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Old 12th July 2013, 10:44   #211
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Which tire on the Vento would upgrade the GC by a bit?

Please reply ASAP. The Car would be hitting the shop in next 30 mins
195/60/R15, an increase of 6mm ground clearance.
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Old 22nd July 2013, 11:09   #212
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I would be taking delivery of my Vento Highline Diesel this coming Sunday and one of the first upgrades (and the only) on the list are the tyres. I am told the stocks are likely to be Aceleres (185/60 R15). They came stock on my existing i20 and in a span of 3.5 years, 3 of the 5 tyres have had the sidewalls cuts in addition to 5-6 punctures. All within City driving (you can compare to rural roads since i live in b'lore ), so i need something more durable.

I plan to upsize to 195/60 R15 and i am looking for the following and in that Order

1. Durability (NO sidewall bulges/cuts and least prone to punctures)
2. Minimum impact on Mileage
3. Better Road Grip
4. Reduced road noise
5. Good looks

from the various posts in this thread, i have shortlisted the following:

1. BS ER60 (Turanza)
2. BS MY02 (Potenza)
3. Michelin Energy XM2
4. Yokohama V550 DB

I called Millvisions (Lalbagh) and they offered to buyback the Aceleres for 3000/- each and Quoted 5500/- for the BS ER60 and between 5300 - 5700 for the rest (i don't remeber the exact quotes for these).

Please suggest if am making the right choice for my requirements and is Millvisions is offering me a fair deal?
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Old 22nd July 2013, 13:10   #213
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Does the upgrade from 185/60 R15 to 195/60 R15 has any substantial effect on the fuel efficiency, when calculation based to actual filing than on-board computer figure? Say 1 or 2 kms drop? I am getting my Polo Petrol HL with 185/60 R15 OEM this week and I am planning to go for 195/60 R15 Bridgestone Turanza EF60.

Any one has done this specific upgrade? Howz the overall experience? The upgrade is going to cost 10K. Is it worth?
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i need to retain stock size, please suggest the best comfort tyre
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i need to retain stock size, please suggest the best comfort tyre
I would suggest to go for bridgestone. It strikes the right balance of comfort, road noise reduction, efficiency, strength and durability.
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I would suggest to go for bridgestone. It strikes the right balance of comfort, road noise reduction, efficiency, strength and durability.
Thanks, comfort as good as CPCP2? Which Bridgestone are you mentioning ?
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If you are going for Bridgestone, go for MY02, will cost you about 5K each. I upgraded my stock tyres to CPC2 the same day i took delivery of my car (costed 5450 each but you should get a better price) and the ride has been outstanding since. Too early to comment about their durability though.
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Thanks, comfort as good as CPCP2? Which Bridgestone are you mentioning ?
I was referring to bridgestone MY02 tyre. More details on below thread -
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...pgrade-12.html

Last 8 months with this sporty tyre has been very much up to the expectation level, most importantly the road noise reduction and on road stability at high speeds.
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If you are going for Bridgestone, go for MY02, will cost you about 5K each. I upgraded my stock tyres to CPC2 the same day i took delivery of my car (costed 5450 each but you should get a better price) and the ride has been outstanding since. Too early to comment about their durability though.
I guess you have CPC2? why are you then recommending MY02? Any pros and cons between the two will be helpful

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I was referring to bridgestone MY02 tyre. More details on below thread -
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...pgrade-12.html

Last 8 months with this sporty tyre has been very much up to the expectation level, most importantly the road noise reduction and on road stability at high speeds.
Your earlier quote mentions a drop of 2 kmpl .. is this still true? Also, i dont want to upsize (retain 185) .. are the MY02 available in the stock size?
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I guess you have CPC2? why are you then recommending MY02? Any pros and cons between the two will be helpful

Your earlier quote mentions a drop of 2 kmpl .. is this still true? Also, i dont want to upsize (retain 185) .. are the MY02 available in the stock size?
Well that's what my initial observations were but on measuring the FE based on the traditional way relying on number of kms per tank full in similar driving conditions this is'nt the case now. You are right that MY02 isnt available in stock size of 185 60 R15 and you need to upsize with 195!
http://www.bridgestone.co.in/Pattern.aspx?pattern=46
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I guess you have CPC2? why are you then recommending MY02? Any pros and cons between the two will be helpful

Your earlier quote mentions a drop of 2 kmpl .. is this still true? Also, i dont want to upsize (retain 185) .. are the MY02 available in the stock size?
When i decided to switch, i was all prepared to go with MY02 simply for the reason that i hadn't come across a single negative post against this tyre in the forum whereas few folks had reported bad experience with CPC2. However at the tyre shop, i found the CPC2 to have thicker side wall among the lot and decided to go with it. I am very happy with it so far. Grip is simply amazing.

MY02 is not available in stock size. However, you can safely upsize since the drop in FE is less than a KM and you get the extra 6mm ground clearance. Also the gap in the wheel arches is reduced giving a better overall look.
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Dear gurus,

I am taking delivery of my Vento TDI Highline this Saturday. Have finalised the upgrade to 195/60/15 BS ER 60. I am confused about the spare wheel? what do you suggest I do with the 14inch spare?

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Dear gurus,

I am taking delivery of my Vento TDI Highline this Saturday. Have finalised the upgrade to 195/60/15 BS ER 60. I am confused about the spare wheel? what do you suggest I do with the 14inch spare?

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You dont need to touch the spare. It should only be used to get you to the workshop in case of a puncture and should see minimum usage during the life of the car. If you are thinking that there may be a bigger difference in the sizes when compared to the other stock 15 inch then dont worry. It is a negligible difference and it should not matter over the short drive that it will be used for

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I am taking delivery of my Vento TDI Highline this Saturday. Have finalised the upgrade to 195/60/15 BS ER 60. I am confused about the spare wheel? what do you suggest I do with the 14inch spare?

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Why would you do that?

The Acelere is better than the ER60. Just for 10mm wider tyre, it doesnt make sense to spend money.

Save the money and spend it on ICE or something.

Please dont waste your money.
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Why would you do that? The Acelere is better than the ER60. Just for 10mm wider tyre, it doesnt make sense to spend money. Save the money and spend it on ICE or something. Please dont waste your money.
Hello nikhil, in your opinion which is the best replacement for a stock size Apollo accellere? I have done 20k on stock apollos and looking for a durable and more comfortable stock size replacement. Any suggestion?
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