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Old 9th April 2014, 19:53   #286
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I lost one of my stock tyres (185/60 R15) on the Vento in a puncture recently and read quite a bit on my options. I have done 11000 Kms.

Option 1
Purchase another Apollo of the same size

Option 2
Purchase 2 tyres (Apollo/Bridgestone/Michelin XM2) and use them in the rear of the car

Option 3
Purchase 4 tyres. I have short listed (needs are comfort and softer compound, no sporty pattern)

185/60 R15
Michelin XM2

195/60 R15
Yokohama dB V550
Michelin XM2
Michelin Primacy 3 ST

Use one of the good tyres as a spare on 15" steel Disc (could find a new one priced at INR 900). Do away with the 175/70 R14 tyre and steel RIM.

Some concerns I have
1. whether the option 1 will work and my experience has not been good with Apollo.

2. The XM2 tread looks really bland for the 185 profile. Any feedback from owners using this profile?

3. The deviation for 195 option upsize seems to be pretty high. Several people seem to be happy with that size. And I certainly have to upgrade my spare as it's a risky proposal to continue with 14".

I have read good things about the dB series and it's priced reasonably well too.

I'd be interested in hearing what you folks suggest as the best way forward.

I have got the AVS DB in my car after 38500 Kms with JKs. I have driven around 2000 Kms with these tyres. Road noise is I think the USP of this tyre. Boy was I shocked at the lack of road noise in these tyres on good roads even at 120ish speeds. They are much more comfortable than the JKs, although I am not sure as compared to other in your list how would it fair. No problems as of now. One other thing I noticed, My JK used to loose air/nitrogen at a small rate even without a puncture or anything. I mean you get it filled to 32 and you check after 2 days it would 30 or 31. These dont and I mean absolutely dont. I got them filled to 32 and after 20 days and 1500 Kms later all tyres were at 31.7.

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Old 13th April 2014, 23:24   #287
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My car's tyres (185/60 R15) have been due for upgrade as the tread has flattened considerably. My requirements from the new tyres were:
  1. Mainly for highways - 85% of the last 38,000 kms have been on highways
  2. Very good grip in dry and wet conditions
  3. Short braking distance
  4. Comfortable
  5. Lower noise than the OEM tyres
  6. Minimum circumference error if I upsize the tyre

After some researching through the forum and feedback from friends, I narrowed down to Continental CPC2 in the 205/55 R15 size.

Got them fitted yesterday and have been satisfied in the short 30 km run I did today. They are a big improvement over the Acceleres - softer, more comfortable, less noisy. They soak up small bumps and rough surfaces as if they dont exist. Happy so far.

I have some long distance trips lined up soon. Will update on my experience on the highways.

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85% of the last 38,000 kms have been on highways
What exactly is your current odometer at now? You are getting rid of the Accleres now?
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What exactly is your current odometer at now? You are getting rid of the Accleres now?

Close to 38K now. Yes already got rid of them!
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Sorry posted it else where on the test drive thread, but this is the right place to ask this:

Of late I started to notice that the car is very bumpy and all the road undulations are seeping through. I doubt it could be because of tyre wear. I am using stock JK tyres and have clocked 39,000 kms.

Any opinion on this one and suggestions for tyre change?
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I wan to go for bridgestones, is thsi a good choice?

MY02 - 205/60 R15 91V

If only vento had stock 16 inch wheels then there are plenty of choices.
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I wan to go for bridgestones, is thsi a good choice?
MY02 - 205/60 R15 91V
If only vento had stock 16 inch wheels then there are plenty of choices.
Why do you want to go for 205/60? The apt size for an upgrade would be 205/55 R15 with least deviation. I don't think 205/60 would be a good size as the front wheels may rub/scrub the wheel well while turning or over undulations.

Also handling would be lost with 60 profile, Vento's suspension is already on the softer size so have a look at Continental CPC 2 or Yokohama S drive in 205/55 R15, many owners have used these tyres and are happy with them.
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Fine, I will stick to 205/55 R15. Really do not want to get 195/60s. Between Continental CPC2 and Yokohama S drives which is better in terms of:

1. More Comfort
2. Less Noise
3. Better Dry/Wet Performance
4. Durability
5. Sidewall strength

The price that I got from Lal tyres, chennai is Rs.6250 for S drives and Rs.6800 for CPC2! Any place where I can get better prices?

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According to your preferences, i would suggest going in for CPC 2. Yokohama S drive is a hard tyre meant for performance so it is quite noisy and ride is stiff as well.

Go in for CPC 2, minimal noise, good comfort, good grip and even sidewall strength is good as per reports from team bhp.
S drives are meant for people who dont care for noise or ride quality.
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Have you retained the 175/70 R14 spare wheel?
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I narrowed down to Continental CPC2 in the 205/55 R15 size.

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Have you retained the 175/70 R14 spare wheel? Will it not cause any problem when used with your new tyres?
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Have you retained the 175/70 R14 spare wheel? Will it not cause any problem when used with your new tyres?

Yes I have retained the R14 spare wheel. It should not cause a problem over short distances. The overall height is almost same with minimal difference. The spare wheel is supposed to be an emergency measure, not a replacement one.

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Fine, I will stick to 205/55 R15. Really do not want to get 195/60s. Between Continental CPC2 and Yokohama S drives which is better in terms of:

1. More Comfort
2. Less Noise
3. Better Dry/Wet Performance
4. Durability
5. Sidewall strength

The price that I got from Lal tyres, chennai is Rs.6250 for S drives and Rs.6800 for CPC2! Any place where I can get better prices?

I'd recommend CPC2 for your requirements. I just had them installed for my car and have been happy so far.

The prices seem similar as Bangalore. Though I got 5900 and 6600 as quotes for the same two tyres.

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Mods please remove this post. It is a duplicate.

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Sorry posted it else where on the test drive thread, but this is the right place to ask this:

Of late I started to notice that the car is very bumpy and all the road undulations are seeping through. I doubt it could be because of tyre wear. I am using stock JK tyres and have clocked 39,000 kms.

Any opinion on this one and suggestions for tyre change?
I have faced this issue the JKs as well although I started facing it even within 15K Kms. Its because as the rubber gets old the sidewalls of the tyres get stiff and hence their bump absorbing power reduces.

For tyre options, I think this thread is filled with a lot of options.
Happy Reading.

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A question to all those who have upsized to 205/55R15 tires - What tire pressure do you maintain in your tires?
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