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Old 24th February 2014, 21:27   #106
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I've booked the 2014 Cruze LTZ and will get delivery sometime this week. Although I will definitely change the tyres the moment I get delivery, and most likely the CPC2s, what I am a little confused about is if I should go for R17s instead of stock size. What are the possible side effects of going for a bigger size? Also, what is the buy back price I should expect for the stock tyres?

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You wont have any major benefit upsizing to 17". You will make the ride much harder.

Stick to the OEM size and you will be fine. You should think of a higher quality rubber but in the stock size.
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You wont have any major benefit upsizing to 17". You will make the ride much harder.

Stick to the OEM size and you will be fine. You should think of a higher quality rubber but in the stock size.
Thanks for the advise! One more thing, does going for 215/225 instead of stock 205 void the warranty? And between the CPC2 and the Michelins which one should I go for? I will take it on the highway quite a lot and drive at decent speeds( 120-180 range). Also, going through bad patches will be inevitable.

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I am always in favour of the Stock Tyres even though they may sound a little harsher because the manufacturer will always fit a tyre apropos Suspension, Climatic Conditions and average Road Conditions. Tyre bursts are now more heard of owing to rampant overlooking of Car manufacturers recommendations and buying Tyres with non tropicalized rubber and softer side walls.
Using Oversized Tyres is more of a fad than actual benefit. Bargain is between more fuel consumption, harder suspension for better looks and a little drive comfort.
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Old 24th April 2014, 13:21   #109
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Hello Everyone !

I have a Cruze LTZ which i have driven over 58000 Kms

Its time for a tyre change and I am contemplating the various options.

Any suggestions ?

The ones i have been offered are : Michelin, Apollo, JK, Goodyear, Yokohama, MRF
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Go for either the Michelins or the Yokohama's, you won't regret it. Pirelli is also a good option to evaluate. The Michelin's are the pick of the lot, but will be the most expensive too (not by much though). I'm sure no one would recommend Apollo's, JK's or Goodyear's to you. I had heard about some good things about an MRF high-speed tyre, although I can't recall it's name now.

Even so, I'd only look at the Michelin's, Yokohama's or Pirelli's if I were you.
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Hello Everyone !

I have a Cruze LTZ which i have driven over 58000 Kms

Its time for a tyre change and I am contemplating the various options.

Any suggestions ?

The ones i have been offered are : Michelin, Apollo, JK, Goodyear, Yokohama, MRF
I had upgraded to Bridgestone Tyres and I am very happy on them for last 1 year.
Check out the price n if it's economical it's worth the try.
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Old 25th April 2014, 13:58   #112
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Sensible Option is to get hold of stock tyres J.K Vectra 205/60R/16 at a discounted price from Chevrolet Dealers. Never overlook the fact that Shoes recommended by the brand owners of the Car will fit the best and rest is commerce.
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Hello Everyone !

I have a Cruze LTZ which i have driven over 58000 Kms

Its time for a tyre change and I am contemplating the various options.

Any suggestions ?

The ones i have been offered are : Michelin, Apollo, JK, Goodyear, Yokohama, MRF
Michelin Primacy 3ST will most probably be the best one to fit if budget permits, followed by the CPC2. For more details and a comparision between the two, you may kindly refer to moderator Mobike's thread.
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The ones i have been offered are : Michelin, Apollo, JK, Goodyear, Yokohama, MRF
My recommendation. Eyes closed go for Michelin Primacy 3ST.

I have installed the same tyres on my 55K kms done Cruze and have completed 8K kms on these new tyres and loving the experience

They are expensive but, really worth it.
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Just posted in the Apollo Alnac 4G thread but thought should highlight here as well:

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article...-Tyre-Test.htm

2nd: Apollo Alnac 4g
Total: 91.2 / Dry: 18 / Wet: 37 / Rolling Resistance: 9 / Comfort: 9 / Noise: 9 / Overall: 9.2
Positive: Short braking distances on wet roads, a high level of comfort
Negative: None listed
Overall: Apollo present a real surprise and become one of the best on test in wet braking. These tyres have no problem coping with emergency maneuvers, with no unexpected loss of grip. With no obvious weaknesses, Apollo have never never demonstrated such consistencies in all areas

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Apollo/Alnac-4g.htm
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The ones i have been offered are : Michelin, Apollo, JK, Goodyear, Yokohama, MRF
Apollo has launched the premium Vredestein tyres in India. Vredestein Ultrac Cento is available in stock size for around 10K. I've heard very good reviews about these tyres.
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Hi Guys !

Time for a tyre upgrade for my Cruze. Have done 60K on the original set of JK Vectras

Have shortlisted the following :

1. Bridgestone Potenza G III - 205/60/R16 92 H - 33000/- for set of 4

2. Michelin - Primacy 3ST - 205/60/R16 92 V - 34000/- for set of 4

3. Falken - Azenis PT722 - 205/60/ R16 92 H - 27000/- for set of 4

4. Hankook - Optimo - 205/60/R16 92 H - 28000/- for set of 4


Which ones would the experts suggest ?

A quick reply will be highly appreciated.

Thanks !
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Go for the Michelin P3ST with eyes closed! Your rates are also quite competitive. Source?
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Hi Guys !

Time for a tyre upgrade for my Cruze. Have done 60K on the original set of JK Vectras. Have shortlisted the following :

2. Michelin - Primacy 3ST - 205/60/R16 92 V - 34000/- for set of 4
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Go for the Michelin P3ST with eyes closed! Your rates are also quite competitive. Source?
I concur with Itwasntme. Eyes closed Primacy 3ST are the ones to go for and thats indeed an awesome price of 8.5K/tyre whereas I paid 9.5K/tyre

You can read my review on these tyres here :-

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post3273301
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I mostly drive in Kolkata, the roads are not so good. They get worse during monsoon. Sometimes I go to the villages, the roads are again not good there. However, I also go for long tours, and surely plan to make more such trips as my son is almost 2 years old and getting fit for tours. Driving on the highways is what made me buy the Cruze. On such trips I try to be at the 140-160kmph range and only occasionally touch 180-190kmph if the road is empty. All these make my case pretty confusing - I do have all kinds of requirements. What kind of tyre should I go for?

First of all....Its good to be a part of this awesome community. Cheers everyone.

I am in the same boat as deb_majumdar in term of my driving conditions. I would very much like to get a tyre that is sturdy, durable, grippy, good FE and the works but have realised no one tyre can give me everything.
So here are my priorities.

Sturdyness - as puncture and cutproof as possible
Safety - decent dry/wet grip, braking etc

I am ready to compromise on FE, noise, cost and the rest.

I have been recommended Bridgestone Potenza G3 and Pirelli P7.
G3 - 205/60/R16 - 7000/-
P7 - 205/60/R16 -7900/-
P7 - 215/60/R16 -8300/-

I am still open for any other suggestions but am planning to buy really soon.
Currently running stock garbage .

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