some feedback on these tyres ? The other options i'm looking at are the Yoko Earth1's.

Question to people who have upsized to 185/65 - Is your spare also a 185/65 or have you retained a 175/65 ?
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I have been hearing good things about the Apollo Alnac 4GS tyres. Anyone with some feedback on these tyres ? The other options i'm looking at are the Yoko Earth1's.

Question to people who have upsized to 185/65 - Is your spare also a 185/65 or have you retained a 175/65 ?
Michelin, Yokohama, Apollo, in that order.
My spare has always been a size smaller. I rotate the 4 and use the spare till I fix the puncture.
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My MRF's are 45K old and are now due for a change. From the posts here I see Michelin XM2's are the favourite option in 185/65 profile. I have been quoted Rs.4500 per tyre, but I am looking at other options too.

I have been hearing good things about the Apollo Alnac 4GS tyres. Anyone with some feedback on these tyres ? The other options i'm looking at are the Yoko Earth1's.

Question to people who have upsized to 185/65 - Is your spare also a 185/65 or have you retained a 175/65 ?
Are you considering Falken Sincera? I got a set of 4 tyres for 3450 per piece. Then I bought one from snapdeal for 3250. All 5 tyres are 185/65.
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The car was serviced only last week, and all was fine with it. The 'stepping out' happened during acceleration, not while braking.
Hows the Yokohamas settling on your car?
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Hows the Yokohamas settling on your car?
So far so good. The car is with my daughter in Bangalore from the time the tyres were changed. Though I had the car for a week during my recent visit to Bangalore, I could not test the high-speed stability of the car. The maximum speed i could attain on a bandh day was 70, that too for a short stint. Rest of the days I was driving in 1st or 2nd gear!
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I finally went ahead with Michelin XM2's in 185/65 R14 @4400 per tyre. Michelin was offering a zero cost EMI for 6 months so took that option.

After the 45k run MRF's the Michelin's feel so much better. Immediate improvements are noticed in ride quality and noise.

The tyre dealer recommended changing all valves as well considering they were 3.5 years old, so went ahead with it. Is this usually recommended ?
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Yes it was a good thoughtto change the valves. As they are rubber and i am sure they would have some sort of shelf life.
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Changed the tires at 90000 to 195/60R14 Yoko S drives, previous tires were the stock MRF ZV2K 175/65R14 and the 185/65R14 Yoko Earth 1's. After more than 45000 Kms the Earth 1 had turned hard and noisy. After the change the tire noise has dropped drastically and grip levels are good ( given that the tires are new). The upsize is not fouling with the body work during full turns. Overall satisfied.

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As per the recommendations of the respected BHPians in this thread, I have almost zeroed in on upgrading my 2014 Ford Figo's tires to 185/65 R14s with load index of 86 and speed rating of H (up to 210 Km/hour) , from my current set of Apollo Acceleres 175/65 R14 82 T, which have covered 42000 kilometers in 2 years.

Considering the prices Michelin XM2 or Yokohama Earth 1, as suggested in this thread, would be my best bet. Planning to stretch another 2000 Kilo meters before I go for the change.Meanwhile I would have saved some vitamin M too.

Have three things in my mind 1) What should I do with my rarely used 175/65 R14 spare tire ? 2) Is there a better tyre than Michelin XM2 or Yokohama Earth 1 for a price of below 5K/tire ? 3) What if upgrade to 185/70 R14 ? Will there be any significant benefits ?
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1) What should I do with my rarely used 175/65 R14 spare tire ? 3) What if upgrade to 185/70 R14 ? Will there be any significant benefits ?
1) Let it be in ur trunk and still u can depend it as ur spare wheel for small distances in case of any emergencies, even I'm doing the same

2) 185/70 R14 XM2s are the best fit I would say. I use the same on my Classic. The tyres are awesome. Very less noisy inside the cabin and the best part is that my Classic has got a decent lift and no more underbody hits for the car. Ground clearance has increased tremendously and the looks too. I ll recommend to go for this combo blindly. It's been some 15K kms after I did this upgrade from the stock 175/65 Good years to Michelin XM2s. Still one of those old good years is with me as the spare wheel.
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1) Let it be in ur trunk and still u can depend it as ur spare wheel for small distances in case of any emergencies, even I'm doing the same

2) 185/70 R14 XM2s are the best fit I would say. I use the same on my Classic. The tyres are awesome. Very less noisy inside the cabin and the best part is that my Classic has got a decent lift and no more underbody hits for the car. Ground clearance has increased tremendously and the looks too. I ll recommend to go for this combo blindly. It's been some 15K kms after I did this upgrade from the stock 175/65 Good years to Michelin XM2s. Still one of those old good years is with me as the spare wheel.
Thank you Bibin. I would retain my spare wheel. And I think I would go for 185/70 R14 XM2s as well.

One more query though. Speedo error will be there only if rim size is changed or even if tyre side wall height is changed ?
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I don't think that will contribute some noticeable error to speedo and I couldn't figure out any till date in the same distances which I used to cover on a regular basis before and after the tyre change.. There were not much increase/decrease I noticed at all
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One more query though. Speedo error will be there only if rim size is changed or even if tyre side wall height is changed ?
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I don't think that will contribute some noticeable error to speedo and I couldn't figure out any till date in the same distances which I used to cover on a regular basis before and after the tyre change.. There were not much increase/decrease I noticed at all
Speedo error is applicable to change in tyre size as well even if the rim size is stock.
The following link will show the differences;
https://tiresize.com/comparison/
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As per the recommendations of the respected BHPians in this thread, I have almost zeroed in on upgrading my 2014 Ford Figo's tires to 185/65 R14s .....

Have three things in my mind 1) What should I do with my rarely used 175/65 R14 spare tire ? 2) Is there a better tyre than Michelin XM2 or Yokohama Earth 1 for a price of below 5K/tire ? 3) What if upgrade to 185/70 R14 ? Will there be any significant benefits ?
1. Suggest you retain the same for the spare wheel, provided its in decent shape.

2. I would say you can go ahead with either of them.

3. Suggest you first try the 185/65 and in case you are not satisfied with the ground clearance, then to go for 70 section. I have used the 65 section for more than 40000 Kms and have found them to be the best compromise between handling and increasing ground clearance.

More over if you look at the profile of the upsize you have mentioned, the diameter increases by more than 5% which might lead to scraping on full loads.

Ford Figo : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread-175vs-185.png

The 65 section on the other hands give a lift without being too tall. It also remains close to the 2% limit that is acceptable for upsizes.

Ford Figo : Tyre & wheel upgrade thread-175vs-185_1.png

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